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galleries, approached by staircases at each very pleasant tea, the whole of which was end, for the use of the scholars and the
gratuitously provided. A public meeting choir. The roof internally will be open to was afterwards held in the school-room, the collar, the carved principals, and other which was crowded to excess. Amongst roof timbers in the woodwork of the chapel those present were the pastor (the Rev. being finished in light oak, stained and W. Evans), the Revs. T. Stevenson, J. C. varnished. The chapel is intended to seat Pike, T. Bateman, and Messrs. Wilford, about 600. The style of the building will Harvey, Wellingham, Tyler, &c. be Italian, with slightly Gothic treatment. gratifying report of the past year's proIt is expected that the entire cost of the gress was read by the secretary, showing chapel, including the site, will be about amongst other interesting particulars an £2500. The Architects are Messrs. T. addition of 32, which, deducting removals Horsfield and Son, of Halifax. A large and loss of members by death, &c., left & number of persons attended, at one time net gain of 26. It was also stated that the between 1000 and 1500 being present, seat holders had increased 20 per cent, among whom were the following:- Mr. A. and the congregation generally in similar Illingworth, M.P., Mr. Angus Holden, J.P., proportion. Hearty applause was elicited Revs. Dr. Ingham and Isaac Preston; Rev. at the statement that next year was the T. Gill, Rev. J. Taylor, Rev. B. Wood. jubilee of the church (it having been esThe proceedings commenced about three tablished in 1823), upon which occasion it o'clock with the singing of a hymn by the was hoped a new and worthier building scholars, after which prayer was offered by would stand in place of the presept one. the Rev. Isaac Preston. Rev. T. Gill gave The treasurer's reports showed a very en. an historical address. Another hymn was couraging state of the finances. The sung, and then Mr. Thomas Middlebrook weekly offering system having contributed presented a mallet and silver trowel to for the first quarter of its existance upMr. Illingworth, the stone was lowered into wards of £62. The proceeds of the its place and declared to be duly laid. After anniversary services, including that meet. tea a publio meeting was held in the Wes- ing, were announced as being over £40, leyan chapel, Mr. Illingworth · presiding. being the largest sum on record. Some Addresses were given by A. Holden, Esq., very encouraging reports of the school, Revs. Dr. Ingham, J, Lockwood, I. Preston, tract, and benevolent societies were read. &c. £125 werə collected, £60 being given MACCLESFIELD.-Our chapel anniversary by the chairman, and £25 by Mr. Holden, sermons were preached on March 10, by making a total received towards the cost, of our pastor, the Rev. Isaac Watts. The £1106 3s. 1d.
congregations, both afternoon and evening, BIRCHCLIFFE.—The annual tea meeting
were good, and the collections realized was held on Good Friday. The special
£12 13s. Ild. object being, this time, to raise £10 to pay
MANCHESTER AND GENERAL BAPTISTS. for the gas put into the chapel. The
For many years there has been no General price of a tray was ten shillings, and 120 Baptist church here. We wish to call the were given by our own friends, with the attention of the convexion, and especially exception of six or eight which were
of the churches in the Lancashire and offered and accepted from others who sym.
Yorkshire Conference to the fact that a new pathized with us. The proceeds realized cause is commenced in Hyde Road. The £77 10s. The public meeting was most
church consists of six members; the school enthusiastic. The pastor presided, and of eighty scholars, in a good neighbouraddresses were given by our own friends. hood, and meets in a very comfortable room. Altogether it was the most successful We greatly need Bibles and Testaments meeting we ever held.
for our school work. Will some friend
help us ? We should feel grateful to any GOODNA, near Ipswich, Queensland.
of our G. B. brethren who have the ability Dec. 31st, 1871, the new chapel was
to preach, if, when they are in Manchester, opened by services conducted by J. C.
they would communicate with us and give Foote, Esq., Rev. T. S. Gerrard, Mr. T.
us their services. We are happy to say we Wooley, and Rev. B. G. Wilson. T. Swan,
have just brought our work under the Esq., of Brisbane, presided at the public
notice of the church at Stalybridge, and meeting on the following day, and addresses
the pastor, the Rev. E. K. Everett, with were given by Revs. T. Robey, T. Voller,
one of his elders, has visited the neighT. S. Gerrard, and others.
bourhood and the room in which we wor. LEICESTER, Dover Street. The annual ship. They were pleased with our work, meeting of the church and congregation and encouraged us. If any friend wants was held on Easter Monday, when there any further information Mr. Everett will was the largest gathering of friends that readily gire it, as also will Thomas Worshas met on similar occasions for many ley, 19, Garnell Street, Cheetham, Man. years. About 240 persons sat down to a chester.
