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Correspondence.

CHILWELL COLLEGE. who, in their present spheres of

labour, are not quite so comfortable To the Editor of the General Baptist as is to be desired, but who feel a Magazine.

delicacy in speaking to anyone on the

subject lest their position should be DEAR BROTHER, -Please to admit thereby rendered even less useful the following intelligence respecting and agreeable. Having frequently the next session at the College. thought over the subject, I have

The session will be opened by a arrived at the conviction that this public service on September 8th, state of things might be remedied Our venerable and valuable friend by the appointment of a small comMr. Heard will preside. An essay mittee of very judicious men (say will be read by Mr. Greenwood, (who three ministers and two laymen), to has just passed his first examination whom application might be made, for B.A.). The students will be strictly confidential, and their duty addressed by the Rev. C. Clemance, would be just to hint to ministers and the visitors by the Rev. S. Cox, applying, that such a church might of Nottingham. As many of the besuitable for them, and, to churches, bazaar goods remain unsold they that some suitable ministers were will be exposed for sale on the probably removable, and thus put College premises in the afternoon parties into communication with of the day.

Tea will be on the each other. I doubt not the tendency tables at five o'clock. The at would prevent much of the un. tendance of friends near and distant pleasant feeling which frequently will be gratifying to

arises from the too prolonged stay Yours truly,

of ministers in a sphere where their W. UNDERWOOD. usefulness is doubtful. I merely

throw out this as a suggestion, and THE REMOVAL OF MINISTERS. culties might arise ; but I feel fully

am aware that without care diffi. To the Editor of the General Baptist

persuaded that if the committee be Magazine.

a judicious one there would be

nothing to fear. MY DEAR SIK,—Will you kindly

If some of your correspondents allow me through the medium of your who have wiser heads and larger Magazine to suggest a plan to the experience will improve upon this Denomination with a view to obviate suggestion, so that some plan can what I have long thought to be a be adopted, I feel sanguine that difficulty in the removal of ministers? good will result from it. It is a well known fact that there

I remain, my dear Sir, are many churches without pastors,

Yours very sincerely, and there are also many pastors

A LAYMAN.

Intelligente.

BAPTISMS.

persons; March 29th, five others;

May 17th, five; June 28th, twelve. ASHBY-DE-LA-Zouch. - Since our

C. C. last report the following baptisms ISLEHAM.-On Lord's-day, May have taken place : March 8tb, five | 3rd, eight friends were baptized by

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our pastor, Mr. Mee, in the river | Hedges, Sharman, Riley, and Fidler, Lark; and on Lord's-day, August of Leicester; and G. Coltman. The 2nd, six more, all of whom were devotional exercises were led by B. received into the fellowship of the Gamble and W. Fidler. A few days church.

previously we held an open air WALSALL.—On July 26th, fifteen service, namely on May 17, when converts were baptized by Mr. W. some 200 listened attentively to the Lees.

gospel message, and tracts were LEEDS BAPTIST MISSION TO THE freely distributed.

G. C. UNCONVERTED. On Lord's - day LONG WHATTON AND BELTON.evening, July 26th, ten believers On Lord's-day, July 12th, two were baptized in South-parade sermons were preached in the Bapchapel by the Rev. W. Best, B.a. tist chapel, Long Whatton, by Mr. Seven of the candidates were the W. Richardson, of Nottingham, in result of Mr. Stutterd's unceasing behalf of the Sunday-school. On toils at Woodhouse Car mission August 2nd, two sermons station.

preached in our chapel at Belton, ARMLEY.-July 30th, at Armley, by Mr. T. W. Marshall, of Loughnear Leeds, another mission station, borough. The weather was five females were baptized by the ceedingly fine on both occasions. Rev. Jabez Stutterd. Three of the Congregations good. Collections candidates were the daughters and at Long Whatton, £6 8s. 6d. Cola two the granddaughters of a clergy. | lections at Belton, £4 16s. 2d. man of the Church of England, now

W. W. living and labouring as the rector SMARDEN.-Missionary Services.of a large parish near Leeds. On Lord's-day, August 9th, Rev.

W. R. H. Wilkinson preached in behalf BIRMINGHAM. On the 26th of of the Foreign Mission. In the July, after

by Mr. evening, a missionary meeting was Harrison, from the words, 'One held instead of a preaching service. baptism, five persons were im. The labours of brother W. were mersed, and on the following Lord's highly appreciated and enjoyed, day were added to the church. Two and were accompanied by a gracious of this number were formerly mem- influence. Collections, &c., between bers of a congregational church in five and six pounds. The missionary this town, and had been led to yield meeting on Sabbath evening was to the command of Christ, as the a somewhat novel feature ; but we result of searching the Scriptures would recommend its adoption by in reference to the ordinance. small churches in agricultural dis

J. S.C. tricts, where there is a difficulty in

gathering a week-evening audience. ANNIVERSARIES.

