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choicest cordials for the times of her power—of the preciousness of Christ and greatest faintings. She had moments of of her consolation from the promises. The delightful anticipations, and expressed her cheerfulness and fortitude with which she feelings repeatedly in the language of Dod. bore her sufferings were very manifest; dridge
not a syllable of complaint did she utter, “ While on the verge of life I stand,
and the prayer for patience was almost inAnd view the scenes on either hand,
cessantly on her lips. A short time before My spirit struggles with its clay, And longs to wing its flight away."
her death, she said with emphasis, it was
“good for me to be afflicted," and expressed She had a distressing season or two of dark.
a hope that God was about safely to conduct ness, in addition to great bodily suffering,
her across the valley of the shadow of death. which were very painful both to her friends
On Friday, the 19th of May, 1843, with her and herself. By continued prayer and fre- characteristic calmness in life, she breathed quent meditation on the Bible, the light of
out her soul in death, and “fell asleep in God broke in upon her spirit, and gradually Jesus." chased away the darkness. As soon as calm and peace were restored to the mind, with
“ So fades the summer cloud away,
So sinks the gale when storms are o'er, much submission to the Divine will she re
So gently shuts the eye of day, ferred to her sufferings, and said,
So dies the wave along the shore." “Lord, if consistent with thy will,
“Absent from the body, she is present with O take this thorn away: But if for me 'tis needful still
the Lord,” bearing the image of Christ, and That it should longer stay,
shining in the glory of Christ. These are Then patience give the thorn to bear, the refreshing, solacing considerations of her And faith to trust thy love and care."
decease, lessening the pain of departure, and After the seasons referred to she had
embalming bereavement with bliss. Her great peacefulness of spirit, and continued sound religious principles, her lovely Chris. to the last delightfully calm and composed. tian character, her social qualities, her useShe had no exulting jubilant feelings on the fulness in all the relations she sustained; borders of eternity, but steady light and are the best evidences of her preparedness hope ; no times of high, holy elevation, and for heaven, and with her family and friends, no times of deep and distressing depression. will be an enduring tablet to her memory She spoke with confidence of the gospel's and her worth.
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PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW YEAR. numerous is this class, and how affectingly The new year is rapidly approaching. Can is it increasing every day! Our proposal, it be better signalized than by a vigorous then, is threefold :--). Let those who can effort on behalf of the destitute widows of afford it, order two copies of the Magazine, God's faithful ministers? How mournfully instead of one. 2. Let all the true friends
B. N. says,
of the widow endeavour in their respective The following letters which have been circles, to encourage the circulation of the received in reply to grants which have been work. A word spoken in season, behold how transmitted within the last month, will congood a thing it is! 3. Let those who prefer vey some idea of the trying circumstances it, forward their donations to the Magazine from which many of our ministers are sufFund, through the medium of the Editor or fering : Treasurer.
“ I acknowledge the receipt N.B. All who intend ordering the Maga- of a cheque for five pounds. Surely, no zine for January, or taking in an addi- favour could have come more opportunely, tional copy, ought to apprise their book- or be received with greater gratitude, after sellers immediately, that the publishers may a long season of family affliction, and two know how many additional copies to print deaths in one month. My dear people are for the new year.
extremely poor, my family very large, and Our zealous and devoted friends, both in my income very small. I have known what town and country, will aid us, we trust, in it is to want a morsel of bread; but, blessed augmenting the circulation of the Magazine be God, his promise has never failed. Many to twenty thousand, which will place 3001. have been my trials and privations during of an additional fund, at the disposal of the the thirty years I have been in the ministry, trustees. Let all our readers, poor and rich, yet hitherto the Lord has helped me. do something to realize this object.
