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and metal, 8 feet, 55 pipe3; 12. Sa!. cional, wood and metal, 8 feet, 56 pipes ; 13. Voix Celeste, metal, 8 feet, 44 pipes ; 14. Octave, metal, 4 feet, 56 pipes ; 15. Oboe, metal, 8 feet, 56 pipes. Pedal Organ, CCC to F, 30 notes:-16. Bourdon, wood, 30 pipes, 10-feet tone. Couplers :-17. Swell to Great Organ; 18. Swell to Pedals ; 19. Great to Pedals. Three Composition Pedals to Great Organ.
Towards the £200 required, the sum of £160 has been received, and the balance is partly covered with subscriptions promised but not yet paid.
In connection with Pudsey it will be of interest to the Connexion to know that the intentions of the John Shaw Memorial Committee are now fully carried out, in the erection of a marble tablet in the chapel, and a massive granite monument, obelisk shaped, in the chapel-yard, over John Shaw's grave. The entire expense has been about £80.
mediate steps towards building a new chapel and school. Everyone entered heartily into the spirit of the thing, and it was determined to hold a bazaar as soon as possible. The ladies' sewing-meeting took up this matter very enthusiastically, while others of the congregation began to solicit subscriptions. The Burslem Town-hall was therefore secured, the interior nicely beautified, and here, on the 14th day of November, the bazaar was opened at twelve o'clock at noon, by T. Hulme, Esq., Mayor of Burslem. On the platform were the Revs. W. Longbottom, President of the Conference, with the circuit ministers, and G. Grundy, J. Mellor, G. Nicholson, Enoch Garner, T. B. Saul, J. Teece, and J. Edge, Esq., J.P., J. P. Guy, Esq., and Mr. John Harrison. A large company had assembled to witness the opening ceremony, amongst whom were W. Woodall, Esq., M.P., J. W. Edge, Esq., Alderman Lawton, and Councillors Smith and Ball, Mr. Poole, and Mr. J. Bennett. The proceedings were commenced by the Rev. C. Linley announcing a hymn, and the Rev. G. Grundy offered prayer.
Rev. C. Linley, who then introduced che Mayor, said that it must be a source of pleasure to the inhabitants of Burslem to know that the first public duty performed by their Mayor after his election was in connection with the cause of religion. He was sure that all present would wish for his Worship a happy and prosperous year of office.
The Mayor said that it afforded him great pleasure to be present. Though not a member of our Church, he desired that it might have prosperity and peace, and he hoped that very speedily the friends there might have a beautiful and commodious chapel and schools.
Mr. H. Mouldes read a statement of the financial condition of the Church, and gave a short account of the history of the present chapel. He said also that it was their intention not to
BAZAAR AT COBRIDGE.
For some time past the society and congregation at Cobridge have felt the need of larger chapel and school accommodation. The present chapel was built in 1822, and contained originally one room, also used for school purposes. This was sufficient for the needs of the congregation until 1843, when it became necessary to enlarge the chapel. This was done by the introduction of a gallery, and the addition of a vestry; the gallery being appropriated to the congregation, and the floor of the building used as a school. This has sufficed until the present, but the neighbourhood adjoining the chapel is rapidly becoming inhabited, and the spiritual necessities of the people must be provided for. When, therefore, last year, the present estate, including chapel and three cottages, was declared free from debt, the friends decided to take im.
build until they could hope to do so without incurring any debt but such as they could easily bear.
The President, in moving a vote of thanks to the Mayor, urged the Building Committee to abide by their determination not to incur a crushing debt. Mr. J. Harrison seconded the vote of thanks. J. Edge, Esq., J.P., spoke a few words of sympathy and help ; and the Mayor, in responding, declared the bazaar open. The sales began immediately, and the ladies in attendance were kept hard at work the whole of the day. The bazaar, which was open on the two following days, was largely patronised, not only by our own friends, but by the members of other Churches, Considering the size of the Church and the fewness of its members, the effort was a noble one, and wag nobly carried out.
The following is the list of stalls, and the anounts realised respectively :-
8. Mrs. Poole's Stall
85 11 Mrs. Warburton's Stall
46 3 Choir Stall-Mrs. E. Mount. ford
31 9 Scholars' Stall Mrs. Joha Harrison
33 10 1 Mrs. Baker's Stall
28 0 8 Yoong Men's Stall-Yr. A. Tandicliffe ...
11 9 3 Refreshment Stall Mrs. Linley
17 10 13 Show-Mr. H. Barnes
10 12 9 Ticket money, &c., &c.
38 0 Subscriptions towards Bazaar 11 14
d. 0 0
It is with pleasure I forward a brief account of our annual bazaar, which was brought to a successful conclusion on Friday, the 5th inst. The opening ceremony was conducted
on New Year's Day by the Rev. T. Stoneley, who delivered a brief address, in which he congratulated the friends on being spared to see the new year, and to take part once more in their annual effort with such a cheering prospect of success.
