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Switzerland was once called the cradle of the Reformation. One would almost imagine that the expression was prophetic, and that he who first used it foresaw what has now taken place — that in that country the great principles of the Reformation are hushed to sleep!

DOMESTIC.

1 ReLAND.

THE Sunday School Society for Ireland has sustained a heavy loss in the death of its excellent Secretary, James Digges La Touche, Esq. We are requested to insert the following resolution, passed on this occasion.

Resolved — That the Committtee feelimPressed with awe and deep solemnity by the aflictive dispensation which has deprived the Society of the invaluable services of their late Secretary, James Digges La Touche, Esq.; they express, in terms of unaffected sorrow, their sense of the severe less the Society has sustained, in one, who watched its early formation and progressive advancement with parental solicitude — who, by his unabated exertions in the cause of the Society — by the soundness of his judgment—the mild and Christian spirit of his correspondence, and the warmth and energy of his public addresses, contributed so essentially to its prosperity; they look with confidence to Almighty God to carry forward His purposes of mercy, according * His own counsel and by instruments of His own selecting; they commend the Society anew to His protection, and they earnestly desire and pray, that the present mysterious and trying visitation, may be blessed, as the occasion of arousing them and every friend of the Society, to greater *al and diligence in prosecuting its all-imPortant objects.

Signed on behalf of the Committee,
Rope N, President.

arlicious circulatin G LIBRARIES.

The general diffusion of education having excited a taste for reading throughout the estamnnity, the Committee of the Religious Tract Society have felt anxious to extend ties Publications, and, in some measure, to

keep pace with the growhag demands of a large reading population. Their Catalogue now includes a sufficient number of Publications, when arranged in a suitable manner, to form a Circulating Library. While general knowledge is spreading, and Mechanics’ and other Circulating Libraries are increasing, it is of great importance that Religious Works should maintain that pre-eminence to which they are most justly entitled. The Committee have therefore arranged uearly the whole of their Publications in a List; and they are happy to state, that the number of volumes bound and half-bound, contained in it, amounts at present to Seventy-four, and that they are enabled to furnish this complete set to their Subscribers for Four Guineas; to Non-Subscribers Five Guineas. Boxes, to pack and to keep the books, are sold separately, price 8s. each. The Committee trust that this Set of their Publications will be found peculiarly useful for Village, Mechanics', and Sunday School Circulating Libraries, as well as for private use. They have published a few Rules and IHints, calculated to facilitate the establishment of Religious Circulating Libraries; and they trust that this extended plan of promoting religious knowledge will, through the divine blessing, be rendered abundantly successful. The Rules, and a complete Catalogue, are published in a separate paper for the use of those who receive the books.

STEPNEY ACADEMY.

The Annual Meeting of the Subscribers and Friends to the Stepney Academical Institution, was held on Tuesday o Jan. 16, at the King's Head Tavern, Poultry. Joseph Gutteridge, Esq. Treasurer, in the Chair.

