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&c. for the Year ensuing; and to transact the general Business of the Institution.
THURSDAY EVENING. The Rev. Mr. Griffin, of Portsea, will preach at Tottenham Court Chapel.
FRIDAY MORNING. The Rev. Henry DRAPER, D. D. of St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford, Sunday Morning and Evening Preacher at St. Antholin's Church, in Watling Street; and Lecturer of St. George's, Southwark, will preach at the Parish Church of St. Saviour, Southwark.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, at Four o'clock, the Society will meet for Business at the School·Room of Sion Chapel. : FRIDAY EVENING. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be administered at Sion Chapel to the Members and Friends of the Society, who are Stated Communicants. No others can be admitted. Tickets for adinission may be had of any Minister who is a Director of the Society, or of any other Minister who may apply to the Directors for them.
*** The Morning Services will begin at Half past Ten, and the Evene ing Services at Six o'clock.
A Collection will be made at cach of the places.
RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY. This Society, now become too numerous to meet where they formerly did, will hold their next Annual Meeting at the New LONDON TAVERN, in Cheapside, near Gutter Lane, on Thursday, the 14th of May, at Seven in the Morning, precisely.
MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c. L. $. d.
- 10 00)
21 11 6
16 3 11 Rev. Mr. Jay and Congregation, Bath
- 60 00 Rev. B. Cracknell and Congregation, Weymouth 35 14 07 And Subscriptions
- 6 6 0 42 0 0 Rev. T. Durant and Congregation, Poole .
- 170 101
The Directors have lately received letters from India, &c. by the Sarah Christiana ; among others, a Letter from the Rev. Mr. Vos, dated CoJumbo, in Ceylon, May 12, 1806. He prcaches regularly in the Dutch church on the Lord's Day; on Wednesday evening at his own buse; and, occasionally, at other private houses on Friday evening; and catechizes the young people on Thursday evening.
A Letter has also been received from Mr. Loveless, dated Egmore, near Madras, Oct, 1, 1806: he continues to preach regularly in the Black Town; where a number of persons attend on his ministry with apparent seriousness, and, he hopes, with some benefit. He has undertaken, for the present, the office of Schoolmaster, at the Military Male Orphan Asylum; in which situation he has an opportunity of being useful to the children and others. He mentions that the brethren Cran and Desgranges are going on very prosperously at Vizagapatam. Mr. Ringeliaube bas been labour
ing about Pallamcotta; and preaching in the Tamul language. He has two native youths under his tuition, whom, he hopes, will become useful Missionaries.
Dr. Taylor, after many unexpected hindrances, embarked for Bombay and Surat, in the Charlotte, the latter end of August.
Mr. Loveless observes, that the harvest, in every direction throughout India is immensely great, and the labourers very few indeed! The miseries of the Heathen, and the wretched state of Europeans and others, called Christians, are beyond description pitiable, and loudly call for help. No hindrances appear to be in the way for zealous, prudent, able Mise sionaries to enter this extensive field, but such as the Devil will always lay in the wav, until Christ shall have put all his enemies under his feet.”
Mr. Loveless's Journal is also come to hand, which contains many curious and interesting particulars ; and will probably appear in a future Nuinber of the Missionary Transactions.
A Letter from Dr. Tavlor, dated August 27, is also received. He was then just on the point of embarking for Bombay. He informs the Directors, that Miss Ross, together with the Baptist Missionaries, who sailed with Captain Wickes, had safely arrived, four days before the date of bis lelter.
.'The safety of our Missionary friends, and the pleasing prospects of use. fulness, which the kind providence of God has opened to their view, call for the warm and devout acknowledgements of the Missionary Society The state of all the Missions in different parts of the globe, will be laid before the Society at large, at their approaching Anniversary. May the glorious Head of the Church crown that Meeting with the tokens of his gracious presence and blessing !
A small Pamphlet is now in the press, drawn up by order of the Directors, containing “ A Concise Account of the Rise and Progress of the Mis, sionary Society.” This has long been needed, that those who have not beca conversant with the Institution from its commencement, may obtain a general view of the Society's efforts to promulgate the gospel of Christ aniong the Ileathen. It will be ready for delivery, gratis, to Subscribers, at the General Meeting; to others, it will be sold at a low price. This Account will probably be translated into Welch and other languages. — Number xvii of the Missionary Transactions, with an Introduction, stating the Procecdings of the Directors, will be ready for publication at the above time, instead of the 1st instant, as was intended.
Union of Independents.
