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Dr. Coke was to pass near Windsor, on his way to London, and thinking that the patronage of this respectable Clergyman would tend to establish his cause, and animate his ‘little flock," Mr. Ould waited his arrival, obtained his consent to preach, and soon ‘gathered two or three together;' to whom the Doctor opened “the unsearchable riches of Christ.’ Under the same humble roof, Dr. Adam Clarke, when on a visit to this town, “preached the Gospel to the poor.” Mr. Ould was the Father of Methodism here, and laboured, for years, under circumstances of trial and difficulty, without the assistance of either Local or Travelling Preachers. Yet he lived to see the work of God revived, extended, and consolidated; and died in peace, in 1823. In the year 1815, the first Travelling Preacher was stationed in Windsor." In 1816, a substantial Chapel was built, and opened for public worship by the late Rev. and venerable Josep Benson. Last year it was found necessary to enlarge this Chapel, by the erection of a gallery. The Trustees proceeded in this work with such prudence and care, that not more than +100 has been added to the original debt; and by reducing the rate of interest on the money borrowed to four and a half per cent., only the sum of £2.10s. has been added to the annual expeuditure; while the circumstances of the Trustees have been improved by the influx of hearers, and the conseuent number of additional sittings let. y these alterations the aspect of the place is changed; it is now remarkably neat, plain, and commodious. It was re-opened on Thursday, July 7, and on Sunday, July 10, 1825, by the Rev. Messrs. Reece, Gaulter, and Peter M“Owan. Here we see a system of truth and discipline, first introduced by the humble instrumentality of a private soldier, operating most bene_ficially on a class of society hitherto but partially blessed with the means of instruction and salvation. In no Circuit in which I have travelled these ten years past, have 1 discovered a greater depth of piety, or a more ardent spirit of prayer, of brotherly kindness and charity, than exists in the Methodist Society at Windsor, The history of this little community is like that of the Christian church in all ages. Sometimes the pulse of faith has beaten high amongst them, and at other times with that softness and irregularity which are the presages of death. But, thanks be to God, there was always some stimulant seasonably applied, by which health, activity, and

vigour, were again spread over those members of the mystical body of Christ. Methodism having established itself in Windsor, has penetrated with various degrees of success, into several towns and villages in the vicinity. The London West District Meeting recommended, in 1833, the erection of a Cha§ at Egham, a town five miles from

'indsor, which, in a circumference of three miles, embraces a population of 11,000 souls. At that time, however, a suitable piece of ground could not be procured. During the past year, the Spirit of God was poured out on our people there; so that their number increased, in a few months, from eleven to twenty-five. While this good work was going forward, a most eligible freehold estate presented itself, and was purchased. Having obtained the consent of the last District Meeting, the Trustees applied to Mr. Pococke, of Knightsbridge, Architect, for a plan of the building, which that gentleman furnished gratuitously. he Chapel, which has been recently and well-finished, is thirty-five feet by twenty-one, and cost, including the purchase of the ground, building a vestry, &c., nearly £600. The whole premises are secured to the Connexion. This Chapel was opened on Jan 4th and 7th, 1826, by the Rev. Richard Reece, the Rev. John Gaulter, and the Rev. Richard Boot. William Jennings, Esq., of Staines, to whose kindness and liberality Methodism in this place is under many obligations, subscribed towards this erection, £130. Wilkins Terry, Esq.. $20, and Jeremiah Baldwinson, Esq., £5. These gentlemen are also Trustees. From the situation of our former place of worship, which, previous to our occupation of it, was used as a stable, there was no prospect of realizing either extensive or permanent usefulness. Since the opening of the new Chapel, the most sanguine expectations of the Trustees have been exceeded. The Sabbath morning congregation has gradually increased, and in the evening the Chapel has always been well filled. The pews have also let well. We have lately begun preaching in Staines, a populous town, about one mile from the Chapel, with the immediate view of increasing our congregations at Egham, but of ultimately establishing a separate Society there."