MISCELLANEOUS.
FLECKNEY. — On Whit - Tuesday,
May 26th, our Sabbath-scholars BERKHAMPSTEAD. The

second had their annual treat. In the Bazaar in aid of our New Chapel afternoon they greatly enjoyed a Building Fund was held in the Town walk with the teachers and other Hall, on the 22nd and 23rd of July. friends to Saddington reservoir, A very creditable collection of and, on their return, were regaled useful and fancy articles was exwith plum cake and tea, followed hibited for sale. The friends in the by nuts and sweetmeats. A social town generally gave us kind aid by party of teachers and friends after making purchases, so that very ward took tea together. In the few articles remain unsold. evening we had a public meeting in clear proceeds for the object we the chapel.

Suitable and solemn have in view amount to £93. The addresses were delivered by Messrs. realization of this sum has cheered

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the hearts of our earnest workers, to violate an ordinance which God and has given pleasure to our has fenced round with peculiar care; friends generally. The total amount and then ask for countenance and now realized, including £124 paid encouragement in so doing.' for the new site, is £448. When we have £200 more in hand we judge MR. H. G. GUINNESS.—Mr. Henry it will be practicable for us to com- Grattan Guinness has become mence the building, which some Plymouth Brother, and has refeel anxious to see. Hence we go nounced the title . Reverend.' The to work again. Who will help us ? Londonderry Standard says: 'Having SECRETARY OF THE LADIES' relinquished for the time the Baptist

WORKING SOCIETY. communion, Mr. Guinness has now AN ESTABLISHED CLERGYMAN ON commenced in this country a propaLaY PREACHING.–The following is gandist mission in connection with from a pamphlet, entitled, Lay the “Plymouth Brethren,” to whom Preaching in the Suburbs and Else- he had attached himself in Canada, where,' by the Rev. E. Cree, M.A., as our readers are aware, and during incumbent of Upper Tooting (J. and the last week or two he has been adH. Parker) :— Amongst the many dressing meetings in Belfast for the subjects of the day which a clergy- seeming purpose of holding up man is bound to notice, there is one Presbyterians to the contempt of whose close relationship to the ridicu- the religious public, as a set of the lous forbids its treatment from the worst heathens he has ever met with pulpit, and which must therefore be under the guise of professing discussed in some such way as the Christians.' present. It is that of amateur or say-preaching; an evil of the most BAPTISM

INDEPENDENT pernicious consequence, which has MINISTER.-On the 3rd ult. the Rev. been endeavouring for some time to John Douglas, late of the Independ. work its way into the favour of the ent College, Manchester, was bappublic, not only in the suburbs of the tized on a profession of faith in metropolis, but in several other Christ by the Rev. R. H. Carson, parts of the country. It is true the at Tubbermore, North Ireland. name of preaching is kept in the Educated Presbyterian, Mr. background, as likely to offend Douglas was led, through reading right-minded Christians, but much the writings of the late Dr. Carson ingenuity is spent in describing the on the subject of Church Govern. performance, so as to give the veri- ment, to abandon that body and table idea of preaching without the unite himself with the Independents, name. Sometimes it is briefly said, and coming afterwards to study the as on a card of invitation sent to me, same author on Baptism, he ultiand now before me, “ Addresses will mately decided on joining the be given.” At others it is said that Baptist body. He is, we understand, “ Meetings will be held for the de

a young man of very considerable livery of addresses by laymen on re- promise. ligious subjects." This roundabout language, betraying so plainly the BIRCHCLIFFE, Centenary Services.consciousness of wrong-doing, may On Thursday, July 30th, services be briefly interpreted to mean that of a most interesting nature were certain lay brethren, forgetful of held at Birchcliffe commemorative their proper position in the Church, of the formation of the General intend to undertake a very important Baptist interest in Yorkshire one ministerial work, without troubling hundred years ago. The day was themselves to seek a commission so very fine, and a large number of to do at the hands of the elders of people came together. The morn. the Church; they intend to commit ing service commenced at half-past the sin of schism, and sacrilegiously I ten. Rev. W. Salter, of Lineholme,