W.G. (to whom the committee were only
able to transmit five instead of ten pounds,) ASSOCIATE FUND;
says, “ Though the vote is five pounds less
than it has previously been, yet I am truly Or, Ministers' Friend.
thankful that it is not completely a blank, This institution was formed in the year which had it been, I should have been much 1823, for the purpose of aiding ministers of distressed; as the recent severe affliction the Congregational denomination, exercising of eight of us was very expensive; I have their ministry in England, whose incomes reason to believe the doctor's bill will be are insufficient for their support. The com- ten pounds. I have the satisfaction, howmittee return their warmest thanks to those ever, to inform you, that after I have paid ministers and churches, who have forwarded the doctor's bill, I shall be free from all sacramental collections from Michaelmas, debt; for, sooner than the cause of religion 1842, to the present time, Nov., 1843. should suffer by my contracting debts be
£ s. d. yond my power to discharge, I and my fa. Alston.................. Rev. J. Harper
1 7 0 mily would dine upon nothing but potatoes Bristol ...................
J. Roper ..........
8 10 0
and salt, which we have often done before Ditto
G. Wood .... 4 0 0 Brough
J. Haddock 2 0 0 now for weeks together." Castle Camps
E. A. Marsh
0 14 61
J. T., “ Your excellent society is the inDedham..................
J. Trew .........
2 0 0
strument in the hands of God, of refreshing Kirkdale .............
J. Tunstall 3 3 3 Ditto ....................
3 10 the hearts of many poor and tried ministers Glo'ster
of Jesus Christ. It has often refreshed my Leatherhead........ E. Thompson ... 1 0 0
heart, when bowed down within me with Little Waltham
1 6 10 Mitcheldean.......... J. Herlick
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cares and anxieties. Indeed, I do not know Newport
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2 0 0 how I could have maintained my standing Oswestry
W. Reeve ........
among my beloved charge, if I had not been Royston................
- England ....... 2 11 Reading.......... S. Curwen....... 10
assisted by it."
W. Richardson 2 0 0 The following is an application to be laid York ...... 14*.......... Messrs. Parsons
before the next meeting of the committee in and Peyton ... 9 1 7
January :The committee avail themselves of this W. Ó. writes, “ In the deepest affliction, opportunity respectfully to urge upon the I beg you once more to call the attention of consideration of ministers and churches, the committee of the Associate Fund to my whether they cannot aid the institution by very sad case. God has visited me with stroke means of a sacramental collection at the upon stroke, and now he has taken my be. commencement of the new year.
loved wife from me. She died last week, churches were to consecrate one sacra- after having passed through very long and mental collection to this object during the most distressing suffering; and thus I am year, it would provide an ample fund for left with five children dependent upon me, the relief of those many and laborious and without means adequate even to my servants of Christ, who, though by their own support. My house, for years, has been devoted and self-denying labours they are little better than an hospital. It is a sad making many spiritually rich, are suffering fact, which I need not conceal, that I have from all the evils not only of limited cir. now demands upon me for no fewer than cumstances, but of extreme and most af. four coffins, besides my heavy medical bills, flictive poverty.
which I am utterly unable to discharge.
NEW MISSIONARY SHIP.
Surely God will not permit Christian sym- tions is, the large amounts placed at the pathy to fail with respect to one so deeply head of the lists, which really frighten many afflicted and ready to die. I cannot enlarge, whose hearts are exercised by the spirit of my spirit is overwhelmed; my heart is faint, sympathy; but, from the scantiness of their and sick, and desolate. Pray for me; do means, with the knowledge of the fact that, what you can on my behalf with the com- as their neighbours have given so liberally, mittee and other Christian friends. The it would appear mean did they not give as state of religion with my people is perhaps much, they are, after all, induced to keep encouraging rather than otherwise, but with out of the way ; thus are their efforts chilled. me all is darkness, sadness, and fear." The plan I have suggested will prevent all
The committee indulge the hope, that this, as individuals may give what they these affecting recitals will not be presented choose, without the amount arriving at the in vain to the friends of religion. All com- knowledge of any person. munications to be addressed to the corres. Should these suggestions meet your views, ponding secretary, the Rev. C. Gilbert, 25, you will oblige me by placing them in any Manchester-terrace, Islington.
way you think proper, in the Magazine of Joseph TRUEMAN, Treasurer. next month. I shall, upon reading your Thomas LEWIS,
views, have much pleasure in introducing John Yockney.)