LOSTOCK, in the Worthwich Circuit. —“A neat Methodist Chapel was opened at this place, Jan. .. The Rev. Robert Newton preached in the morning, at half past ten, and at half past six o'clock in the evening; the Rev. James Everett preached in the after


moon, at half past-two o'clock. The congregations were large, respectable, and attentive. The land was given by Mr. Taylor, for the sum of £1.1s. The cost of the Chapel is about £300. The Subscriptions were liberal. The Collections at the opening amounted to £25. 3s.6d. So that there remains a debt of about £100. We have no doubt much good was done at the opening, and that the blessing of God will attend the future services.” ALFORD CIRCUIT. — “ Lately there have been five small Methodist Chapels opened at the villages in the neig ... of Alford; one at Willoughby, twenty-six feet by eighteen; one at Brinkhill, and another at Cumberworth, of the same dimensions. Strubby Chapel is twenty feet by eighteen; and Aby Chapel thirty feet by eighteen. The subscriptions and collections in behalf of these erections were reumarkably good; so that the debts left on them all will not much exceed £180. The sittings are nearly all taken, and the probable income will place the Chapels in easy circumstances. The Preachers who officiated on the several openings were, the Rev. Messrs. C. Radcliffe, Fraser, Galland, A.M., J. Nicholson, Posnett, Ellidge, and Mr. M. Holden. “The circumstances under which Methodist preaching was introduced into Cumberworth are worthy of record. Mrs. Rowle, a member of the Methodist Society, and wife to Mr. T. Rowle, a farmer, who lived in Cumberworth, and who had an aged father and mother living with him, was the means of introducing the Methodist Ministers into that place, in the following manner:—Mr. Rowle had for a long time remarked the extreme attention, and Muniform kindness, of Mrs. Rowle to his aged parents, one of whom was blind and the other nearly helpless. He said within himself, How can I reward my dear wife for her goodness to my pa" rents? Her great love to the Methodist ministry occurred to his mind; and he resolved to give her leave to invite the Preachers to Cumberworth, and to preach and lodge in his house. This proposal was received with great gratitude by Mrs. Rowle; and the preaching was commenced in the village, where there is now a good Society, and a beautiful Chapel. Mr. Rowle, who for many years lived after the course of this world, was at length enlightened by divine grace, and died in the Lord.” SWANSEA CHAPEL, in the Swansea Circuit. —“On the Lord's Day, Feb. 19th, 1826, a very neat and commodious Wesleyan-Methodist Chapel

