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tion of hands by those already in office.

13. They believe that the fellowship The College as Wymondley, Herts, of every Christian church should be which is managed by the Trustees of so liberal as to admit to communion in Mr. Coward's property, is about to the Lord's Supper, all whose faith and be removed to the immediate vicinity godliness are, on the whole, undoubted, of the London University, it being though conscientiously differing in intended that the Students shall repoints of minor importance; and that ceive their Humanity and Philosophi. this outward sign of fraternity in

cal Education in that establishment, Christ should be co-extensive with but reside together in one academical the fraternity itself, though without family, under the presidency of their involving any compliances which con- much valued theological tutor, the science would deem to be sinful.

Rev. Thomas Morell.

We cannot but express our hope that

this public spirited measure may be CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, MILL

crowned with the greatest success that

the esteemed trustees can desire-for HILL, MIDDLESEX.

it is most unquestionable, that if our Several years ago, a church was

denomination is to retain and increase formed at the village of Mill Hill, in

its influence in society, its ministers connection with the Dissenters' Gram

must receive a much more finished mar School there. On the appoint- education than they have generally ment of the Rev. W. Clayton early in

possessed. 1831, to the chaplaincy of that valuable establishment, he was invited by the few surviving members, to take the oversight of them, which he accepted, NEW CHAPEL, WINDSOR, BERKSHIRE. and the number of communicants is

The present Independent place of now between 30 and 40.

worship having become too small The Grammar School Chapel in

to accommodate the congregation, which they were permitted to worship, they have determined to provide being in a state not at all in accordance

a more commodious house of prayer, with the elegance of the School itself,

and we have now the pleasure to state has been superseded by the erection of that, the first stone of a new Chapel to a chaste and commodious chapel, 60

be 68 feet by 46, exclusive of the feet by 40, which accords with the vestry, and in a more desirable situaoriginal design of the whole edifice.

tion than the old one, was laid on This chapel was opened for divine Wednesday, May 16th, in the preworship on Lord's Day, June 24th, when the Rev. W. Clayton preached

sence of a numerous and respectable in the morning from Haggai ii. 19;


T'he order of the service was as folFrom this day will I bless you.” The Rev. Henry Lea Berry, M. A. Worcester, gave out part of the 132d

lows: Rev. G. Redford, M.A. of (the first classical master) preached in Psalm, and read a portion of Scripthe afternoon, from Phil. iii. 8. “ Yea, doubtless and I count all things,” &c. pastor of the church, offered a short

ture; Rev. A. Redford, the venerable and the Rev. George Clayton, of Walbrook, preached in the evening, prayers. The stone was laid by Thofrom Haggai ii. 9. “The glory of this

mas Wilson, Esq. of Highbury, and latter house,” &c.

a brass plate and some coins deposited. A handsome gallery is appropriated which Rev. J. Leifchild, of London,

The 118th Psalm was sung, after to the use of the pupils and the other

delivered gen men of the establishment, and stating the origin of the Dissenting in

an appropriate address, the area of the chapel is fitted up with convenient pews for the accommoda

terest in Windsor, the circumstances tion of residents in the neighbourhood. tion of a new building, and the doc

which had led to the intended erecThe attendance at the above services was respectable, and the collections proclaimed in it; the 117th Psalm

trines of the Gospel which will be exceeded £30.

was then sung, and Rev. J.A. James,


course, which


of Birmingham, concluded with so- The Rev. Robert Halley, classical lemn prayer and the benediction. and resident tutor of Highbury Col

lege, delivered the introductory dis

course, exhibiting a vigorous and masOn Tuesday, May 22d, the Rev. terly analysis of the structure and John Harrison, late of the Independent privileges of a Christian church. College, Rotherbam, was ordained as The Rev. John Jukes, of Yeovil, co-pastor, with the Rev. W. L. Pratt- proposed the usual questions to the man, over the Independent Church, candidate, to which pertinent and saassembling in Newgate Street Chapel, tisfactory replies were given. Barnard Castle, Durbam ; when the The ordination prayer was offered following ministers took part in the by the Rev. Alfred Bishop, of Beasacred solemnity.

