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supporters of this Society was held at part in the affairs of a Society which he Willis's Rooms, St. James's, on Monday
considered was doing much good. He morning, May 3rd, under the presidency dwelt at some length on the important of the Marquis of Cholmondeley. The feature in the Society's constitution that, Report stated that, during the past year, to some extent, it was a medical missionthe Society had circulated 19,973 copies ary society, by which the wants of the of the Scriptures amongst sailors, soldiers, 1 body were attended to, as well as the wants and canal-boatmen. The number of of the soul. The effect of this arrangeBibles and Testaments supplied exclu
ment had been very useful in China, sively to troops going to India had been where men had been brought to the 12,489. The Rev. G. R. Gleig, the Rev. knowledge of the gospel, by attending Professor Browne, Major H. L. Powys, before the missionary to be cured of their Colonel Aylmer, the Hon. Captain F. | bodily ills. Maude, and others, spoke in high terms Mr. George Pearse, the Honorary of the operations of this useful Society, Secretary, read the Report, which stated and urged its claims to public support. that the Society had sent out seven mis
sionary brethren, and eight female mis-CHURCH-OF-ENGLAND SUNDAY-SCHOOL sionaries, including the wives of those INSTITUTE
who are married, and had supported On Thursday evening, April 29th, the several native labourers, within little Annual Meeting of this Institution was more than five years. Having drawn held in Exeter Hall. The Right Hon. attention to the disturbed state of the inLord Calthor pe presided, and in his open- ternal affairs of China, the Report proing address said it was difficult to over- ceeded to say, that Ningpo had been fixed rate the value of Sunday-schools, and the upon as the centre of missionary operaimportance of that institution. Mr.J. G. tions in the north, where Dr. Parker was Fleet, the Corresponding Secretrary, read still labouring most successfully as the Annual Report, which set forth the medical missionary ; that his temporary labours of the Committee in connexion hospital was generally filled by patients, with their publications, lectures, train and that several of them had been reing classes, &c., and gave extracts from ceived into the church. Dr. Pruen, at communications received from their friends Penang, reports 11 individuals baptized in India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, during the year, and the schools are said the Bermudas, and the Bahama Islands, to contain 92 boys and 38 girls. The showing the progress and usefulness of receipts for the year were £1,606 88., and
the expenditure £1,366 7s. ld. The meeting, which was well attended, | The Hon, and Rev. B. Noel, Lieut.and efficiently addressed by the Bishop Col. Rowlandson, Captain Fishbourne, of London, the Bishop of Cashel, the and others, addressed the meeting, and Rev. T. Nolan, B.D., and the Rev. W. showed that the state of China at the Cadman, M.A., was closed with singing present moment was such as to stimulate and prayer.
and encourage us to do all we could to
forward the great work of evangelization CHINESE EVANGELIZATION SOCIETY. in that vast country. The friends and supporters of this Society celebrated its anniversary by a BRITISH AND FOREIGN SCHOOL SOCIETY. public breakfast, at Freemasons' Hall, on The Fifty-third Annual Meeting of this Friday morning, April 30th, at eight Society was held at the School-rooms, o'clock, when Sir E. N. Buxton, M.P., Borough-road, on Monday, May 10th; presided. At the conclusion of the Lord John Russell in the chair. breakfast, the Annual Meeting was held. After the customary examination, which The chairman, in introducing the bu- l was highly satisfactory, the business siness of the day, expressed the great commenced by the Secretary reading the pleasure he felt in being allowed to take | Report 252 young persons have at
tended the classes of the Normal College ciety was held in the large room, Exeter during the year ; of these 102 have been Hall, the Earl of Shaftesbury presiding. appointed to schools. In the Model Mr. W. Locke read the Report, which Schools, the average daily attendance of stated that the number of schools in conboys is 603, of girls 350 ; the total ad. nexion with the Union was 135 Sundaymitted since these schools were opened schools, having 20,500 scholars ; 98 day. is 62,102. During the year, 119 grants schools, with 14,390 scholars ; and 131 of money and school materials have been week-evening schools, with 8,650 scholars. made to schools at home and in the The number of voluntary teachers was colonies. Ten Ragged Schools have 2,580, and the number of paid teachers been thus assisted. The receipts for the 328. From the last cash-statement it year were £10,169 9s. 8d., and the ex-appeared that, including a balance in hand penditure amounted to £10,228 16s. 3d. of £758 lls. 5d., the income amounted to
The Earl of Glanville, Earl Ducie, £6,518 68. ld., of which a balance reRev. Mr. Taggart, Rev. Dr. Angus, Rev. mained, after paying all expenses, of W. Cadman, Mr. Robert Forster, and £874 10s. others took part in the animated proceed On the motion of the Rev. Canon ings of the day.
Miller, seconded by the Rev. Mr. Gra
ham, the Report was adopted. RAGGED SCHOOL UNION.
Other resolutions having been passed, On Monday evening, May 10th, the a vote of thanks to the noble Chairman Fourteenth Annual Meeting of this So- concluded the proceedings.