NOTTINGHAM, Stoney Street.—Re-opening
were preached on Lord's-day, April 7, by Rev. C. Clemance, B.A., and Rev. T. Ryder, pastor; and on Tuesday, April 9, by Rev. J. Clifford, M.A., LL B. The chapel has been completely renovated, at & considerable outlay, and the collections amounted to £53 33.
SPALDING.-On Sunday, April 14, the annual sermons were preached by the pastor on behalf of the “ Benevolent Society." Tea on the Monday, provided gratuitously, proceeds over £9.
** TODMORDEN. - Erratum, page 123. The proceeds of the services were £94, not £9 48.
West VALE, HALIFAX.- Reduction of Debt.- On March 23, a musical entertain. ment, with readings and recitations, was given by our own choir; and on April 29, a tea and public meeting was held. Rev. T. Gill,presided. Addresses were delivered by Messrs. J. Taylor, J. S. Gill, Jos. Hors. fall, S. Atkinson, J. Halliday, J. Horsfall, E. S. Brooke, W. Kitchen, S. Dyson, &c. An effort is being made to remove £150 from the debt this year. A kind friend promised, through our pastor, to pay the interest of our £500 debt for one year if the church would reduce the principal £100. The proposal was promptly accepted, and the above movement is the result.
was now being recognised as pastor of the church. Then followed the ordination prayer by Rev. R. Ingham, D.D., with Jay. ing on of hands. Rev. I. Preston next delivered the charge to the minister. After tea the church and congregation again as. sembled. The Rev. I. Preston opened the service, and the discourse to the church was delivered by Rev. T. Gill, from the words, “ encourage him," Deut. i. 38. The services were very full of interest, and profitable throughout. DR. Burns' TOUR TO
UNITED STATES.-Dear sir,- Please allow me space to say I expect to leave England, May 16, for America, and hope to attend the yearly meetings of our brethren in N. H., Maine, &c.; to proceed afterwards to San Francisco, and design to return about the end of August. Letters in America will find me at 107, Warren Street, New York.
J. BURNS. STEVENSON.—Will friends please observe that the address of the Rev. John Steven. son, A.M., is not Ilkeston, nor Derby, but 82, Addison Street, Nottingham ?
EVERETT.-A public recognition of the Rev. E. K Everett as minister at Wakefield Road Baptist Chapel, Staley bridge, took place on Easter Monday. The speakers included the Revs. W. Underwood, D.D., A. North, J. Hughes, and J. Williamson. Mr. J. Heap, on behalf of the church and congregation, heartily welcomed the new minister, expressing the unanimous feeling of the people. J. Cheetham Esq., J. P., ably conducted the meeting, which was of a most satisfactory and pleasing character to all present.
JOLLY.-On Monday, March 18, Rev. J. Jolly was ordained to the pastorate of the Baptist church, Boston. Rev. E. Johnson, B.A , introduced the service. Rev. J. A. Jones proposed the questions to the church, and the Rev. E. Bott the questions to the minister. Rev. J. Lawton, of Louth, offered the designatory prayer; Rev. Dr. Under. wood delivered the charge to the minister; and the Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A. ad. dressed the congregation. Revs. J. K. Chappelle, of Boston, and S. Robins, of Kirton, took part in the interesting services.