The school-room at the opening did certainly present a beautiful appearance. For many years the bazaar was held in the Assembly Room in the town. Two years ago it was decided to utilise the school-room, and admirably does it serve the pur. pose. Under the superintendence of our friend Mr. Ernest Le Huray, quite a transformation scene effected, and presented an appearance 8o attractive as to win for him hearty and
Total Proceeds £319 19 11
general congratulations. The stalls were laden with things useful and beautiful. On the refreshment stall, managed by the choir, was a fountain playing, scattering its spray over ferns and flowers, with which it was surrounded.
The bazaar was visited by a large number each day, and, as will be seen by the list which follows, the fair ladies and the gentlemen who presided at the stalls sacceeded remarkably well in exchanging with them goods for money wherewith to supply their coffers. The following are the amounts raised by the respective stalls, as read out by the respected secretary, Dr. Collenette, at the close :
£ 8. d. The Misses Angel, Le Lacheur, and Le Cheminant
36 14 0 Mrs. Stoneley, and the Misses
Cohu and Brouard
In addition to the above amount,
C. THORP ENGLAND.
32 4 8
0 16 13 8 16 6 9
10 14 0 10 13 9 15 00
£154 6 10
We are sure that those friends who | the essayist said the Sunday-school know this circuit will say, “Well teacher must be a devoted and pious done, St. Paul's.” And the friends person; he must possess humility and have done well. But a few Sundays gentleness, and above all he should be ago collections were made for widows
prayerful. and orphans left by shipwrecks, and A discussion followed these papers, £25 was realised. Now they have in which Messrs. C. Speight, W. H. thrown themselves into this effort and Carr, J. Bedford, J. Clough, R. Lever, raised the above handsome sum. and M. Taylor took part. Usually the bazaar proceeds are After the friends had partaken of largely devoted to reducing the debt tea in the school room, they again on the trust estate, this year they will assembled in the chapel. Mr. J. be needed to meet expenses incurred Bedford, of Newton, was voted to the in partly re-furnishing the minister's chair. The Rev. J. Gibson read an house. No such outlay will, however, able paper on “The Local Work of be again needed for many years to our Churches." He said the Church come, and it is intended to continue ought not to be a mere register of “ in labours abundant,” diminishing numbers, and the members should the debt “little by little" until not a not be mere units added together to vestige is to be seen.
make certain returns; they should T. STONELEY.
be living agents, each with a personal consciousness of responsibility ; each
engaged in a well-organised, harmoHURST CIRCUIT CONVENTION.
nious, and fruitful work. For the
nunture of the spiritual life in those On Saturday, December 2, 1882, a already saved there were abundant Circuit convention of Sunday-school facilities in the present teaching and teachers, Church-workers, and mem- | ordinances. For the saving and puribers generally was held in Hurst fying the lives of men, their mode of Chapel. Rev. J. Gibson presided work and services were not so well over the afternoon gathering. In his adapted. They did not reach the opening remarks he pointed out that masses. The large proportion of the at our quarterly meetings, &c., nearly population were outside the Christian the whole of the time was spent in congregations. Thousands in the discussing financial matters, hence the neighbourhood never attended public importance of frequently holding worship. The recent religious census, meetings where the whole of our at undertaken by newspaper proprietors, tention could be turned to the spiritual in our large towns, not only confirmed state of the Church and Sunday this view, but brought out definite school. A paper was read by the facts and figures, black with shame to writer on “ The Teacher's Prepara- all who felt for the honour of Christion." He said it was necessary for tianity, and yearned for the salvation the teacher to prepare both his head of the people. Only comparatively and his heart, and he must also pre few young people who had been pare the hearts of the scholars for the trained in our Sabbath-schools, became reception of the truth, by winning members of our Churches and congretheir affections. Mr. A. Whitehead gations. What was the fate of the read a stimulating paper on “The others? Did they not help to swell Sunday-school Teacher and his Work.” the masses of the ungodly around ? After calling attention to the respon They got nearly all the children into sibility that rested upon the teacher, the schools, yet how few they reand the importance of seeking the tained! The Church existed in order wisdom which cometh from above, 1 to deal with these evils. It was not a
spiritual recreation - room for selfish and the proceedings were harmonious enjoyment, but should be an organi and profitable throughout. sation of busy workers. The ministry
JOHN W. WALLS. alone was not able to master these Hyde, January 12, 1883. difficulties and deal with these evils ; the whole Church must be engaged
GOOD NEWS FROM SMALLin the work. The whole force of the
THORNE. Church ought to be brought to bear
| DEAR DR. COOKE, – You will be upon the outlying thousands of people. pleased to hear of a series of successEvery church had its parish, and ful special services having been held should make itself responsible for the at Smallthorne. At the beginning of evangelisation of the neighbouring
the winter it was considered advisable population. Towards the conclusion to attempt some special work among of his paper, he strongly recommended
the inhabitants of that village. Ac. that tract and visiting committees
cordingly, a week's prayer-meetings should be established in connection
were held, and in these the presence with all our Churches, so that the
of the Spirit was experienced. The homes of the people might be fre help of Mr. Bradshaw, of Crewe, was quently visited, and special cases secured, and he and the ministers reported to the minister.
