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call of the church, and Mr. Brown's End, which is to be called Belgrave acceptance of the same, together with Place. Belgrave Chapel is a plain yet their united request that he would elegant building, of brick, and has undertake the service in which they galleries round the whole of the inwere then engaged, proceeded to pro- terior: its fitting up is exceedingly pose a series of questions to Mr. neat, tasteful, and substantial. The Brown relative to his personal religion, pulpit is circular, and surrounded with bis views of Christian doctrine, the small columns. The chapel will seat pastoral office, &c. to which appropri- 1800 persons: and underneath are two ate and satisfactory replies were very spacious school rooms, which will returned. Another hymn having been accommodate 600 children. There is sung, Mr. S. offered the ordination to be a very superior organ in the prayer, accompanied with imposition chapel, behind the pulpit, and a small of hands, in which he was joined by organ is now put up till the other shall the Rev. F. Nielson, pastor of the be ready. The whole cost of the chaMoravian congregation, at the close pel is £4300, which, with the purof which, both he and Mr. N. gave chase of the site for £1200, has ocMr. Brown the right land of fellow casioned an outlay of £5500. The ship, as a brother minister. Mr. S. first service in Belgrave Chapel was then addressed Mr. Brown from Col. on Wednesday morning, January 6th, i. 28., after which the newly ordained The Rev. R. W. Hamilton conducted pastor administered the Lord's Supper the devotional part of the service, and to the members of the church, the read selected passages of Scripture. ministers, and some pious Lutherans The prayer was very impressive. The who were present. In the evening Rev. R. s. M'All, LLD, of ManchesMr. Stallybrass preached to the church ter, preached from Isa. lx. 13,4" I from 1 Thess. v, 12, 13.

will make the place of my feet gloriThis was the first service of the ous.” “ We speak (says the Leeds kind ever witnessed in Russia among Mercury) the universal opinion when Christians of the Congregational we say that the discourse was one of order, and it appeared to excite deep transcendent eloquence; it was in fact interest in the minds of all present. one of the highest efforts of the human The church was first formed by the mind we ever heard,-as sublime in Rev. Dr. Henderson in the year its reach of thought as splendid in its 1817. It enjoyed for many years the rhetoric. The publication of this disfaithful and successful labours of the course would be an important service Rev. Richard Knill, and it is confi- to the cause of religion, as well as dently hoped that the ardent, en- an honour to English literature." In lightened, and indefatigable zeal of the afternoon and evening, the Rev. its present pastor, which has such an Robert Newton and the Rev. Dr. extensive sphere of usefulness for its Raffles preached eloquent and admiexercise, and which has already been rable sermons ; the former from Gal. distinguished by signal effects, will, iv, 14, “God forbid that I should by the divine blessing, be productive glory save in the cross of our Lord of an abundant measure of good. Jesus Christ, by whom the world is

crucified unto me, and I unto the

world;" and the latter from Isa. xiii. OPENING OF BELGRAVE CHAPEL,

16.-“ Behold I lay in Zion for a LEEDS.

foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a Twenty-two years ago the Rev. R. precious corner stone, a sure foundaW. Hamilton entered upon his minis- tion.” At the morning and afternoon try at Albion Chapel, Leeds, which, services the chapel was quite filled, before his settlement, was on the point and in the evening it was crowded to of being shut up for want of hearers. overflowing. The collections were

It has pleased God so to bless his most handsome-in the morning 1591. labours in that most important town, 10s. 4d., in the afternoon 1011. 3s. 7d., that his friends have felt it expedient and in the evening 1631. Os. Od.- total to erect a more eligible and commodi. 4231. 14s. Between the morning and afons chapel in that part of North Town ternoon services about 200 ministers and gentlemen from every part of Yorkshire Joseph Fletcher, D.D., preached from and the neighbouring counties dined the 11th chap. of Ecclesiastes, Ist to 6th together in one of the school rooms verse, and in the evening the Rev. of the chapel. On Lord's day, Ja- Andrew Reed, D.D., preached from nuary 10th, the public services were the 9th chapter of St John, 35th continued, Dr. Raffles preaching in verse. The other parts of the services the morning and evening, from Psalm were conducted, in the morning by the Ivii. 7, on the former, and from 1 Tim. Rev. W. Hodson, of Zion Chapel, and i. 15, on the latter occasion : and the Dr. Burder ; and in the evening by Rev.J.Ely, of Salem Chapel, preaching Mr. Bromley, the Rev. G. Corney, in the afternoon from Haggai ii. 19. and Mr. Sturtevant. The collections “ From this day I will bless you.” were very liberal, amounting to £50, The congregations on each occasion and it is hoped that impressions were were very large, that in the evening produced which will be long felt and especially, when the place was literally remembered. crammed. The collections on this day too were not unworthy to follow those

