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who had also refreshed and encouraged them | Church had assumed the independent attitude | pilgrims passed by without his being able to by his private counsels and private friendship. which she now occupied, was this—that she assail them. But he (Mr.F.) feared that Po(Hear.) He scarcely required to mention the had learned experience from the history of the pery was growing young again, and again name of Rev. Josias Wilson, of London, who past; that the Presbyterian congregations in preparing to return to his old work of assailing could not now accommodate the congrega- England were destitute of all indications of the faithful. Upon the Presbyterian Church tion that flocked to hear him, and who was life and vigour while they desired to continue of Ireland rested the duty of testifying and just preparing to provide sitting-room for mere appendages to the Scottish Church, and witnessing against the Man of Sin; nay, he several hundreds additional, for he was in that it was now seen, that only by occupying believed that the battle against the apostacy the habit of counting his people by hundreds. an independent position, the English Church was very much to be fought on Irish ground. (Hear.), And he must also bear testimony to could organize its own schemes
, carry out its (Hear.) And he might be permitted to exthe good work which Mr. Blackwood had done own objects, and conduct its own discipline. press the hope that, when a severer trial of their at Newcastle-on-Tyne. For all these labour- (Hear.) He then proceeded to shew what faith than had yet arrived should come, the Presers he now, in the name of the Presbyterian they had already done. They had established byterians of Ireland would be found faithful. Church in England, expressed his gratitude. a theological seminary; and last season it was He further would hope to be excused for exHe required, however, now, to proceed from 'attended by twenty-three students, all pro- pressing his delight that when he returned to the agreeable duty of returning thanks to his mising a fair degree of theological attainment. England, he would now be able, from what fathers and brethren, to the less pleasant but (Hear.) They had organized a Home Mis- he had heard in the Assembly that day, to necessary duty of referring to the state of the sion scheme. This Mission had several newly- repel insinuations heard so often by him congregation to which his friend, Mr. White, organized stations, had prevented several places recently, and to say that the Presbyterians ministered, and which, the house would allow of worship from falling into the hands of other of Ireland were now alive to the duty of lifting him to say, had some claims upon the bodies, and had been the means of filling up a loud testimony against the present meaAssembly: "The church which Mr White's churches to the door which before were empty. sures of the Goverment in favour of Popery. congregation was now building, though large (Hear.) They had also attempted to establish (Hear, hear.) Mr. F. closed by urging a enough for the strength of any minister, a machinery for foreign missions. Last year, greater unitedness of Presbyterian effort. He would not, he felt certain, contain the numbers they had sent about 1,3001. to the Foreign said, that above the door of the church which who were gathering round him. But the Mission schemes of the Free Church; but, this his congregation was building, there had been people, with few exceptions, were far from year, they were to attempt to establish missions placed the figure of the great Scottish Rewealthy; and although the managers had of their own. (Cheers.) Already the ladies former, encompassed by the emblems of the studied economy, and the people had given connected witn their Church had provided a three kingdoms, an emblem of the unity of willingly and liberally, still there would remain missionary to go forth for the education of feeling and of exertion which should characa heavy debt, grievously discouraging to Jewish females in Corfu; and there was an terize the present movements of the three minister and people. He would not have had overture on the table of their Synod in Presbyterian Churches. (Hear.) Let us (he the confidence to ask this house for any regard to the openings which the Lord was said) have unity of aim and object, knowing assistance to his brother's congregation, were now presenting to them in China; and he each other's minds, let us have unity of it not for the circumstances of peculiar trial in trusted that their Church would take up counsel profiting by each other's advice,—and which they now stood in Liverpool. There this matter at the meeting of its commis- let us have unity of labour and effort holding were five Presbyterian congregations in all sion in the course of the present month. up each other's hands; but above all, let us in that town, and he might say that every one Mr. F. proceeded to state, as another reason have unitedness in our pleadings with the Lord, of them had a house of worship to build. His for combined effort, that the two Churches had in our appeals to the throne of grace, that the own congregation were in the act of building; at the present time similar encouragements. dews of heaven may descend on us all more his friend Mr. Welsh's people were in like They lived in a period when the Presbyterian plentifully,—then shall our ministers be more circumstances; Mr. White's were also similarly Church had special facilities inviting its exer- honoured in their work, and our sanctuaries employed; the congregation of St. Peter's had tions. The Established Churches in England the scenes of more conversions, and the whole had to leave their place of worship, and were and Ireland occupied a position of no extra- Church more prepared for the day of cloud now meeting in a temporary sanctuary; and ordinary stability. (HIcar.) Dissenting bodies, and of storm that seems rapidly approaching if the church could be recovered, it could only although yet disowning the name, were ready to the Evangelical Churches in this