was opened for public worship in this town, when sermons were preached by the Rev. James Buckley, Elijah Waring, Esq., by the Rev. David Evans, (in Welsh,) and the Rev. James Mole, assisted by the Rev. Henry Cheverton, who took part in the services of the day, which commenced with the Liturgy, as recommended by the Conference. The very numerous and respectable congregations that assembled on the occasion, appeared not only much interested, but powerfully impressed; and many of them could truly say, ‘This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” “This pleasant sea port and bathi place, has for many years been ...; in want of a larger and more respectable Chapel, in consequence of which the success of the Gospel of Christ by the Methodist_ministry has been greatly hindered. To accomplish this desirable object, it was found necessary to take down the old Chapel, the materials of which have been applied to the new one, by which considerable expense has been saved. During its erection, it wo-, found that the original Trust Deed was invalid, which rendered an additional purchase, a new conveyance, and trust, necessary. It cannot but be highly satisfactory to know, that the whole is now settled and secured to the Methodist Connexion according to the Deed Poll inrolled in his Majesty's High Court of Chancery; and that, from t very , liberal subscriptions received, and the demand there is for sittings, the Trustees have every prospect of meeting their future expenses. This has been a season to be remembered, of refreshing from the presence of the Lord; and the fervent and devout language of many hearts is, “O Lord, we beseech thee, send now prosperity.’” NANT-Y-GLO IRON WORKS, in the Abergavenny Circuit.—“On Sunday, March 5th, a new and commo. dious Chapel was opened in this place § the Rev. Messrs. Thomas Rogers, dward Ford, and Edward Anwys, (in Welsh.) The Collections on the occasion amounted to the liberal sum of £87.2s. 6d. The dimensions of the Chapel are thirty-seven feet by thirty. The ground was generously granted for the purpose, by J. and 3. Bailey, Esqrs, the Proprietors of the Works, at a nominal rent, with a donation of forty pounds. The erection of the Chapel will cost about £520; toward which, besides the collections at the opening, nearly one hundred and sixt pounds have been subscribed. A sm Chapel was erected here about twelve *Eo when there were only three members in the Society; which, by the blessing of God, is now increased to upwards of ninety; and a proportionably increasing congregation, together with a Sunday-School, have for some time rendered that building much too small. The seats are all taken, and there is every prospect of increasing prosperity. This is the second new Chapel which has been built in this Circuit within the last three years; and another is now undergoing an enlargement, which will render it equally as commodious as either of the former.” ROCHDALE CHAPEL, in the Rechdale Circuit.—“On Thursday and Sunday, the 16th and 19th of March, this large and commodious Chapel was opened for the public worship of Almighty God. The Rev. Messrs. Newton, Stoner, Lessey, Dawson, Garrett, and Bunting, preached on the occasion. The congregations were numerous and respectable, the sermons appropriate and impressive, the presence of the great Head of the Church was “felt in an unusual degree, and the language of the attentive and delighted multitude was, “ Master, it is good for us to be here.” The spirit of Christian benevolence was most admirably exemplified, although the pressure of the times is felt in an extraordinary manner in this town and neighbourhood. The public collections amounted to £302.7s. 7#d., in addition to the sum of £1840, which had been previously subscribed. To God be all the glory ! The Chapel, which gives universal satisfaction, is twenty-nine yards long, and twenty-three yards wide, on the outside; and jū conveniently seat 1,600 persons. The expense, as usual, has very far exceeded our calculations. Including the very great improvement of our Preachers' houses, our whole expenditure will, we fear, exceed 425,000. But from the seats already let, and the pleasing prospect before us, we have no doubt we shall be able to bear our burden with cheerfulness, and in the course of a few years cousiderably diminish its pressure. “The old Chapel, on the site of which the present building is erected, stood exactly thirty-two years. It was opened by the Rev. Messrs. Benson, Roberts, and Hanby, May 22, 1793; and the last sermons were preached in it on Sunday, May 22, 1825. By some defect in the original construction of the roof, the whole edifice had become unsafe. Competent judges declared that the large congregations, which on particular occasions attended, were in immiment danger of being suddenly buried beneath its ruins. The truth of their


declaration was abundantly confirmed when the Chapel was taken down. It seemed almost miraculous how it had stood so long, although frequently crowded to excess. As the taking down of the Chapel became an imperious duty, the Trustees unanimously resolved to enlarge it to the extent of their ground, and thus afford accommodation to many families who for years had applied in vain for pews in the old Chapel. Thanks be to God, after much care, prayer, and diligence, our arduous undertaking is brought to a successful termination. Entreating the prayers of the ‘thousands of our Israel,’ we are confidently looking up to the Great Head of the Church, and saying, “O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity : " ' ISLINGTON, in the London North Circuit.—“On Friday, April 14th, a new Chapel was opened at Islington. Sermons were preached on that day by the Rev. Adam Clarke, LL.D., and the Rev. Jabez Bunting, A.M.; and on the following Sunday, by the Rev. Messrs. Richard Watson, Peter M'Owan, and John Stephens. The Chapel is plain, well built, and commodious. It will seat from 900 to 1000 persons. The whole expense of the erection is above £3000. In addition to the very liberal subscriptions, £155 were collected at the opening; and more than two-thirds of the pews are already let. The Wesleyan Methodists in Isliugton have long been in want of a suitable place of worship, and the manner in which the have exerted themselves to accomplis this object, has been highly creditable to their liberality and piety. For many years they found it to be exceedingly difficult to obtain ground in a convenient situation; but they persevered in their laudable endeavours, and have at length realized the object of their desire. Great praise is due to Mr. Richard Barford for his liberality and personal exertions in regard to the erection of this house of prayer. He made an extensive purchase, for the sole purpose of accommodating the Society with freehold ground, and has been unwearied in his efforts to brin the undertaking to a successful termination. The attendance at the various religious services connected with the opening, was very numerous. The appearance of the Chapel seemed to give universal satisfaction, and a general expectation is excited, that the blessing: of God will rest upon the Society and congregation, and much good be the result of this erection; for which many prayers have been already offered to the God of all grace.”