ERECTION OF A NEW CHAPEL AND of Wednesday, amounting as they did to upwards of 3061., forming a grand

SCHOOL AT SOUTHWOLD, SUFFOLK. total of 7301. This sum has been subsequently increased to Eight Hundred

Southwold is a small market and Pounds. This splendid liberality (says sea-port town on

sea-port town on the eastern coast of The Bradford Observer) while it für Suffolk, and, at the last census, connishes a practical evidence of the work- tained a population of 2070 persuns. ing of the voluntary principle, is as In the records of the burgh it is honourable to the denomination which stated, that the Independent Dissenters has made it, as it must be gratifying assembled in a malt office at Reydon, to the distinguished Minister who has the adjoining parish, so far back as for twenty-two years presided over the year 1680, in order to enjoy the the congregation for whose worship advantage of public worship, unmoBelgrave chapel has been erected ; and lested by the municipal authorities. we trust the spirit may extend itself The Independent Church was first far and wide, till every corner of our formed in the year 1748, under the beloved land possesses a temple for the pastoral care of the Rev. George worship of the living and true God: Wiggett; but long previously to this and especially, that it may be shown many of the pious inhabitants joined on the occasion of opening the New the Church of Christ at Wrentham, a Chapel in our own town on the 29th village about fous miles distant. instant.

These, having mixed with other of their neighbours, formed a congrega


fish-office into the present meeting

D. house. From the effect of time upon On Tuesday, the 5th January, 1836, this building, it is deemed advisable the above chapel was opened for the no longer to promote its continuance use of the inhabitants of the neighbour- by renewed repairs, but to replace it hood. The necessity for a place of with a new one. worship near the spot has been long Preparatory to such a measure, a felt, although it was but recently that few friends in the church and congresuitable premises could be obtained; gation, about three years and a half when a few gentlemen immediately ago, met for the purpose of comassociated themselves together as a mencing a subscription towards a Committee, and have fitted up this building-fund, and at this meeting the chapel, which is capable of affording sum of £58. 13s. was subscribed. This the means of religious instruction to effort was augmented by occasional about 300 persons, besides 100 chil- donations, small weekly collections, dren, at an expenditure of about £120. and the produce of a Ladies Working The services were both suitable and Society, &c. the result of which has impressive. In the morning the Rev. been, that at Southwold exclusively,

the sum of £414. 69. 7d. has been their Christian benevolence will be raised.

kindly extended. The estimated expense of the new

WILLIAM CRISP, Deacon. chapel is about £900, four hundred

HENRY CHURCHYARD, ? Members. pounds of wbich yet remain to be col

T. W. THOMPSON, S' lected. For assistance in procuring

Southwold, January, 1836. this sum, an appeal is now made to

In immediate connection with this the friends of congregational churches

object, some friends to education are in the hope that it will obtain their kind

raising by a distinct subscription, attention and effective aid.

£110, for the erection of a school

room for a Lancasterian school which As Southwold has for some few

is much needed. years been growing into repute as a

The Rev. Messrs. Andrew Ritchie, sea bathing town, and is much resorted

Wrentham; John Dennant, Halesto in the summer season, it is deemed

worth; John Blackie, Bungay; and desirable to afford in the intended new

John Flower, Beccles, the pastors of chapel comfortable accommodation for

Independent Churches in the immedisuch visitors as may occasionally feel

ate neighbourhood, have cordially disposed to attend.

recommended this appeal, being satisTo accomplish this object more ex fied that a new Meeting House is pense will necessarily be incurred than necessary, and that the people have would be required under other circum exerted themselves in the most liberal stances.

manner. Mr. J. Pitman, 6, Colebrooke Should this case, therefore, meet Row, Islington, or Mr.W.A. Hallows, the eye of any friends who bave High Street, Islington, will thankfully hitberto visited Southwold, or who receive subscriptions for either object may intend so doing, it is hoped that proposed in this case.