PIKE, Rev. E. C.-On Sunday, Feb. 4, the Rev. E. C. Pike, B.A., commenced his duties as pastor of the Lombard St. church, Birmingham. On the following Monday a tea meeting was held, after which the church and congregation accorded to Mr. Pike a very hearty reception. The public recognition service was held on Tuesday evening, April 9, under the presidency of the Rev. Chas. Vince, who spoke in very eulogistic terms of Mr. Pike, and in the name of the Nonconformists of Birming. ham gave him a very hearty welcome to their midst. Mr. Patterson, senior deacon,
SCHOOLS. SPALDING, Pode Hole. -Sunday school anniversary, March 24. Sermons by the Rev. J. C. Jones, M.A. Tea on Good Friday. Meeting after, and addresses given by teachers and friends. The attend. ance and collections not so good as formerly, owing to bad weather.
MINISTERIAL. ANDREWS.-On Easter Tuesday, April 2, services were beld at Clayton, Yorks, in connection with the ordination of the Rev. James A. Andrews as pastor of the G. B. church. The services commenced at two p.m.; the Scriptures being read and prayer offered by Rev. J. Taylor. Rev. R. Hardy gave the introductory address. Rev. B. Wood put the questions to the minister and to the church; and though the whole career of the minister was well known to a large proportion of the assembly, his answers to the questions were received with considerable interest. In answer to one of the questions to the church, Mr. S. Barker, a deacon, stated that Mr. Andrews had been brought up from infancy in connection with the place, having been first a scholar in the Sunday school, then a member of the church, then à teacher in the school, afterwards a local preacher, and
detailed the history of Mr. Pike's invitation and acceptance of the pastorate. The Rev. J. C. Pike, of Leicester, gave an ad. dress on the work of the ministry, and the following ministers also addressed the meeting-The Revs. W. B. Davies, of Coventry, J. J. Brown, W. F. Callaway, W. L. Giles, and L. H. Parsons of Birmingham.
BAPTISMS. BIRCHCLIFFE.-April 7, nine, by W. Gray; one the third son of the pastor.
Boston.—March 31, two by J. Jolly.
DERBY, Agard Street.-April 7, three, by H. A. Blount.
HITCHIN. - March 20, six, by J. H. Atkinson.
MACCLESFIELD.-Feb. 27, one, by I. Watts.
NOTTINGHAM, Stoney Street.—April 17, seven, by J. Ryder, one of whom unites with an Independent church.
OLD BASFORD.-April 7, three; also for Carrington, five, by W. Dyson.
PETERBOROUGH.-Feb. 25, two; March 31, six, by T. Barrass.
SPALDING.–March 31, five, by J.C. Jones.
WALSALL.—March 3, four, one of whom was the pastor's youngest son; March 31, six, one of whom was the pastor's only daughter, by W. Lees.
WEST VALE, Halifax.- April 2, five, by T. Gill.
PRESENTATION. HITCHIN.-On Monday, March 18, at the quarterly church-members' tea-meeting, at the General Baptist Chapel, Hitchin, a presentation was made to Mr. and Mrs. R. Johnson, on the occasion of their removal from Hitchin to London, of an elegant Album, containing portraits of all the members of the church. The Rev. J. H. Atkinson presided, and briefly related the circumstances connected with his settlement among them, and expressed his grateful sense of the varied and great obligations under which himself and the church had been laid, by the kind and generous aid they had received from the friends who were pow about to be removed from them. Mr. Joseph Perry, gave a short review of what, by God's blessing, had been accomplished. The chapelreared by the liberality of Mr. Johnson, was opened, Oct. 9th, 1867, and enlarged in the spring of 1868, the church being formed July 2nd, 1869. In presenting the testimonial, Mr. Perry took occasion, on behalf of the church and himself, to express their wishes and prayers that God's best blessing might accompany their friends to their new sphere. Mr. Johnson replied, with much feeling, stating that the gift was as unexpected as it was appropriate and welcome. He would never forget the pleasure and profit he had experienced in connection with the good work in which his brethren and himself had been permitted to unite; and, particu. larly, how restful he had found the labour of the Sunday school.
DAVISON-SCOTHERN. - April 16, at the G. B. chapel, Kirkby, by Rev. C. Fortb, Mr. William Davison, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. William Scothern, both of Kirkby.
