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of Lessu we see what idolatry would bave done for him if its destructive course had not been arrested. It would have sacrificed him with atrocious rites at the shrine of the Earth goddess. We see, too, what a Government enlightened by Christian prin. ciple had done for him. It interposed its powerful arm to save from a bloody death those who were ready to perish, and Lessu was saved. But it was the work of the Church of God to tell the rescued one of a nobler deliverance than any earthly one, and to testify of Christ, the Saviour of the world.”

The mission among the Khonds has been established not quite two years.

The station is in the plains, at a place called Russell Condah; but the Khonds of the hills resort to it in great numbers to sell their produce, and to supply their wants in the markets. The cold season is devoted to visits among the villages in the hills ; then the jungle fever is less prevalent, and the people are to be found at home.

The missionaries make a yearly visit, at the period of the festival to Pooree, to preach among the deluded worshippers

Juggernath. Crowds listen to their message. Yet are they often interrupted by the vile men who defraud the people and lead them astray. “Once," says the missionary, an idiot, in a state of perfect nakedness, was ced in the front of the preacher, as was an immense Brahminy bull on another occasion. One evening & temple guardian, at the instigation of the priests, tried my patience greatly by taking bis stand just in front, and giving the lie to every word I spake, regularly shouting out that what I said 'was false, and I knew it. Nevertheless, thousands heard the

word, and assented to be truth of what was spoken. Several apparently sincere and earnest inquirers were met with. Silent messengers in the shape of tracts and gospels were put into circulation, and have gone to the farthest limits of the Indian empire."

The impression of the missionaries is that this great fesčival is on the decline, and especially since the Indian Government has broken off its connection with the idol. Mr. Stubbins thus describes his last visit: -"The cars, the cloth that decorated them, the paintings, were all old, very dirty, and ragged. As to Juggernath and the other idols, the rain had smeared and washed off the paint terribly, so that they looked in the most woeful plight imaginable. One day when I was preaching against Soob. hadra's car, the painter had got bis pots and brushes for fresh adorning the fair lady's face, which the rain had so pitilessly marred. I need not say I made a sort of text of the event, and not a few said, “True, if these were gods, could they not take better care of themselves ? Our eyes would not wash out if buckets fall of water were to fall on them, and is not God's eye as good as ours ?" The mortality at these festivals is very great, and the road-side is often lined with the dead, who, wearied with long travelling, and starving, have laid down never to rise again. May the day soon come for the fulfilment of the prophetic promise—The idols He sball utterly abolish.'

We regret to learn that our brethren's labours are much crippled by debt and inadequate contributions.

Perhaps our readers may have an opportunity of ren. dering some help. We shall be happy to learn that it has been given.

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GENERAL THE past month has been remarkable as a month ucongresses. The Church Congress has met at Bristol, the United Presbyterian Congress in London, the Congregational Union in Hull, and the Baptist Union in Birmingham, To us, of course, the meetings of the Baptist Union are of

the deepest interest, though much has occurred at the other assemblies that is worthy of the com sideration of all Christian men to announce that the meeting

in Birmingham was a decided success. ministers and delegates were present, and the attendance of the public was, proceedings throughout were

Upwards of four hundred

ery large; while the

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were characterized by the utmost cordiality of spirit and kindliness of feeling. The chairman, as is already known, was the Rev. J. P. Mursell, of Leicester, whose introductory address was worthy both of the occasion and of himself. The various papers, read by Mr. Gould, of Norwich; Mr. Underwood, of Chilwell Cottage; Mr. Birrell, of Liverpool ; Mr. Chown, of Bradford ; and Mr. Noel, were all eminently appropriate and excelent. The sermons, which were by Mr. Brock and Mr. Noel, were both such as the fame of the preachers had led us to expect. Not the least important subject of debate was introduced by Mr. Robinson, of Cambridge. It included a proposal to petition Parliament in favour of is an inquiry whether our national ecclesiastical establishments be not unjust and injurious." Mr. Robinson also advised that upon the willingness or otherwise of candidates to vote for “ inquiry" should depend the support of Nonconformists at the next general election. It is evident that this policy will involve important consequences. We are glad to say that Mr. Robinson's petition was agreed to without a dissentient voice. Altogether, the proceedings of this autumnal session of the Union give us reason to hope for valuable results that will not soon disappear.

