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conscientious Dissenter must make for the NEW CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. sake of the truths he is called to maintain: On Lord's-day, March 19, 1843, a comthis discourse was a masterly vindication of modious place, called the Tabernacle, ca. the principles of Congregational Noncon pable of accommodating nearly three hun. formity. The Rev. W. Garthwaite, of Wat dred persons, was opened for public worship tisfield, asked the customary questions, and in Dyer-street, Chester-road, Hulme, Man. received from the young minister a clear and chester, in the midst of a dense and spiri. truly evangelical confession of faith ; the
tually benighted population. The attendance Rev. Walter Scott, of Airedale College, on the preaching of the gospel has ever since offered the ordination prayer; and, in peti. continued to be very encouraging and the tions remarkable for their energy, affection, Sabbath-school weekly increases. A Conand fullness, commended his former pupil to gregational church having been formed, conthe blessing of the great Head of the church : sisting of sixteen members, an interesting the charge to the newly-ordained minister and edifying service to recognize this infant was given by his father, the Rev. Thomas church and congregation, was held on Thurs. Scales, of Leeds, and was fraught with all day evening, July 20th, in which the follow. that is solemn and tender in paternal coun. ing ministers engaged:- the Rev. Messrs. sel and exhortation.
E. H. Nolan, of Ducie Chapel; G. Hoyle, In the evening, the Rev. Dr. Leifchild
of Every-street Chapel; R. Fletcher, of addressed the church and congregation in a
Grosvenor-street Chapel; J. Gwyther, of most impressive manner, as to their obli. Zion Chapel, Stratford New Road: Dr. gations in regard to the ministry of the gos. Potter, from Coleraine, Ireland; and J. pel amongst themselves, and the extension Radcliffe, minister of the place. of the cause of Christ in general. The devotional parts of the service were conducted by several of the ministers from the neigh
REMOVAL. bourhood, of whom many who were present Mr. R. Bowman of Airedale College, testified their affection and sympathy.
Yorkshire, has accepted the unanimous inThe attendance was large, the interest vitation of the church and congregation taken in the proceedings of the day seemed assembling in Bethel Chapel, to take the deep and all-pervading, and the impression
oversight of them in the Lord. He comleft" in the minds of the people, and their menced his labours there on the first sabfriends uniting with them, was one of a most
bath in August. delightful and useful character,
May he be abundantly blessed in the discharge of his duties, and prove a “good
soldier of Jesus Christ !" may his flock be Rev. J. Hardman.
built up in their most holy faith! and may On Thursday, June 15th, at Stokesley, numbers be brought to the knowledge of the in the North Riding, the Rev. James Hard
truth, and shine as stars in the firmament man, late a student in the Home Missionary
for ever! “There shall be showers of bless. Academy, at Pickering, was solemnly and ing." publicly ordained to the Christian ministry, and the pastoral charge of the society worshipping in Bethel Chapel, in that town,
ASSOCIATION AND ORDINATION. and belonging to the Protestant Nonconfor On Wednesday and Thursday, the 21st mists, usually distinguished as Congrega and 22nd of June, 1843, the Montgomery tionalists or Independents. The Rev. J. Association of Independent or CongregaElrick, of North-Allerton, read the Scrip. tional churches, held their annual meeting tures and prayed; the Rev. George Scho. at Salem, Machynlleth. field, of Malton, explained from the Scrip The interest of the anniversary was greatly tures the nature of a Christian church; the increased by the ordination of the Rev. M. Rev. J. C. Potter, of Whitby, asked the Lewis, to the pastoral office over the Conusual questions; the Rev. W. Hinmers, of gregational church assembling in the above Ayton, presented the ordination prayer, with place of worship. The Rev. H. Lloyd, imposition of the hands of the ministers Towyn, introduced the services with reading present ; the Rev. G. B. Kidd, of Scar the Scriptures and prayer; the Rev. J. borough, addressed the charge to the minis. Roberts, Leanbrynmair, delivered the introter from 2 Timothy ii. 1, and concluded ductory discourse, stating the reasons for the morning service with prayer.
dissent and the nature and constitution of a In the evening, the Rev. John Ramsay, Christian church ; the Rev. J. Williams, of Guisborough, read the Scripture and Aberhosan, asked the questions and received prayed; and the Rev. J. C. Potter addressed the confession of faith ; the Rev. J. Davies, the sermon to the people from 2 Cor. iii. 3. Llanfair, offered the ordination prayer : and The hymns were read by Messrs. Ramsay, the Rev. D. Evans, Llanidloes, (former Brierley, and others.