minster; and the charge, comprising The Rev. R. Gibbs, of Darlington, a series of faithful and affecting adcommenced the service of the day by monitions, founded on Col. iv. 17, was prayer and the reading of the Scrip- given by the Rev. Thomas Durant, of tures ; the Rev. J. Matheson, of Dur- Poole. ham, delivered the introductory dis- In the evening, the usual sermon to

most able, full, the people was delivered by the Rev. and candid statement of our reasons Richard Keynes, of Blandford, from for dissent; the Rev. J. Jackson, of Gal. vi. 6, to a large and attentive conGreen Hammerton, asked the usual gregation. questions, and, with much fervour The meetings of the day were numeand solemnity, offered the ordination rously attended, and were marked by prayer ; the Rev. T. Smith, A.M., unusual feelings and expressions of of Rotherham College, gave the charge interest. to the minister, which was distinguish- On Wednesday the 20th June, the ed by great affection, pertinence, and ordination of Rev. Ebenezer Prout, practical utility; and the Rev. W. L. of Highbury College, over the IndePrattman concluded the service with pendent church at Oundle, Northprayer.

amptonshire, took place, when Rev. D. In the evening, in the Wesleyan Parkins, of Aldwinkle, commenced Chapel, which was kindly offered for the services of the morning by reading the purpose, after prayer by the Rev. the Scriptures and prayer; Rev. R. T. Smith, A.M., the Rev. James Halley, classical tutor at Highbury Parsons, of York, with great faithful- College, delivered the introductory ness and impression, addressed the discourse ; Rev. T. Haynes, of Buschurch and congregation from Acts ix. ton, asked the usual questions; Rev. 31, and then concluded with prayer. T. Toller, of Kettering, offered the

The services of the day, as ordination prayer; Rev. J. Blackburn, manifest by the countenances of the of London, gave the charge; and the crowded audiences by which they were Rev. C. T. Sevier, of Wellingborough, attended, were deeply interesting and concluded with prayer. affecting, and have produced an im- In the evening, the Rev. E. Prust, pression which it is hoped will prove of Northampton, read and prayed ; both useful and lasting.

Rev. J. Robertson, of Wellingborough, At the close of the morning service preached to the people ; and Rev. C. the ministers and friends dined to- J. Hyatt, of Northampton, closed the gether; after which a very interesting solemn and interesting services of the account of the progress of religion in day by prayer. Barnard Castle and its neighbourhood On Wednesday, June 20th, 1832, was given by the Rev. W. L. Pratt- the Rev. S. J. Breeze was ordained man, and the subject of the proposed pastor of the Independent church at congregational union was very ably Queenborough, Kent. The Rev. S. discussed.

Stennett, Mill Town, Sheerness, comThe ordination of the Rev. John menced the service by reading the Hoxley over the Independent church Scriptures and prayer. at Sherborne, in the county of Dorset, The Rev. John Moreland, of Miltook place on Wednesday, 6th June. ton next Sittingbourn, delivered a



succinct and scriptural introductory London, vacant by the removal of the discourse; the Rev. H. J. Rook, of Rev. Mr. Dobson to Orange Street Faversham, asked the usual ques- Chapel, and that he will commence his tions; the Rev. Joseph Slatterie, of labours on the first Sabbath in August, Chatham, offered the ordination when the meeting-house will be reprayer; the charge was given by the opened after considerable repairs. Rev. James Prankard, of Sheerness ; and the Rev. Thomas Bastard, of Minster, concluded. In the evening, the service was com

Congregational School for Yorkmenced by reading and prayer, by the

shire and Lancashire, SilcoatesRev. G. W. Moulson, of Mile Town, House, near Wakefield. The Annual Sheerness. The sermon to the church Meeting of the Subscribers and Friends and congregation was preached in his

to this sostitution is fixed for Wednesusual kind and appropriate manner by day, July 4th. The public examinathe Rev Joseph Slatterie, of Chatham. tion of the pupils will commence at The services of this peculiarly interest- nine o'clock in the morning ; the meeting day were closed by the Rev. S. J. ing of the subscribers, for the transBreeze, the newly ordained pastor.

action of business, will be held at twelve o'clock. It is expected that a

proposition will be submitted to the We understand, that the Rev. N. meeting to extend the benefits of the M. Harry, of Banbury, has accepted school beyond the limits of Yorkshire the pastoral charge of the ancient Con- and Lancashire, in favour of the sons gregational church, New Broad Street, of ministers in the adjoining counties.