land. be at the expense of some £4,000. The only to act upon the principles of Presbyterianism. (Cheers.) other congregation in the town had had, within What was the Wesleyan Conference? Was it The Rev. Mr. WHITE (of Liverpool) then a few weeks bygone, notice to quit—so that not a General Assembly? (Hear.) And briefly addressed the Assembly. He expressed the Presbyterian population of Liverpool was what are the County Unions of the Congrega- a confident hope, though they lived in perilous likely to be required to expend £24,000 in tionalists but Presbyteries and Synods? To times, when the Man of Sin was endeavouring building churches before two or three years be sure, they say that they do not exercise to exalt himself, that the Irish Presbyterian were over. In these circumstances, he trusted authority; but if they were to judge of the Church would continue its testimony against they would not think him blameable in looking practical exercise of their authority by recent the flood of error that threatened the nation. for some assistance to Mr. White's congrega- doings in Hamilton and Glasgow, there was (Hear, hear.) That Church had prospered in tion from their Irish brethren. He would ask something of the authority, as well as the de- the face of opposition, though none of the no grant from their Home mission ; but if the liberation, of Presbyterian Church Courts. nobles, and few of the great men, had given congregations of the Irish Church would (Cheers.) There were peculiar encourage- it their support. Their past trials would preindividually give a small but practical token of ments to the Presbyterian Church in its pare them for present contendings, and he brotherly affection, then his brother and people English operations at present. The name of trusted the result would prove that their would be able to prosecute their work with Presbyterian had fallen into disrepute, owing to strength proceeded from God and not from renewed energy. ` England, and especially the character of those who fora time usurped the man. Romanism was Ireland's curse, and Liverpool and Manchester, had not been slow name; but the Lord had sent on the Presby- the cure for her numerous evils was to be to reciprocate kindnesses of this description ; terian Churches a spirit of reformation, which found in the preaching of the truth as it is in and any gist, he did not doubt, which they had gloriously vindicated the purity of Pres- Jesus. (Hear.) They (the Presbyterians) might bestow on his friend's congregation, byterian polity and principle. Gloriously had possessed the leaven of Gospel truth, and on would be soon repaid, and with interest. it been vindicated in Ireland, that Socinianism them rested the responsibility of diffusing it (Cheers.) Mr. Fergusson proceeded to state some and Presbyterianism had no alliance, when among their countrymen. His parting prayer reasons why the two Churches should labour the Synod of Ulster cast forth the leaven of was that God might bless them as a Church, together. The Irish and English Presbyterian Arianism. (Hear, hear.). And the parent and crown their efforts to promote His glory Churches were one in principle, polity, and Church had, little more than two years ago, with abundant success. objects. It was true that the English Pres- lifted up before the nations a testimony for the Wm. Stevenson, Esq., (of London,) briefly byterian Church was an independent body, truth, which had laid all the Churches of Eu- expressed his concurrence in the sentiments with its separate courts and independent rope under obligations. (Hear, hear.) All of the other members of the Deputation, esorganization; but why was this so? Was it these circumstances had had the effect of in- pecially in their gratitude for the valuable supbecause the English Church was not a free creasing the interest felt in the Presbyterian ply of ministers that had been afforded in Churcu like its Scottish sister? Nay, verily, Church, and preparing men's minds to respect their time of need. It would have ill become for then would he never have been a minister and study principles that had led to such re- him, a member of River-terrace Church, Lonwithin its pale; or was it because the English sults. (Hear, hear.) Mr. F., as a last reason don, to have lost this opportunity of thanking Church disowned the principles of Irish Pres- for co-operation, reminded the House that them most cordially for that devoted and byterianism? No; for then would Mr. White both Churches were exposed to common perils. efficient pastor who was now labouring with never have crossed the channel. Mr. F. John Bunyan has described “ Giant Pope so much success among them—the Rev. Josias shewed that the reason why the English | as old, decrepid, and biting his nails, because I Wilson—who (as Mr. Fergusson had said)
can tell of his increase by hundreds," and | ture,' and prayed that a missionary spirit | Mr. M‘Donald's advocacy of the kindred plan was not satisfied with numbers only, or with might more and more largely prevail among for the Free Church. Not only was the sum the prosperity of his own congregation, but the English Presbyterians and other denomi- originally contemplated, 50,0001., raised, and proved by his unwearied zeal at home, and nations. He stated that the Presbyterian within one-half the time originally anticihis generous assistance to his brethren, that ladies of London had been before them in the pated, but there was obtained such a surplus it was souls he was seeking, and the ex- missionary work, having got up a subscrip- as enabled him to hand over 20,0001. to the tension of his Master's kingdom. Much tion to send out a missionary to the Jews at College Building Committee.
And why had yet to be done for Presbyterianism in Corfu, and they had now resolved to follow should not we raise 10,0001. in five years? England; some of the largest and most im- the example set of sending out missionaries, Let us not be met by the old objection, Oh, portant cities were still without a Presbyterian and had with that view selected, as a field the Free Church may accomplish anything, pastor.
Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Brighton, for their labours, China. (Applause.)– The but that is no ground of hope to us. And, Southampton, and Portsmouth, were as yet Reverend Mr. Osborn, Wesleyan minister, why not? The ministers of the Free Church entirely unoccupied. He trusted, then, that seconded the resolution, which was carried have, it is true, made a most glorious sacrifice, the success that had attended the labours of unanimously.—The Rev. Dr. Vaughan, prin- but not more glorious, and we say it advisedly, those they had already sent would encouragę cipal of the Lancashire Independent College, than was made by the ministers of our them to further sacrifices, until the whole land moved the second resolution, recognising the Church. The former, it is true, left manses, was occupied. (Hear, hear.) obligation of Christians to seize every open- and parishes, and stipends, for conscience
' The Rev. Dr. Brown, in moving a vote of ing that might present itself for spreading the sake; but it is just as true, that the latter thanks to the Deputation, expressed his con- gospel among the heathen. The reverend refused, and for conscience' sake, to accept of viction, from what he had witnessed in Eng- and learned gentleman advocated the views the livings that were thus left vacant. Yes, land, that the present was a season of great of the resolution in a long and able speech, ministers who were starving, in England, repromise to the English Presbyterian Church, and it was seconded by the Rev. Professor fused to return to their native land, and enjoy and his full belief that, if the present efforts Lorimer, of the Presbyterian College, London, the rich benefices which there were pressed were persisted in, she would soon be the and carried without opposition. - The Rev. upon them. The sacrifices made by our largest Presbyterian body in the empire. The W. Chalmers, of Marylebone, moved the Scottish brethren have procured them the Moderator then conveyed the thanks of the third and last resolution, to the effect that admiration of their people. This is just as it House to the Deputation.
the meeting learnt with satisfaction that it ought to be, and we only wish that admira
was intended to send out the Word of Life to tion, and its consequent support of the Free COMMISSION OF SYNOD OF THE the people of China, and pledged itself to use Church, were increased an hundred-fold. But PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN the most strenuous efforts for the success of why then is not the same admiration felt ENGLAND.
the work. He stated that very considerable towards our ministers, and the same support
sums were now subscribed by the Presby- given to our Church? Is it that remote This reverend court met at Manchester been handed over to the Church in Scotland physics, magnify in the ratio of their dis
terians in England, but hitherto they had objects, reversing in morals the principles of on the 16th and 17th of last month; the in support of their missions. One gentleman tances ? Or, that it sounds better to conmoderator of last meeting of Synod, the alone, in Liverpool, had promised to give one tribute to a cause already celebrated before Reverend Professor Campbell, in the hundred guineas towards the mission. The the world ? Or, that our ministers have not chair. There was a respectable attend- Rev. Mr. Ferguson, of St. George's Presby- put in a claim for a due meed of regard for ance of members from all parts of the terian Chapel, Liverpool, seconded the motion, the sacrifices they have made ? We should Church, and various matters of great and the meeting, after a collection in aid of two first questions should be answered in the
was declared to be carried unanimously, be sorry indeed to believe that either of the interest were transacted, of which we the mission, separated.”
affirmative. And, as to the last, if the now proceed to chronicle some of the
Thus then our church has entered the mis- modesty of our ministers has stood in the most important:
sionary field as a distinct communion. Our way of the success of our institutions, we The first business taken up was an over- contributions have hitherto been transmitted hereby put in their claim, and will advocate ture from the Presbytery of Lancashire, trans- to other churches. Henceforth we must sup- their cause. Or will it be said that our mitted to last meeting of Synod, and referred port our own mission. We feel as warmly as people have not been taught habitually and by that court to the commission. The over- ever towards other churches of Christ, and systematically to contribute for our Church ? ture related to the institution of a mission to will not be slow to testify our affection. But if so, it is not yet too late to make a beChina, which, after full consideration, was on our first duty is evidently to maintain our ginning. But to revert to what we said at the motion of the moderator, (who left the own institutions. We hope our friends will the outset, the School-building Scheme must chair for the purpose,) unanimously and cor- bear this in mind. Our church now pos- succeed. The Synod have sanctioned it, and dially agreed to. The Synod's committee on sesses all the institutions essential to a church the Commission have added the only part of Foreign Missions were authorized to select of Christ. May God speed and prosper them! the machinery that was required to ensure the missionary or missionaries,—the locality Let this be our prayer, and let us manifest the success of the scheme, viz., to appoint an where the mission should be established, -- the sincerity of our prayers by our contribu- agent to take charge of it, and when we the time for commencing operations, and to tions and exertions.
mention who that agent is, our friends will take charge of all matters of detail. They
acknowledge our confidence of success was were further empowered to add to their num- Mr. Stevenson, Convener of the School- sufficiently well founded. The agent is the bers, and instructed to report to next meeting Committee, submitted to the commission a Rev. James Hamilton. When Mr. Hamilton of Synod.
plan for raising 10,0001. to aid in the erection commences his labours in January next, let In the evening a public meeting, nume- of 100 day-schools. The principles of this him find that the subject has been maturely rously attended, was held in connexion with plan are nearly identical with those of Mr. considered in all our congregations, and that the mission, of which the following is a short M.Donald, of Blairgowrie's, which have car- all that is needed is, that he give the moving report extracted from a local paper :- ried conviction to the hearts of so many impulse to the machinery everywhere pre
"A meeting was held on Wednesday of our brethren in all parts of the empire. pared to his hands. evening, at the Scotch Church, St. Peter's That an effort must be made to build schools Square, to consider the propriety of sending in connexion with all our churches, must be The Commission thereafter took up out a missionary to China. The body of the evident to all who well consider the state-sideration of the Model Trust Deed, which, church was tolerably well filled with the ments contained in the Committee's Address, for the last five years, has been submitted to friends to the movement, and the chair was which is given in another part of this Number, Synod, and then remitted back to the Comtaken by the Rev. Alexander Munro, who, in and much more convincing proof might be mittee for further revision. The Deed was introducing the business, said he had no afforded, and will be presented to the world, if first read through, and then taken up and disdoubt they should have had a more nume- parties, who at present attempt to proselytize cussed seriatim, clause by clause.