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Relating principally to the Foreign Missions carried on under the direction of the Methodist CoNFERENCE:

Ertracts from the Journal of Mr. Hoole, dated August 12, 1825.

Before Mr. Bott's departure for England on board the General Palmer, I had no time to write out extracts from my journal, but I now embrace the first opportunity of doiug so, and hope they will be satisfactory as to your Missionaries in Madras being fully engaged in their proper work. April ist. (Good Friday.) — At ten, A.M., I preached to a larger congregation of natives thau usual at Royapettah. After preachiug, Brother Carver, speaking of the attention and feeling manifested by the people, said, Who would say that this people is insensible, and cannot be evangelized After what we have seen to-day who would despair? In the evening while Brother C. was preaching in English, in our new Chapel, Black Town, I preached in the smaller Chapel in Tamul; there was a good congregation, and a considerable number standing on the outside. 3d. (Easter Sunday.)—I, as usual, conducted Tamul service at the Chapel in Royapettah, at ten, A.M.; and, fas there were a number of English present to partake of the Lord's Supper, Brother C. assisted in the administration of it. Men and women of three nations were assembled round the table of the Lord, and the languages of all, English, Tamul, and Portuguese, were used in the service; but we felt we were one in Christ, in whom “there is no difference.” 4th. — Our English school of St. Thome, and Tamul School of Royapettab, were assembled this morning for examination, when the progress manifested by many of the children was very satisfactory. ... One little native giri, who reads well in the Tamul New Testament, and cau repeat the creed, ten commandments, &c., had in a short time made herself well acquainted with our first Catechism translated into Tamul. After the distribution of rewards in books, &c., they all sat down to a dinuer prepared for them, and were then dismissed. May 9th.-I employed great part of this day in correcting the translation of a Tract into Portuguese, and conmenced another. In the evening I took a quantity of Tamul Tracts in my hand,

and walked into the native streets, After distributing several to those whom I met, I was invited by one whom I addressed to sit down with him at the door of his house. I did so, when he began to show that he had some knowledge of Christianity, by the manner in which he stated his objections to it. Among other things he said, “It is a doctrine in your Scriptures, that it is easier for a camel to go through the eyeof a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven; and yet you Europeans, who profess to believe this, have taken one kingdom after another, until you have almost the whole world in your possession. You have likewise many excellent precepts, but do not obey them, and, we have the same; so, in the end, what difference is there between your religion and ours ?” I replied that the main difference was, that ours pointed out a clear way whereby a sin:ler might find acceptance with God, might obey those precepts which, although they as well as we possess, few attend to, and find eternal happiness in the enjoyment of God: that thisway was the plan of redemption by Christ.” He would not allow that this constituted any essential difference, but maintained that it rather established the superiority of their system; for instead of one incarnation of God for man's salvation, they had many. I endeavoured to show, from the character and actions ascribed to those incarnations in their own books, that, even allowing them to be true, they had no reference to the salvation of the soul from exernal perdition, to the enjoyuent of perfect holiness and happiness in the presence of God for ever. That this could not be the object of so many incarnations of the infinite God, for his works, like himself, are perfect, and what he has once done he needs not to repeat; and thus it was that Christ had once suffered for sins. After much

