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sided; and Messrs. Townsend, Leggett, Cox, and Gore severally addressed the people. The congregations were large and respectable; about forty ministers, from all parts of the country, and in the vici nity of London, were present. The afternoon was devoted to business relative to
the Kentish Union Society, for the Benefit of the Widows of deceased Ministers, and other matters connected with the success of the gospel in the county.
Mr. Evans, of Bridgnorth, having resigned the charge of the Independent congregation at that place, he is succeeded by Mr. D. Davies, of Welch Pool. On occasion of his settlement, July 6, Mr. Edwards, of Wem, preached from 2 Chron, Xxx. 32; Messrs. Richards, Steill, and Weaver engaged in other parts of the ser vice. Mr.Weaver preached in the evening. July12. Rev.Mr.Arundel, late student at Rotherham, was ordained over the church at Whitby, late Mr. Brownfield's. Mr. A. Kidd opened the service by prayer and reading; Mr. Parsons delivered the introductory discourse,&c. The ordination prayer was offered by Dr. Williams, who gave the charge from I Thes. ii. 3, 4. The exhortation to the people, founded on 2 Cor. ii. 11, was given by Mr. Bottomley, who also concluded. Mr. T. Kidd preached in the evening. The Independent interest has been very low at Whitby; but has lately been so much revived, that the place in which they have assembled for thirtyfour years is now far too small; and the congregation (with the assistance of Christian friends) are exerting themselves to erect a larger, hoping to extend the boundaries of the Redeemer's kingdom.
July 15. A new chapel was opened at Bakewell, Derbyshire. Mr. Scott, of Matlock, preached in the morning, from Phil. iii. 8; Mr. Boden, of Shetheld, in the afternoon, from Acts xxvii. 22; and in the evening, from Ps. xxvi. 8. - The place was well filled, and a pleasing solemnity appeared upon the congregations.
On the 17th, the Rev. Mr. Bain (late of Downton) was set apart over the Baptist Church, Potter Street, Harlow, late Mr. Brown's, and originally formed under the ministry of Mr. Nottage, about fifty years ago. Mr. Bloomfield began the service by prayer and reading; Mr. Severn introduced the business of the day; Mr. Upton addressed the minister, from
Tim. iv. 16; and Mr. Brodie the people, from 1 Thess. ii. 8; Mr. Chaplin consluded.
The Wiltshire Association met at Bath July 18. Mr. Lamb preached in the
morning on Christian Watchfulness,
Mallet, on the Wednesday after Easter
The Somerset Association held their
On July 19, Mr. Gough was ordained duced the service and asked the questions; at Chippenham. Mr.W. Priestley introMr. Sibree prayed, and preached from Acts xi. 23; Mr. Bartlett concluded. Mr. Row. Hill preached in the evening, from Acts ix. 31.
July 24. The Rev. Js. Linnell, lately a student at Hoxton Academy, was or dained newly formed at Hudham Ford, Herts. over the Independent Church, Mr. Severn prayed, &c.; Mr. Driver delivered the introductory discourse; Mr. Covilier offered the ordination prayer; Mr. Gaffee, of Hatfield Heath, gave the charge, from 1 Pet. v. 1-4; Mr. Chaplin, of Bishop Stortford, preached to the people, from Heb. xiii. 22; Mr. Thomas, of Founders' Hall, London, concluded with prayer.
Aug. 1. A new chapel was opened at Somerton. Mr W. Priestley preached from Ps. lxxxiv. 4; Mr. Golding in the afternoon, from 2 Tit. xi. 12; Mr. Evans in the evening. Messrs. Buck, Tozer, Magor, Toms, and Herdsman engaged in prayer. This place, which was the principal station of the itinerant preacher of the county, is to be supplied by neighbouring ministers, till something more permanent is determined on.
Aug. 8. The Rev. Mr. Berry was ordained over the late Mr. Jackson's congregation, Warminster. Next moming, the service of the day was commenced with reading and prayer, by Mr. Lamb, of Westbury; Mr. Jay delivered the introductory discourse; Mr. Grove offered the ordination- prayer; Mr. Berry, sen. of Camberwell, delivered the charge to his son; Mr. Sibree, of Frome, engaged in the intercessory prayer; Mr. Wilks, of London, preached to the people; and Mr. Vardy concluded with prayer.
Mr. Lowell preached in the evening, and Mr. Page the preceding evening.