After prayer by the Rev. I. Mann, of Maze Pond, the Report for the last year was read by the Secretary. It stated that at the commencement of the year 1826 there were sixteen Students in the Academy; that three young men have been received under the patronage of the Society during the last year; and that six Students had left the Academy, having either finished their term, or received the concurrence of the Committee in leaving before that period. Mr. Stovel has been ordained Co-pastor of the Church at Swanwick, Derbyshire. Mr. Darkin is supplying at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, where, as our readers well recollect, the late Rev. J. Hinton incurred much personal danger in introducing the Gospel. A Church is about to be formed there, and pleasing prospects of usefulness appear. Mr. Venimore has received an invitation to undertake the pastoral office over the Church at Ingham, Norfolk. Mr. Whitewood has been ordained Pastor of the Church at Andover, Hants. Messrs. Pearce and Thomas who had been studying in the Academy at the expence of the Baptist Missionary Society, have sailed for Calcutta, to engage in Missionary labours. Mr. Swindell has been ordained at Aldborough, Suffolk. There are twelve Students now in the Academy; of the general conduct and diligence in their studies a favourable report was given. After having adverted to the proceedings of the Special General Meeting in May last, at which the resignation of Dr. Newman was received, the report proceeded to state that after much inquiry and discussion, the Committee had resolved, with some difference of opinion, that it should be recommended to the Subscribers to request the Rev. Solomon Young, who had been twelve years Classical Tutor, to undertake the Theological department of tuition. In the conclusion of the Report, the depressed state of the funds was noticed; the importance of union and co-operation was urged; and the necessity of strenuous efforts dwelt upon. “Finally: If your Committee venture to anticipate the future prosperity of the Institution, it is not because they rely on the excellence of its Tutors, or the prudence and activity of those who shall conduct its affairs, but because they trust that the experience of the past has deepened the conviction of the absolute necessity of the blessing of God, and the influences of his Holy Spirit, and that it will lead the friends of the Society to hear it on their hearts when they approach a throne of grace, and to pray that it may be the means of supplying the churches with able ministers of the New Testament—good men, full of the Holy Ghost, and of faith.” The Report having been received aud ordered to be printed, it was resolved, “That the thanks of this Meeting be given to the Tutors for their diligent attention to the duties of their office during the past year; and that the Rev. Solomon Young be respectfully invited to become Theological Tutor of this Institution.” The thanks of the Meeting were voted to the Treasurer, Secretary, and Committee. The Rev. Thomas Blundell was chosen Secretary, instead of Mr. Cramp, who has resigned. The Resolutions were moved and seconded by the Rev. Messrs. Mann, Upton, Blundell, Griffin, Drayton, Mileham, Brawn, and Dr. Newman; and by Messrs. Freeman, W. B. Gurney, J. Russell, Storks, and Bickham. The Meeting was less strongly marked on the whole than might have been expected,

considering the discussions that had taken place at previous meetings, and the opposition felt by many, and slightly mentioned by some, to the principal measures. We regretted chiefly that a minister from the country chose to express himself in a manner, which it was evident all present deprecated, and which was too much calculated to perpetuate feelings that were best allayed and dismissed. Donations and Subscriptions will be thanksully received by Joseph Gutteridge, Esq. Treasurer, Denmark Hill, Camberwell ; the Rev. Thomas Blundell, Secretary, Camberwell; and also by Messrs. Wightman and Cramp, 24, Paternoster Row.

ORDINATIONS, &c.

BIRMINGHAM.

ON the 3d of December, 1825, the Rev. Isaiah Birt relinquished the Pastoral charge of the Church, meeting in Cannon-street, Birmingham, by a letter of resignation. He had been eminently useful during a period of twelve years, and we rejoice to know that his labours were highly appreciated, and his removal universally regretted. Some ministers have injudiciously prolonged their continuance with a church, beyond the season of their usefulness and competency; the unhappy consequences have been the alienation of their people, and the decay of the congregation. Mr. Birt has set an honourable and valuable example of withdrawment from an office, for which, although the vigour of his mind remains, the infirmities of his body disqualified him, on account especially of the magnitude of the church: and we understand it to be his intention in future, to decline taking the regular superintendence of a church, but to preach as often as he is able, and wherever his occasional services may be required. We have seen the affectionate letter of resignation which he addressed to the church, and the equally affectionate resolutions of the church on the occasion, and have been informed of the substantial and valuable testimonies of esteem presented to Mr. Birt, by the young men, and also by other members of the congregation. In addition to these gratifying marks of respect, the church unanimously voted Mr. Birt the handsome annuity of £100. during his life. We trust that a qualified successor will soon be found, and that the blessing of God will remain though the venerated pastor is removed. F. A. C.

eoroughbridge.