The meeting of the Congregational Union appears to have been hardly less interesting than that of our own body—though it lacked of course the element of novelty. The chairman was the Rev. Henry Allon, who delivered an elaborate and most able address. One important topic introduced was that of “Trust Deeds," which came up in the form of a report of a committee. The com

unanimous in their resolutions. They had found that many of the chapel deeds were not enrolled, and the time for enrolment elapsed on the 17th of May last, they had requested Mr. Hadfield, M.P., to endeavour to get an extension of the time. The matter was brought under the notice of Lord Cranworth, who introduced a bill which passed both Houses of Parliament, and extended the time to the 17th of May, 1866. The committee pressed upon the churches the great importance of immediately becoming enrolled. Many places of worship mended that a record should be entered upon the church books of the places at which the deeds were kept. Safe custody for the deeds might be sought through the county or district associations. had been lost to the denomination owing to the non-enrolment of deeds. The committee recomSuch castody should be determined by a resolution of the church and committed to officials of the church rather than to private members; and the reception of the same should be acknowledged

Churches in London might avail themselves of the proposed Bicentenary Hall for that purpose. The committee had drawn up a model trust deed containing the necessary regulations, powers, and

provisions, and also a schedule of distinctive doctrines and church principles. Jytheadoption of this deed, simplicity, accuracy, economy, and a guarantee to the subscribers that the doctrines and principles were those in barmony with the denomination, were secured. . It was intended to submit the deed to the societies for suggestion and alteration, and for eventual adoption by the Union. This subject of " trust deeds” is as important to us as to our Independent brethren. We hope it will have the attention of our own Union, Many of our readers will regret to hear of a lost which our Independent brethren have sustained, in the wreck of their missionary ship, the John Williams. This admirable missionary ship, which

in writing.

was bought with the pence of the Sunday-school children, was launched at Harwich, in 1814, having been built expressly for the purpose of taking out missionaries, and enabling them

to pass freely among the islands of the Pacific. She was of some 300 tons burden, and well suited for the objects to which she was devoted. After twenty years of the most useful service, the good ship has been wrecked on Danger Island, latitude 10 deg. south, longitude 160 deg. west. She had repeatedly visited the island in safety, having carried the first native teachers there in 1857. Happily, all on board were saved.

We report with pleasure that the Baptist Building Fund for Wales is making rapid and substantial progress in the Principality. A committee meeting was held recently fat the Baptist Chapel, Hengoed, Glamorganshire, when £1,050 was advanced on loan to eleven churches, and althongh the English churches are the most backward in their contributions, no less than £400 of the above was voted to the Anglo-Welsh churches. The total sum lent during the last eighteen months is £3,040. The premises to the fund amount to nearly £13,000.

Political events do not call for much notice this month. The chief topic (of discussion in foreign politics has been the Italian Convention, by which it is hoped that a step has been taken in the direction of Italian unity. American affairs remain very uncertain, though the advantage has been of late decidedly in favour of the North. Mr. Gladstone has been visiting some of the chief towns in Lancashire, and has delivered several important addresses.

DOMESTIC. TRINITY CHAPEL, BRADFORD.-Seven years having expired since the erection of this place of worship, and the formation of a church therein, the event has been publicly celebrated recently by a series of services. On Saturday evening, September 17th, a meeting for special thanksgiving and prayer was held in the schoolroom connected with Trinity Chapel. On the following Sunday, morning and evening, two sermons, appropriate to the occasion, were preached in Trinity Chapel, by the Rev. H. J. Betts, the pastor, to large congregations, and in the afternoon an address was given by the rev. gentleman to the scholars taught in the Sabbath-school. On the Tuesday evening a large number of friends partook of tea in the schoolroom adjoining the chapel. Subsequently, a public mceting was held in the chapel, for the purpose of publicly presenting to the Rev. H. J. Betts testimonials in recognition of his faithful and successful labours as pastor during the past seven years, and in token of the affection of the church and the congregation. The testimonials consisted of eight handsomely hound volumes of “The Commentary Wholly Biblical” (presented by the church and congregation); a purse containing sixty guineas (presented by the ladies of the congregation); a handsome inkstand in papier mache, (presented by the young men eonnected with the Sabbath-school); a silver pencil case, a gold pen, and a pearl paper-knife. The congregation was very large. John Cooke, Esq., Occupied the chair. After devotional services, addresses were delivered by the Revs. J. P. Chown, S. G. Green, B.A., J. Makepeace, J. Dyson, Mr. T. R. Taylor, Mr. R. Harwood, and the Rev. H. J. Betts.