After a rous assemblage had the meeting not been our children through the medium of week- lengthened, mature, and prayerful consideracalled at too short a notice to make use of day and Sabbath-schools, and persecute the tion, and after several verbal alterations were the usual means for calling their friends parents who would preserve their children in made upon it, the Deed was adopted; and all around them.-- The Rev. Professor Campbell, their own communion, do not cease their parties who may hereafter build places of of London, moved the first resolution, to the Antichristian efforts. That the plan is cer- worship in connexion with this Church, were effect that the meeting recognised the para- tain of success if only vigorously and per- recommended to frame their deeds in conformount obligation of Christians to obey the severingly prosecuted, and by the proper men, mity with the provisions contained in the important command-Go ye into all the does not and cannot admit of one moment's Model Trust Deed of the Synod. We cannot world and preach the gospel to every crea- | doubt. Look at the success which attended pass from this subject without stating, that Mr.
MODEL TRUST DEED.
John W. Lamb, of South Shields, by whom | Scotland and Ireland will respond to the of trouble, was a wall of fire round about her, the Deed was originally framed, and who has appeal which is now, for the first time, made and a glory in the midst of her. since devoted to its improvement the energies to them in aid of the funds of the English “ In 1670, the Parliament of Scotland of many years, has laid the Church under a Presbyterian Church.
enacted a number of cruel and arbitrary deep and lasting obligation, which we should Need we add, that we are still more confi- laws against conventicles and field-preachings, be glad to see the Church testify in some sub- dent of the response of our London brethren, which compelled many pious and godly men stantial form. The Deed, as it now stands, is, and friends of other denominations. The to seek an asylum in England and foreign We believe, as perfect an instrument as any cause is most urgent. The one half of our countries. In 1672, Mr. William Bird, a Church in the empire possesses; and we trust Church is not yet at all aware of the condition native of Scotland, to avoid the persecutions all parties having churches to build will con- of the other half; nor have we, at present, and cruelties carried on in that kingdom, form to its very letter, except, of course, in time or space to state a tithe of what we know came into the county of Northumberland, and those local matters which may necessitate an of the necessity—the instant, urgent necessity preached the Gospel wherever he could do it alteration in its more secular provisions. ---of attending to the claims of our poorer with safety. The little flock at Lowick, de
congregations and mission stations. In the lighted with his piety and principles, his unThe Home Mission Committee laid on the North of England, particularly, matters can- remitted efforts to promote and extend the table of the Commission a Report, detailing not be left as they are. Immediate attention knowledge of Divine truth, gave
him an invin its proceedings and the state of its funds, and must be paid to the claims of our congrega- tation to become their pastor. This he cheercraving aid and counsel in obtaining the con- tions there. But let it not be supposed that fully accepted. He was blessed with much tributions necessary to conduct its operations. such claims will come up annually, or even tranquillity and joy in discharging the functions It may be necessary, in order to enable our periodically. We are intimately acquainted of his office; and from the time he became readers to understand the position of the Com- with the condition of Northumberland, as far their pastor, till liberty of conscience was mittee, to mention the circumstances in which north as Berwick, and this we will venture to granted by the Toleration Act passed in the it is placed. The Committee was appointed predict, that if the Church does her duty by beginning of King William's reign, so skilfully at the Synod of 1844; but only provisionally our friends there, before many years have united the wisdom of the serpent with the and experimentally for that year. The neces- elapsed Northumberland will become an innocency of the dove, that he escaped the sity for using every effort to meet the demands English Ulster of Presbyterianism. Let the fines, imprisonments, and many of the hardof our people throughout the country, in sup- deputation, then, be welcomed with open ships to which multitudes of his brethren in plying them with the ordinances of the Gospel, arms and with large and cheerful contribu- the ministry were exposed. Mr. Bird, notin supplementing the funds of poorer congre- tions. Only the necessity of immediately withstanding the troublesome times in which gations, and in providing a retiring allowance going to press prevents our dwelling at he lived, had the pleasure of seeing the work to ministers disabled, by age or otherwise, from greater length on this subject, and on the of the Lord prospering in his hand. His small the discharge of their pastoral duties--the mission assigned to Professor Lorimer by the congregation increased by his attention and three grand objects of the Home Mission Commission, to visit the Churches throughout fidelity in the ministry, and many were made were too self-evident and too imperative to be the West, East, and North of England in aid wise unto salvation. He was blessed with a longer overlooked. Accordingly, the Synod of our various schemes.
