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teachers now employed, both in our Sunday At the annual meeting, which was held at and day schools, and others who assist in Long Buckby, May 25th and 26th, Mr. various ways in the work of God, are in- | Burdett presided, and sermons were delivered debted to them for whatever instruction they by Messrs. Pywell and Foster. The circular have received.
letter, written by Mr. Brown, is on “ The “ On the continuance and efficient manage- Peculiar Necessity for Fervent Piety, arising ment of these schools the character of a from the pressing Public Duties of the Chris. large portion of the next and succeeding tian in the present Day." The following generations in this colony depends. If resolution was passed : abandoned, the fruit of our labours and those
“That this association, considering the present of our predecessors will, to a great extent, be posture of eeclesiastical affairs in this country, feel destroyed : our youth will probably become that it is high time for voluntaries to give in every a prey to the soul-destroying errors of possible mode a distinct enunciation of their viesi
and as one effective means of doing this, wvald Puseyism, or to an equally dangerous in- earnestly recommend to all the members of car difference to all saving truth; and the hopes churches who possess the electoral power, to witblong cherished of the evangelization of Africa hold their vote from every candidate who does not
entertain Anti-State-Church principles.” by the instrumentality of her emancipated
Statistics. children be blasted. We therefore earnestly entreat our friends not, at this crisis, to with
Number of churches furnishing reports... 30 hold the assistance they have in past years
136 Received by letter
30 so kindly extended to our schools, but rather
Restored..... to increase it, that we may be enabled to
171 provide for the religious instruction of the
Removed by death
Dismissed whole of the rising race within the reach of
11 our influence, on the broad and catholic
34 principles of the founders of the British and
148 Clear increase
23 Foreign School Society, and to place our schools on equal footing, in all other respects, The next meeting is to be held at Kettering. with those about to be established under government auspices.
HERTS AND SOUTH BEDS.
Six churches in Hertfordshire, and five in
Bedfordshire constitute this association.
B. P. Pratten. Thirty-one churches in Northamptonshire,
S. Coudy. two in Buckinghamshire, and one in Rutland,
D. Gould. are included in this body.
T. C. Finch.
T. W. Wake.
...Dr. Murch. Braunston...
The annual meeting of the Herts and South Bugbrook......
...J. Larwill. Burton Latiner
Beds association was held at Boxmoor, June Clipston
.T. T. Gough.
2nd, when the Rev. T. Owen of Cranfield Gretton ..... ..J. Robinson.
reached in the morning. The usual business Guilsborough.
W. Hawkes. Hackleton.
was transacted in the afternoon, and in the Haddon West..
evening the Lord's supper was partaken of by Harpole.....
the members of the associated churches and Kettering...
of other Christian communities. Kingsthorpe Kislingbury....
Statistics. Moulton ...F. Wheeler,
11 Northampton, College-st....J. Brown.
Number of churches...
3 Pattisball.. T. Chamberlain.
104 Ravensthorpe .-- Wilkinson.
Removed by death
13 Spratton ..T. Clements.
J. B. Walcot.
Number of members.................... 1273 Thrapston.............. .B. C Young. Sabbath scholars .......................-
...J. Davies. Walgrave...
Village stations ....J. Marriott. Weston by Weedon ..........
SUFFOLK AND NORFOLK NEW ASSOCIATION, cular letter he had prepared on “ The Effi
ciency of Christian Churches,” which was Twenty-four churches in Suffolk, and two
approved. It was determined to forward a in Norfolk are associated in this body.
protest to the Baptist Union, as in former. Wattisbam......
-Cooper. years, against the plan of holding the annual Beccles......
Wright. meetings of the union in provincial towns. Halesworth..
It was also resolved :-
“ That the association, being deeply impressed Bard well...
with the conviction that the small increase of Friston....
members in the associated churches during the last Grundieburgh.
year calls for humiliation and earnest prayer, Norton....
recommends that each church should, on the third Waldringtield.
Monday evening of every month in the ensuing Somershamn
year, have special reference to this want of spiritual Bury St. Edmonds, 2nd church... Baldwin. prosperity, and should most earnestly entreat of Cransford.
God an enlarged communication of the influences of Earl Soham.
the Holy Spirit.” Tunstal.
....Day. Little Stonham.. ..Smeeton.
Number of churches furnishing returns...10
56 Stoke Ash......
15 Ipswich, Zoar Chapel
46 The annual meeting was held at Occold on
Clear increase.. the 8th and 9th days of June. Mr. Cooper pre Number of members
884 sided, and Mr. Wright was re-chosen secretary. Sabbath scholars..