EASTWOOD, UTTLEY.— April 20, at Birch. cliffe Chapel, by Rev. W. Gray, Mr. John Eastwood, to Miss M. A. Uttley, both of Wadsworth.
TAYLOR-BERRY. — March 18, at the Baptist Chapel, West Vale, by the Rev. T. Gill, Henry Ernest Taylor, son of Mr. George Taylor, to Mary Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. John Berry, both of Greetland, near Halifax. This being the first marriage in the chapel, the young couple received a very handsome copy of Cassell's Illus. trated Bible."
BULLOCK. — March 25, at Southbrook House, Southampton, in her 67th year, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr. George Bul. lock of that town, and third daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Cooke, of Loughborough.
LILLEY.-April 15, at his residence, “Retreat Villa," Wisbech, after a long illness, John Lilley, Esq., M.R.C.S., L.S.A.
Scott.- July 12, 1871, at Fressingfield, Suffolk, aged 60, John Scott, B.A., for many years Professor of Languages at Norwich.
YOULES. — April 10, at Whittlesey, aged 62, Sarah Youles. Baptized Jan. 1841. She met much opposition at the commencement of her Christian course, both from the family circle, and from the world. Her dis. cipleship to Christ was true and earnest, her whole life was a shining light, and the constancy of her faith was fixed upon the sure foundation found in Job xix. 25-27, which she wished to be made the source of comfort and improvement to the living after her decease.
ORISSA MISSION CONFERENCE. meeting, presided over by Mr. W.
Bailey. Prayer was offered by Sebo Cuttack, Feb. 26th, 1872.
Patra, Shem, Ghanushyam, and AnthraAGAIN we have met in Conference, and vady, pastor of the Telegu Baptist there hare been circumstances of church in the 41st Regiment Madras special interest connected with our Infantry. It was felt by all to be a meeting, some of which have never oc- very lively, profitable service, and was curred before, and can never occur numerously attended. In the evening again.
I preached in Oriya on the establishWe expected, as you know, the ar- mentof the kingdom of Christ in Orissa, rival of the Viceroy and Governor- and its progress during half a century, General during our session; and as from Deut. xxxii. 7, “Remember the Cuttack bad never been visited by so days of old.” The congregation was high a fuuctionary, he would have re- very large. On the following Sabbath ceived a welcome which would have evening a similar sermon was preached shown our profound respect for his ex- to our English congregation from Luke alted position, and our unfeigned and xi., part of 2nd verse, “ Thy kingdom hearty loyalty to the Queen; but, alas, come;" and I am rather ashamed to the scene anticipated with such lively say that I was the preacher. The only interest was exchanged for one of excuse I can make is that the apdeepest gloom and sadness; and on pointment to the Oriya service was Friday the 16th, at one p.m., the very made by the native brethren, and to day and hour when it was expected the English by the missionaries. The the Viceregal party would visit the jubilee missionary meeting was held Mission Orphanages, we passed a reso- on Monday evening, the 19th, and was lution in which we expressed the deep numerously attended, Mr. Hill preregret with which we had heard of his sided, and Mr. Miller offered the openassassination, and our intense abhor- ing prayer. Addresses were delivered rence of the crime. This resolution we by Sebo Patra on the history of the forwarded to the Commissioner of Mission, by Kombho on our obligaOrissa; and it will, I hear, be sent by tions to those who brought the gospel him to the Government of Bengal. to Orissa, by Paul on the many bless
Another circumstance of great in- ings we enjoy from the gospel of Christ, terest connected with this Conference and by Makunda Das on what we all was, that on the 12th, fifty years were ought to do to extend the kindom of completed since the commencement of Christ. The closing prayer was offered the work at Cuttack. February 12th, by Gbanu. The attendance was large. 1822, was a day at will ever be I have not time, nor ba you space, memorable in the annals of the Orissa for a lengthened report of these Mission; for on that day our first speeches; but may say that Sebo missionaries, Bampton and Peggs, with began by remarking that they had their wives, reached Cuttack. We felt heard the bistory of the Mission in the constrained on this memorable day to jubilee sermon to which they had listremember all the way in which the ened a week before, and what could he Lord our God led our fathers and has say more than they had already heard. led us during this half century; and Still he did say some things which had while conscious of many short.comings not been said before, especially in in ourselves, and of much to awaken reference to the vernacular schools, anxiety and vigilance in our native which were established in the early christian communities, we saw very years of the Mission, and by which abundant reason to do as Paul did light was communicated to his own when approaching the imperial city- mind and to the minds of others. He " thank God and take courage.” We briefly glanced at the conversion of commenced the day with a prayer