native modesty and mildness of temper, which of 1845 placed the Home Mission on a per
were improved by care, and heightened by manent basis, as one of the institutions of the ANTIQUARIAN AND BIOGRAPHICAL religion. His imagination was clear and lively, Church, appointed a Committee to superintend
his understanding deep and comprehensive,
NOTICES. its operations, provided a body of regulations,
and his memory retentive. He was mild and and ordered an annual collection to be made in aid of its funds. But in allotting to each We purpose, occasionally, to give anti- temperate to a degree seldom attained. The
manner of his death exactly corresponded to scheme the time for its collection, it was found quarian and biographical notices relating the account Scripture gives of the departure necessary to appoint that the collection for to our churches and the ministers who of true Christians—falling asleep in Jesus.” the Home Mission should be made in Febru- have served in them; and we here present Mr. Bird was very intimate with Thomas ary next. That month is as good as any a specimen of such communications as Boston, author of the Fourfold State, and other month in the year for obtaining a collection. we desiderate from our correspondents. other on sacramental occasions. See Boston's
valuable productions. They assisted one anBut then it must be manifest, that as demands The following paper was kindly commuare every day made upon the Committee, some
Memoirs. means must be used to place funds at their nicated by the Rev. T. P. Nicholson, of disposal. At present, they have no funds. Lowick, and is extracted from records
WOODSIDE INTERDICT. The Synod appointed them to seek out and belonging to the church there. ED. supply localities needing missionaries, to aid E. P. M.
We understand that an attempt is about weak congregations, and provide a retiring “ In 1661, an Act of Uniformity was passed, to be made to deprive the respected allowance to disabled ministers, and the Com- by which it was required that every clergy: minister of Woodside Church, and his mittee have proceeded to fulfil the appoint-man should be ordained, if he had not received attached fock, of their place of worship. ment. But how? Why by the treasurer Episcopal ordination; that he should declare This is certainly “ too bad;" but still advancing the funds out of his own pocket. his assent to everything contained in the Book The Synod required them to perform certain of Common Prayer, and should take the oath quite in keeping with the rest of the duties, but supplied them with no means to of Canonical Obedience. All the ministers of proceedings of the party who institute meet the services required. The Committee the
different parishes in the northern parts of the present suit. The world has heard have zealously and succesfully performed their Northumberland conformed, except the Rev. much, by no means too much, of the duty. They have aided weak congregations. Luke Ogle, of Berwick-upon-Tweed, who re-attempt, unhappily in most instances but They have assisted in placing missionaries in signed his charge for conscience' sake. Being too successfully, made in Scotland, to destitute localities. They have made provi- a strict Presbyterian, a man addicted to serioussion for ministers disabled by age, and have ness and piety from his youth, he retired
deprive Free Church congregations of aided in providing assistants and successors. to the parish of Lowick, in order to discharge the churches they had built for themselves. But all this has been done, not through funds the functions of his pastoral office in the most But the public are not aware that several provided by the Synod, but advanced by the obscure places, to avoid persecution. He instances have occurred in England in treasurer.
preached frequently at Lowick, and at the which congregations of our Church have This the Commission felt was not a proper secluded places near to it, to a handful of per- been deprived of their places of worship state of matters. It was therefore appointed secuted saints attached to his person, doctrine, that deputations should be sent out to make and to the Presbyterian mode of "Church by as flagrant violations
of equity and collections and obtain contributions in aid of
government. The good seed was sown by justice as ever were presented to the the funds of the Home Mission; and accord- his unwearied application and diligence, not
world. This attempt upon Woodside, ingly Messrs. Murdoch (of Berwick) and withstanding the cruelty of opposition and the however, cannot, and will not succeed; Anderson (of Morpeth) were appointed a difficulty of the times; indeed, he spared no and our only surprise, if, indeed, anything deputation to London ; Messrs. Fergusson pains in preaching or praying, while the times ought now to surprise us, is, that such and Welsh (of Liverpool) a deputation to allowed the exercise of his ministry, or in dis- attempt could be made. Here is a church Scotland; and Messrs. Gardner (of Wood- course that tended to edification." side) and White (of Liverpool) a deputation to Ireland. These deputations are immedi-founded, in troublous times, by Mr. Ogle's
The Presbyterian Church of Lowick was thus built for certain specific objects, not one
of which, it can be proved, is violated, ately to proceed on their mission, and we piety and prudence ; and He who is the hope and yet it is attempted to alienate the have no doubt whatever, that our brethren in 1 of Israel, and the Saviour thereof in the time property. Here is a minister who
maintains every single principle he ever received from his congregation a valuable gold | dressed to a large and attentive audience, by held, and professes every single tenet he watch. The Rev. Messrs. Munro and Dick- Mr. Chalmers, Mr. Nicholson, in an impressive ever advocated, and yet it is attempted son, of Manchester, and Fergusson, of Liver- prayer, accompanied by the laying on of the to deprive him of that cure which he pool, spoke in feeling terms of their regret at hands of the Presbytery, ordained Mr. Char
the departure from among them of a brother, teris to the office of the ministry. Mr. Haobtained upon conditions he faithfully with whom they had so often taken sweet milton, in his own affectionate and striking implements. Here is a congregation, all counsel, but at the same time expressed their manner
, delivered the charge to the young of whom are attached to their pastor, satisfaction that he was removed to a station missionary. coincide in his views, and, were he in which he could be of still greater service to This was altogether an affecting and indeprived of his church, would, to a man,
the Church. The gift of the congregation was teresting service. It was the consecration to go out with him, and yet it is essayed to presented by Mr. Archibald Bell in a neat and his hallowed office of the proto-missionary of
feeling speech, to which Mr. Campbell replied the Presbyterian Church in England; and drive them from a sanctuary hallowed in in suitable terms. The meeting was after- from the heart the prayer of many was that their hearts as the scene of manifold wards addressed by Messrs. R. Barbour (the the God of missions might go with him, that spiritual blessings. And here are men founder and the best friend of the church), an abundant door of utterance and of usefulwho never sat in that church, and do not C. Stewart, J. Gilmour, and P. Smith. The ness might be opened to him, and that he mean to sit in it—who never contributed meeting separated with mingled feelings of might be the first-fruits of an ample harvest a farthing of the funds by which it was
sorrow and submission, in which it were hard of future missionaries in connexion with our built- who know perfectly that if the
to tell whether the congregation or their de- Church. To the Ladies' Society the Church
parting minister most largely participated. is under the very deepest obligations. While present minister and congregation were
others were deliberating they were acting. driven from it, not one minister could be
PRESBYTERY OF LONDON.