controversy, which drew a number of

people about us, he at last said, “The Great God who made all nations has likewise made all religions, and as they are all his work, it is unnecessary to go from one to another. I have a well in my own house; why then should I

go to another house to draw water.” I replied, “Suppose God Almighty should make a great well in the middle of the town, and declare that there was something so divine in the waters, that those who drank of them should never be sick, but constantly healthy and vigorous, would not the people be quite right to leave their own wells aud draw out of that to which God had invited them ’’’ He saw that I was about to draw the comparison, and interrupted me by starting another subject; so I arose, and offering some Tracts to the bystanders, walked towards home; for night had overtaken me. 16th.-I set out at five in the morning to Poonamalie. Mr. Martins accornpanied me. It was nine when we arrived, and as I was unwilling to give my time except to public work, we put up in a wretched hovel, which was little calculated to afford us comfort and rest. It was a miserable day, and such as nothing but regard to the cause of Christ would lead me to endure ; but I account it an honour to suffer as well as to labour in the cause in which I am engaged. At four, P.M., Mr. Martins delivered a Portuguese sermon to the small company, about a dozen, which assembled, and at seven I had a good English congregation. After resting on the ground a few hours, we rose at four in the morning. 17th. – Before we could reach St. Thomas's Mount, the sun was up, and made us feel his power. I had a laborious day in the School, and with the services, Portuguese and English, which were well attended. May our labours be followed by the divine blessing. 25th.-At half past ten at night, Mr. Carver and myself set out for Chinglepet, a distance of more than thirty miles. At five next morning we overtook our saddle-horses, and rode as long as the sun would permit us. It was 11ear twelve at noon when we reached Mr. Boileau's house, with only half our people, the rest having been completely exhausted by the heat. 27th. – Being somewhat recovered from the fatigues of the preceding day, at eleven o'clock I preached in Tamul to a large o of natives of all descriptions, assembled by the direction of Mr. Boileau, who takes considerable interest in the promotion of Christianity among them. After closing the day by prayer with our kind host, we mounted our horses, and rode on towards Wallajabaud, about sixteen miles distant. 28th.-At three in the morning we

arrived at Wallajabaud, and found our native schoolmaster there sufferin from an attack of cholera, whic would probably have carried him off in a few hours, if Mr. Carver had not administered medicine immediately on our arrival. The heat during the day was exceedingly oppressive, and kept us within doors, but in the afternoon we were visited by a copious shower of rain ; after which we went out to visit the Commandant and another military gentleman who had shown much kindness on former occasions. Sunday, 29th.-Mr. Carver preached in the morning to an English congregation, small indeed, but attentive: and in the afternoon, notwithstanding the very threatening appearance of the skies, a very tolerable Tamul congregation assembled. 30th.-We arrived in Conjeveram an hour before day-break; but early as it was, we found the roads and streets crowded with the thousands of men, women, and children, who had assembled from all the country round, to witness the procession of the idol on this grand day of the great annual festival. At six in the morning we accompanied the Collector and other gentlemen to the chief Vaishnava temple to see the procession set out. A number of Sepoys and Peons were employed under the direction of the Collector, to moderate the rush of the people; as, on former occasious, several persons have been killed; and, on this, one woman was much hurt by one of the elephants inadvertently putting his foot on her. It was said that the people assembled in the main street leading from the entrance of the temple, and crowding the road, the verandas, and the tops of the houses, amounted to eighty or a hundredthousand. Throughout the whole I observed, what I have generally observed in the worship of this people, that there is no appearance of devotion, except the now and then lifting up both hands united; they seem to attend on the procession with the same feelings as the people of England attend a fair or a wake. The minds of the people were too dissipated by the noise and show to be addressed on religious subjects, 1 conversed however with one or two of those who were near me, and afterwards, in the course of the day, addressed several on the important subjects of redemption by Christ, and faith in him. 31st.—We left Conjeveram, and had some interesting conversation on the way, at two large choultries, with the

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