Next day the Rev. J. Lamb (late of Cerne) was settled at the Upper Meeting, Westbury. Mr. Bourne began with prayer and reading; Mr. Wilks, of London, introduced the business and prayed; Mr. Berry offered the intercessory prayer; Mr. Sibree preached from 2 Cor. viii. 22, 23; and Mr.Williams, of the Lower Meeting, concluded. In the evening, a double lecture was preached by Mess. Hyatt and Wilks; Mess. Morren and Ralph (of Tisbury) engaged in prayer. and Westbury are both manufacturing towns, not more than four miles apart. The ministers and hearers, at both places, were numerous; and, in great part, the
The Rev. D.Tyerman (late of Willington) has accepted an unanimous call from the new Independent interest, in Newport, on the Isle of Wight, with a very considerable prospect of usefulness, on that populous, but much neglected island.
The Independent congregations, worshipping in Carr's Lane and Paradise Street; and the Baptist congregations, worshipping in Canon Street and Bond Street, Birmingham, have united together, for the purpose of holding a prayer meeting for the Spread of the Gospel amongst the Heathen, and to implore the Blessing of God upon this guilty Nation. The first united prayer meeting was held on Monday, Aug. 6, at Paradise Street Chapel, which was filled with a large and serious congregation.
Old Street, vacant by the resignation of the Rev. Drs. Gregory and Forbes.
We have the pleasure to announce the institution of "An Asylum for Male and Female Outcasts," of which the Rev. F. Whitaker is Treasurer. The objects of this charity are discharged criminals, indigent prostitutes (who cannot gain admission into the Magdalen) -and the poor in general, who have no honest means of support.
The Society for bettering the Condition of the Poor," a Com mittee of Ladies has been formed, whose object is the Education and Employment of the Female Poor, by promoting their moral and religious education, and by finding them healthful domestic employment.
From the Female Subscribers to
By a late Report of the Sunday. School Society, it appears that, since the institution in 1785, they have established or assisted 2232 schools, in which 200,787 scholars have been instructed: and they have distri buted, besides Spelling - Books, 42,680 Testaments and 6,583 Bibles, beside donations of more than 4000l. in money.
FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.
To be continued Monthly.
Sept. 2. Sun. Broad Street, ev. Mr. Brooksbank; Devonshire Square, Mr. Gray; Hare Court, Mr. T. Thomas.
3. Mon. Missionary Prayer-Meeting, Orange Street.
Broad Street, m. Mr. Ford.
5. Wed. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation, ev. Mr. Goode's: Mr. J. Humphreys to preach.
Monthly Meeting (Independent) m. at Mr. Jennings's,
10. Mon. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation, ev. Surry Chapel.
Prayer Meeting for the Nation, ev. at Mr. Button's.
Prayer-Meeting for the Nation, ev. Mr. Knight's, Borough,
19. Wed. 20. Th.
Broad Street, m. Dr. Fisher.
Fetter Lane, ev. Mr. Waugh.
Broad Street, ev. Mr. Newman; Devonshire Square, Mr.
26. Wed. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation, ev. Mr. Wall's.
Ministers now supplying at
Tabernacle and Tottenham-Court Chapel, Mr. Toothill, of Yorkshire. Surry Chapel, Mr. Jay, of Bath.
Spa-Fields Chapel, Mr. Clark, of Brigg. - Sion Chapel, Mr.J.James. Hoxton Academy-Chapel, Mr. Weaver, of Shrewsbury.
Half-yearly Distribution of the Profits of this Magazine.
July 30, 1804.
ALMIGHTY God, thy bounteous hand
And make thy promise good.
With wearied limbs and moisten'd brow,
And all his hopes are vain!
By thee, with heav'nly moisture fed,
The infant charge to rear:
The furrow'd clods receive the seed,
'Tis done, and lo! the reaper wields His sickle o'er luxuriant fields,
Where patient gleaners roam; Our barns are fill'd with future stores, And Gratitude, with rapture, pours
The shout of Harvest Home!
Lord of the harvest, hear our cry,-
ON THE FALL OF THE LEAF.
His leaf also shall not wither. Psalm i. 3.
THRO' all the great storms and changes of time,
Tho' often oppos'd while longing for Heav'n,
Bereavements and crosses, temptation and sin,
As death is advancing, he often enquires
And finding 'tis Jesus, whose image he bears,
Thus, sinners, from hence learn how to be wise;
'Tis union to Jesus shall raise to the skies;
Whose wisdom and goodness shall then be display'd;
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