The Church, through her constituted courts, got to occupy its pulpit, nor one single
had too long delayed to send forth missionaries half-dozen individuals to occupy its pews, Tuis Presbytery held its ordinary meeting
of our own. The Ladies' Society, however, and yet they, these men, come before a on Tuesday the 8th July. The Rev. W. has now wiped from us the stain of having no judge in equity, and ask him to shut up Nicholson, Moderator, in the chair.
proper representatives of our Church in the a church, to prevent the possibility of The Report of the Committee appointed to missionary field. Our funds have hitherto been fulfilling the ends for which it was reared confer with Mr. Wallace, of Birmingham, in amply sufficient to support several missionaries,
reference to his change of views on the sub- but they were handed over to other Churches. -disperse a congregation, or send them ject of Infant Baptism, was given in by Mr. But now that we have obtained a missionary to worship God upon the mountain-side, Chalmers and read. Mr. Wallace was him- family of our own, we trust the interest of our or by the sea-shore—and all this is done self afterwards heard at length.
friends and members in the cause of missions from a conscientious sense of justice, a It appeared both from the Report and from will be doubly stimulated. We press this sincere regard for the glory of God, and Mr. Wallace's own statements before the point upon our readers the more urgently, the good of souls !
Presbytery, that he still adhered to the views that the funds of our mission are not yet ade
contained in the document which he had laid quate to meet the demands that must be made But the attempt will fail. It cannot
on the table of the Presbytery on the 10th of upon them. We hope auxiliary societies will succeed. It is perfectly known now that June, that his present convictions were the be formed throughout the Church - one is the success that attended the first attempts result of protracted consideration, and that already in operation in Liverpool. Manchester, of the party arose not from the justice of these convictions were so confirmed, that he
we are certain, will also maintain its wellthe cause, nor even from the prejudice of still felt it his duty to resign his charge.
earned character. We shall be glad to receive the judge, but simply, and solely, because In these circumstances the Presbytery any donations in aid of the mission fund. the attempts were not properly resisted, tion. They declared Mr. Wallace to be no
Mr. and Mrs. Charteris are about to sail for unanimously resolved to accept the resigna
Corfu, the scene of their future labours, and, We say, this is known. We know it, and longer minister of the congregation at Bir
we trust, abundant success. -[Ep. E. P. M.] others know it, on authority which cannot mingham, and no longer a minister of this be gainsayed. But if we failed through Church. They further declared the Church PRESBYTERY OF NORTHUMBERremissness in times past, we shall do so no at Birmingham to be vacant from and after
LAND.-ORDINATIONS. more. We are now fully awake, alive,
this date. and determined to maintain our rights.
Commissioners appeared from the Church On Thursday, June 19th, the Reverend the Woodside will not be disturbed. Let
at Southwark, craving that the Presbytery Presbytery of Northumberland met to ordain our friends there keep their minds in the moderation of a call from them in favour Ballybay Presbytery, to the pastoral oversight
would be pleased to appoint an early day for the Rev. John Gillespie, licentiate of the perfect peace. Their faithful minister of the Rev. J. Fisher. The Presbytery agreed of the congregation of Framlington, Northumwill remain amongst them, and their to comply with this request, and, from the berland, which is the oldest Dissenting Church beautiful church will be theirs, and their success that has already attended the labours in the North of England, its annals reaching children's after them. If men prefer to of Mr. Fisher, there is every reason to hope back as far as the year 1640. The following spend their money in attempting to
that he will soon have a flourishing congrega- gentlemen took part in the solemn services of deprive others of their churches, rather tion in that important locality.