Secretaries. the subject into the church and congrega.
tion to which I have the honour and privi. lege to belong.
I have the honour to be, Sir,
Your very obedient servant, To the Editor of the Evangelical Magazine.
London, Nov. 5, 1843. SIR,-Having observed in your Magazine for this month, an account of the return of the Camden from the South Seas for re. pairs ; and the London Missionary Society,
RECOGNITION OF THE REV. J. STOUGHdeeming her inadequate for the purposes of
TON, AS SUCCESSOR TO THE REV. DR. missionary enterprise, from the increased VAUGHAN, AT KENSINGTON. accommodation required by the additional The public service connected with the number of missionaries to those islands ; settlement of the Rev. John Stoughton, at suggest the propriety of building a larger Hornton-street chapel, Kensington, as sucvessel, which it is estimated will cost about cessor to the Rev. Dr. Vaughan, was held 4,0001. As the Society appear apprehensive on Tuesday, the 31st Oct. Although the lest, by the accomplishment of this object, weather was extremely unfavourable the attheir present funds may become embar- tendance was very large, and the character rassed, and in order that those apprehen- of the addresses and the delightful spirit sions may be driven to the winds, permit breathed through every part of the service, me to make the following suggestion which, rendered it an occasion full of interest and if adopted, will, most likely, accomplish so pleasure. The Rev. John Yockney compraiseworthy an effort, to extend the know. menced the service by reading a suitable ledge of the gospel to the perishing heathen. portion of Scripture, and offering approI would suggest that, as it is in the mis. priate supplications. The Rev. Dr. Morisionary cause, a subscription be commenced son delivered a luminous and judicious in every Independent chapel throughout introductory discourse. The Rev. W. WalLondon, if not England; that the amount ford asked the usual questions, and preof subscription be not less than one penny sented devout intercessions for the pastor and upwards, each person, including the and people. The Rev. Dr. Vaughan demembers of each church and congregation); livered a powerful and impressive charge to that boxes may be provided to receive the his successor in the pastorate ; and the Rer. amounts subscribed, which would present Dr. Leifchild preached a sermon to the an opportunity to many who cannot af. church full of practical counsels and stirring ford pounds to give shillings, and those appeals. The Rev. Mr. Crump gave out who cannot afford shillings to give pence. the hymns, and the Rev. J. J. Freeman By this means, I think, a very considerable closed with prayer. The presence of Drs. amount might be collected. This plan would Vaughan and Leifchild, both of whom had bring the benevolence of Christians in full been pastors of the church at Kensington, and active exercise ; no one need embarrass imparted unusual interest to the services, their circumstances, but all might give in which would have been increased had the proportion to their means. The great Rev. John Clayton, also formerly a pastor barrier to the success attending subscrip- in the same place, been able to attend.
xxi. 29–32, by the Rev. John Clayton,
A.M., of London ; and in the evening, PARKGATE, CHESHIRE.
