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notes which relate to haptism is but the repetition of statements which have been repeatedly controverted, and, as we think, disproved. If any teachers in our
schools use the volume, they may take occasion to show the pertinacity with which the traditions of men seek refuge in commentaries on the Word of God.
the pastorate of this church, a public STRATFORD, Essex, November 26th.-A
meeting to welcome Mr. Evans was held handsome silver inkstand and appurte
in the school-rooms of the Metropolitan nances were presented to the Rev. G.
Tabernacle, on the 1st December. The W. Fishbourne by the church and con
Rev. R. Robinson, of York-road, Lamgregation of Stratford Grove Chapel as
beth, presided. Mr. W. Pardon, one of a mark of their sincereesteem and regard.
the deacons, stated the circumstances
which led to the union. The Rev. G. ORDINATION AND RECOGNITION
Rogers (Mr. Evans' tutor) bore a most
honourable testimony to the Christian SERVICES.
character, standing, and ability of Mr. SOUTHAMPTON, November 13th.-Mr.J. Evans. The Revs. F. White, of Chelsea ; Collins was ordained pastor of the church S. Cowdy, of Arthur-street, Walworth; worshipping in the Carlton Rooms. The P. J. Turquand, of York-street, Walservices were conducted by the Revs. C. worth; C. G. Gange, of Portsmouth, and Chambers, R. Caven, M. Hudson, J. B. J. Burton, of Park-street, delivered suitBurt, G. Rogers, and T. Adkins.
able addresses. The Rev. C. H. Spurgeon CANNON-STREET, BIRMINGHAM. Nov. addressed the church most advisedly and 30th, special services were held in Can- encouragingly. non-street Chapel, Birmingham, for the CIRENCESTER.–The recognition of the recognition of the new pastor, the Rev. Rev. J. J. Brown as pastor of the church W. L. Giles, late of Abbey-street Chapel, meeting in Coxwell-street, took place on Dublin.
Among the ministers present December 9th. The Rev. J. Frize, of were the Revs. J. E. Giles, of London Fairford, asked the usual questions and (the father of the new pastor), C. Vince, offered prayer; and the Rev. R. P. MacJ.J. Brown, R. W. Wilson, S. Chapman. master, of Bristol, preached. A public Resolutions of welcome were adopted, meeting was held. The pastor occupied and addresses were delivered by the the chair, and speeches were delivered several ministers, including Mr. Giles. by Mr. Wearing, of Swindon; the Revs. himself, appropriate to the proceedings J. Davis, of Arlington, R. P. Macmaster,
and the Dissenting ministers of the town. UPTON-ON-SEVERN.-A meeting was MALTON.-On Dec. 8th, the Baptist held on Nov. 25th, at the Town Hall, chapel, Malton, was re-opened for Divine to give a cordial welcome to the Rev. J. service, after having been closed for alR. Parker, as pastor of the church and terations. The occasion was also the congregation in this town. Addresses ordination of the Rev. J. Clough, as. were delivered by the Revs. T. Wilkin- pastor, the services being undertaken by son, of Tewkesbury; T. Rose, of Per- the Rev. J. Acworth, LL.D., and the Rev. shore; S. Dunn, Atch Lench; M. S. G. Green, B.A., president of Rawdon Philpin, Alcester; and by the Pastor. College. In the evening a soirée was
UPTON CHAPEL, (LATE CHURCH-STREET, held in the Assembly Rooms, when the BLACKFRIARS-ROAD), LONDON.–The Rev. Revs. Dr, Acworth, S. G. Green, B.A., R. G. D. Evans, Metropolitan Tabernacle Dr. Evans, C, W. Upton (Beverley) and College, having accepted an invitation to A. Bowden (Driffield), gave addresses.
of the evening
On Thursday, December 10th, this more needed.] Contributions towards the elegant and spacious structure was building fund will be thankfully received opened for divine worship. The Rev. by the Rev. J.P. Carey, Wolverhampton. W. Landels preached in the morning,
KINGSGATE CHAPEL, HOLBORN. – The aud the Rev. H. S. Brown in the evening.