On Wednesday, the 6th of May, A proposal was made, about a the British and Foreign Bible Society year aco, for a more rerular Union will hold their Third Anpual Meetof Independent or Congregational ing at the New London Tavern, Ministers and Churches than has hi- Cheapside. The Proceedings of the therto subsisted. 'To promote this Committee during the last year, in object, a Meeting was held, by a
carrying into effect the important obconsidcrable number of that body. ject of the Institution, both at home on the 17th of May, 1806; when
and abroad, will then be reported ; the Board of Congregational Minis- and highly interesting intelligence, ters in London was requested to
on the circulation of the Scriptures, prepare a Plan for such a Union.
from various parts of the world, will 'This has been done; and will be laid
be communicated to the Members of before thici: brethren from the coun
the Society, and such other friends try, on Monday, May 18, 1807, at to the Holy Scriptures as may be Mr. Gaffec's Meeting-house, in New
disposed to give their attendance on Broad Street. The Chair to be
the occasion. The Right Hon. the taken at lalf past Ten o'clock in the
President will take the Chair at foreroon, precisely.
Twelve o'clock; precisely. ..
July 30, 1806, a commodious Priestley asked the questions, &c.; .chapel was opened at Bulford, near Mr. Hon ywell offered up the ordiAmesbury, Wilts. Mr. Berry, of nation-prayer; Mr. Bogue gave the Warminster, preached in the morn- charge,' from Heb. xii. 7 ; Mr. ing from James i. 25; Mr. Bennet, Lowell offered up the intercessory of Romsey, in the afternoon, from prayer; Mr. Griffin addressed the Acts xviii. 9, 10; Mr. Griffin, of people, from 2 Thess. iii. 13; and Portsea, in the evening, from Rev. Mr. Sibree concluded. A sermon Xxii. 20 , Messrs. Saffery, Hopkins, was preached in the evening by Mr. Sedcole, Tracey, Hunt, 'and Ald. Jay, from 2 Cor. ii. 3; Mr. Griffin ridge, were engaged in the devos preaclied the preceding evening ; tional exercises. This interest owes and Mr. Elliott the same morning, its origin and support to the benevo. al Seven o'clock. More than filly lent exertions of two gentlemen ministers were present. (Messrs. Devenish and Blatch) belonging to the congregation of the April 1. Mr. T. Finch, lafe stu. late Mr. Adams, of Salisbury, who dent at Bristol, was ordained pastor being convinced of the propriety of of the Baptist Church at Bilston, in introducing the gospel to an unen- Staffordshire. Mr. Rowland, of lightened and populous neighbour- Pershore, began the service ; Mr. hood, have generously defrayed the Morgan, of Birmiugham, delivered expences of building the chapel, and an introductory discourse; Mr. Butsupporting a regular ininistry. The terworth, of Eveshain, vifered ther numerous attendance on the occa- ordination-jirayer; Dr. Ryland, of sion, and the congregations which Bristol, gave the charge, from 1 Tim. statedly attend the labours of the iv. 11-16; Mr.Butterworth preachRev. Mr. Davey, afford much rea- ed to the people, from 1 Thess. in. son to hope that such efforts “are S; Mr. Mason, of Dudicy, con. not in vain in the Lord.”
cluded. Dr. Ryland preached again March 12. Mr. James Williams in the evening. was ordained a co-pastor, with the April 15. The Associating MiRev. Mr. W. Thomas, over the In- nisters of the Independent Churchçs dependent congregation at the Ta. in the county of Hants, with other bernacle (their new meeting-place) of their brethren, assembled in Mr. near Carrowhill, in the vicinity of Hopkins's Meeting, Christ Church ; the New Passage, Monmouthshire. when the sermon was delivered on Thursday morning, Mr. Eb. Jones “the Omnipresence of God,” foundprayed; Mr. E. Davies, of Hanover, ed on Psalın cxxxix. 7-12; after spoke briefly from 1 Pet. v. 3, re- which the Lord's Supper was adceived the confession of faith, and ministered. The scrmon was preachasked the questions connected with ed by Mr. Davies, of Lynnington. the ordination vows. Mr. Davies, The following Ministers were enof Largattock, prayed the ordina. caged in praver : Messrs. Kinustion prayer; Mr. G. Hughes, of bury, Bugue, Cox, Bennett, Durant, White Cross, delivered a very so. Loader, Tyreman, Ilunt, and Sleigh. leinn charge, from 1 Thes. y. 12; Prior to the foregoing, Mr. Bogue, and Mr. Harris, of Abergavenny 'of Gosport, preached the preceding (late of Stroud) addressed the people evening, froin Acts iv. $3; when from 2 Cor. vi. 1, and concluded the Mess. Hunt and Ralph engaged in meeting by prayer and thanksgiv• praver. Weduesday inorning, Mr. ing. The circular Monthly Meet. Lacey, of Southampton, preached ing, kept by the Monmouthshire froin Marke viii. 22–25; when Ministers, is to be held at Ilanover, Messrs. Winchester, of Andover, and on Thursday, the 9th of April next. Davy, of Bulford, engage:l in prayer.'