BISHOP BURTON, NEAR BEVERLEY.-The Baptist Church at Bishop Burton, having been formed

September 27th, 1764, its centenary has been celebrated by special services. On Lord's-day, September 25th, two sermons were preached by the Rev. G. C. Catterall, of Wakefield, late pastor of the church, after which collections were made to meet the expense of thoroughly repairing, painting, and cleaning the chapel. On Tuesday, the 27th, a public tea-meeting was held, when great numbers arrived in the village from Hull, Beverley, and the surrounding district. After tea a public meeting was held in the chapel, which was crowded, while many were at the doors unable to gain admittance. After singing and prayer, the pastor (the Rev. J. Dawson) read a short account relative to the providential dealings of God with the church, in which particular reference was made to the origin and formation of the church, to each pastor, to the period each had sustained the office, to the numbers added under each pastorate, and to the present state and prospects of the church. The chapel was opened in 1770, and Mr. David Kinghorn, the father of the Rev. Joseph Kinghorn, of Norwich, was the first pastor. There have been (including the present) ten pastors, two of whom held the office fifty-nine years; namely, Mr. Kinghorn, twenty-nine years, and Mr. Berry, thirty years. The meeting was addressed by Dr. Evans, of Scarborough ; the Revs. G. C. Catterall, of Wakefield; L. B. Brown, of Hull; S. Brown (Wesleyan), of Beverley ; A. Bowden, of Driffield; and W. C. Upton, of Beverley.

FLEET, LINCOLNSHIRE.-It being a century since the first place of worship possessed by the General Baptist Church, Fleet, Lincolnshire, was erected, special services were held in commemoration of the event on October 9th and 11th. On Lord'sday, October 9th, two sermons were preached by the Rev. T. W. Mathews, of Boston, after which collections were made to meet the expense of repairing the minister's house, and renewing and enrolling the chapel deeds, &c.

On Tuesday, October 11th, the Rev. J. Staddon, of Pinchbeck, preached in the morning. In the afternoon the Rev. J. Cotton, of Holbeach, presided, and the pastor, the Rev. F. Chamberlain, read a sketch of the history of the church ; in which it was stated that it originated in 1681; that its first ordained pastor was William Kidd, who died in 1768; that more than a thousand persons have been connected with it; that from among its members ten have become pastors of churches, all faithful men, and two -Revs. J. Pegg and J. Stubbins-missionaries to the heathen; that besides several times enlarging the chapel at Fleet it has erected five others in as many different places; that under God three other churches owe their existence to its labours; and that during the last fifty years it has raised somewhere about £10,000 for the support and extension of Christ's kingdom. It has now 222 members, two pastors, three chapels, and three Sundayschools, numbering *235 children, and forty-three teachers. At five o'clock a public tea-meeting was held. In the evening the pastor, brethren Fysh and Franks, and the Revs. W. Dyson, J. Cotton, and J. Staddon, delivered deeply-interesting and impressive addresses to a large audience.