EVANGELICAL socreTY OF GENEVA. mons, catechetical and doctrinal instrnc.

tion. The theological students properly From the Archires du Christianisme. so called, during the two terms of six dred. The Society has sold in four years, ORDINATION OF SIX MISSIONARIES ar 2581 Bibles and 22,343 Testaments. An

months each, were thirteen in number. The Report of the Fourth Annual The preparatory school had nine pupils. General Meeting of the Evangelical of whom five were pensioners. In the Society of Geneva has just reached us course of the three last years twentyWe have already given in our number of five students have been enrolled on the the 12th of September last, p. 131, some register of the school ; one pastor and one details of this Anniversary, in which the suffragan have been sent ont who are Evangelical Society at Geneva had occa- actually engaged in our churches. sion to acknowledge with gratitude to The gospel is preached in the oratory God, the recent blessing which had rested three times every Sunday. The resoluon the work they have undertaken. We tion to celebrate the Lord's Supper has extract from the Report before us, the produced the happiest effects. The numfollowing general results which will give ber of catechumens is much greater. some idea of the extent of this under The Sabbath Schools have increased, and taking.

the committee has this year opened a lo Geneva the Theological School has school for sacred music. Twice a week this year completed its first course of there is service in German stady, extending to three years; the exer- The religious library numbers 1044 cises have comprised church history, volumes and pamphlets, and has assisted history of doctrines, critical, philological, other libraries of a similar kind. The and historical introductions to both Testa circulation of volumes has been two thonments, the interpretation and explanation sand three hundred and forty, and the of both Testaments, composition of ser- number of additions about three hun.

BERLIN. encouraging attempt at distribution has On the 10th of last June Messrs. Dæhne, been made in the village of the Canton of Wuras, Lange, Ortlepp, Zerwick, and Geneva.

Radloff, were ordained at Berlin as misLabours in France. The Society has sionaries to the South of Africa, to carry employed during the years, twenty-one on the work of the Christian ministry, distributors of the word of God, in ten commenced by the Apostles with so much departments; the report of each enters joy on the day of Pentecost. This ordiinto highly interesting details.

nation took place in the Trinity Church. Preuching.- We regret that we cannot

The pastor, M. Coward, preached in Ger. follow the reporter, M. L. Gaussen, in his

man, from Acts ii. 39. The promise is to account of the origin and progress of this

you and to your children, &c. This serblessed work, commenced in the depart

mon was followed by a prayer, offered by ment of Saon et Loire.

the missionary Dæhne, testifying his love We can now only state, that the report

to the Lord, and his devotedness to the

advancement of his kingdom. contains a succinct account of that por

M. Gossper delivered the ordination tion of the department of Saon et Loire,

sermon. where our brethren, to the number of five, assisted by two schoolmasters and

ON THE ENROLMENT OF CHIAPEL DEEDS. two travelling agents, actually preach the gospel. This account must be read It is generally known that the deeds of at length fully to understand their la chapels, in order to their validity, are bours.

required by an Act passed in the reign of The receipts of the Society have been, George the Second, to be enrolled in His during the year, for the Theological Majesty's High Court of Chancery within School, 19,581 francs 70 cents; for other six months after they are executed It objects, about 31,673 francs : the ex. has therefore been concluded that all the penses for the school, 18,134 francs 70 Chapel Deeds which have not been thus cents.; for other objects, 31,680 francs enrolled are of no value; that the pro75 cents ; the balance in hand to 31st perty to which they relate is insecure; last March was, for the School, 16,277 and that such Deeds may be violated francs 30 cents; for the Oratory, 1,948 with impunity. This, however, is a misfrancs 30 cents; and the amount of cash, take. An Act passed on the 25th of 11,020 francs 40 cents. These facts tes July, in the year 1828, giving validity to tify the importance of the Evangelical the Deeds in which this and otber forSociety of Geneva for the advancement malities had been neglected, up to that of the kingdom of God in general, and period. So that the Act of George the for the evangeliaztion of France in par. Second, which requires the enrolment of ticular. This work recommends itself to Deeds within six months after their exthe prayers and the co-operation of all ecution only applies to the Deeds which the friends of the Lord Jesus in France have been made since the 25th of July, and abroad. May the blessing of our God 1828. Every Deed which was executed rest more and more upon it. A circular before this period, if it be unexceptionof this Society, dated the 25th of last able in other respects, is valid notwithDecember, gives the most interesting de- standing the omission of the enrolment. tails of the work. Subscriptions are re. The following is the Act in question. It ceived at Geneva and at Paris.