The remaining Anniversaries will be noticed next month,
INCREASED CIRCULATION OF THE EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE.
The usual May meeting of the Trustees are not able to purchase it for themof the EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE was held selves. at the-Milton Club, on Wednesday, May When it is remembered that for each 12th, after the missionary sermon at additional thousand copies sold monthly, Surrey Chapel.
the trustees are enabled to make grants Various suggestions were offered as to to eight or ten more widows, it must be the best means of extending our circula- obvious that, beyond the intrinsic value tion. Among others we deem the fol- of the magazine, its wide circulation is a lowing, made by the Rev. John Angel matter in which all our Christian friends James, worthy of special notice—that should feel the deepest interest. the wealthy widows in our congregations We trust that our friends will not lose should take several copies monthly, which sight of this simple way in which they they might give, or lend, to the widows can show their sympathy for their sisters in their several neighbourhoods, who I in affliction.
ANNIVERSARY OF THE LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
SIXTY-FOURTH GENERAL MEETING.
Os the recurrence of another Anniversary of our time-honoured Society, we have especial cause to thank God and take courage, on the review of the manifold mercies which have been mingled with the trying experiences of the past year. During the crisis of the revolt in India, nothing short of the destruction of some of our most flourishing Missions could be anticipated ; but our fears have been rebuked, and a gracious Providence has so ordered events that this great catastrophe has been rendered instrumental in stimulating the zeal and efforts of British Christians for the wider spread of the Gospel in that country. And further, through the discoveries of Dr. Livingstone, in Central South Africa, a way has been opened for the messengers of mercy into regions hitherto inaccessible to the light of truth. In other parts, also, of the Mission field, witnesses have risen up to testify to the grace of God, in converting sinners from the error of their way, and in building up believers in their most holy faith. Moreover, the various Services connected with the Anniversary, have been characterised by an earnest tone of piety, and by a concentration of aim and purpose which, under the Divine blessing, form the best guarantee for the success of our plans and efforts in furtherance of the Gospel, while the numerous attendance on the Public Meeting at Exeter Hall, and the sustained interest with which the statements of the various speakers were listened to, serve to attest that the cause of Missions retains a strong hold upon the judgment and affections of the friends and constituents of the Society.
MONDAY, MAY 10th. New Broad Street Chapel.-An early Morning Prayer Meeting was held, specially to implore the Divine blessing on the several Services of the Anniversary.
Weigh House Chapel.--Service for the Juvenile Friends of the Society. Rev. R. BRUCE, of Huddersfield, commenced with reading and prayer. Rev. R. W. DALE, A.M., of Birmingham, preached from Matt. iv. 8-10. The Service was concluded by Rev. John IIALLETT, of Norwich.
TUESDAY EVENING, May 11th. Fetter Lane Ilelsh Chapel.-A Sermon in the Welsh language was preached by Rev. Tuomas Joxes, of Moriston, Glamorganshire, from Acts i. 8.
WENDESDAY, MAY 12th. Surrey Chapel. After the usual Liturgical Service, which was read by Rev. Newman Hall, prayer was offered by Rev. JAMES SHERMAN, of Blackheath. Rev. Enoch MELLOR, VOL. XXXVI.
missionaries in various districts, the Re HOME AND COLONIAL SCHOOL SOCIETY. port stated that the number of central The Annual Examination and Meeting stations was 105; the number of subor- of this Society was held at the Institudinate and tributary stations, 98. During tion, Gray's Inn-road, on Monday after. the year, 401 persons were added to the noon, May 3rd. In the unavoidable missionary churches. The entire number absence of the Earl of Chichester, who of members was 4,208. There were 98 was expected to take the chair, Mr, LaSunday-schools, with 1,095 teachers and bouchere presided. The examination of 8,309 scholars. The Society commenced the children gave the greatest satisfaction its financial year with a debt of £240, to all present. The Report read by the which had been increased by the sum of Secretary was a very lengthy document, £130.
and furnished an interesting account of The Hon. and Rev. B. Noel, Revs. J. I the operations of the Society, and the W. Best, C. Vince, Paxton Hood, c. educational movement generally. After Short, and S. J. Davis addressed the quoting the reports of the government Meeting, which concluded with singing inspectors, it went on to give a summary
of the work of the training department
during the year, and set forth the numHOME AND IRISH EVANGELICAL MISSIONS. ber of teachers, schools, and children.