TAUNTON.-A Baptist church of considerable antiquity existed in this town; but its members had adopted Unitarian sentiments for some time previous to the establishing of the Baptist church now worshipping in Silver-street, which was formed on October 30th, 1814. The jubilee of this latter church was celebrated recently. In conjunction therewith, services in connection with the reopening of the chapel were also held. The building had been closed for some weeks in con

sequence of the fall of part of the ceiling and joists, shortly after the dismission of the congregation; and the pastor, the Rev. A. Von der Heyde Cowell, B.A., had preached meanwhile in the Castle Hall. The gracious protection of life was felt to demand devout and deep gratitude. Accordingly a meeting for thanksgiving and prayer was held on Saturday, the 24th of September. On the following Sunday two admirable sermons were preached, that in the morning by the Rev. R. P. Macmaster (of Counterslip, Bristol), and that in the evening by the Rev. S. Wilkinson, minister of the Indepen dent chapel, North-street, Taunton. On the Mon day ensuing the Rev. N. Haycroft, M.A., of Bristol delivered a powerful discourse, and on Tuesday the Rev.J. A. Spurgeon, of London, preached tw excellent practical sermons.

A considerable num ber assembled at a tea-meeting in the afternoon and on account of the large attendance the con gregation met in the evening in Paul's Meeting kindly lent for the occasion. At the close of thi very interesting and profitable services, it was announced that more than £200 had been contri | buted, which was sufficient to cover the cost of repairs and alterations, and to liquidate a small debt remaining on the class-rooms.

BERKHAMPSTEAD.-On Tuesday, October 11th the corner-stone of a new Baptist chapel was laid ir the High-street of this town, by Master John Garte Pegg, as, the deputy of his revered and age grandfather, John Garret, Esq., of Chesham. The friends and Sabbath-school children assembled OT the site of the new building at half-past twe o'clock. The service was commenced by singing The Rev. A. Dyson, of Haddenham, offered prayer The Rev. J. Lawton, pastor of the church, then exhibited a bottle, to be afterwards placed in 2 cavity in the stone, containing a copy of the current week's Freeman, several local newspapers, and a short sketch of the history of the church, reaching back nearly two hundred years. A copy of this historic statement was then read. A beau. tiful silver trowel, with an appropriate inscription was presented to the young gentleman above named, and he commenced his masonic duties with hearty interest; which, having duly gone through he closed by depositing upon the stone a donation of £20. An animated address was then deliverer by the Rev. J. Clifford, M.A., of Praed-street Paddington, and the ceremony concluded with the reception of other contributions and the singing a the doxology. A crowded tea-meeting was after wards held in the Town-hall. After tea addresse were delivered to a large assembly by the Revs. E Davies, J. Preston, T. Snell, A. Dyson, and J Lawton. The clear proceeds in aid of the building fund amounted to £53 14s. lld.

UPTON VALE, TORQUAY. -A congregational tea meeting was held in the spacious schoolroom cona nected with this place of worship, on Thursday evening, September 22nd. After tea the chair was occupied by G. Edmonstone, Esq., and addresses were delivered by Messrs. Jordan, Robinson, Goodrick, Thomas Brown, jun., and Thomas Brown, sen., the latter of whom stated, that, though the meeting had been convened for the benefit of the school, yet as it was the ninth anniversary of the settlement of the Rev. J. Kings as their pastor, it had been thought a suitable time to testify their regard for him and their apprecia. tion of his ministry. That ministry had been so blessed, that the congregation had grown from less than forty persons to somewhere about 1,000, and the church had increased in proportion. He had, therefore, as the senior deacon, been commissioned by the church and congregation to present a purse, containing thirty sovereigns, to Mr.


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Kings, which, it was hoped, he would accept as a token of affection. Mr. Kings, on receiving the purse, expressed surprise and satisfaction, and after referring to the circumstances which brought him to Torquay nine years ago, and to the gratiting success which had attended the united forts of pastor and people, exhorted all present o manifest their gratitude to God by more unreSurved consecration to His service,

HAT, BRECONSHIRE. - On Wednesday and Thursday, September 28th and 29th, ordination services were held in connection with the settlement of the Rev. G. Rees, late of Haverfordwest College, as pastor of the Baptist church in the above town. On Wednesday evening the service was introduced by reading and prayer by the Rev. T. Hughes (Calvinistic Methodist), when impressive sermons were preached by the Revs. G. Philipe