pastor of the young minister) delivered an
appropriate and affectionate charge to the thankfully acknowledged. The members of minister ; and the Rev. D. Morgan, Llan- the committee were also desirous of expressfyllin, (the former pastor of the church) ing their thanks to Christian friends at Utaddressed the church and congregation. toxeter, Stafford, Stone, Rugeley, Tutbury,
The services were held the day after, in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Bilston, Westthe Graig chapel, another large and com bromwish, `Hanley, Lane End, Cheadle, modious place of worship belonging to Con- Leek, Cannock, Abbots' Bromley, and Argregational Dissenters, in the same town, nitage, by whom the case was admitted, when eloquent and impressive discourses and liberally encouraged. Their thanks are were delivered by the Rev. Messrs. Hughes, also due to T. J. Birch, Esq., of Armitage Llangollen ; Griffiths, Pwllheli; Griffiths, Lodge, for the liberal donation of 101. given Rhydlydan; Owens, Llanwrtyd; Parry, on the express condition that no debt should Wern; and Saunders, Aberystwith ; and remain after Midsummer. Thus has the vo. the Associated ministers of the county, who luntary principle been tried and found efii. met and transacted the usual business con- cient; while the aid so promptly rendered nected with the interests of religion in by Christians of different denominations afMontgomeryshire, belonging to Congrega. fords a pleasing proof of attachment to a tional churches; and many other ministers common Christianity, and of that love which besides those engaged in the services, were is not in word, neither in tongue, but in present.
deed and in truth. Among those who con. The crowded attendance on these delight. tributed to Hixon Chapel, were three clergyfully solemn services, evinced the cordial men of the Church of England, a goodly attachment and deep interest of the neigh number of the gentry attached to her combouring churches and ministers upon this munion, and one of the nobility. Why should solemn occasion. The interest was well it not be so, in other cases, when liberal sustained to the last.
churchmen are properly applied to ? And Most sincerely do we wish our young may it not be hoped, that the present infriend much personal happiness, and great stance of avoiding pecuniary embarrassment, ministerial success, in the very extensive and by timely exertion, will be followed in simi. important field of labour upon which he has lar cases, and that such applications for entered.
assistance will meet with all due encouragement from those who pray for the advance
ment of the Redeemer's kingdom : - Sic NEW CHAPELS.
facite sicut per legem libertatis incipientes
judicari. Hixon Baths, Staffordshire. To a numerous portion of the religious public, by whose aid the above place of Falfield, near Thornbury, Gloucestershire. worship was completed, it will be gratifying The opening of the new Independent chato learn, that the entire expense of its erec. pel on this interesting spot took place on tion, and of all extra work connected with Wednesday, the 2nd of August, on which it, has been entirely liquidated. Towards occasion the Rev. Thomas Haynes, of Bris. the accomplishment of this object, a social tol, preached in the morning, and the Rev. tea-meeting was held at the Baths, on Dr. Henderson, of Highbury College, in the Thursday, the 29th of June, which was evening.. very numerously attended, and the proceeds The place was so crowded on both parts of which were considerable. Addresses of the day, that it became necessary to have were delivered, in the open air, by the Rev. services out of doors. John Cooke, of Uttoxeter; the Rev. John The erection of this commodious chapel Bulmer, of Rugeley; the Rev. W. F. Buck, has been distinguished by the liberal donaBurton-on-Trent; the Rev. B. Longley, of tions, and the direct patronage of the Earl Armitage; the Rev. Richard Morris; and Ducie and his lady. His lordship and faMr. George Goodwin. All seemed delighted mily attended the chapel on occasion of the to hear that the chapel inight then be con opening, and to his liberality the company sidered as virtually out of debt, and that in were indebted for a substantial dinner, tasteless than twelve months from the laying fully laid out on his lordship's farm ; at of the foundation-stone. Several of the which upwards of two hundred ministers speakers alluded to the self-denying, labo- and visitors sat down; and were gratified by rious, and persevering exertions of Mr. visiting the park, which was thrown open Morris, the itinerant, by whom the chapel on the occasion. A considerable number of is chiefly supplied, and to whom the build. ministers from the surrounding places were ing committee is much indebted, for the suc. present, and took parts in the services, and cessful termination of its labours. At a it is expected that little or no debt will recommittee meeting, held on the 21st of main on the chapel after the collections at July, the services of Mr. Morris were the opening services shall have been made.