Baptist Irish Society having been comAt a public meeting held in the after
menced by a meeting at Eagle Street -H. Marten, Esq., in the chair
Chapel on December 6th, 1813, a public Mr, Edwards, the treasurer, read the
meeting was held on the 7th December financial report, which showed that the
to commemorate its jubilee. The chair expense incurred had been £3,625, the
was occupied by Dr. Hoby, and addresses builder's account having amounted to
were delivered by the Revs. F. Wills, S. £2,570, and the land having cost, with
Green, F. Trestrail, W. Miall, C. Room, interest, £650. Towards paying off the J. Stanion, C. Middleditch, and Messrs. debt, £1,741 ls. 6d. had been raised,
Pewtress and Heaton. leaving a balance of £1,833 lls. 6d. Certain friends have agreed to guarantee in quarterly payments over ten years, the amount of £1,000. At subsequent
MINISTERIAL CHANGES. services, sermons were preached by the
The Rev. E. Jenkins has resigned the Revs. S. Tipple, of Norwood, A. Mursell,
ministry of the church at Madeley, and Watson Smith, of Manchester. The
Salop.–At the request of the committee collections amounted to about £150.
of the Baptist Irish Society, and by the [We congratulate our friend, Mr. Carey,
unanimous invitation of the church at and his flock, upon the completion of their noble and arduous laboure. In scarcely
Grange, county Antrim, the Rev. H. H.
Bourn has removed from Portadown to any town in the kingdom was a new chapel that place. The Rev. E. W. Thomas bus
Chapel, London.-The Rev. James sermons were preached by the Rev. J. Howell, pastor of the second Baptist R. Parker, of Upton-on-Severn. Nov. church, Bury St. Edmunds, will shortly 9th a meeting was held, the Rev. M. conclude his labours there.— The Rev. Philpin, taking the chair. Some very D. Davies, of Waentrodau, near Cardiff, liberal promises were made towards the has accepted the cordial and unanimous erection of a chapel, and it is hoped that invitation of the church at Charles- during the year, sufficient funds may be street, Newport.- The Rev. G. D. Evans, raised to commence its erection, Adof the Metropolitan Tabernacle College, dresses were delivered by the chairman, has accepted a cordial invitation to be. the Revs. J. R. Parker, J. Philips, T. come the pastor of Upton Chapel, now James, J. Bowler, B. Burrows, and W. in course of erection at Barkham-terrace,
Forth. Lambeth-road, London.--The Rev. C.
DAMERHAM, Wilts.—The new chapel Wollacott has resigned the pastorate of in this village was opened on the 4th of the church at Little Wild-street, Mr. November. Two sermons were preached Wollacott has been engaged in the min- by the Rev. C. Stanford, Camberwell. istry fifty years, and retires from active The chapel was crowded, and the serlabour with the respectful and affec- vices were deeply interesting. The new tionate wishes of a large circle of friends. building will cost about £250, towards
The Rev. S. Hodges, Charlbury, Oxon, which it was announced at the opening has accepted the unanimous invitation of £100 had already been raised, more than the church at Stow-on-the-Wold.—The half this sum having been collected by Rev: Dr. Leechman, on account of ill. the kind exertions of Mr. Stanford. The health, has resigned the pastorate of the friends of Damerham will be very thankchurch at West End, Hammersmith, and ful for further assistance, of which they has taken up his residence at Bath.--The are much in need. Rev. S. Allsop, of Whittleşea, has ac- PILLGWENLLY, Mon.—The new chapel, cepted the earnest call of the first Baptist Commercial-road, Pillgwenlly, Newport, church at Longford, Warwickshire.
Mon., was opened on November 15th. Mr. William Williams, of Haverford,
The Rev. D. Evans, of Dudley, preached West College, has accepted the unanimous
and also on Monday evening, Nov. 16th. invitation to become the pastor of On the 17th, the Rev. J. Williams, of Abernant Church, Aberdare. -Mr. Wil.
Stow-hill Chapel, Newport, preached, liam Jones, of Haverfordwest College, has after which the Rev. E. Thomas, pastor accepted the unanimous invitation of the of the church, in the new chapel baptized Church, Hebron, Dowlais. The Rev.