, of Evenjobb, from Deut. xxxi. 6, and D. Sinclair

, of Peterchurch, from Micah ii. 13. On Thursday, at half-past ten, the service was commenced by the Rev. L. Jones, of Penryheol, when the R. D. Sinclair gave a brief outline of the nature of a Christian church, and asked the usual questons. The ordination prayer was then offered by Mr. Sinclair ; after which a most impressive charge was delivered to the minister elect by the Rev. I. Davies, D.D., from 1 Tim. iv. 16, and an appropriate charge was delivered by the Rev. G. Philips

, from 1 Thess. v. 12, 13. At half-past two the Rer. R. Lloyd, of Hay, commenced by read. ing and prayer, and an able sermon was preached by the Rev. Llewellin Jones from Heb. xi. 38. In the evening, at half-past six, a most admirable Sermon was delivered by the Rev. T. Davies, D.D., from John iv. 10. Mr. Rees enters on his ministeTrial labours with very encouraging prospects. CALNE.-During the ministry of the late Rev. 1. Middleditch, the chapel at Castle-street, in this town, was opened to the street; the late Marquis tl Lansdowne then removed á block of cottages from before it, and leased the site at a nominal rent to the trustees of the chapel. The exterior itke chapel was, however," extremely plain, while the whole was needing thorough repair.

The church and congregation, now under the ministry

the Rev. Joseph Hurlstone, have just effected 2 most pleasing change in its aspect, and its intetur comfort has been largely increased. It was Sappened on Thursday, Sept. 22nd. The Rev. W. Lewis

, of Westbourne-grove, had engaged to brush, but was prevented by 'illness; and, in

emergency, Mr. Hollyóck, from Bristol Polege, kindly supplied the vacancy. Between services about 200 persons partook of tea. On

following Sunday the Rev. C. J. Middleditch, London, whose father was pastor at Calne for Siteen years, preached morning and evening to

Over £20 was received at Det services, but nearly

£150 is still required to VAITEHAVEN.-On Monday, September 19th, atrices were held in the room'at present occupied the Baptist church in Whitehaven, for the pur

of recognizing the Rev. F. A. Charles as

pastor. On the previous day preparatory Atzons had been preached by the Rev. s. G 19, B.A., of Rawdon College. On the Monday Erming a respectable congregation assembled in Seball; and, after devotional exercises, the Rev.

Krkbride, cf Maryport, delivered an introducting sdress; John Wilkinson, Esq., of WhiteLan, made a statement on behalf of the church, Dario gave an interesting account of the steps by

but the usual questions to the pastor; Mr. Tich he had been led to devote himself to the

of the ministry, and of his views and inten

tions in entering upon it; the ordination prayer was offered by the Rev. Joseph Burns; and the Rev. S. G. Green, B.A., delivered the charge, from Col. i. 28. In the evening the hall was crowded to the door-many persons being unable to find sitting accommodation-to hear a sermon by the Rev. Arthur Mursell, of Manchester. Mr. Mursell preached a powerful sermon, which was heard in every part of the hall, from 1 Cor. i. 22-24.

GEORGE-STREET, NOTTINGHAM.-On Tuesday, October 4th, an interesting ceremony took place in the presentation of a testimonial to the Rev. J. Edwards, late minister of the Baptist chapel, George-street. It is known that Mr. Edwards resigned the pastorate of the church some months since. When the resignation was made known, several friends thought that the faithful labours of nearly thirty-four years ought to be acknowledged in some suitable manner, and it was finally resolved to present the rev. gentleman with a purse of gold, to which has since been added a valuable gold watch. The testimonial was presented at Mr. Edwards's residence in the Park, privately. The deputation was introduced by John Heard, Esq., who made the presentation on behalf of the gentlemen composing the deputation. Mr. Edwards replied to the kind wishes of the deputation and the subscribers, and thanked them most heartily for their valuable gift. By the cordial and unanimous invitation of the church, Mr. Edwards is succeeded by the Rev. W. Stacey Chapman, B.A., formerly of Amersham, who commenced his ministry at George-street on the first Sunday of last month.

