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late of Kidderminster (now of Wigan) village about 40 years. Dr. Carey, concluded with prayer. Mr. Ham now of Serampore, was first settled mond, of Handworth, preached in the here. The place in which the people evening.

met for worship was very small, and, • July 22. The Rev. Andrew Ritchie,

in other respects, unsuitable. lofiu

enced by the desire of glorifying God, late a student at Homerton, was set a part to the pastoral office over the In

and extending the kingdom of Christ, dependent Church at Wrentham, in

they have erected a plain, neat, and

.confortable house, without pewn; Suffolk. Mr. Haward, of Rendiham,

which, on as frugal a plan as they could began with reading the Scriptures anci the general prayer; Mr.' Ward, of

adopt, has cost them 4001. : towards

· which, though a poor people, they have Stowmarket, delivered an introductory discourse, and asked the usual ques.

raised nearly sool.: the rest must be

solicited from the religious public. tions; Mr. Price, of Woodbridge,

They have no settled minister at preprayed the ordination prayer; Mr. Walford, of Yarmouth, gave the charge

sent; but the prospect of usefulness is from i Tim. iv. 16; Mr. Atkinson, of

very encouraging, · Many young per

sons attend. Some of thein are the Ipswich, preached to the people; and

subjects of serious impressions. Mr. Spencer, of Walpole, concluded with prayer. Mr. Creak, of Burnban, Nov. 14. A small but commodious preached in the evening.

place of worship was opened in the ¢ July 26.. The Rev. Christopher village of Lane End, near High Wy· Hill, late student at Rotherham Aca- combe, Bucks, when three sermons

demy, was ordained pastor over the were delivered, appropriate to the oce church of Christ assembling in Lady casion. Mr. Edwards, of Marlew, Glenorchy's Chapel, Carlisle. The fol- preached in the morning, from 2 Thess. lowing brethren, who are pastors of ili. I; Mr. Holloway, of Reading, in churches in the same county, engaged the afternoon, from Rom. xv. 29 ; Mr. in the service :-Mr. Norris, of Alston, Snelg r, of Wycombe, in the evening, delivered the introductory discourse; from Heb. ii. 3; Mr. Bcrry, the Mr. Peel, of Workington, asked the , minister of the place during nine years questions, and offered up the ordination upwearied exertion, has experienced prayer; Mr. Scott, of Parkhead, gave considerable opposition in his endeathe charge from 1 Tim. iv. 16; Mr. Vours to propagate the knowledge of a Gritton, of Keswick; preached to the crucified Redeemer : the prospect, people from Gal. iv. 18. Mr. Hill has however, is now very encouragiag. only been here about a year, during which the Lord has, answered his Nov. 21 was opened a small neat prayers and encouraged his heart, by a chapel, near Penshurst, Kent. The considerable increase of hearers; to sermon in the morning, by Mr. Sabine; some of whom, he has reason to hope, of Tunbridge, from Luke viii. 1; in the the word has been made profitable. evening, by Mr. Martell (successor to The Associated Ministers of Hamp

the apostolic Gilbert, of Heath field, shire held their half-yearly Meeting,

Sussex) froin Rev. xxii. 17. The enSep. 20, at Cowes, in the Isle of Wight.

couragement at this spot is great, espeMr. Sleigh, of Salisbury, preached on

cially as much opposition and persethe Justice of God, from Deut. xxxii. ·

cution have prevailed formerly. The 4. The ordinance of the Lord's Sups

ground on which the chapel stands, per was afterwards administered. At

was given by a lady in the beighbour

hood. Both services were well athalf past seven in the morning, Mr. Bogue preached on Roin. viii. 32;

tended, and 201. collected at the door. and, in the evening, Mr. Bennett on

Mr. Sabine's sermon, containing An Is. xxx. 20, 21. Mr. Scamp preached

Apology for Village Preaching,' is the preceding evening fruni Joon xii. published as a village tract. 21. The bext meeting is to be held at

The Rev. Samuel Lowell, of Bristol, Andover, April 18, 1810, Mr. Bruce has accepted the oflice of Secretary to to preach, on the Mercy of God. . the Committee of the United Dissent

Nov. 8. A new Meeting-House, in ing Congregations in that eity, for. the Baptist interest, was opened at Regulating the Applications made for Hackleton. Mr. Heighton, of Road, Pecuniary Aid towards the Erection of prayed; Mr. Sutcliff, of Olrey, and Buildings for Public Worshin. It is, Mr. Fuller, preached in the morning, therefore, requested that cases, 112 an d'Mr. Blundell, Jun. in the evening, future, be addressed to him (post paid) to purperous and attentive audiences. and they wiil receive an attention proThe gospel has been preached in this portioned to their respective claims.