conducted preaching and revival Mr. B. Hamer should have attended
services for a fortnight. The entire to read a paper on “Our Need
village was moved. The chapel was of Local Preachers,” but sent an apo
crowded every evening. Noon-day logy, in which he urged the use of our
prayer-meetings were held, whicb
were attended by large numbers. At good catechism, and the establishment of mutual improvement classes in con
each service some were convinced of nection with our schools, in order that
“sin, of righteousness, and of judg
ment to come.” Among the number we might have a larger number of efficient local preachers. Mr. J. Wal
converted were some of the most abanton read a paper containing some
doned characters of the village. Under good points on “ Our Prayer-meet
the preaching of the Word, these were ings." Mr. J. McLean
convicted of their sins, and constrained followed
to cry for pardon. Nor did the good with a good paper on “How to bring
work end with the close of the fortour Sunday scholars into Church fellowship.” The chief point in the
night's mission: until the present time paper was that in many of our schools
thechapel has been filled with an atten. there was not sufficient class-room
tive congregation every Sunday evenaccommodation, and the work of ap
ing, and many times have we heard the pealing to the scholars in reference to
cry for mercy rise from trembling lips. their souls could not be so well done
It is pleasing to be able to say that in the open school as in a class-room.
though some who were brought in Mr. Bedford read a suggestive paper
during the time of the greatest exciteon “Our Class-meetings and Leaders.”
ment have returned to their former
habits of life, yet a sufficiently large Mr. M. Taylor read the last paper, on “ Attendance at Public Worship,"
number hold fast to the Cross, to
assure us that the work was not in which he pointed out that the preliminary part of our services was
simply of men, but was also of God. not
May God enable them to hold fast sufficiently appreciated. Too
that which they have, that no man many people regarded the sermon
take their crown! service.
Yours very truly,
C. THORP ENGLAND. The convention was largely attended, 1 Jan. 12, 1883.
TILBOT STREET, SHEFFIELD.
The annual meeting of the Park conyregation and Sunday-school was held on December 27. There was a numerous and representative assembly. A special feature of interest was the presentation to Mr. Councillor War. riss of a splendidly illuminated address. He was one of the founders of the Sunday-school, and during thirty-six years had been a superintendent. It was strongly folt that service which had been so efficiently and continuously rendered should have special recognition. The meeting was opened by the Rev. J. Shaw, tor of the church. The chair was occupied by Mr. Parkin, formerly one of Mr. Warriss' scholars, now the teacher of the young men's class. The officials and superintendents of the school, Messrs. Jewitt, P. J. Smith, J. Robinson, G. Garlick, and J. Given, in felicitous and earnest speeches ad. dressed the meeting. “Mr. Warriss was esteemed and beloved, his work in the Park had been a great blessing to many lads and many homes. The words he had spoken, the help he had given, could not be forgotten. He had not laboured in vain. The school had prospered. During the past few weeks some thirty or forty young men had joined the Church. There were bright prospects. They wanted mor men who, like Mr. Warriss, would
come to their work in fair weather and foul, and with a like promptitude and punctuality.”
The Rev. T. Scowly then addressed the meeting.
Mr. Warriss replied in his usual happy manner, saying that he accepted that testimonial with all gratitude ; it should be placed amid his choicest pictures, and, he hoped, passed down as a heirloom to future generations. He was profoundly thankful that after the labours of thirty-six years he was living in the affections of the people, and still a labourer in the Sunday-school. In reviewing the his. tory of
school, he stated that dur. ing that long period, as a teacher and as a superintendent on alternate days, he had only been once late, and not once failed in attendance, Several times he had shortened his holidays and left seaside resorts—Southport, Scarborough, and other places, on the Saturday afternoon, returning thither on the Monday morning, that he might fulfil his Sunday-school duties. He assured the young men about him that no service would bring a more cert in reward, and no honour could be greater, than that of devoted, prayerful, Sunday-school teaching.
S. [Who would not honour the man who thus abridged his recreations and undertook long journeys to be faithful to his duties?--Ev.]
THE UNION OF ALL THE METHODIST BODIES IN Canada has so far proceeded, that a basis has been agreed upon by the Committees of the four denominations requiring lay representation in equal numbers with ministers, in both the Annual and General Conferences of the United Body. An arrangement is made as to missions, Book-room business, and all Connexional property, in which there is to be a complete amalgamation. This basis requires the final confirmation of the separate Conferences, and then the Union will be fully consummated.