TOTTENHAM-COURT-ROAD, LONDON.-A very interesting tea and public meeting was held on the 26th September, at Kingsgate Chapel, Holborn (kindly lent for the occasion), in connection with the recognition of the Rev. H. C. Parry as pastor of the Welsh Baptist church meeting in Tottenham-court-road, London. The public meeting commenced at seven, when the Rev. Jesse Hobson took the chair. The chairman opened the meeting in an able speech. Mr. Evans, senior deacon of the church, gave a very interesting statement of its history from its commencement to the present day. The meeting was afterwards addressed by the Revs. G. W. Eyans, Upton Chapel ; M. Evans, Moorfields; W. Lloyd, Aldersgate; C. W. Banks ; and H. C. Parry, the recognized minister. It appears from the statement given by Mr. Evans, that the Welsh church in Tottenham-court-road is in a healthy condition, and that Mr. Parry enters upon his labours with encouraging prospects. The church stands, however, in great need of a new chapel, as the present is much too small to hold the congregation that might be gathered.

WELLINGTON-STREET, LUTON.-Services in recognition of the Rev. H. Ashbery as pastor of the church meeting in Wellington-street Chapel, Luton, were held in that place on Monday, September 26th. A tea-meeting was held prior to the evening service, and was well attended. The public meeting was held at half-past six o'clock, with James Waller, Esq., in the chair. The chairman having opened the meeting with appropriate remarks, and the Rev. T. R. Stevenson, of Union Chapel, having also expressed in hearty words his respeet and affection for Mr. Ashbery, and his good wishes for his success, Mr. Pryor, the senior deacon, made a statement as to the circumstances attending the settlement of Mr. Ashbery, and Mr. Ashbery himself, who was very cordially received, forcibly addressed the assembly in reference to his views and hopes in entering upon his new charge. The Revs. T. Hands, D, Gould,

Ad congregations.

Meet the outlay.

£8,250, is met, and a noble 'pile of buildings secured for the use of the church and congrega. tion lately meeting in Lion-street, Walwortă.

WESTON-SUPER-MARB.—The new Baptist chapel in Wadham-street, ir this town, was opened on Tuesday, September 27th. The new edifice is calcu. lated to seat 750 persons. The cost, including the schoolrooms and offices, was £1,100, of which sum about £700 had still to be made up on the morning of the opening. At the opening the Rev. N. Hay. croft, of Broadmead Chapel, Bristol, preached an excellent discourse from John xix. 2, 3. Dinner was afterwards held in the schoolroom, to which about eighty sat down. In the evening the Rev. P., Macmaster, of Counterslip Chapel, Bristol

, preached to a large congregation. The proceeds of the opening services were about £50.

CHELTENHAM.-On Wednesday evening, September 28th, the ordination of the Rev. T. Foston (late of Bristol College) took place at Salem Chapel, Cheltenham. The service was commenced by the Rev. T. Wilkinson, of Tewkesbury. Mr. Foston then gave a short statement of his views of Divine truth; after which prayer on his beball was offered by the Rev. G. M'Michael, B.A., of Bourton-on-the-Water. The charge by the Rev. ssor Gotch, LL.D., base on a passage in 1 Peter, was comprehensive, solemn, and affectionate. The Rev. {N. Haycroft, M.A., addressed the church and congregation. After the service, the ministers and friends from a distance sat down to a supper provided especially for them in the vestry.

YORK-STREET, MANCHESTER.-On Monday evening, October 10th, a tea meeting was held in the schoolroom of the Baptist Chapel, York-street, Manchester, on which occasion a purse containing £61 !88. 6d., was presented to the Rev. Richard Read Chenery as an expression of esteern and affection from the church and congregation, and appreciation of his valuable services as minister of the above-named chapel during the last fifteen years.

MINISTERIAL CHANGES.—The Rev. F. Edwards, B.A., late of Leeds, has accepted the invitation of the church and congregation to resume the pastorate of the Baptist church, Harlow, Esses. The Rev. John Price, late of Amersham, has ac cepted the pastorate of the church at Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia, and will shortly sail for that colony.

His present address is Warminster.-The Rev. G. Haigh has resigned the pastorate of the church at Bessell's-green, Kent. --The Rev. W. Lewis, Moriah, Dowlais, bas ac cepted the unanimous invitation of the eburch at Velinvoel, Llanelly. - The kev.