Congregational dissent in this neighbour the late Mr. Bradley, and the chapel lately hood is much indebted to the patronage of taken down was erected. It was opened on Earl Ducie, and it is in contemplation to the 1st of January, 1772, and the church erect school-rooms adjoining the chapel, for was formed in the following month. The the daily instruction of children (in addi Rev. William Moorhouse, who enjoyed a tion to other schools in the neighbourhood), pastorate of fifty-one years, was chosen as where a pure scriptural education may be the first minister. He was cordially recog. afforded under the superintendance of a nized by Mr. Venn, as his brother in the faithful minister.
ministry, was much esteemed by the people of his charge, and divinely honoured in his
work. As a preacher he was always popuHighfield Chapel, Huddersfield.
lar, and so large was the ordinary attendance The old building known by this name
at the chapel, tbat during his lifetime an having been taken down, the foundation of
enlargement became requisite. As the in. a new edifice, to be erected on the same site,
firmities of age came on he was assisted in was laid on Wednesday, the 31st of May, his work, and after his death, succeeded in 1843. A small tablet, bearing the subjoined office by the Rev. Dr. Boothroyd, who bad inscription, was deposited in the stone : previously pursued at Portefract a course Deo optimo Maximo,
of arduous and useful labour. He yet lives Patri, Filio, Spirituique Sancto,
in the grateful recollection of many; and as Hoc ædificium, ad evangelium prædicandum,
a scholar, a critic, and an expositor of the cæteraque sacra a Christo instituta fungenda, erectum, est consecratum. Primum lapidem deposuit
Bible, is honourably known to the religious Joannes Glendenning, minister, die Maii tricessi. world. It was the privilege of the present mo primo, annoque salutis humanæ MDCCCXLII. minister to be known to his revered predeArchitectis Perkin et Backhouse.
cessor, and by him introduced to the people, After the ceremony had been completed, at whose request he came to take the overan address was delivered by the resident sight of them in the Lord, at the termina. minister.
tion of his academical career, commencing The records of Independency at Hudders- his ministry on the 6th of August, 1837. field are brief, but interesting. It is not, He was ordained on the Ilth of October periaps, generally known, that the church in the same year. His own brother. now of Christ at Highfield chapel arose out of no more, joined to the Rev. Walter Scott, the successful labours of the Rev. Henry Rev. Thomas Taylor, Rev. John Kelly, and Venn, for some time vicar of the parish. the Rev. John Cockin, were the ministers As a man of God, and a minister of Jesus engaged on the occasion. This brief memo. Christ, he was universally esteemed. Under rial may not be closed without a mention of his evangelical ministry, at a time when the the interesting fact that within the period word of the Lord was precious," many were it embraces, a second Independent church brought to a knowledge of the truth, in bas arisen in the town of Huddersfield, whose ardent piety and consistent practice placed at present under the care of the Rer. he was permitted to rejoice. But, in the W. A. Hurndall. The two churches for providence of God, his removal from the the present worship in one sanctuary, and town became necessary; and the people who it is confidently hoped that this visible union for a season bad rejoiced in his light, were will bind them more closely together, beleft in a state of comparative darkness. For sides exerting a salutary influence upon a brief interval, indeed, they enjoyed the Christians of other denominations in the evangelical labours of Mr. Ryland, who had town and neighbourhood. been curate to Mr. Venn. Soon, however, the succeeding vicar came, but not “in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of
AIREDALE COLLEGE. Christ." The lovers of the truth were con. The annual meeting of the constituents fused and scattered. After a season of per of this institution was held on Wednesday, plexity, during which, it was their custom the 21st of June. They assembled in the to wander on the first day of the week to chapel in High-street, at eleven o'clock various places in search of the water of life, in the morning, when essays were read by they resolved to build a chapel and form the three senior students, Messrs. Calvert, themselves into an Independent church. Bowman, and Morgan, on baptismal reThus driven from the establishment, it was, generation, the nature of a New Testament to these pious people, no little comfort to church, and the extent of the atonement; have the countenance of their late venerated all the essays evinced great vigour of mind, pastor in the purpose they now began to as well as theological attainment, and afford. entertain. At length, contributions in aid ed pleasing indications of a future career of of