0x March 14, 1826, was opened for Divine worship, the Baptist Meeting-House newly erected in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. The services of the day were introduced by Dr. Steadman, of Bradford, with reading and Prayer, after which he delivered an animated and impressive discourse, founded on Acts xii. 24. “The word of God grew and multiplied.” In the asternoon, the Rev. R. Martin, of Ripon (Independent), read and prayed, and the Rev. J. Foster, of Fursley, preached an appropriate aird interesting Sermon, from Psalm xxvi. 8, and concluded with prayer. In the evening, after reading and prayer by the Rev. R. Leng, of Stocktoa, the Rev. B. Godwin, of Bradford, gave a very solemn address, found on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, and closed the services of the day with prayer. Collections were made to defray the expence of building, which amounted to upwards of £28. The services of the day were peculiarly interesting, and many present found it good to be there. May the fervent supplications then offered to God on behalf of this hill of his Sion be graciously and speedily answered'

beam ley.

Mr. William Colcroft was ordained Pastor over the Baptist Church at Bramley, in the County of York, the 24th of July, 1826. The service was commenced with prayer by the Rev. Jonas. Foster, of Fursley; the Rev. B. Godwin, Classical Tutor of Bradford Academy, delivered the introductory discourse on the principles of Dissent and the nature of a Gospel Church, and received W. Colcroft's confession of faith; the Rev. I. Mann, M.A. late of Shipley, now of Maze Pond, London, offered the ordination prayer; the Rev. W. Steadman, D.D. gave the charge, from Heb. xiii. 17. The Rev. I. Mann addressed the Church, from 1 Cor. xvi. 10; the Rev. W. Scarlet, of Gildersome, concluded in prayer. In the evening, the Rev. J. Ackworth, M.A. of Leeds, preached from 2 Cor. ii. 16.

suTToN-IN-Ash FIELD, NOTTINGHAM.

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1826, the Rev. Clement Nott, late of Stepney Academy, was publicly recognised as Pastor of the Baptist Church, originally founded in the above place by the venerable Abraham Booth. The Rev. J. Burrows (General Baptist), of Sutton, opened, the service by reading and prayer; the Rev. C. Larom, of Sheffield,

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LIST
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PARTICULAR OR CALVINISTIC BAPTIST CHURCHES.

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HERTFordshire. |
Alban's (St.)................ | 1675. W. Upton ..................
Codicote........ . . . -- Alex. Thompson
Hemel Hempstead . 1679 William Hopley........ --
Hertford . . . . . - - - - - - 1773 W. James ......... - - - - - - - --
Hitchin . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - .... 1660, John Geard, A. M. ..........
Market Street .............. I 1813. D. Clarabut. ................
New Mill .................. Joseph Harris ..............
Rickmansworth ............ W. Bolton ....... ..........
Sawbridgeworth . . . . . . . . . . . . James Stewart ..............
Stortford (Bishop's) ........ -

Tring ...................... I 1807| Richd. Glover ..............
Wärä.................... 1707 || John Edwards . - - -

Whitwell Street . . . . . . . . . . . .
HUNTING DoNs HIRE.

Bluntisham . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bythorne ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gidding (Great) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gransden (Great) - - - - - -
Hailweston...... - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ives (St.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kimbolton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Needing worth .

Neots §§ -
Ramsey .....
Somersham . -
Spaldwick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

KENT.

Ashford ....... - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Bessel's Green .......

Bethersden...... - - - - - - --
Borough Green..............
Brabourne Lees ............
Brenchley and Lamberhurst..
Canterbury ................
Chatham I Ch...............

Cranbrook......... :::::::: Crayford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - eal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Eynsford
Eyethorne ...
Folkestone.
Gravesend .
Greenwich ...

Lessness Heath. ..
Maidstone . . . . .

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Samuel Green ..
W. Simpson ............
W. Tandy .......... - - - - - - - -
Robert Skillitter ............
| Samuel Fordham ............
H. M'Kenzie...... ------

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Samuel Sharood ....
George Murrell - -
J. A. Jarvis .............. --
William Orris . . . .

William Manning...........

James Jackson ..............
W. Broady.......... - - - - - - - -

J. Morris ..................
Joseph Skinner..............
Thomas Gladwish............

. Lewis ..... - - - - - - - - - -

william Giles................