the day :-Rev. Mr. Edwards, Widrington,
Mr. Chalmers reported the steps that had preached an admirable and appropriate serthan in building churches for themselves, been taken with a view to provide a supply for mon; Rev. Mr. Hoy, of Felton, offered up the we must just gratify their propensity, so Ranelagh Chapel, Chelsea, and the Committee ordination prayer; Rev. Mr. Huie, of Wooler, far as spending the money is concerned, were empowered to make arrangements for charged the newly-ordained minister; and but we shall take special care that the opening that place of worship, in connexion Rev. James Anderson, of Morpeth, the people. churches we have built we shall retain. with this Presbytery, as soon as they may find After the conclusion of the services, the Pres
themselves in circumstances to do so. Those who aided the people of Woodside
There bytery repaired to the manse, and partook of to build their church will now aid them likely soon to be an important one than this. are few stations more interesting, or more a substantial and excellent dinner, prepared
for them by the congregation. We augur to preserve it. Let our friends, therefore,
Mr. Charteris, a licentiate of the Free much good from the settlement of so devoted look in tranquil security on the vain Church of Scotland, who has lately been ap- a minister among the people of Framlington, attempt now made to harass them. We pointed, by the Ladies' Society in Aid of the and are sure, from what we know of Mr. assure them it will.signally fail.
Missions of the English Presbyterian Church, Gillespie's character, that the light of the as its missionary to Corfu, underwent all his Gospel will beam as brilliant through his
trials with credit to himself and satisfaction ministrations as it has done there in days of PRESENTATION.
to the Presbytery, and his ordination to the yore.
office of the holy ministry was appointed to On the following day, Friday, the 20th, the Tue congregation of Ancoat's Church, Man- take place at Regent-square Church on the Presbytery proceeded to Seaton Delaval to chester, at a Soiree held for the purpose, pre- 29th July, at half-past six o'clock, p.m. Mr. ordain the Rev. John M.Murray, licentiate of sented their minister, the Rev. Hugh Campbell
, Chalmers to preach, the Moderator to ordain, the Monaghan Presbytery, to the charge of on his removal to London, with a massive, and Mr. Hamilton to give the charge. the newly-formed congregation there. The elegant, and costly gold watch guard-chain,
The Presbytery met, according to appoint- services were conducted in the Primitive and a handsome and valuable gold patent ment, at Regent-square Church, on the 29th Wesleyan Chapel, which was kindly lent for pencil. The Rev. Gentleman had previously I of July, and after an eloquent sermon, ad- I the occasion. "Rev. J. Gillespie preached an
impressive and eloquent discourse from Psalm | with much feeling and eloquence the festation of truth to their consciences, be relxxxvii. 3; Rev. Mr. M'Clyment, Birdhope claims of the Edward-street congre- claimed to the principles and observances of Craig, offered up the ordination prayer; Rev.
Christian men. Mr. Anderson charged the minister, and Rev. and aid of the friends of Presbyterianism. the establishment of Week-day and Sabbathgation, and its minister, on the sympathy
They also contemplate, it will be observed, Mr. Huie, the people; after which the Presbytery were entertained at a sumptuous dinner, The Rev. Mr. Nicholson, pronounced the schools for upwards of 400 children, on whom provided at the expense of the congregation. blessing, and the meeting separated, it will be their endeavour to confer a sound They then proceeded to the site of the new much gratified by the proceedings of the Scriptural and useful education, conducted on church, for the purpose of laying the first evening, and the interesting addresses the most approved principles, such as are exstone, which was done by Davison, Esq., which had been delivered.
emplified in the best Parochial schools in ScotMonk-Seaton, when the assembled multitudes
land. dispersed, highly gratified by the novelty, and
We subjoin the circular which has been
The Committee sincerely trust that their endeeply impressed with the solemnity of the issued by the Committee of the Edward-terprise, having nothing in it of a spirit of secaffecting services in which they had been en- street congregation :
tarianism, or of hostility towards any Christian gaged. We congratulate Mr. M‘Murray on
denomination, but being of the nature of a the flourishing condition of his infant charge, Westminster Confession of Faith, as held by welfare of those who are ignorant and out of
Home mission, and aiming at the spiritual and assure his friends on the other side the
the English Presbyterian Synod and the the way, may commend itself not only to their channel, that it is fit to compare with any con
Free Church of Scotland. gregation of its standing—which is a few months-in the United Kingdom.
The Committee of the Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian brethren, but to all who love the now assembling in the Marylebone Literary in the spread of his cause.