by the Rev. T. Raffles, D.D., LL.D., of In our number for April, 1809, we re- Liverpool, from Psalm xcv. part of 7, 8, corded the opening of an Independent cha- and Hebrews iii. to numerous and highly pel at this well known watering place. For respectable auditories. some years that place of worship enjoyed the The following ministers also attended and honourable distinction of being the only sanc- assisted in the services of the day :-Revs. tuary in an extensive distriet in which evan- J. Turner, Knutsford; J. Pearce, Wrex. gelical truth was faithfully dispensed. Its ham ; J. Williams, Octagon Chapel, Chesprosperity however declined, many of its ter; J. Harrison, Barnard Castle, (now of original friends were removed, and various Northwich ;) W. 0. Hanlon, Woodside ; circumstances transpired to discourage and - Griffith, Buckley Mountain. ultimately to suspend for a series of years
In the afternoon upwards of seventy of the operations of a truly missionary enter- the friends assembled sat down to a collaprise. The foundations of the little chapel tion provided in the assembly room. After were disturbed by the encroachments of the dinner the Rev. R. Roberts, on behalf of sea, and its superstructure suffered so much himself and the church, presented to Mr. from the assaults of weather, in a very bleak Rawson, (who presided,) a copy of Bagster's and exposed site, that its continued occupa- Comprehensive Bible, handsomely bound, in tion became impracticable, and it was even- testimony of their high respect and grateful tually abandoned, and taken down. Many attachment to the individual to whose inde. years elapsed, during which Parkgate had fatigable zeal, persevering energy, and ex. not the privilege of public worship, until tensive influence, they were indebted under the year 1833, when George Rawson, Esq., Providence, for their neat and comfortable of Leeds, visited the place with his family place of worship. for the purpose of sea- bathing, and perceiv- On the following Lord's-day, sermons ing its entire destitution of the means of were also preached in the new chapel, by religion, he took, at his own expense, a the Rev. N. K. Pugsley, of Stockport. At large apartment, formerly used as the as. the close of all the services collections were sembly room, which he opened for Divine made in aid of the building fund, which toworship, and in which a numerous congre- gether amounted to upwards of £73. With gation was, in a short time, regularly con- that addition to the previous subscriptions, vened. In the year 1838, the Rev. R. the sum required for the completion of the Roberts, under the auspices of the Cheshire building was nearly realized. The incubus Union, became the stated pastor of the peo- of a permanent debt will not therefore opple; as the results of his ministry the taste press the energies, nor cramp the labours of for hearing increased, evidences the most this infant cause. unequivocal of the power of Divine truth accumulated, and a Christian church was formed. At length the congregation became too numerous to be conveniently ac
Birmingham, Oct. 20, 1843. commodated in the assembly room, and the “ The condition of Ireland requires the necessity for a larger and more suitable most strenuous efforts on the part of Evanplace of worship was clearly shown. The gelical Protestants, for its spiritual welfare. people however who constituted the regular In this blessed work there are two societies hearers, belonging chiefly to the working engaged which are connected with the Conclasses, were unable to contribute much to- gregational bodies in Ireland and Engwards a new erection ; but, by the kind libe- land: there are the Irish Evangelical Sorality of many distant friends, a sum was ciety, and the Irish Congregational Union. obtained sufficiently large to justify such an Their exertions are much more limited undertaking, and, under the direction of than they should be, for want of more adeMessrs. Pritchett and Son, architects, of quate funds. They were for a short season York, whose gratuitous skill, judgment, united upon a plan in which, in common and experience were cheerfully afforded, a with many distinguished brethren, I had commodious, substantial, and elegant sanc- some share. The working of this scheme tuary has been erected. The style of the has been found to be inconvenient, and it is building is the English gothic of the thir- dissolved by mutual consent. They now teenth century, and for simplicity, durability, make their separate appeals to the liberality and appropriateness it is, with slight excep- of the British public, and are both entitled tions, the model of a village chapel.
to its support. Having lately advocated the On Wednesday the 10th of May last, cause of the Irish Evangelical Society, I this little edifice was publicly opened for now as cordially recommend the Irish ConDivine worship ; on the morning of which gregational Union. day a sermon was preached from Luke (Signed) " J. A. JAMES."