J. S. Jones, of Llanfair, has accepted an invitation from the church at Saron, Rhymney-vale. -Mr. W. E. Williams, of the Baptist College, Llangollen, North Wales, has accepted a unanimous invitation to become the pastor of Hephzibah Church, Bedwas, Mon.-Mr. John Minett, of the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon's College, has accepted the invitation to the pastorate of the Baptist church, Stantonbury, Bucks.The Rev. J. C. Smith, of 'Carley-street, Leicester, has resigned the pastorate of that church, and is open to invitation. The Rev. W. Page, B.A., late of Regent's-park College, has accepted a unanimous invitation to the pastorate of the church at Truro.-The Rev. J. Sprigg, M.A., has resigned the pastorate of the chuich at Westbury Leigh, Wilts. Mr. W. Jones, of Ponts: pool College, has accepted a cordial and unanimous invitation

of Dunstable, and Brewin Grant, B.A., of Sheffield, also delivered kind and appropriate addresses

WINCKESTER.-Some of the Baptists of Winchester seceded from the church at Silver-hill some time since, and joined with others in forming another church. Up to this time they have met in a large room at the Corn Exchange, Win' chester, and they have been busy making arrangements for the building of a chapel. On Thursday, October 6th, the first stone was laid by Samuel Beaven, Esq., late of St. Cross. The site is in the City-road. Addresses were given by the Rev. T. M. Thorpe, the minister; the Rev. J. Davies, of Portsea ; and the Rev. D. Wassall, of Bath. On the conclusion of the ceremony, offerings, amounting to about £30, were laid on the stone. At five o'clock nearly 200 friends had tea at the Corn Exchange, and addresses were given by Messrs. Beaven, Wills, Wassell, Thorpe, Davies, and Hooson. The new buildings will be an ornament to the leading entrance to the city from the railway, and will cost about £1,200.

OLD KING-STREET, BRISTOL.—The Rev. S. Bosworth, who has been suffering for the last twelve months from an accident whilst travelling, and thereby prevented from attending to the pastoral duties of the above church, has felt it to be his duty to resign the pastorate. At a recent churchmeeting a resolution was passed expressive of sympathy with Mr. Bosworth in his long-continued affliction, of the bigh appreciation of the church of the honourable manner in which he had resigned the pastoral office when unable to fulfil its duties, and of their desire to retain at least in part his pulpit ministrations. Mr. Bosworth has willingly consented to the wish of the church in this respect, and will, when able to do so, take one of the services on the Lord's-day. He is, however, to be freed from all pastoral care and responsibility, and the deacons were recommended to obtain as speedily as possible the services of an efficient pastor.

NEWCASTLE - UPON - TYNE. - The new Baptist chapel on Rye-bill, for the congregation formerly worshipping at New-court Chapel, was opened for divine service on Thursday, October 6th. On the 20th of September and two following days a bazaar was held in the New Town-hall, where the Rev. Wildon Carr had been preaching for two years, when the liberality of the ladies of the church provided articles that realized £560, and, thanks to the economicai management of the stewards, a clear profit of £522 was handed over to the building fund. The elegant chapel, which will accommodate about twelve hundred persons, was opened with two sermons by the Rev. N. Haycroft, M.A., of Bristol. On the first Lord's day, the Rev. Wildon Carr, the pastor, himself preached, and the building was well filled. The entire cost of the detached freehold site, the chapel and the schoolroom for six hundred children, is about £5,000, of which only three-fifths are at present raised.

WALWORTH-ROAD, LONDON.-On Tuesday, September 27th, and two following days, a bazaar was held to inaugurate the opening, and to aid the funds for erecting the new schools in connection with Walworth-road Chapel. After payment of all expenses, the noble sum of £420 was realized by the sales, which, added to previous contributions, amounting to £1,100, will leave a balance of about £750; and this sum has been generously provided by £10 debenture loans, without interest, to be repaid in course of three or five years, so that the whole cost of chapel and schools, amounting to

from the church at Tong wynlas. -The Rev. P. W. Grant has resigned the pastorate of the church at Darlington,

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