Bible Societies.

in various ways, and especially in The influence exerted by the British

promoting union among Christians of

pro and Foreign Bible Society, like a flow

the several denominations; and may be ing stream, deepens and widens as it

considered as a happy presage of that proceeds. It appears, by recent letters

glorious period, when they will see. from America, that, in addition to the

eye to eye,' and in all their actions be Bible Societies at Philadelphia and in

intluenced only by the love of Christ, Connecticut, one was expected to be very shortly formed at New York, and We understand that the Annual another in Ņew Jersey. In Britain, Meeting of the London Itinerant Auxiliary Bible Societies are continu. Society, will be held at the Guildally 'encreasiog in number; and we hall Coffee-house, on Friday, the have the pleasure to announce that, in

In 19th ins.. at six o'clock. addition to those already noticed in this Magazine, one was formed, on the . The independent ministers of 24th of Odober last, at Haddington, London (who are engaged in the denominated. The East Lothian Bible Monthly Meetings) have agreed to Society.” At Leeds, on the day of the preach on the subject of Family Dational festival, called “The Jubilee,' Worship, on the first Lord's Day another was constituted; and, on the

of January 1810.-See their Reso

of lo 9th of December last, one was also

lutions in our Supplement, page 569. established at Exeter: at the two latter cities, the mayor of suh pre- The Tuesday Evening Lecture to sided. At Falmonti ülsen, a society, the Jews, lately insiituled by the instituted for the suppression of vice, Missionary Society, has been well have formed, from among themselves, attended duriog the last month. an Auxiliary Bible Society; and there several Jews have been piesent ; is reason to believe that many of the

froin one of whom a sensible lelier

froin on chief towns will follos in the esta.

has been received, stating his obblishment of similar institutions. The benefits which arise to society



jectious to the discourse he heard. by such measures are incalculable, not. The subjects discussed at this leconly in the direct object, the Diffusion ture are very interesting both to of Scriptural Knowledge, but collater Jaws and Christians..

· Missionary Prayer-Meetings in London, for the Year 1810.,

Jan, 1,....Gate Street ........ Rev. Mr. Williams.
Feb. 5, ... Jewin Street ....... Mr. Priestley..
March 5,.. Orange Street ...... Various.
April 2,... Hoxton ............ Various.
May 7,.... Islington........... ker. Mr. Jones.
June 4, ....Deptford........... Mr. Barker,
July 2, ....Kentish Town...... Various
Aug. 6, ... Kingsland.......... Rev. Mr. Campbello
Sep. 3,....New Court .....

Dr. Winter.
Oct. 1, .... Union Street.......

Mr. Humphrys.
Nov. 5,.... Holyweil Mount .... Mr. Platt.
Dec. 3, ... . Berry Street ....... Mr. Beck.
*** Service to begin at Half past Six in the Evening..

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Lecture to the Jews, at Artillery Street Chapel, on Tucsday Evenings,

in the Month of January. . Jan. 2, Mr. Thomas IIackett. -The true Character of the Messiah. · 9, Mr. Charles Buck.-- The Humiliation of the Messiah. 16, Dr. Collyer. --The Conquests and Glory of the Messiah. 23, Mr. John Campbell.--'The indispensable Duty of the Jews to Search

the Scriptures respecting the Messiah. 30, Mr. George Burder. --Prools that the promised Messiah has already


Thomas Hawkes, late of Piccadilly, Esq. a Donation
Paisley Missionary Society, hy W. Carlisle, Esq.
Dundee Missionary Society, by Rev. Mal. Colquhoun
Mr. T. Atkins, lale of Blackheath, a Legacy of
100l. 3 per cent. reduced,

- L. 69 0 0
Legacy Duty - 6 18 o

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62 2 0

Interest - 17 o
Richard Clark, late of Chelsea, Esq. by W. Abbott,
Esg. one of his Executors, a Legacy . 100 0 0

Deduct Duty 10 O o
Charles Ward, late of Chipping Wycombe, in the
County of Bucks, Esq. by his Executors, D. Parker,
W. Parker, and C. Downing, Esgrs.


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Collection at the Rev. Mr. Bura's Meeting, Stonehouse, near l'ly.

mouth Dock, by the Rer. Ar. Platt
A Lady, by the Rev. Dr. Ilaveis, for the Otaheitan Mission

(in addition to 500l. hefo re given for the same purpose)
A Friend, by the Rev. C. Buck
A Friend, by the Rev. Rowland Hill
Anonymous, by ditto

A Widow's Miie, by ditto
T. G. by Mr. Berryman, Plymouth
Ebenezer (Col.)
Rev. James Jacksco and Friends, Green Hamerton, collected

October 25, 1809
Rev. Mr. Higgs and Friends, Dorchester
Rey. Mr. Duon and Friends, Mary pori, collec ed Oct. 25