Gunga, Krupasindhoo (deacon), Rama Chundra, and others; then referred to late Dr. Sutton in 1835. He remained the churches established at Berham- eighteen years without a change, and pore, Choga, Khundittur, Piplee, (with when he left the field in 1854 he had the beginning of which he was in- to remain a much longer time than timately connected), Bonamalipore, &c. usual in America before he was suffiTrue, we did not see all we desired or ciently restored to return. It was twenty hoped to see; but we need not be dis- years since he had visited us in Cuttack. couraged on this account: the splen- A very small number remain of those dour of the noonday sun did not im- who were members when he first came mediately follow the brightness of its here in 1836. We had hoped that our rising Some of the closing remarks estimable sister, Mrs. Phillips, would by Makunda Das appeared to me very accompany him, but an attack of fever weighty and important. Among other deprived us of the anticipated pleasure. things he said that in the epistles sent À review of the events of the yearby Christ to the seven churches in most of which have been reportedAsia, most of the churches were re- awakened as usual emotions of a mixed proved; and if an epistle was sent to character. We had to sing of mercy, the church at Cuttack, would He not but we had to sing of judgment too. have somewhat against us? The Your readers know the sorrow called speaker then pointed out the great de- forth by the death of Miss Guignard, ficiency in family instruction among and the estimate formed of her services. native christian parents, and told them The serious illness of Mr. Taylor, and that the children in the orphanages the necessity for his return with Mrs. knew the Scriptures a great deal better Taylor to England, came on us very than their own did. He suggested the unexpectedly, and was felt to be a very establishment of a Sunday school in painful and embarrassing event; but each of our villages; and in closing, re- with the medical testimony before us, minded us that “ He that planteth and we were constrained to acquiesce in it He that watereth is nothing, but God as the will of the Lord. The brethren that giveth the increase.”
Such was readily bore their testimony to his the jubilee meeting. Now we enter ability and devotedness as a missionon a new period; and if we do so with ary; and a christian friend in Her right views and feelings—"forgetting Majesty's military service who intithose things which are behind and mately knew our brother, and had seen reaching forth unto those things which much of his course at Berhampore, are before"-we shall see much greater says in a letter to me, “Mr. Taylor things than these. Giving ourselves will be much missed at Berhampore, afresh to Christ, and desiring from and the Mission will lose a hard" this moment to live or die” only to working, consistent, and worthy man." serve and please Him, may we enter The arrangement that commended iton this new course of time strong in self to all the brethren as the best faith, assured of the power of the under existing circumstances, was for gospel, relying on the help of the Mr. W. Bailey to go to Berhampore ; Holy Ghost, and looking with calm and he will, if the Lord permit, leave unshaken confidence for the day when this in a few days. May the Master's the idols of Orissa and of all other lands
presence go with him. The arrival shall be utterly abolished.
of Mr. and Mrs. Miller, and of Mr. and Another circumstance of great in- Mrs. Hill, on the evening of Dec. 2, terest and satisfaction to all of us was, was an occasion of great thankfulness that at this Conference we were fa- and joy to all; and we welcomed too voured with the presence and counsels the young friends with them. of our venerable brother, the Rev. Mr. Thomas Bailey had by ten years Jeremiah Phillips, D.D., who repre
of faithful service well earned his fursented the Northern Orissa Mission. lough of one year: it was kind and Our brother has borne the burden and generous on the part of the combeat of the day, but “bates not a jot
mittee to invite him to return: it was of heart or hope, but still bears up and also judicious, for the change would steers right onward." He was one of probably have soon been necessary if the first two who came from the United he had not taken it when he did. We States to Orissa on the return of the trust that he will render useful service