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The cash in the hands of the treasurer now amounts to £140.; and the sale of the old chapel, after paying mortgage, will, it is expected, add £120. to the fund. The committee bog to remind the Church generally of the great necessity there exists for a suitable place of worship iu their important and increasing town, aiid earnestly entreat the assistance of societies and friends who have not yet contributed; this, speedily done, would enable the committee to decide respecting plans, &c., which should be prepared before the end of the year.
Treasurer's address—Mr. John Atkin Clarke, Esplanade, Nottingham.
-"MrDDLEto'N.—.On the evening of Tuesday, the 14th November, Mrs. Rothery read, in one of the school-rooms belonging to the New Church, Middleton, an able essay against the custom of putting on mourning garments for the dead. The essayist demonstrated, in her usual style of clearness and force, that this timehonoured custom is anti-Christian and heathenish; that it is often an unreality and hypocrisy; and that it not infrequently immerses the poorer classes in pecuniary difficulties from which for long months, sometimes years, they are unable to extricate themselves. On these and other grounds which were adduced and elucidated, it was urged that all Christians who are enlightened to see that death is one of God's merciful appointments,—that " the dead are raised," and if good, are more truly living and 'Messed than they could have been during their preparatory life—should not only resign this bad custom, but do their utmost to induce their brethren to free themselves for ever from its tyranny. The room was filled with an intelligent and attentive audience; many comers were unable to obtain admission. It is intended to form an anti-mourning association, consisting of all who will join it, irrespectively of sect or creed. The Middleton Association will communicate with other parts of the country, and invite people to combine their efforts to put down what is essentially a heathen, and practically a pernicious custom. We understand there is a likelihood of the essay being published by Mr. Pitman, in the form of a pamphlet, for which, because of its Christian sentiments and spirit—the seed of life which it contains—
we cordially wish it may receive a very extensive circulation. E. 11.
On the 10th of October, at the New Jerusalem Temple, Heywood, by the Rev. R. Storry, Mr. William Parker Woodhead to Miss Ann Rothwell, both of Bury.
fflbitu.un. Departed this life, on the 27th of May, in the fi2nd year of her age, Elizabeth Gandhi, widow of the late Thomas B. P. Clarke. She was brought up from childhood in the New Church doctrines, and continued a zealous and affectionate member of the Jersey society to the end of her life. She has gone to realise those heavenly states of love and wisdom for which she had prepared herself whilst here.
Departed this life, July 31st, aged 37 years, Benjamin Mawson, a steady, consistent member of this society (Embsay, Yorkshire). While health allowed, he took a very active part in the Sundayschool and choir. He was much esteemed and respected by all who knew him for his unassuming manners and upright actions. While fully resigned to the will of the Lord, he yet thought it his duty to leave no means untried to recover his failing health. For this purpose, accompanied by his brother and brother-in-law, he determined to proceed to London, to consult an eminent physician. They had proceeded as far as Loughborough, when a change was> observed in him, and before the train could be brought to a stand his spirit was freed from the trammels of his frail earthly body.
George Mawson, brother to the above, was removed to a higher sphere on September 22nd, aged 32 years. Ho, like his brother, was a useful member of the Church.
On the 8th August, at her residence, Jane-street, Emma, the beloved wife of George Slater, Brisbane, Australia, a few days after her infant daughter. She was a gentle, unaffected woman, and was much respected by all who knew her. She had a gresft love for the doctrines of the
New Church, because they taught that all good is from God, who is love itself and goodness itself; and she lived a life in conformity with their teaching. Both she and her husband had been members of the church in this country, from which they emigrated some years ago.
Departed into the spiritual world, on September 11th, 1865, and in the 83rd year of his age, Mr. John Pegg, of Derby. Mr. Pegg was one of the few survivors of the King-street Society, when there were two societies in Derby. He was born at Tutbury, and after having suffered many vicissitudes in youth, came to Derby in 1803. The means by which his attention was first drawn to the heavenly doctrines of the New Jerusalem are sufficiently interesting to deserve notice, and which are thus feelingly described by his son (Mr. W. Pegg, leader of the Shakespeare-street Society, Nottingham):—'. About the year 1820, his eldest son, then a boy of 11, earnestly solicited his father to allow him to go to Mr. Robinson's Sunday-school (then in Q'.ieen,street). With great reluctance he allowed him to leave the school he attended to go there. The boy was so delighted in the new sphere into which he was brought, that he would not let his father and mother have any peace until they went to their nice little chapel, and to hear the beautiful things that were taught there. They thought
it strange that a child should be so urgent in such things, and they went partly from curiosity; but so delighted were they with what they heard, that they felt it a very long week till the next Sunday came, that they might drink again at the same fountain. For a long time they were constant in their attendance, and they became members of the King-street society about the year 1822." For several years Mr. Pegg underwent many remarkable spiritual experiences, producing in himself peace, and on his family a deep impression. His end was expected by him; and though sudden at last, it found him ready to depart. One of the patriarchs of the church in Derby, there are many in the other life whom he will be glad to meet. An old man full of days, and trusting in the Redeemer God, his end was peace.