will be seen that it peremptorily requires The 31st of last October, M. Ferdinand the due enrolment of every Deed to be de la Fontaine, of Vevey, a pupil of the hereafter executed. Theological School of Geneva, and one of “ Anno nono Georgii IV. 'Regis. An the labourers of the Evangelical Society Act for remedying a defect in the tithes of of Paris, was set apart to the ministry of lands purchased for charitable purposes. the gospel at Marennes. Eight pastors Cap. Ixxxv. (25th of July, 1828.) Whereas took part in this touching and solemn by an Act passed in the ninth year of the service, which will leave, we hope, bene- reign of His late Majesty King George ficial impressions in the church where it the Second, and intituled An Act to re. occurred. The pastor Cambon delivered strain the disposition of lands whereby the ordination sermon. The evening of the same become unalienable, it was the same day and the following day many amongst other things enacted, that after many services were held, during each of the twenty-fourth day of June, one thou. which the church was filled with atten sand seven hundred and thirty six, no tive auditors,

manors, lands, tenements, rents, advowsons, or other hereditaments corporeal or

incorporeal whatsoever, should be given, months after the sealing and delivery of granted, aliened, limited, released, trans- the deed or deeds relating thereto : and ferred, assigned or appointed, or any whereas, it has notwithstanding been ways conveyed or settled to or upon any generally apprehended that the said last person or persons, bodies politic or cor- mentioned provision was intended wholly porate, or otherwise, for any estate or to exempt such purchases from the operainterest whatsoever, or any ways charged tion of the said Act, and in consequence or incumbered by any person or persons thereof, the formalities by the said Act whatsoever, in trust or for the benefit of prescribed in relation to the conveyance any charitable uses whatsoever, unless of hereditaments to charitable uses, have such gift, conveyance, appointment, or in divers instances omitted, on purchases settlement of any such lands, tenements, for a full and valuable consideration, and or hereditaments were made by deed, by reason of such omission, the title to indented, sealed, and delivered in the such hereditaments may be considered presence of two or more credible wit- defective : and whereas, it is expedient nesses, twelve calendar months at the that provision should be made for remeleast before the death of such donor or dying such defect in manner hereinafter grantor, (including the days of the ex- mentioned : May it therefore please your ecution and death,) and were enrolled in Majesty, that it may be enacted, and be His Majesty's High Court of Chancery it enacted, by the King's Most Excellent within six calendar months next after the Majesty, by and with the advice and execution thereof, and unless the same consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temwere made to take effect in possession, poral, and Commons in this present Parfor the charitable use intended imme. liament assembled, and by the authority diately from the making thereof, and of the same, that where any lands, tenewere without any power of revocation, ments, or hereditaments, or any estate or reservation, trust, condition, limitation, interest therein, have or has been purclause, or agreement whatsoever, for the chased for a full and valuable considerabenefit of the donor or grantor or of any tion in trust, or for the benefit of any chaperson or persons claiming under him; ritable uses whatsoever, and such fulland but it was thereby provided, that nothing valuable consideration has been actually therein before mentioned relating to the paid for the same, every deed or other sealing and delivery of any deed or deeds assurance, already made for the purpose twelve calendar months at least before of conveying or assuring such lands, the death of the grantor, should extend, tenements, or hereditaments, estate, or or be construed to extend to any pur- interest, as aforesaid, in trust, or for the chase of any estate or interest in lands, benefit of such charitable uses, (if made tenements, or hereditaments, to be made to take effect in possession for the chareally and bona fide, for a full and valu- ritable use intended immediately from able consideration actually paid at or be the making thereof, and without any fore the makingsucli conveyance, without power of revocation, reservation, trust, fraud or collusion; and it was thereby condition, limitation clause or agreement enacted, that all gifts, grants, appoint. whatsoever, for the benefit of the grantor, ments, assurances, transfers, and settle or of any person or persons claiming unments whatsoever, of any lands, tenements, der him,) shall be as good and valid, and or other hereditaments, or of any estate of the same effect, both for establishing or interest therein, or of any charge or derivative titles, and in all other respects, incumbrance affecting or to affect any as if the several formalities by the said lands, tenements, or hereditaments, to or Act prescribed, had been duly observed in trust for any charitable use, what. and performed. II. Provided always, soever, which should at any time after and be it further enacted, that nothing the said twenty-fourth day of June, one in this Act contained, shall extend to give thousand seven hundred and thirty six, effect to any deed or other assurance be made in any other manner or form heretofore made, so far as the same has than by the said Act was directed and been already avoided by suit or equity, or appointed, should be absolutely, and to by any other legal or equitable means all intents and purposes, null and void ; whatsoever, or to affect or prejudice any and whereas, the said provision contained suit at law, or in equity, actually comin the said recited Act, in relation to the menced for avoiding any such deed, or purchase of any estate, or interest in other assurance, or for defeating the chalands, tenements, or hereditaments, for a ritable uses in trust, or for the benefit of fall and valuable consideration, was only which such deed or other assurance may intended to prevent such purchases from have been made. III. Provided also, and being avoided by reason of the death of be it further enacted, that nothing herein the grantor within twelve calendar contained shall be construed to dispense

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