the object were made, those who could ministerial usefulness. The address to the not give money offering the labour of their students : an earnest and affectionate exhorhands; the ground was generously given by tation to fidelity in the ministerial office, was delivered by the Rev. A. Ewing, of Halifax. selected for translation; and the questions After which, the friends of the institution proposed embraced the explanations of the adjourned to the college, wbere the annual peculiarities of dialect, idiom, historical almeeting was held, John Holland, Esq. of lusions, grammatical structure, &c. The Slead House, in the chair. The report of exercises in mathematics consisted in the the examiners spoke favourably of the pro- demonstration of propositions in the eleventh gress of the students in their several branches and preceding books of Euclid. of study during the past year; and that of The students were prepared for examinathe committee represented the affairs of the tion in several other departments, viz., in institution as in a prosperous state, except the criticism of the New Testament, in the finances, which were stated to be defi. mental pbilosophy, in natural science, in cient. This last point led to a long dis. algebra, as far as quadratic equations, &c. ; cussion, which resulted in a determination but on these your committee found it imto adopt vigorous measures for raising the possible for want of time to enter. ways and means. It was thought, and justly Your committee are happy to report that thought, that if the claims of the college the examination has been, on the whole, upon the Independent body were better very satisfactory, evincing at once, consiunderstood, they would be more generally derable extent and accuracy of information, admitted and satisfied.
proving that the session has been diligently The report, which was read by the Rev. occupied, and warranting gratifying anticiWalter Scott, Theological Tutor, stated that pations as to the future ministerial career the Rev. W. B. Clulow, who has held the of the students now in the college. office of classical tutor for eight years, with (Signed)
John ELY. credit to bimself and advantage to the insti.
JNO. MUNRO, A.M. tution, bad resigned that office, a circum
JAMES PRIDIE. stance deeply to be regretted, as the scholastic
ALEX. Ewing, A.M. attainments and general erudition of this gen
JONATHAN GLYDE. tleman, rendered him an invaluable officer in
JOSEPH STRINGER. the department he has so long occupied. A vote of thanks to the officers was very cordially passed, and in the evening the Rev. R. Bell,
WESTERN ACADEMY of Brighouse, preached an excellent sermon The anniversary of the above institution to the constituents in the college chapel. was held at Exeter, on the 27th and 28th of There have been twenty students in the col. July, on which occasion a respectable body lege during the last session, and several of the friends of an educated ministry atapplications have been rejected for want of tended. room.
The students were examined on ethical The following is the report of the exami. science, logic, general grammar, and divinity. nation :
Classes having been conducted by the theoThe committee of examination have to logical tutor through an extensive series of report to the constituents of Airedale col- lectures on mental and moral science, rhelege, that they have devoted an entire day toric, elements of language, and general to the duties of their office, and have secured grammar, natural science, mathematics, and a more thorough examination by resolving theology. In Hebrew, they read the Mesthemselves into two sections, which have sianic Psalms. In Syriac, parts of the been occupied in different departments at book of Revelation. In the classics, in the same time. The examinations bave been Homer's liad, Lucian's Dialogues, and Sal. conducted chiefly in writing, and thereby a lust. The classes having read portions of better opportunity has been afforded of ascer. the Apocrypha in Greek, with a special view taining the attainments of every student. to the history of the Jews in the times imQuestions were proposed in tbeology, chiefly mediately preceding the advent of Messiah, in reference to the canon of Scripture, and the epistles to the Corinthians, and the in church bistory, in reference to the era of epistles of Clemens Romanus. The entire the Crusades. The classes were examined Chaldee of the Old Testament, and the in the Hebrew of Genesis and Job, in the Satires and some of the Epistles of Horace. Chaldee of Daniel, and in the Syriac of Four of the students prepared essays : l. Matthew; and at the same sitting answers On the history of the doctrine of transub. were supplied to several questions on the stantiation. 2. The Messianic interpretation contents of the two former books, and on of the Psalms. 3. The history of the Sep. the interpretation of particular passages tuagint version. 4. The Hellenisms of the occurring in them.