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the longest days. Our Piazza is so deep, The following particulars are extracted we can sit here often when the rain is from letters which have recently been falling very fast, and are the more inreceived from Mrs. Kilham, an aged vited to do so, at times, as the sitting member of the Society of Friends, who, room is dark when we cannot have all the it will be recollected by many of our doors open; it reminds me, together with readers, sailed for that colony in October the high surrounding mountains, of some 1830, to promote by Christian instruction of the descriptions of French monasteries. the spiritual and temporal improvement The rains have been thus far very light, of the Africans. There is something perhaps no one day clear of rain in this touching and heart-stirring in the cor- or the last month; but excepting the respondence of this devoted woman. It week before last, we have had some is not an every-day sight to behold a bright weather during a part of almost solitary widow of threescore years and every day. The changes are great be. ten, leaving, under a strong impression of yond description, and sometimes very duty, her country and friends, and ener- sudden, from bright fine sky one hour, getically pursuing missionary operations and the next general fog and clondiness, in perhaps the worst climate under the and peeling rain ; still there are intima

We are sure that she will have the tions of coming showers, so that if needfal prayers and sympathies of every Chris- we may prepare against them. Some of tian.

onr English friends, if they could be Description of the Country, and Tempera- lotte, would not åt all imagine themselves

brought suddenly from London to Char. ture.

in the dissolving country they had heard “ It is now evening, and raining, after described, but surrounded by a cool air, a fine bright day ; I have come out into and more the appearance of a wild com the Piazza to catch the last gleams of day. mon, associated with ideas of solitude and light, which leave us some time before cold, than with what the mind had pic. seven o'clock, and do not reach seven, in tured of briglit and luxuriant vegetation ;


for with all its powers of production, if teresting subjects for instruction, a few well directed, this country has a look of in particular, whom I have selected as great barrenness and wildness when com- monitors, and teach them a little in my pared with England.

own room, or in the Piazza apart from the .“ There is a great lack of foresight, rest. It is deeply interesting to find that and also intelligence, in the cultivation of they now receive many things which I the land, so that a person with one or two tell them in easy English from Scripture farms, as they are called, will yet be at history, and some important trnths in one season of the year destitute of any Scripture sentences, which they repeat food from them, although with care they with me to keep up their attention. I might have produce every month.

have had, since writing last, very comfort. * 6th Month, 17th, 1831. I am now, ing evidence of the advancement of my through divine favour, quite restored to children in their school instruction, and I health, and though we have rain every am anxious to complete for them, as soon day more or less, I do not suffer from the as I can, all that I have had in prospect state of the weather; indeed, a great in undertaking this charge. Our first or part of the day is sometimes fair, and the highest scholars read very nicely several mornings especially, not unfrequently of the Scripture card lessons, both from beautifully fine for a few hours; at other the very large and smaller type ; they times the morning dawn is accompanied can read, I think, the whole of the large, by so heavy a fog that the mountains are and several of the smaller, and can write completely covered, at other times fog their lessons on slates, either from the does not come on till nine or ten o'clock, printed sheets or from dictation. and then, after remaining some time, dis- The children repeat, every morning perses. We consider the Tornado season before school commences, the simple yet as now over, and have had very little expressive lines of A. Gilbert's hymn, bigh wind this month, but to-day, since Lord I would own thy tender care, noon, the wind has risen so much, that I (the whole hymn) in one voice, this they have shut all the doors in the house but do quite well, and have nearly learned one, and if that was shut, I should want a several others in the way of repeating lamp or candle by which to write. This after a monitor, until they can repeat it is really a Tornado, though accompanied alone. We have some children with very with but little thunder, but the wind is fine countenances, at least so they appear very strong, and the rain falls fast. In to me, affectionate, intelligent, and susthe middle of the rainy season we had not ceptible of improvement. any beat, that, to me felt more than *Every day they hear some simple pleasant, nor any of that relaxing effect and impressive passages of Scripture which is often experienced from the lead, and sometimes they answer a few heat of the dry season, so that here, as in questions upon what they have heard ; England, there are some things to enjoy I am very glad to have had the opporas well as some to suffer in every season. tunity which this school gives me, to try

a simple and practical plan of instruction State of the Native School in Charlotte.

in teaching to read, and write, and “ The school-house is detached from think; I should much like to see the our dwelling, and on the opposite side same plan' acted upon in a school in Engof the yard, but near enough for me to land or Ireland, where the language of speak to the children at the door from our the lessons is the native language of the Piazza, and as they have no clock or pupils. I am now prepared to give to watch, I have to give the signal of a bell, these children some farther opportunities when they should sit down to write or than they have yet had, for learning to work, when they should rise to read, and know the meaning of what they read, when break

the school.

through their own native words.
“ My time is very fully occupied; and
I wish to give attention to the teachers

Appeal for more Labourers in Africa. and monitors by having them here apart, “ I cannot even yet withhold the de. in two classes to instruct, one of teachers sire, that when divine wisdom and goodand one of monitors; I try to do a little ness shall put it into the hearts of any of when I can, and feel great interest in it. the sincere disciples of our Lord, to come

“ I have felt very little difficulty with to Africa, to help of the people, regard to the training of my dear flock of whether for a longer or a shorter time, liberated African children, yet had I the that attraction may not be repressed, constant care of them out of school, the either by themselves or by others. The difficulty would, I doubt not, have been Spirit of Him, who seeing the multifelt.

tudes, had compassion on them, because “ The girls first received are very in they fainted, and were scattered abroad, N. S. NO. 91.

