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by reading the scriptures and prayer.
TAUNTON, SOMERSET. Our venerable father Fawcett, of Hebden Bridge, preached from Matt. xxviii. 20. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, a plain, Mr. Saffery, of Salisbury, followed from neat, and commodious chapel, was Micah, iv. 1-5, and concluded with opened in this town, for the accomprayer. In the afternoon, Mr. Milnes, of modation of the newly-formed BapSteeplane, began divine worship with tist church there. - Mr. Cherry, of prayer. Mr. Mann preached from Psalm Wellington, preached on the occaIxxxix, 15, 16, and Mr. Steadman followed from Gal. iii. 19, and concluded the de- sion, in the morning, from Eph. ii. 2. lightful services of the day with prayer,
Mess. Horsey, 0. Smith, and Viney, The church at Wainsgate was formed, in engaged in prayer. 1750, under the pastoral labours of the highly venerable and pious Mr. Richard Smith. After his decease, Dr. Fawcett
ORDINATIONS. laboured here till 1777, when he, with a large body of the people, removed to Hebden Bridge. Of late, the interest he
TAUNTON. left has languished, and been very low. In 1810, their worthy pastor, Mr. Mark
Sept. 20, 1815, in the afternoon, Mr. Holdroyd was settled among them. Under Richard Horsey was set apart to the pas. his labours, they have gone on well. The toral office. Mr. Tyso commenced the old chapel, however, had so fallen into service with reading and prayer; Mr. decay, that its rebuilding became an object Nicholson, of Kingsbridge, described the of absolute necessity. It ought to be
nature of a gospel church, asked the usual mentioned, to the honour of the very questions, and received the confession of poor people there, and as a pattern to
faith; Mr. Cherry offered the ordination other churches, that by small contribu. butions and persevering efforts from time position of hands; Dr. Ryland gave an
prayer, which was accompanied with imto time, they have raised at home 2241. affectionate charge, from Heb. xiii
. 17; and have brought the debt to about 120 h
Mr. Toms, of Chard, concluded. In the The place will seat nearly 300. · An honourable testimony, to their frugality, and the church from Ezek.-xxxvi. 34, 37;
evening, Mr. Kilpin, of Exeter, addressed diligence, was uniformly borne by the
Mr. Humphrey prayed before the serministers present, with a devout wish that
mon, and Dr. Ryland concluded. all, so circumstanced, would.“ go and do
The services of the day were highly in likewise." It is apprehended that the teresting, and well attended. Christian friends in the neighbourhood
Collections were made at the close of around will readily afford them all due
each service, which amounted tó assistance.
£26. 13s. 3d.
Dr. Ryland preached at the Old Room,
on the preceding evenings. from Acts, SOUTHSEA COMMON.
xiv. 22. Mr. Shoveller began in prayer and Mr. Price, of Yeovil, concluded.
Thus we have a new standard of the We recorded, in a former volume of our work, that a meeting-house gospel erected in this large and populous had been erected on Southsea Com- attending the labours of Mr. Horsey, who mon, · near Portsmouth.'. We are
has been for many years a deacon of the happy to be informed, that, through church at Wellington ; and the prospect a divine blessing attending the la- of future usefulness are very encouraging, bours of Messrs. Headden and Clay, The church was formed in October, 1814, the ministers of the church, that it of ten persons, who received their dis has been found necessary to rebuild mission from the church at Wellington, it on a much larger scale. It was whose pastor (the Rev. Mr. Cherry) asopened on Wednesday, September sisted therein; since which, seven per13, when Mr. Saunders, of Frome, sons have been received by baptism, and preached from Rom. v. 10; and Mr. The chapel is vested in the hands of
two by dismission from other churches. Giles, of Lymington, from Exodus, trustees; its dimensions are 50 by 36 feet xxxii. 15. Prayer by Messrs. Miall, in the clear: it unites economy with neat, Owers, Kingsford, Young, and
ness, and meets with general approbation, Tilly. A collection was made to
The expense of it is one thousand wards the expense of the building, pounds; two hundred of which they have which amounted to £55.
raised amongst themselves, and for the
remaining sam they are under the neces- URGENT CASE.
We mentioned the case of the Bapprospect which continues to present itself tist meeting-house at Street, near for the promotion of the cause of Christ. Glastonbury, in our number for Sept.