seventeen candidates. James T. Baily has resigned the pastorate of the church, Branch-road, Black
WELLINGTON, SALOP.—The chapel in burn, and is open to invitation to supply
this town having been closed for imvacant churches.-The Rev. E. Jones, provement, was reopened on Nov. 22nd. formerly of Broseley, Salop, has accepted Sermons were preached by the Rev. S. the pastorate of the church at Bethesda G. Green, B.A., president of Rawdon Chapel, Trowbridge, Wilts. The Rev. College, and the Rev. H. Bake, (Ind) of H. T. Wardley, until recently a minister Wellington. The sum expended is be. in the Countess of Huntingdon's con
tween £400 and £500, which, with the nection at Worcester, has accepted the
exception of about £100, has already pastorate of the Baptist Church at Mel
been raised by the congregation. bourne, Cambridgeshire.The Rev. D. COLLEGE-STREET, NORTHAMPTON.--The Jones, B.A., of Folkestone, has accepted ancient church and congregation here, the unanimous invitation of the church presided over by the Rev. J. T. Brown, and congregation at Brixton-hill, and is and of which Dr. Ryland was once the expected to commence his ministry there pastor, having for a long time required on the first Lord's day in January. a new place of worship, at length set
about its erection, and on Thursday, Nov. 26th, the place was opened with the W. Landels, of London. The dinner
customary religious services. The site ANNIVERSARY AND OPENING is the same as before. The new chapel will SERVICES.
comfortably seat 1,100. The internal area
is 75 by 54 feet, with galleries extending REDDITCH.--The first anniversary of
over a spacious vestibule. The sermon the church at Redditch, was celebrated in the morning was preached by the Rev. on Nov. 8th and 9th. On Nov. 8th three resigned his ministry at Cromer-street
RECENT DEATHS. was provided at the Swan Inn, Derngate, and the company, which numbered about 120 persons, consisted chiefly of visitors
MRS. PRICHARD, Llandudno. from the neighbourhood. The chair was Mrs. Prichard, wife of Mr. W. Prichard, occupied by Mr. J. Perry, and speeches deacon of the Baptist church, Llandudno, were made by Mr. Brown, Mr. Landels, was well-known to many readers of the Mr. Mursell, of Kettering, and others. Magazine. In the evening, a sermon was preached Mrs. Prichard and her family had by the Rev. J. H. Hinton, M.A., of Lon.
much to do under God's blessing with don, and a large nnmber not being able the raising of the baptist church at to obtain admittance, a second sermon Llandudno to its present flourishing was preached in the large room over the state. Her father was one of the first school-room, by the Rev. J. Mursell, of
that embraced Baptist principles in that Kettering. On the following Sunday,
neighbourhood. Hearing the Rev. J: the Rev. J. P. Mursell, of Leicester, Prytherch, Calvinistic Methodist Minispreached both morning and evening, and ter, from Anglesea, preach from Luke on the Monday evening a public meeting xii. 50, and say that the baptism which a public meeting was held, the Rev. J. Christ underwent was not a mere sprinkT. Brown in the chair, when addresses
ling of sufferings, but an immersion in a were delivered by the Revs. J. Brown, sea of agonies, he became convinced that G. Nicholson, T. Arnold, T. T. Gough, baptism
by immersion is the Institution J. P. Mursell, J. P. Haddy, and others. of Christ, and that it is impossible to exIn the course of the evening it was plain the New Testament except on Bapstated that the cost of the building was tist principles. For many years he had about £7,000, and that the receipts, in. almost the whole care of the cause at cluding collections at the opening ser- Llandudno on his own shoulders. Mrs. vices, amounted to £5,355.
Prichard drank deeply of his spirit, and CLARENDON CHAPEL, LEAMINGTON.- The took such an interest in it as if its fate congregation, for whose use this new depended on her activity and faithfulchapel has been built, celebrated their
Those who did not know her love freedom from debt on Thursday, Nov. to Christ thought this officiousness; but 5th. Tea was served at 6 o'clock in the others who were acquainted with her school-rooms to about 200 persons; and sterling worth, knew that it was but the a larger congregation afterwards met in
natural expression of inward attachment the chapel where addresses were de- to Him who died for her. She cherished livered by Dr. Slack, who presided; the the highest respect for the servants of Rev. C. Vince and other gentlemen. Christ; she always deemed it an honour From a statement read by the Rev. W. to entertain them under her roof; and A. Salter, the pastor, it appeared that she caused the heart of many a poor the chapel had been begun in Nov. minister to rejoice. The writer remem1862, had been ready for opening by bers with gratitude and affection her Midsummer, and would, in a few days, anxiety to cheer and encourage him, he freed from all incumbrance. The re- when, an inexperienced young man from quisite transactions have since been com- college, he settled at Llandudno as pleted, and the chapel is the property of minister. She was very anxious to prothe Trustees, who hold it for a congre. vide English preaching for visitors to gation, maintaining the great truths held that delightful watering place. She and in common.by. Evangelical Christians. her beloved husband exerted themselves The building is in the early English to build the commodious English chapel style; seats 400 comfortably on the there. When the work threatened to ground floor, contains a gallery with stand for want of funds, they advanced vestries, beneath which can be easily the money; and when it was finished, thrown into the chapel, and provides for she, without the knowledge of any one the baptism by immersion of those who save her Master, furnished it with a desire it. School-rooms have been com: communion service, worth about £15, repleted on the premises since the chapel marking that it was the gift of a friend was opened. The congregations and to the English cause. Last winter her schools have been very encouraging, and health suffered ; she became weaker and it is hoped that much good will be done weaker, till June 29th, when she fell in a neighbourhood which is rapidly in. asleep in Jesus, whom she had faithfully creasing in population.