New Testament. In the classical department some of the The examination afforded ample proof of most difficult passages in the Choral Odes the effective manner in which the respected of Aristophanes, and Æschylus, Homer's tutors had attended to their important duties; Iliad, and in Juvenal, Cicero, &c., were and as it respects the students, while vary. ing degrees of talent and acquirement were the report for the year, which was, upon the evinced, the impression was, that commend whole, highly encouraging, the only deside. able and successful diligence had been exhi. ratum appearing to be a more extended bited in pursuit of their various studies. pecuniary support. The Rev. Thomas
At the general meeting the friends and Roome, the domestic chaplain, also read a subscribers derived great pleasure from the short report, in which he detailed the relifact, that in consequence of the active exer- gious instruction afforded to the pupils tions of friends who know the value of the during the session, and the two reports institution, and of some new arrangements taken together conveyed a very satisfactory made by the committee, the financial state idea of the state of discipline and improveof the institution presents an improved ment at Silcoates. This institution is esaspect, which it is hoped its friends will tablished for the purpose of affording a libecontinue to sustain.
ral education, at a cheap rate, to the sons of An eloquent and impressive sermon was ministers and missionaries connected with delivered on the occasion, in the chapel in the Independent denomination. The school Castle-street, by the Rev. G. Smith, of is beautifully situated; it is an Eden spot; Poplar, London.
embosomed in woods, and surrounded by the fairest scenery. This is no slight mat.
ter; for the forms of nature have an influNORTHERN CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOL ence, whether it be perceived or not, in For the Education of the Sons of Ministers forming the tastes and habits of the boy, and Missionaries.
and, of course, of the man. The moral tenThe twelfth annual examination of this
dency of the institution cannot be otherwise excellent institution took place at Silcoates than good. Secular education of the best House, on Wednesday, July 5th. The Rev. sort, combined with religious instruction, is W. H. Stowell, President of Rotherham the very beau ideal of education; and such College, presided, and the attendance of an education is imparted at Silcoates School. friends of the institution was numerous and It is well deserving of public support ; and very respectable. Amongst the ministers pre we trust that the support which it has sent were the Revs. A. Ewing, A.M. and hitherto received will be increased, in proPridie, of Halifax ; Scales and Rawson, of portion as the nature and design of the insti. Leeds ; Lorraine and Lamb, of Wakefield ; tution become better known and understood. Eccles, of Hopton, and Stringer, of Idle, &c. The scholars were examined in the Greek
IRELAND. and Latin classics, French, history, mathematics, geology, land-surveying, and several
CONGREGATIONAL UNION. other departments of literature. Some of The fourteenth anniversary of the Conthem exhibited their proficiency in English gregational Union of Ireland was held in composition, by reading original essays; Dublin, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, they also showed an accurate knowledge of and Friday, the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th acoustics, and of the important art of ora, of June, 1843. tory. At the conclusion of the proceedings, The proceedings commenced with a public the chairman paid a high and well-deserved prayer meeting in Plunket-street Meetingcompliment to the scholars for their general house, early on Tuesday morning, when the proficiency; also to their principal tutor, devotional exercises were conducted by the Mr. Munro, for the care he had evidently Rev. Messrs. Morrison, Godkin, Potter, bestowed upon them. All who were able to
M.D., and Urwick, D.D. An address was form an opinion must have felt, and they delivered by the Rev. J. Jennings. appeared to feel, that Mr. Stowell had flat. On Tuesday evening a large number of tered neither the scholars nor their master. friends assembled at à tea party, in the The excellent training of the boys, and their school-room, in Plunket-street. T. Figgis, prompt and intelligent answers to the various Esq., presided ; and addresses were delivered questions put to them, were suggestive of by the Rev. Messrs. Smith, Brien, Silly, many pleasing reflections Prizes were next Dillon, Jordan, Bain, Morrison, and Ur. distributed to such as had distinguished wick, D.D. themselves during the session, the chairman On Wednesday evening, the Rer. David accompanying each prize with a few appro Russell, of Glasgow, delegate from the Conpriate remarks.
gregational Union of Scotland, preached a The financial and general business of the powerful sermon in York-street Chapel; the school was then transacted, and officers and Rev. J. Potter having commenced the sera committee appointed for the year ensuing. vice with reading the Scriptures and prayer. Robert Milligan, Esq., of Acacia, the trea At breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday surer of the institution, was voted into the mornings, addresses were delivered by the chair, and called upon Mr. Munro to read Rev. Messrs. Russell, Kirkpatrick (Presby.