*.1175 Sermons were delivered by Messrs. Galpine,
167 Irish, Wright, and Colling. The circular
...... 11 letter is on “ Baptism in its relation to the The next meeting is appointed to be held Lord's Supper."
at Margate, on the 30th and 31st of May, Statistics.
1848. Number of churches..........
On Thursday, Sept. 9th, a new baptist Separated...
church was formed at Taunton, consisting of 121
thirty-nine seceders from the church in Silver Clear increase....
Street, in consequence of that church having Number of members
2205 Sabbath scholars....
introduced the practice of mixed communion, Village Stations....
83 They had received an honourable dismission The next annual meeting is to be held at
for the purpose ; and five others were added Wetherden.
to them, having received a dismission from other churches. The Rev. J. Little of Street presided, and the Rev. D. Wassell of Bath
delivered an appropriate charge from “ Well EAST KENT.
done, good and faithful servant ; thou hast This association consists of eleven churches. been faithful over a few things," &c. The
Lord's supper was then administered to the Ashford....
newly-formed church, and between thirty and Brabourne..
.T. Scott. Broadstairs
forty members of other baptist churches. In Car.terbury
W. Davies. the afternoon, the Rev. J. G. Fuller, of Dover..
..J. P. Hewlett.
“ The Eythorne... Folkestone.
Connexion between Baptism and ChurchDo. Uphill.
fellowship." And in the evening three Margate
..J. Sprigg, A.M. addresses were delivered ; on “ The EdificaNew Romney.
W. Hedge. tion of Saints,” by the Rev. J. G. Fuller ; Ramsgate.
on “ The Conversion of Sinners,” by the Rev.. The annual meeting was held at Canterbury J. H. May of Prescott; and on “The Attenon the 22nd and 23rd of June. Mr. Scott tion due to the Young,” by the Rev. D.
chosen moderator, and Mr. Hewlett Wassell. At the close of the evening sere secretary. Messrs. T. Clarke and Hewlett vice, a collection was made in aid of a fund. preached, and Mr. J. Clark read the cir- for the erection of a new meeting-house.
VOL. X.-FOURTH SERIES.
REV. J. FOX.
school surrounded the grave of their departed
friend, and he was followed to the tomb by MILL END, HERTS.
many persons who will ever hold his name in On Thursdav, Sept. 16th, the Rev. T. affectionate remembrance. A funeral sermon Carter, late of Fenny Stratford, was publicly from Rom. v. 1, a text chosen by the derecognised as pastor of the baptist church at ceased, was preached by Mr. Middleditch to Mill End. The service was introduced with a very large congregation, anxious to shor reading the scriptures and prayer by the Rev. their respect for a valued friend and highly R. Robinson of Luton ; the prayer for the esteemed Christian brother, pastor was offered by the Rev. W. Payne of Chesham; the charge delivered by the Rev. W. H. Murch, D.D. of Rickmansworth ; and the address to the people by the Rev. W. A. Salter of Amersham. In the evening mourned by the circle in which he moved,
On the 11th of September died, sincerely a sermon was preached by the Rev. W. Groser of London. The Revs. J. Cowdy of the Rev. Joseph Fox; for nearly six years Chipperfield, W. Ayrton of Chesham, and the laborious, faithful, and affectionate pastor D. Ives of Gold Hill, took part in the service. Somersetshire. The removal of this talented
of the baptist church meeting at Paulton, and exemplary minister, in the prime of life
and the height of his usefulness, is a serious RECENT DEATHS.