Lord Jesus Christ, and take a grateful interest
And they are not Institution, 17, Edwards-street, PortmanMARYLEBONE PRESBYTERIAN
square, feel grateful to Almighty God, that without the confident hope that many of other CHURCH, they are at length in circumstances which en
denominations may be disposed to aid them in UPPER GEORGE-STREET, BRYANSTON-SQUARE.
courage them to make immediate efforts for the Christian work of extending the influence the erection of a permanent place of worship. of Evangelical truth over a portion
of the com
munity, especially at a time like the present,
After being for many months destitute of a The foundation stone of this new place settled ministry, the Kirk session and
when the growing power and reanimated zeal of worship, was laid on the 26th ult. by Zation have recently obtained the services of of Rome endanger the common interests of all the Most Noble the Marquis of Breadal- the Rev. William Chalmers, A.M., formerly of true Protestants, and threaten, in the absence bane, in the presence of the Presbytery the Free Church of Scotland (in Dailly, Ayr
of their combined and prayerful efforts, to reof London, and a large concourse of the shire,) under whose pastoral care their num
cover an ascendancy over the mass of an igno
rant and irreligious population. members and friends of the Presbyterian bers are steadily increasing, and a demand
The probable amount required for the Church has been created for greatly enlarged accomChurch in England.
and Schools is about £6,000. modation. After singing the last three verses of
Committee. Psalm cxxii., the assembly engaged in Committee to procure an eligible site for a
Many fruitless attempts were made by the
Rev. Wm. CHALMERS, 28, Dorset-place, Dorsetprayer, which was offered up by the church in the neighbourhood of their present FRANCIS Baisler, 124, Oxford-st.,
. Rev. Dr. P. M‘Farlan, of Greenock, temporary place of worship ; but they rejoice JouN LAW, South-street, Moderator of the General Assembly of to say that they have at last succeeded in their
James Morris, 79, Park-street, the Free Church of Scotland. A bottle object. Ground (though without available
of LAURENCE Gibson, 176, Piccadilly,
Session. frontage) has been secured for a building to enclosing a variety of documents illustrating the history and progress of the contain about a thousand sitters, and for Week- James Patison, 27, Carlton Villas,
Kilburn, Free Church, and of English Presbyte-modate upwards of four hundred children; John Sloan, 198, Sloane-street. day and Sabbath-schools attached, to accom
James Hutton, 98, Park-street, rianism, was then deposited in the stone, and they trust that, with the aid and counteand the ceremony completed in the or- nance of their countrymen, and the friends of William SHAND, 77, George-street, Portmandinary style by the Noble Marquis, who religion in the metropolis
, their infant congre- William Manuel, 1, Boston-street, Regent'sthereafter addressed the meeting in a neat gation may be enabled ere long to set in
park. and effective speech, in which his Lord- operation an efficient agency, for promoting DAVID McLean, 29, Connaught-terrace, Edgship congratulated the congregation asthe spiritual welfare of the necessitous district
ware-road. in which their church is to be placed. It is sembling at present in Edward-street, on in a quarter of London, where, according to
James MURRAY, 21, Berners-street. the auspicious commencement of their the best authority, several thousand Scoich- Dr. Fraser, Harley.street, Cavendish-square. enterprise, and expressed the deep interest men reside, vast numbers of whom are living Robert Garden, 18, Bread-street, Cheapside. he took in its success.
none to care for their souls. The promotion P. Maxwell Stewart, Esq., M.P., 11, Chapel-
street, Grosvenor-square. plied at some length, followed by Dr. contemplated by this effort. And the well- Mr. F. Barter. Alder, of the Wesleyan connexion. And known predilection of their countrymen for the blessing having been pronounced by the simple form of worship which obtains in
Secretary.-D. McLean. the Rev. Dr. Buchanan of Glasgow, the their native land, and their marked indif
Bankers. meeting dispersed to re-assemble in the ference to every other, justify the conviction, Union Bank, Argyll-place, Regent-street.
Donations and subscriptions will be thankthat nothing is so fitted, under God, to restore evening, in the London Coffee House, them to the habits and feelings which they fully received by the Minister and members of Ludgate-hill.
have abandoned, as the erection in the midst the Committee, the Treasurers, and at the
of them of a Church with the forms to which Union Bank, Argyll-place, Regent-street. A very large party assembled on this in- from early custom and association they are teresting occasion. The Hon. Fox Maule, attached, and the visits and labours in con
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. M.P., having been prevented by indis-nexion with it, of a Presbyterian minister and position from taking the chair, his place Eldership.
- The following communicawas most kindly supplied by P. Maxwell Stewart, Esq., M.P., who opened the men, the Committee submit that there are mul- tion was forwarded to us not for insertion, but proceedings of the evening, and presided destitution, and consequent "irreligion, render object of the
Committee, we gladly give it all with his usual ability, until summoned them the fitting objects of Christian exertion. the circulation we can. to bis Parliamentary duties, when Wm. To these the promoters of this new place of and the parties, and hereby attest the truth
of Brownley, Esq., was voted by acclama- worship propose, God willing, to direct their their statements, and cordially second their tion into the chair. Addresses were de- best attention. They are anxious that such of appeal. We shall be happy to receive any livered by Drs. Buchanan, M'Farlan,
them as are disposed may have it in their contributions in aid of the Church at Tweedand Alder (Wesleyan); Messrs. Red- house of God; and that such as are lost to
to become regular worshippers in the mouth.—[Ep.)
“ The Committee of the Presbyterian conpath (Secession), Hamilton, Chalmers, the sense of duty and privilege may, by the gregation in Tweedmouth take the liberty of and Wilson (River-terrace); who pressed efficacy of Christian kindness and the mani-1 submitting to you the following statement of