Friends to the Cause in the Establishment 8 14 0

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Mrs. Hebert, by Rev. Mr. Lewis .
A Friend at Lychett
N. hy the Rev. Mr. Kemp
Capt. w. Jenkins, Swansea, by ditto
Mr. H. H. Pembrokeshire, by Mr, B. Jones

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Guarded by a nation's prayers, WHILE Ruin's fatal darts are burla Britain's sceptred Sire appears, Round the wide empire of the world,

Bending with the weight of years, And Death, triumphant in the fray,

And the pressure of her cares: Marks with his horrid spoils the day,

While they share a filial part

In th' affection of his heart,
Firm, amid th' alarm of war,
Albion sits, serenely great,

Him, the Parent and the King,
Unmov'd by all the shocks of fate,

Loud bis grateful people sing! And bears the tumult die afar.

Far distant be the fatal day Soon the tyrant's blood-stain d wreath Thai rends from us our king away ! Withers on his head, and dies,

Aud -ben, at lengih, Great Britain Blasted by the wirlow's sighs ;

weeps While it shades him, underneath

Upon the spot where grandeur sleeps : Fear, and dark suspicion prey,

When Time shall lay th'anointed head Chill distrust and blank dismay :

Au rest ainong le nomour'i dead, Vengeance on bis conscience rulis · Muy los alu-trioos heir arise, All the blood of slaughter’ú souls *! And wipe he tears from all our cyes !

W. D. C. * Jer. ij. 34.

- Distant roars the battle's din, Thoughts on the Close of the Year.

Nations bleed and kingdoms fall; AGAIN, vith unremitted speed

We bave gentle Peace within, Time haih his annual circle run ! And without Salvation's wall. Thus years shall pass, and years suc- King of Kings and Lord of Lords, ceed

Prince of Peace for us appear: Till Time's vast pilgrimage is done! Sheathe, Oh, sheathe, the nations' Tho' Time, with swift and silent range,


Give us dow an happy Year!
Unpotic'd, flits his onward way;
Yet Nature feels the constant changc, Thou, whose sun's prolific rays
Avd marks its progress with decay.

Warm and cbeer this globe begeath; Regardless of approaching fate,

Thee for brighter light we praise, While added years our portion fill, Shining thro’ the shades of death. Men calmly add another date,

Now the Saviour's grace we see, And live as if their time stood still. Now the gospel-trump we hear: Short is the space since we began,

Give us now our JUBILEE, -And short the period we shall be;

Bring the great triumphant Year! Life is at best a little span, --A moment to eternity!

GOD, the Author and End of" Yet vast events that span contains,

Being, Apd boundless scenes before us lie ; And endless bliss or woe remains, GREAT Source of existence and bliss,

As mortals learn to live and die. - Thou Fountain of Life ard of Love? A year is gone, - the past review,

Thy wisdom's a boundless abyss, Almighty goodness flls the space!

Thy kingdom can never remove! A year begins, - begin anew

Tho' beings shall rise and decay The song of praise, the work of grace!

And sink to the dust whence they

Thn nature shall moulder away,

Thy throne is forever the same!
Praise for the Mercies of the
Past Year, and PRAYER for

Thy word hath the universe mase,

Thine hapd doth creation uphold; Blessings on the New Year.

All time by thy glance is survey'd, God, who roll'st the Year along, - All ages thy goodness unfold!

Thou, in whom we live and inove,, ., The planets that travel thro' space, Breathe, and then accept the song,

The seasons that roll in their train, Fill'd with gratitude and love.

Their circles unerring retrace, All above, beneath, around,

For Thou dost their courses mains , Spreading far, and cent’ring near,

tain ! . . . . Wisdom, pow'r, and grace abound, Mingling with the varied Year!

When night overwhelm'd us, how soon

Thy truth, like the morning - star, Round thy high eternal throne,

shone; Pure adoring seraphs stand;

But bright as the lustre of noon, But thou art to mortals known

Messiah thy glory made kilown. By the bounties of thy hand.

The gems of the sky shall expire, When the blasts of Winter blew,

And darkness the sun shall obscure, Thou didst check the rage severe; The earth shall be melted with fire, When the fruits of Summer grew, But truth shall forever endure. 'Twas thy goodness crown'd the Year.

Our days, they are fleeting and few; Loud onr crimes for vengeance call, Our wants, they are many and great: Feebly we thy mercy crave,

But thou dost our comforts renew, Gently thy corrections fall,

Our cares and our sorrows abate. Swiftly dost thou rise to save ! : Ah! soon we shall finish our course, Vile and worthless as we are, a

1 And Time shall itself have an end ! Sinners might thy terrors fear,

• To Thee may we rise as our Source, But thou dost in mercy spare!".

And with Thee eterniiy spend ! Lo! we see another Year !


Printed by G. Auld, Greville Street, London.

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