served for thirty-eight years. Many
friends, including several ministers from leading part in their public diffusion and the adjacent counties, were present at defence. Connected for many years with ber funeral. May the God who sustained the Congregational community, he was her, and gave her victory in death, en- yet a sincere Baptist, both in persuasion able our sorrowful brother to be faithful and practice, and regularly contributed anto death, and console his heavy heart ! to the funds of some of our strictly deLlangollen.
H. J. nominational societies. He was ani.
mated, however, by a truly Catholic Mr. R. W. LOWER, Folkstone. spirit that habitually rose above secta
rian limits, and never did he appear * Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord : yea, saith the Spirit, for they rest
happier than when united with Christians from their labours, and their works do follow
of other churches in religious worship or them."
service. About five years ago Mr. The truth of this inspired testimony Lower removed from Lewes to Folk. has recently found another illustration in
stone. Attaching himself to the Inde. the death of an eminently good man,
pendent church, (then greatly needing Mr. R. W. Lower, of Folkstone. He help) he took a prominent part in the was born at Lewes, in the April of 1796, management of its concerns, and his serand after a very short illness, at the age
vices in every direction were efficient and of sixty-seven, was taken to his heavenly
most acceptable. For the sake of health rest on Tuesday, October 27th, from his a removal was made to Taunton, where residence in the above town. On Mon. a year was spent, worshipping during day the 26th, he was engaged in the
that period with the Independent church, usual affairs of life, and was seen walking
where his devoutness and Christian ac.
In in company with his now sorrowing tivity made him highly esteemed. widow. `About noon of that day he was
the autumn of 1861 he returned to seized with the mortal attack, and, Folkstone, and together with Mrs. Lower, although all was done that medical skilí at once cordially united himself with the could devise, his strength failed him, his Baptist church and congregation. And, hour had come, and he expired on the
although his connection therewith was afternoon of the following day. To him,
limited to the two last years of his life, however, somewhat sudden death was in yet such were his zeal and usefulness in the noblest sense, sudden life. The the cause of Christ, that his name will greater part of Mr. Lower's career was
be remembered with gratitude and affecspent in Lewes, where for many years he
tion for many years to come. Mr. carried on business as a bookseller. He Lower came to Folkstone when he was enjoyed the inestimable advantage of
well able to aid its various interests. having pious parents, by whom his child. Rich in the experience of his past lie, hood was carefully trained "in the nur- possessed of leisure, pecuniary means, ture and admonition of the Lord;" and Christian knowledge and excellent talents accordingly he was ever accustomed to
for business, he cheerfully and unsparconnect his conversion to God with the ingly devoted these to his Master's serinstructions and prayers of his godly vice. Without forcing himself on any mother. From the time of his religious one's attention, there were yet but few decision and public profession of disci religious or benevolent institutions in pleship by baptism to the time of his the town, with which he was not actively death, (a period of two-and-forty years) connected. And when he professed adhe illustrated in his character the power
Lerence to any good cause, his adherence of divine grace, and in the course of an was real and not merely nominal. If he active life rendered considerable service gave his name, he also gave his time, of various kinds to the Christian Church. money, influence, and energies. Hence Mr. Lower was marked by great suavity his death is regarded as a public loss. and gentleness of manner, was easily ap- He will be missed not only in the church proached and readily communicative. of which he was a member, but also in Being a man of a thoroughly public the Town mission, the British schools, spirit, he took an active and intelligent the Bible Society, in all of which, with interest in affairs political and religious. several other societies, sacred and seHolding his principles as a Nonconfor- cnlar, he took a lively interest and renmist with the firmness of enlightened dered them material help. He will be conviction, it is not surprising that on much' missed also in the homes of the many occasions, when summoned forth poor, and at the bedside of the sick and by the call of duty, he took a somewhat dying, where is spiritual conversation