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read suitable portions of Scripture distinguished the founder of the and prayed; and Rev. R. Hardy, church, and which baveever been our of Queensbury, (formerly called boast and glory as Protestant DisQueenshead) preached an appropriate senters.' This resolution sermon from the words, The righteous seconded in an able speech by Rev. shall be in everlasting remembrance. R. Horsfield, of Leeds, who referred He referred especially to the name, to Dan Taylorand to his excellent wife the person, the doctrines, the life Betty in a very amusing and interest. and labours of Dan Taylor, as being ing manner, showing how, in many worthy of remembrance by all who ways, she was truly his 'help-meet.' have succeeded him in the great After an excellent tea, which was work. We need not, perhaps, re- provided for the friends in the member to do all that he did, but school-room, and for the ministerial we should seek to have more of that brethren in the minister's house, devotedness to the cause of Christ another public meeting was held. which so eminently characterized After singing and prayer, the Rev. that servant of God. At two o'clock R. Hardy, in an interesting speech, a public meeting was held. The referred to some of the fellowpastor of the church presided. He labourers of Dan Taylor as being expressed his pleasure at seeing so worthy of remembrance. The Rev. many present, but regretted that T. Gill, of Shore, then moved a the state of his health prevented resolution bearing on the future, him taking that part in the pro expressive of our need of Divine ceedings of the day which he had assistance, more earnest exertion, hoped to do. He had always in and more frequent prayer, in order tended to have prepared a brief to yet greater

Short history of the church for the oc speeches were then made by Revs. casion, but found himself obliged P. Scott, of Brearly ; J. Dearden, to relinquish the work; and, hence, of Archview ; M. Fox, of Rochdale; he had pleasure in saying that his W. M. Hunter, of Cross Lanes; friend and brother, Rev. Č. Spring. and W. Salter, of Lineholme. All thorpe, had kindly engaged to supply expressed their pleasure in meeting his lack of service in this matter. with us, their sympathy with the Mr. Springthorpe then entered the church and pastor, and their hope pulpit, and after expressing his that both might yet for a long time deep sympathy with both pastor and labour happily and prosperously people in this time of affliction, together. A collection was made delivered in substance the address at the close of the afternoon and which will be found in the first part evening service towards liquidating of the Magazine. Rev. R. Ingbam, the debt on the premises. The of Vale chapel, next addressed the doxology was sung, and a brief meeting. te moved a resolution prayer offered by the pastor, and expressive of 'gratitude for the thus terminated one of the most past, and of firm adherence to those interesting days ever known at principles of Nonconformity which Birchcliffe.

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Jotes of the Month.

ECCLESIASTICAL. Hamburg. The sittings began on

the 8th of July, and lasted nine THE German Baptists have held days. They were held in the Baptheir sixth triennial Conference at tist chapel in Böhmken Strasse,

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which was decorated with great readers to learn that the German taste. To afford increased accommo- Baptist mission has twelve stations dation, a tent was erected opposite the in Poland, and others on the frontiers door. After a preliminary devo. of Russia. One sanitary regulation tional service, distinguished by adopted at this Conference is well much earnestness, humility, and worth imitating by us at our annual loving confidence in God,' the gatherings. After the brethren had pastors, missionaries, and delegates, been sitting for some time in the in all about ninety, presented their chapel, adjournments for free concredentials, consisting of letters versation out of doors for short in. from the churches they represented, tervals were allowed. Meanwhile with the church seal affixed. From the chapel got ventilated and sweetthe report of the Union it appears ened. Gavazzi, the celebrated that during the past three years Barnabite friar, has been preaching 4,658 persons have been baptized, in one of the Baptist chapels at that there is a clear increase of Ramsgate. - The jubilee of the 3,367, and that the present number Baptist Mission in Jamaica is to be of members is 11,275. During the held early next year.

There are same period nine new churches have now 74 regularly organized churches been formed, and 327 stations for in the island, all of which are enpreaching the gospel established. tirely self-supporting, nineteen of Various visitors from this country them having native pastors. There were then introduced. The Con- is a college and training school for ference discussed, among other the education of ministers and questions, matters relating to con. teachers, a Missionary Society which versions and revivals, Sunday. raises nearly £1,300 a year, 90 day. schools, (which are a novel institu. schools, 70 Sunday-schools, 13,000 tion in Germany) church finance, scholars, and 11,100 teachers. These church discipline, &c. Mr. Oncken are encouraging facts.-Rumour says was re-elected president, and Messrs. that Revs. J. Aldis, of Reading, and Köbner and Lebmann,‘substitutes.' C. H. Roe, formerly of Birmingham, For two days, however, Mr. Oncken have received from the University was laid aside through ill-health. of Chicago, the honorary degree of On the Sunday (12th), Mr. Köbner D.D., and that the University of preached in the morning, and Mr. Rochester has conferred the degree Lehmann in the evening, after which of LL.D. on E. B. Underhill, Esq.Mr. Oncken, now recovered from another of the eminent preachers his indisposition, baptized two can- among the Independents has been didates. Immediately after, the called to his reward—Dr. Raffles, of Lord's Supper was celebrated, the Liverpool. He succeeded Rev. newly-baptized receiving the right Thomas Spencer, as pastor of Great hand of fellowship, and prayer being George-street chapel, more than offered, with the laying on of hands. fifty years ago. He has left behind The Liebes-mahl, or love-feast, was him various works, theological, held on the last day but one of the poetical, and scientific. He died Conference. It may interest our August 18th, aged seventy-four.

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