The pastor, Mr Burnett, maintains
himself, and walks eleven miles to CLOUGHFOLD, LANCASHIRE. preach, three times a-day. He must
be ruined, if he leave his business to On Wednesday, May the 10th, collect the money, and the builders 1815, Mr. Robert Heyworth (from now threaten to arrest him for the the church at Goodshaw,) was or- debt. The place was built remarkdained pastor of the Baptist church ably cheap, but the people are very at Cloughfold, Lancashire. Mr.
poor. Much good has been done, Maden, of Haslingden, introduced and the prospect is very promising. the service by reading and prayer; The distress of the congregation is Mr. Pilling, of Goodshaw, stated very great, and can only be rethe nature of a gospel church, re- lieved by the liberal assistance of ceived the confession of faith, prayed, the friends of the cause of the and gave the charge from 2 T'im. iv. Lord Jesus.
Mr. Edwards, of Accrington, Dr. Ryland says, in a letter to preached to the people from 1 Thess. the editor, “ Mr. Burnett will be 1. 13. and concluded in prayer. ruined himself, and the cause at
Glastonbury be ruined also, if he KETTERING.
cannot have some speedy assistance." .
Those that are able and willing
to shew their compassion, are reOn the 8th of November, 1815, the quested to transmit their contribuRev. John Hall, was set apart to the pas- tion to the Rev. Dr. Ryland, of toral office, over the Baptist Church at Kettering, Northamptonshire. Mr. Blun- Bristol, the Rev Mr. Porter, of dell of Northampton, began with prayer. Bath, or to the Editors of the Mr. Hatton gave an account of a Christian Magazine, at
Messrs. Button, Church, and asked the questions. Mr. booksellers, Paternoster-row. Toller offered the ordination prayer. Mr. Robert Hall, gave the charge. Mr. Jarman, of Nottingham, addressed the congregation; and Mr. Mack, of Clipstone, PERSECUTIONS IN FRANCE. concluded. In the evening, Mr. John Edmonds prayed, Mr Hillyard of Bedford preached ; and Mr. Thomas Thomas, of
A meeting of the General Body of Peckham, concluded.
Protestant Dissenting Ministers of the three Denominations, met at Dr.
Williams's Library, on Tuesday the BAPTIST IRISH SOCIETY. 21st of November, to consider the
propriety of applying to his majesty's MR. Samuel Rogers, a student at government, upon the subject of the Stepney Academy, being engaged cruel persecutions of the Protestants by the Baptist Irish Society, to visit in the South of France. A deputaPortarlington for six months, a tion has been appointed, to wait on prayer-meeting was held, on his ac- one of his majesty's secretaries of count, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 31, state, on this affecting and heartat Prescott-street mecting house, rending subject. Goodman's-fields. On this occasion, A meeting was also held, on the Mess. Thomas Thomas, Timothy same subject, on the same day, by Thomas, and Griffin, engaged in the Protestant Society for the Protecprayer. Mr. Newman gave Mr. Ro- tion of Religious Liberty. The spigers an affectionate charge, founded rited resolutions of this meeting, were upou Psalm lxxi. 16; and the secre- sent too late to be introduced into tary, Mr. Ivimey, read a letter of the body of this Work; we must, instructions, addressed to Mr. Ro- therefore, reluctantly, refer our gers, by the committee.
readers to the cover.
IN D E X.
44, 86, 306
Yorkshire Itinerant Society 523
- 438, 525
An Evening's Walk in Spring 189
the . Administration of
the Lord's Supper ..454
444, 488 Mr. Webb
Preparation for Death. 17
Sir Gore Ousely
The King of Persia 37
Literary and Theological
78, 122, 208, 345,
388, 389, 432, 476, 477
Account of Mungo Park 375
Address of Baptist Irish
Address of the Delegates
at Philadelphia 21
Bishop of St. David's on
the Bible Society 378
Bunyan's Popularity 198
Copy of an old printed
Cruelty to Animals exposed 420
Edinburgh Bible Society 378
38, 302, 349 Exordium to a Sermon - 66
212 First Settlers of New Eng.
350 Indian Manners
212 Keeping the Sabbath 198
352 Loss of the Alexander 198
- 38, 82, 125 Noted Passage-Council of
389 On the Salary of Ministers 507
80, 167 Origin of Moravian Mis-
347 Persecutors admonished 69
287 Population of the Earth 376
Scare ty of Bibles in Ireland 247
Slavery in America
11, 207 Speech of Dr. Gregory 333
Buchanan, Dr. C.
Hirst, Rev. John
Hooton, Mrs. E.
Howlett, Rev. 'T.
Rees, Rev. John
Thompson, Rev. J. G.
131 Allen, Thomas
220 Horlick Ezra
483 Knowles, William
483 Lane, Joseph
352 Lee Compeer
87 Normanton, James
526 Thomas, D.