Departed this life, on Tuesday, Nov. 14th, aged 55 years, Mr. Charles Deacon, formerly of Hoxton, London, but bitterly residing at Frome. He had been an affectionate member of the New Church ever since he was able to judge. For Beveral years he and others sustained a small Sunday-school at Hoxton, but failing health prevented his labours in this way, and he attended Argyle-square. He was a humblerminded, worthy man; his delight was in the church, and his end was peace. , J. BkrrA
All communications to be sent to the Editor, the Rev. W. Bruce, 43, Kensington Gardens Sjuare, London, W. To ensure insertion in the forthcoming Number, communications must be received not later than the 15th of the mouth, except recent intelligence, which will be received till the 18th.
'The Final State of David and Paul," will appear in
The meetings of the Committee of the National Missionary Institution, and Students-, and Ministers' Aid Fund, are regularly held at the Swedenborg Society's house,, Bloomsbury-street, on the fourth Monday in each month, at 6-30 p.m. Members of Conference present in London are invited to attend these meetings.
The first of two articles on the January number.
Received "T. W. B."
Of four communications received, in answer to the question—Has the New Church a Gospel? one or two others may perhaps appear in a future number.
"Mission Work in London," received too late for insertion this month.
Address from the General Conference to
Address to the Swedenborg Society, 387.
Address to the Members of the Man-
Atmosphere, on the Degrees of, 131, 165.
Atonement not Substitution, 297.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Letter ad-
Burgon's Reply to " M. C. W.," 55.
Conference, 275, 329.
Conference and the Bible Society, 453.
Church—From the Old to the New, 321.
Differences in the Texts of the Most
Divine Inspiration, 24.
Divine Inspiration — Cursory Thoughts
Elijah the Tishbite, 14, 75.
Has the New Church a Gospel? 501,
Happiness, on, 420.
Humanity, Thoughts on, 301, 420.
Inquiries with Answers, 174.
Le Boys des Guays, Memoirs of, 81,125.
Literal Sense of the Word, on the Use
Milman's History of the Jews, 458.
Mouravieff, Alexander Nicolaievitch,
Prize Essays, 329.
Relative and Ultimate, Speculative and
Certain Truths, «8, 69, 167.
8, 117, 145.
Their Use, 314.
By whom are they Implanted? 398
How and When are they Appro-
Resurrection of the Flesh, 272.
Social Meetings in the New Church, 513.
Spiritualism in Ancient Times, 451.
Spiritual Diary, 7.
Students and Ministers' Aid Fund, 328.
Sunday-school Union,a Day with the, 371.
Swedenborg, Proposed Statue of, 511.
Swedenborg's Knowledge of Hebrew,
Swedish Printing Society, 416.
"Spiritual Magazine," Answer to the
Supply of the Magazine, 559.
Tafel Dr., Proposed Monument to, 828.
Theological Essays — The Redemp-
The Lord's Glorification, 205, 356,
Temple of Solomon, 481, 549.
The Trees of Old England, 408,493,539.
The End of the Year, 529.
The Benefit that the Lord obtained for
Anniversary Sermons, 283.
Lancashire Ministers, Quarterly Meeting
of the, 238.
Members' Book for Societies, 87.
Meeting in London on behalf of Students
and Ministers' Aid Fund, 40, 88, 232.
William Rotheray, 84.
Newcastle-on-Tyne, 86, 87, 185.
New Church Doctrines preached by a
New Jerusalem, on the, by a Baptist
New Church Society's Building
Ramsbottom, 90, 238, 283.
Suggestions for Enlarging the" Reposi-
Sheffield, 138, 282, 380, 524.
South London Society, 140, 235, 284,
Staffordshire Potteries, 136, 234.
St. Ives, Hunts, 285.
Swedenborg Society, 231.
Invitation to Annual Meeting, 283.
Swedenborg Society—Annual Meeting,
Gift to, 86.
Yorkshire Missionary and Colportage
Association, 138, 378.
Mr. Joseph Angier to Miss Emma Par-
Mr. Henry Barber, jun., to Miss Annie
Mr. John Starkey Cunliff to Miss Eliza-
Mr. John Lobley to Miss Mary Rath-
Mr. Thomas Lomax to Miss Mary Ann
Mr. William Henry Pells to Miss Anna
Mr. Richard Skelton Storry to Miss.