March 19. Mr. T. East, late stu- On Wednesday evening, Mr. Grillin, dent at Gosport, was orilained at of Port:ca, preached from Mixabii. Frome, Wilts: Mr. Williams open- part of the 17th verse ; when Messrs. ed the service ; Mr. Berry delivered Berry, of Warminster, and Banister, the introductory discourse; Mr. of Wareham, engaged in prayer.
- The next Meeting will be held at Mr. Jay, of Bath, preached the AnMr. Bennett's, Ronsey, October 7. nual Sermon for the Fund of the
Widows and Orphans of Protestant The Annual Meeting of the Bene. Dissenting Ministers, at the Old volent Society, for the Relief of the Jewry, from 1 John iv. 18. The Widows and Families of Protestant Collection at the doors amounted to Dissenting Ministers in the Counties 1281. 16s. At the dinner, Mr. P, of Essex and Hertford, will be held Fountleroy made a generous dona. at the White Hart Inn, Brentwood, tion of 1001. Various other subon Tuesday, May 26.
scriptions and donations were made,
amounting to 1351. 28. 6d. ; in the On Thursday, April 16, the Rev. whole, 3631. 188. 6d.
List of Lectures, fc. in and near London, for May.
1. Frid. (at 4 o'clock) Annual Serin. 17. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr.
to Young People, at Stepney, by Townsend ; Devonshire Sq. Dr.
Str. Mr. Greig; Peter Str. Mr.
Kello ; Palace Str. Mr. Ivimey; 3. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr. Barbican, Mr. Gore.
Collison; Devonshire Sg. Mr. 19. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Ford; · Stephens; Hare Crt. Mr.W.Smith; Crown Crt. Mr. Greig. - Duty
Peter Str. Dr. Young ; Palace Str. and Advantage of Private Remon.
strance among Christians. 4. Mon. Ev. Missionary Prayer-Meet. 20. Wed. Ev. Prayer for the Nation,
ing, Mr. Platt's, Hollywell Mount. at Mr. Jennings's. 5. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Ford ; - 21. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Bapt.)
Crown Ct. Mr. Campbell. - Hea at Prescott Street, Dr. Rippon to ven taken by Violence.
preach before the Education Soc. 6. Wed. Ev. Prayer for the Nation, Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Austid. - The • at Mr. Kello's.
Blessedness of the Pyre in Heart. 7. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Indep.) 22. Frid. Sermon to Young People, at
at Mr. Brooksbank's, Mr. Wall to Stepney, by Mr. Collyer.
24. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Str. Dr. perties of Zeal, &c. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Stollery.
Rippon; Devonshire Eq. Mr.
J. Thomas; Hare Ct. Mr. Frey; The Temptations of Christ.
Chapel Str. Mr. Brooksbank; Io. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr.
Palace Str. Mr. Dunu ; Barbican, Stephens; Devonshire Sq. Mr.
Mr. Knight; Peter Street, Mr.
26. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Humphrys; pel Str. Mr. Stollery; Palace St.
- Crown Crt. Mr. Buck. - Chris. Mr. Greig; Barbican, Mr. Frey; ,
tian Fortitude.' Peter Str. Dr. Duncan.
27. Wed. Ev. Prayer for the Nation, 11. Mon. Ev. Prayer Meeting for the
at Mr. Williams's. Nation, Surry Chapel.
28. Th. M. Fetter Lane, Mr. C lli1.2. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Goode;
son. “Prosperty of Soul. Crown Crt. Mr. Ivimey, -- Sub
31. Lard's DAY Ev Hare Ct. Mr. mission to God. Ev. Fetter Lane (instead of Thurs
Shenstone ; Peter St. Dr. Rippon; day, on account of the Missionary
Palace St. Mr. Winter; Barbican, Meeting) Mr. Nicol. - Peter and
MINISTERS SUPPLYING AT 13. Wed. For the Missionary Ser. Spa Fields and Sion Chapel, Dr.Haweis, vices, see p. 244.
Mr. Browning, and Mr. Wilkins. Ev. Prayer for the Nation, at Hoxton Chapel, Mr. Ralph, of Lives Ms. Dure's.
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