A protracted meeting for promoting a revival of religion, was held in October, in
Skelbury, Yorkshire. connexion with the Congregational church. On Thursday, July 13, 1843, a neat and The services commenced on the evening of commodious chapel was opened for the use the 4th, and were brought to a close on the of the Independent or Congregational disevening of the 16th. The Rev. R. Wilson, senters, at Skelbury, in the North Riding of pastor of the church, was assisted through- Yorkshire, when two excellent and approout by the Rev. J. Morrison, of Kilmar. priate sermons were preached; that in the nock, and for a few nights by the Rev. J. O. afternoon, by the Rev. J. Cross, of Ripon, Jackson, of Brayhun. During these delight. on the “ last judgment;" that in the evenful services, much was witnessed to cheer ing, by the Rev. John Elrick, A.M., of and encourage the heart. The whole town Northallerton, who preached from Hebrews was visited four or five times by the mem- iii. 6, “ Whose house are we.” The devo. bers of the church, during the continuation tional exercises were conducted by Mr. H. of the meetings. At each visit a tract was Howard, of Pickering Academy, the sta. left with the family, and whenever practi- dent then supplying at Appleton Wiske. cable, conversation was entered into with On the following Lord's-day, an approthe inmates. A great number of meetings priate sermon was preached by the Rev. J. were held at different hours of the day, in Hardman, of Stokesley. the cottages of the poor, and all this had The collections were liberal, and the conthe effect of bringing many of the neglected gregations large; since then, a Sabbathand careless to the chapel, in the evenings,
school has been gathered, and the prospects to hear the words of eternal life. A public are of an encouraging character. Welbury prayer.meeting was also held in the chapel, chapel is connected with Appleton Wiske. between the hours of one and two, and these The erection of this place of worship is the were felt to be refreshing seasons to the fruit of the energetic zeal and liberality of people of God. The interest deepened as M. Trowsdall, Esq., and, it is fondly hoped, the services went on, and before they ter- that this additional effort which he has made minated, sixty-six persons had been con- to extend the kingdom of our Lord and Saversed with professedly in a state of anxiety
viour Jesus Christ, will be crowned with a about their souls. Many were brought under rich and permanent blessing. deep convictions, and not a few gave pleasing evidence of having been brought to rest their eternal all on the finished work of Im. manuel. O that all our churches were visit
Rev. B. 0. Bendall. ed with the same blessed manifestations of God's power and glory!
The ordination of Mr. B. 0. Bendall, late Similar services were held in Cocker- of Highbury College, as pastor of the Indemouth last year, from which much perma
pendent church at Kingswood, near Wottonnent good resulted, but the fruit from the under-Edge, took place on Wednesday, Oct. present effort promises to be much more the 18th. The Rev. G. Wood, of Bristol, abundant. During the summer months the commenced the service by reading the Scrippastor preached in the streets on the Sab. tures and prayer; the Rev. J. Glanville, of bath afternoon. In the month of May a Kingswood, near Bristol, delivered the intro. Christian Instruction Society was formed. ductory discourse; the Rev. D. Thomas, of Upwards of thirty members began to carry
Wotton-under-Edge, asked the usual ques. the glad tidings from house to house, while a tions; the Rev. J. Lewis, of the same place few of the more gifted brethren commenced offered the ordination prayer ; the Rev. R. the delightful work of proclaiming the great
Knill, of the same place, gave the charge to salvation to the poor in their own dwellings.
the minister : the Rev. Wm. Dove, of FalThese district meetings of the members as.
field, concluded the service with prayer. semble monthly, to“ provoke one another to In the evening, a sermon was preached love and to good works;" and special meet- by the Rev. Wm. Jay, of Bath. ings of the whole church are held occasion- The engagements of the day were of a ally to plead with God for the outpouring
deeply interesting character, and were very of the Holy Spirit. Believing prayer has numerously attended. been continued with persevering exertions, and in all such cases God has promised to vouchsafe his blessing. “ Paul planted,
Rev. J. Cheney. Apollos watered, and God gave the in- On Thursday, Oct. 12th, 1843, at Broadcrease."
winsor, Dorset, the Rev. J. Cheney, late a student at Cotton-end Academy, was ordain. ed to the work of the ministry and the pas. toral charge of the congregational church of