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as sheep having no shepherd.' That spirit contravening any good design to which is greatly needed in this land ; let it not duty may lead individuals to enter upon be quenched by any cold and worldly on the coast of Africa. considerations; what is life-what is climate-when compared with service claim

Usefulness of the Wesleyan Missionaries. ed towards immortal beings ?

A second missionary from the Wes. “O when we see the state of these leyan Society, arrived here a few days poor children, and the lack of agents for since, to the great joy of his colleagạe, their education, how can one but earnest- who has been alone more than twelve ly desire that more Christian labourers, months; one also, with his wife, came out both male and female, may be sent into at the same time to the Gambia, to take this harvest, for truly it is great, and the the place of the late estimable missionary, labourers very few. I cannot think that Richard Marshall. I am truly glad that I do wrong in desiring an increase of a companion has arrived for the Missionlabourers. I cannot say I will just fulfil ary Keightly here; he was nearly overwhat appears to be my own duty, and powered with labour, and is vow well, leave others without attempting to dis- and cheerful, and rejoicing in the comturb their rest in more inviting scenes. I fort of having society at home, and feeldo not point out the duty of individuals, ing much united to his fellow labourer. but yet see and deeply feel that more The Wesleyan Missionaries here, whom labourers are wanted here, and I long I have seen, have had the strength and greatly to hear that many are willing to consolation of unity and affection with go wherever divine wisdom be pleased to one another, and have displayed before lead them, without regarding whether the the people an example of humility and path be rough or smooth, hazardous or Christian devotedness, that has spoken easy, painful to nature, or inviting as to in strong language to the hearts of obpleasurable feelings. Christ is all in all, servers, even among those who walked strength to the weak, riches to the poor, not with them. They are about to comand the soul's delighting consolation and mence a school in their chapel in Free rest, even to the solitary. Still I believe Town, on first day afternoons, and have that to follow our beneficent Redeemer's applied to me for lessons; the boards example in sending out labourers from they give themselves from their own indi. among His disciples two and two, would vidual resources; there is no other Sabbe generally better than for one to stand bath school in Free Town, and they hope alone in a state of so much variety of thus to provide for the instruction of the change and engagement as a missionary apprentices, as well as others, of various station. Pray ye the Lord of the bar- ages, who have not other opportunity for vest that he will send forth more la- instruction: their predecessors had a first bourers into his harvest,' and my heart is day school, but when only one was here, still bound to the belief that our heavenly it could not be continued; they rejoice Father would not have incited so much now in the thought of resuming it. The desire for the good of this land, if there Wesleyans have six chapels in the colony, were not a harvest to his eternal praise three stone and three grass houses.” finally to be reaped here.

GRATITUDE FOR THE REFORM BILL. “ May my heart be directed to God, in the humble trust that He may be pleased To the Editors. There are but few of to carry on, by such agents as His provi- your readers, I apprehend, who will not dence shall appoint to the work of Chris. agree with me in thinking, that the fortian instruction in the native languages bearance and kindness of God towards of Africa, whatever may be in his own our country of late, have been peculiarly will and permission, as to the feeble and great. unworthy instrument, now attempting Some months ago, when I entreated the very lowest rudiments of the work in them, through the medium of one of this little African family, for little indeed your numbers, to observe religiously a even a family of fifty may seem, in com- day of humiliation and prayer, we were parison of the very wide sphere through apparently in danger of being subjected which this cause may be promoted ; and to the two great scourges of pestilence should my life not be much prolonged, and civil discord. How lightly has the and the desire of my heart not be per- former of these been felt; and from the mitted, during that little remaining span, latter, although we would not forget our I will yet hope that in other hands this constant dependance upon God, we do sacred cause of Christian instruction, trust we are in less danger than ever, in through the native languages of Africa, consequence of that great measure of may one day be encouraged and carried Reform, which has at length become law. forward in England, without omitting or Our gratitude to divine providence is


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