loss, not only to the people of his charge, but to the surrounding neighbourhood and to
the church at large. A more extended On the 22nd of August, Mrs. Clement of memoir of Mr. Fox will probably appear. Leytonstone, Essex, died at an advanced age, and left a pleasing testimony of her exchanging earth for heaven. Though for
MISCELLANEA, many years she was secluded from the
BAPTIST COLLEGE, PONTYPOOL. Christian world by affliction, yet the interest she took in the great cause of the
The annual meeting of this institution Fas Baptist Mission was evinced by her devoting held on Wednesday, the 28th of July, at the money and time to the furnishing of such new English chapel, Ponty pool, when Mr. boxes of useful articles as have, from time Mursell of Leicester delivered a rery elaboto time, been found to be very valuable
rate and eloquent address, and Mr. David acquisitions. These labours of love, it is Jones of Cardiff preached an appropriate hoped, will have a beneficial influence in and impressive sermon to the students. A inducing others to go and do likewise. meeting of the subscribers and friends was
held in the same place in the afternoon, when several very interesting addresses were given, and various resolutions adopted. There are
now sixteen students in the house, and there Died, August 31st, Mr. James Treasure,
are on the list about as many more candidates aged seventy. He had been long connected
for admission. The treasurer's account with the church meeting in Badcox Lane, showed a heavy balance against the society. Frome ; having been baptized in 1799, and the society, however, is much indebted to appointed to the office of deacon in 1828. the liberality of the churches and of numerous He had also been a teacher in the Sunday friends, among whom C. Conway, Esq., school from the time of its commencement, Pontnewydd, deserves honourable mention and was chosen superintendent at a very for his fifth annual donation of £50. Nerer early period of its history. He was seized bas an educated ministry been so important with angina pectoris while engaged in the for the principality as at the present time, school on Lord's day morning, March 21st, when strenuous efforts are made on one hand and although he rallied in some small
to educate, and on the other to pervert and measure, so as to attend a few times subse- enslave the people, and happily, never was an quently both in the school and in the house educated ministry more appreciated by the of God, he gradually declined in strength. churches. His long affliction was marked by very much of mercy, and the event of death was met by him with calm confidence in the justifying righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ. The principal feature in his character was that of affection. He was eminently a man of peace, The first report of this institution has just greatly beloved by his pastor, his bre- been published. It appears that during the thren in office, and all the members of the year three students have been partially or church. His interment took place Sept. 5th. wholly maintained from its funds. The children and teachers of the Sunday Johnstone, under whose care they are placed,
MR. JAMES TREASURE.
bears ample testimony to the devotedness of Bishopsgate Street, London, united with the the young men to their work, and to the dili-church of the same order meeting in Dorgence and success with which they have pur-chester Place, New North Read. The union sued their studies. During the past session, is based on strict communion principles, the some progress has been made in the following plurality of elders, weekly communion, and branches of education :-Hebrew, Greek, the public exhortation of the brethren. This and Latin ; mental science and rhetoric ; event has taken place with the cordial and church history, biblical criticism, and theology. I unanimous consent of both bodies; who antiMr. Johnstone has also delivered to his class cipate from it, under the blessing of the a considerable portion of a course of lectures Head of the church, an increase of personal on Systematic Theology; and the students have edification and public usefulness. in turn delivered discourses and read essays on different topics, besides regularly taking notes of the lectures and works read. In addition to this important course, classes in the school of arts were attended by some of
The Rev. Thomas Lomas has resigned the the students during the winter, in which in charge of the baptist church at Salendine struction was imparted on chemistry, natural Nook, Yorkshire. philosophy, and English.
Almost every sabbath during the winter, one or more of the young men have been
COLLECTANEA, engaged in supplying vacant pulpits or new stations. The following places have been thus visited by them :-St. Andrews, Dun At a recent Visitation at Ripon, the lord fermline, Galashiels very frequently, and bishop of that diocese, Dr. Longley, remarked occasionally Airdrie, Glasgow, Kircaldy, and that for the last few years the church had Duncan Street Chapel, Edinburgh. The been much agitated in consequence of the station of the Union at Leith has also been conflicting opinions which had prevailed with regularly kept up, chiefly through the means regard to the law of church-rates. That of their labours.
difficult question had fortunately at length The pecuniary assistance of English Chris- been settled by an authority which it would tians is earnestly invoked.
be difficult to dispute. The Lord Chief Justice had decided that in case of a vestry
being called for the avowed purpose of PROPOSED NEW COLLEGE IN CALCUTTA. making a rate, that rate might be levied Mr. Boaz, an esteemed missionary of the in vestry assembled agreed to it. It had
whether or not the majority of parishioners London Society now in this country, has issued
never been disputed, and he believed that it a prospectus in which he says, “It is the in
was the duty of every parish to keep in tention of the friends of Christian education in Calcutta, should their brethren in Britain proper repair its own place of public worship; render ample aid, to establish in that city, agitated was, as to the manner in which this
but the question which had constantly been the metropolis of Northern India, A Chris work was to be performed, and on whom Tian College or INSTITUTION, for the edu- devolved the duty of doing it. It had now cation of the native heathen, Mohammedan, been decided that whatever repairs might be and Christian youth of the country. In addition to the general educational department, ascertained by sentence of the court, or by
necessary in the church's fabric must be the institution will embrace the other in- order of the ordinary. It would then be teresting objects referred to in the following the duty of the churchwardens to lay an outline. It will comprise :“I. A Central Hall, with suitable Class- estimate of the cost before a parish meeting,
to be summoned in compliance with the rooms. II. A neat and commodious Chris. tian Sanctuary: III. A Theological Institu- provisions of the statute, and all that the tion for the education of a Native Ministry; to decide, not as to the propriety or otherwise
parishioners were then called upon to do was IV. An Orphanage for Native Male and of making the repairs, but simply to make Female Orphans. V. Houses for Native provision for raising the resources necessary Catechists, Catechumens, and Inquirers. for that purpose.