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Sheerness .................. 1812 Smarden............. .... 1667 ||John Coppin ....,........... St. Peter's . . . . . . 1801 ||Thomas Cramp.............. 1801 Tenterden ... 1769 Joseph Exall ...... ... 1810 Woolwich l Ch.. ... 1758 W. B. Bowes ...... 1826 Woolwich 2 Ch.............. 1786 Adam Freeman.............. I 1789 LAN cashi RE. Accrington....... - - - - - - - - - - - 1713 Joseph Harbottle ............ 1825 Bucup 1 Ch...... ............ 1720 G. A. Grant....... - - - - - - - - - - - 1823 Bacup 2 Ch..... - - - - .... 1821 | F. W. Dyer.................. 1821 Blackburn .................. 1760 | – Worrall................ 1824 Bolton.......... ** - - - - - - - - - - 1793 Cloughfold.......... . . . . . . . . 1700 Robert Heyworth............ 1815 Colne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1772 | Peter Scott......... - - - - - - - - - 1819 Goodshaw Chapel............ 1752 | John Pilling ................ 1793 Haslingden.............. . . . . 1811 | Thomas Milnes.............. 1823 Hawksheadhill.............. 1678 Huncoates .................. 1810 || W. Perkins. . . . . . ... .......... 1 1811 Inskip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1817 | John Blakey ................ Liverpool l Ch............... 1714 | Samuel Saunders ...... . . . . . . . 1828 — 2 Ch............... 1800 || James Lister.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1803 3 Ch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1820 | John Underhill.............. 1820 4 Ch..... . . . . . . . . . 1825 | Meses Fisher................ 1825 — Welsh Ch. ... 1799 || Daniel Jones .... .... 1818 Manchester l Ch.... 1786 W. Gadsby. — 2 Ch.. 1810 John Birt ........... 1820 3 Ch.. -- W. Jackson ...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . 1783 || John Allison ................ 1826 dhan ....... - - - - - ... . . 1816 || Thomas Thomas ..... ...... 1826 Pendlehill (Sabden).......... 1798 || — Edwards .............. Preston ............ .... I 1785 H. W. Holmes .......... . . . . . 1825 Rochdale.......... - ... 1773 || W. Stephens................ 1819 Stayley Bridge ..... . 1814 1825 Tottlebank....... - - 1662 | Thomas Frearson............ 1826 Wigan l Ch....... .......... I 1796 2 Ch....... .......... 1826 || Benjamin Millard............ 1826 Leicestershire. ppleby ........ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1826 Arnsby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1667 John James ................ 1819 Blaby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1807 || Benjamin Evans ............ 1812 Bosworth . 1793 Bottesford .................. 1791 | Thomas Linford . . . . . . . . . . . . Foxton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 1694 || Joshua Burton ............ . . . 1791 Leicester I Ch. . . . . 2 Ch. . - Edward Worley .......... - - - Loughborough . . 1815 Oadby........... - Joseph Brooks ...... . . . . . . . . Sheepshead........... Sutton in Elms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1700 | Cheney Burditt... ........... 1811 Ullesthorpe ................ W. Ayre........... - - - - - - - - LiNcolNshire. Barrow and Killingholme .... Boston 1 Ch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1741 J. Henniers ....... - - - - - - - - - 1822 2 Ch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1818 — Bull Burgh and Mo. - - - - W. H. Newman.............. Carlton and Moorland........ Edward Gibson.............. Donington.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Samuel Marston ............ 1823 Gainsborough .............. 1823 Grimsby........ . . . . . . . . . . . . 1825 Heckington ................ 1821 Horncastle. . . . . . . . . . - - - Lincoln . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - Louth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Partney and Orby... - - - Spalding........... - - - - — Majorum .............. MiddlesEx. Brentford Q. - - - 1819 J. Jones .................... Brentford (New) ... ... I 1802 || John Thomas .............. Chelsea l Ch. . . . . . . . 1817 | W. Hutchings .............. 1824 Chelsea 2 Ch. ...... - - - - - - - - 1824 || Robert Upton .............. 1824 G

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