The Annual Meeting of these Societies The Treasurer's balance-sheet showed the was held in the Poultry Chapel, on receipts to have been £7,307 10s. 11d., Tuesday evening, May 11th. The chair and after all the expenses had been met, was taken by John Cheetham, Esq., M.P. | there was a balance of £10 38. 5d, in
After the meeting had been opened with hand. devotional exercises, the chairman made The Report was unanimously adopted, a few introductory remarks. Dr. Massie and several addresses delivered in favour then read the Report of the Home Mise of the objects of this useful Institution. sionary Society, from which we find that the services of its agents are employed
YOUNG MEN'S MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION. among 538,000 people. There are 113
The Annual Fraternal Meeting of this stations, diffusing their influence among
Association was held at the Regent's633 parishes, villages, and towns ; 358
park College, on Tuesday evening, May chapels and rooms are occupied for wor. ship, while the adult hearers average tial attendance, over which Dr. Angus
11th, when there was a large and influen30,000. There are 170 Sunday-schools
was called to preside. in operation, in which 13,797 scholars are
After singing a hymn, prayer was taught by 1,808 male and female teachers. There are 52 missionaries and students, Chairman then briefly explained the object
offered by the Rev. I. Vale Muminery. The and 63 grantees, associated with 172
of the meeting. Addresses were delivered lay coadjutors. During the year, 62,000
on missions— Home, Irish, and Foreignmagazines, 150,000 religious tracts, and
by the Revs. J. Harcourt, A. M. Hender. 1,565 copies of the Bible have been sold or
son, and J. P. Chown. The Rev. W. distributed. The Report of the Irish Evangelical Mead, the senior student in the College,
Howieson, Mr. Templeton, and Mr. J. Society alluded to a handsome gift of books, received from Dr. Campbell, to
also took part in the engagements of the the value of £100. We regret to learn
evening, which were deeply interesting. that the proportion of British Mission collections appropriated for Ireland, this
LONDON JEWS' SOCIETY. year, has been £111 less than last year. The Jubilee Meeting of this very use
The Revs. A. Reed, Dr. Morton Brown, ful Society was held at Exeter Hall, on Mr. Payton, H. P. Bowen, T. Ball, and Friday morning, May 7th ; the Earl of Paxton Hood spoke to the various reso- Shaftesbury presiding. The proceedings lutions.
having been commenced by prayer and
reading the Scriptures, the noble Chair- | land and Wales, but also in the West man offered a few remarks.
Indies, where it has aided many of the The Rev. C. J. Goodhart, the Secretary, schools connected with the London, Morathen read the Report, which stated that vian, and Baptist Missionary Societies. the gross receipts of the Society, exclu- The receipts for the past year, with a sive of the Jubilee Fund, amounted to balance in hand of £272 13s. at the for£31,368, and the expenditure to £35,150. mer audit, amounted to £731 28, 6d., The Jubilee Fund, on the 31st of March, which, after all expenses being paid, left amounted to £1,018. The Report gave a balance of £282 148. 2d, in the hands an interesting account of the operations of the Treasurer. of the Society during the year, and re The claims of this valuable Association ferred with devout gratitude to the large upon the friends of voluntary education measure of success with which the God were very efficiently urged upon the of Israel had crowned their labours audience by the Revs. D. Katterns, J. during the past fifty years.
Curwen, H. Richards, A. Reed, J. H. The Bishop of London ably moved the Hinton, and W. Brock. first resolution, and suggested the desirableness of educating young men of the Hebrew persuasion, who had embraced
COLONIAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Christianity, to go abroad as missionaries. The Twenty-second Anniversary MeetThe Rev. Dr. Marsh seconded the reso ing of this Society was held in the Poultry lution, and called on the assembly to aid | Chapel, on Monday evening, May 17th, the Society, not only with their purses, the Earl of Shaftesbury in the chair. A but by their prayers. The Rev. Dr. hymn having been sung, the Rev. Dr. M`Neile supported the resolution, in an Spence offered up prayer. The Rev. T. energetic speech; after which it was James read the Report, which gave a passed unanimously.
sketch of the Society's operations at Other resolutions, urging increased Toronto, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, exertions on the part of the meeting, hav- New Brunswick, Cape of Good Hope, ing been adopted, a vote of thanks to the Cape Town, Natal, Victoria, Tasmania, Chairman terminated the business of the Sydney, Adelaide, &c. &c. The receipts day.
for the year were stated to have exceeded those of any former year, the total
amount being £6,544 138. 6d., and the VOLUNTARY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION,
expenditure £5,569 ; leaving a balance in The Annual Soirée and Meeting of this favour of the Society of £974 188. 1d., Association was held on Monday, May which is absorbed by the amount due to 3rd, at the Milton Club, when G. W. the fund raised to meet the expenses of Alexander, Esq., was called to the chair. the outfit of the sixteen missionaries The assembly having adjourned to the whom Mr. Poore came to England to large room, the Chairman commenced the obtain. business of the evening, by offering a few
The noble Chairman then delivered one remarks upon the necessity that existed of the most admirable opening speeches for more vigorous efforts to promote the out of the many we have had the pleasure voluntary education of the people. of hearing from his Lordship, in which
The Secretary read the Report, from he bore distinct testimony to the importwhich it appeared, that in the normal in. ance and efficiency of the voluntary prinstitutions connected with the Association ciple, set forth the necessity and value of upwards of 100 young persons had been providing for the spiritual instruction of trained for teaching, a considerable por- of our colonial dependencies, and extion of whom were now engaged in the pressed the satisfaction it afforded him to work. The Association had contributed co-operate with his Nonconformist breliberal sums towards the establishment thren in carrying on the cause of God, and support of schools, not only in Engo whether at home or abroad.