“ Those, therefore," it has “ It is proposed to erect the college on the been observed, “who make use of the site of the London Missionary Society's pre- occasion to express their dislike of churchsent institution at Bhowanipore, the southern suburban district of Calcutta.
rates in general, or to offer other vexatious opposition, will throw away their votes, and
the necessary rate will be valid, though made UNION OF TWO SCOTCH BAPTIST CHURCHES.
only by the minority of those who are
present: the case resembles an election for On Lord's day, Sept. 5, the baptist church members of parliament, if the majority formerly meeting in King's Head Court, should rule that no representative should be
BISHOPRIC OF MANCHESTER.
chosen, or tender their suffrages for a admirable address on the Influence of disqualified party, the election would be Literary Pursuits on the Christian Ministry, decided by the minority who voted as the which was afterwards published, has accepted law directs."
the invitation of the Committee to become resident tutor. After going through the usual course of study under Dr. Nefman
and Mr. Young, Mr. Jones spent some time The London Gazette of August 31, at the University of Edinburgh. In 1829 contains an Order of Council establishing the he took charge of the church at Frome new diocese of Manchester. One of the which had been formerly under the care of items is “ That the said bishop of Manchester, Dr. Murch, and in this comparatively retired and his successors, bishops of Manchester, situation it is understood that he has acquired shall be endowed with an average annual much valuable knowledge from books, as income of £4200."
well as much pastoral experience, tending to fit him for the important work on which he
is about to enter. The commencement of NOVEL CLASS OF HOME MISSIONARIES.
the coming session is fixed for Wednesday, We learn from The English Churchman, October 13th, when the annual meeting will that the Bishop of London has given his be held in the College Chapel at half past sanction to a scheme for establishing a three; the supporters and friends of the Corporate or Collegiate institution of which institution will take tea together at fire; and he has consented to become president, the an evening service will commence at haif objects of which would be to educate and past six, at which the Rev. Edward Smith maintain in a community females belonging Pryce, of Gravesend, A.B., has engaged to to the English Church, who should receive preach. all such instruction and undergo such training
The very excellent and seasonable piece, as may best fit them to act as nurses and in an earlier part of this number, entitled visitors of the sick and poor. The prospectus
“Scripture and Infallibility,” will perhaps states that “they might be made most useful be regarded with additional interest by some agents for the parochial clergy, in visiting of our readers if they are apprised that the especially those of their own sex, upon whose writer belongs to a class from which we are good and prudent conduct the happiness and
not accustomed to expect much valuable comfort of the poor man's hearth so much theology. Dr. Whately, however, is not a depend.
common archbishop; he has in other instances “The necessity of a well-organised system written what has surprised and gratified of parochial visiting is universally admitted; intelligent dissenters; and we have reasons and the inadequate means which exist for which we do not wish to publish for believing this desirable object have lately attracted a that some who think that they see in this good deal of public attention. Might not a
article internal evidence that it is from his few discreet women, devoting themselves systematically to this important work, be pen are not mistaken in their judgment. found valuable auxiliaries to the parish
Our readers have been apprised that the ministers ?"
third volume of the publications of the Hanserd Knollys Society is to be a critically
correct edition of that extraordinary book, UTILITY OF EPISCOPAL BAPTISM.
The Pilgrim's Progress. We are happy to A corresp ent of The Record asserts learn that it is so nearly ready, that it will that the Bishop of Oxford very lately put probably be issued to subscribers on the first this question to an applicant for a licence in of November. The introduction will emhis diocese :- Do you believe that the seeds brace an analysis of the various works to of grace are implanted in children at their which it has been surmised that Bunyan was baptism?” “ Certainly not,” was the reply. indebted for some of his ideas, and will prore, " You will not do for me then,” said the as we are informed, the entire originality of bishop, and refused to grant him a licence. his admirable performance. The writer adds, “This expression, the seeds of grace,' is a very favourite one with letter to the editor, “Common sense, general
Mr. Cramp of Montreal says, in a private semi-tractarians."
knowledge, and scriptural theology, are very much wanted in Canada. The people are
becoming more alive to their true interests. EDITORIAL POSTSCRIPT.
Pious, active young men, thoroughly trained, Stepney College is about to be re-opened (whether learned or not is of no great conseunder the superintendence of one who was quence-a good English initiation into theotrained for the ministry within its walls. The logy is sufficient in most cases), will be sure Rev. William Jones, pastor of the baptist of finding suitable situations.
I wish you church in Sheppard's Barton, Frome, who could send me a dozen to be instrucied here. delivered last year, at the commencement, an There would be no doubt of their success."