Page images

N.B.The prices of Books are given when forwarded by Publishers. A New HANDBOOK OF ANTHEMS FOR Germany during the time of the Thirty

PUBLIC WORSHIP. Hodder & Stoughton. Years' War, and on the other the great THEBE publishers have taken a wise and

service of the Bible in the chequered and necessary step in issuing this edition perilous career of Gotthilf and Frederika. of "the words onlyof fifty-four anthems

The tale is exceedingly interesting; will adapted for congregational psalmody. be read by young and old alike with The words are taken chiefly from Scrip- pleasure; and will make the Bible a more ture, and this edition is in limp cloth at

welcome and a more loved book. K.O. the low price of fourpence a copy. Many can join in song, if led by a strong and LEVELSIE MANOR. By Mrs. H. H. B. well-drilled choir, who know little of

Paull. Hodder & Stoughton. Price 1s. music, and will not or cannot take the

This is a pleasant story of the conquest pains necessary to acquire it; and it is at

of a “naughty self-willed ” girl, whose once right and wise that they should be

“outbreaks” of temper were a source of able to obtain the words without the

much sorrow to her friends, and also to music. There are three editions of this

herself. She is sent to the school of Handbook, labelled A, B, C. The A and

affliction, and in it finds wise counsel, B have music clearly printed, and cost

and so masters the art of being patient respectively 28. 6d. and 1s. 4d. O is the

in tribulation.

K. C. edition printed for the use of those who do not read music, and has all the repeti

JOHN PEARCE THE COLPORTEUR, OR WHAT tions used in singing.

SHALL WE READ, By the Author of MARY's HOLIDAY TASK. By G. M. Moore.

6. After the Holidays.” Stock. Marlborough & Co. 28. 6d.

An interesting answer to the question LITTLE Mary is sure to be a special

what the people read is supplied in this favourite with all the little Kates, and

story of the doings of a colportour. The Ediths, and Marys who are privileged to

pernicious results of reading corrupt read it. It is, as they will say, a very

literature are described, and the methods “nico” book. Mary is a girl with her

by which good and useful books, that are “ wits" about her, and with a genuine

at the same tine thro with movedesire to make other people happy; and

ment and life, may be brought before the therefore finds, even in a holiday jaunt,

people are vividly presented. “ John time to think about sick, sorrow-worn,

Pearce” deserves to be praised for what and sad Mr. Huntley, and by her simple

it is in itself; as also for its practical arts and unmistakeable unselfishness to

value as a help in the work of colportage. soothe his affliction, chase away his sadness, and cheer bis heart. Mary is a THOUGHT-BLOSSOMS GATHERED AT Richreal girl, does a little real work; and so MOND. By J. Hunt Cooke. Stock. this chapter of her holiday life will be Some of these blossoms have real, hearty, really welcome and helpful.

and refreshing fragrance. It is a plea

sure to gaze on and into them, and to ALICE BROOKFIELD'S TRIAL. By Mrs. inhale their balm-filled odours. Like

H. H. B. Paull. Hodder & Stoughton. nature's blossoms, they are not equal in Price ls.

loveliness; but yet in nearly all of them A LITTLE girl called to serve as under there are manifest indications of imaginurse-maid in a family of five boys and native and spiritual vigour. The songs two girls, is brought into trouble by the are also as helpful by their truthfulness falsehood of one of the members of the as they are pleasing by their fancy and family, but remains constant to truth rhythm. and goodness, and prefers to suffer rather than shield herself by telling the HOUSE AND HOME. September. Office, faults of another. The story is a good 335, Strand, W.C. illustration of patient goodness under STILL continues its useful instructions on a cloud.

K. O. house construction, hygeino, dietetics,

building societies, and other cognate YOUTHFUL NOBILITY. The Story of themes. It is well illustrated with the Gotthilf and Frederika. Kempster

portraits of such men as Plimsoll, Isaac and Co.

Butt, “Christopher Crayon,” and William This story is translated from the German, Howitt. It is uniquely adapted for and illustrates on the one hand life in British Homos.


Church Register.

II. COLWELL, ISLE OF Wight.--That the church at COLWELL be recommended to the notice and sympathy of brethren with pastoral capabilities and private means.

III. RAMSGATE.—Reported that the chapel is scheduled for local improvement, and that on examination of the Trust Deed it is discovered that all the trustees are dead, the last appointment being in 1780. Resolved,—That the church be aided in securing a new trust.

IV. CONFERENCE ARRANGEMENTS FOR 1880.-Rev. G. Wright, of Hitchin, was elected President for the ensuing year, and the following to serve as Committee -Revs. J. Clifford, D. Burns, G. W. M'Cree, J. Fletcher, J. F. Jones, and Mr. J. W. Chapman. The next Conference to be held at Wendover, during the last fortnight in May, or, in case of failure, at Chesham.

V. THANKS.—Resolved,—That the thanks of the Conference be accorded to the retiring President and Committee for their services during the past year.

VI. PAPER.–At 4.15 a paper was read by Rev. W. H. Payne, of Lyndhurst, on * The Conditions of a Revival of Religion.” An interesting discussion followed. Mr. Payne was thanked for his paper.

At 7.30, public meeting. Rev. J. Fletcher presided. Mr. J. Perry, of Hitchin, offered prayer, and addresses were delivered on « Christian Obligations”-devotional, pecuniary, and evangelistic—by the Revs. W. H. Smith, D. McCallum, and G. W. M'Cree. A collection was taken for the Home Mission.

It was a most interesting and practical Conference.

W. H. SMITH, Sec.


Information should be sent by the 16th of the month to 51, Porchester Road, Westbourne Park,

London, w.

CONFERENCES. The LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE ConFERENCE was held at West Vale, Sept. 24, 1879. Service commenced at eleven a.m. The Rev. Wesley Wood preached.

At 2.15 p.m. the Rev. B. Wood, President, took the chair. Reports of churches were read by the Secretary showing that since the last Conference seventy-nine had been baptized, and; twenty-ono reremained as candidates.

The following resolutions were passed

I. That we heartily welcome into this Conference the Rev. JAMES PARKINSON, of Queensbury, and the Rev. J. H. Smith, of Nazebottom, wishing them both success in their work.

II. That we heartily thank the Rev. WESLEY WOOD for his excellent sermon.

III. That a copy of the following resolution be sent to Earl Beaconsfield, the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone and Lord Hartington :-“That this Conference expresses its earnest disapprobation of the unjust and aggressive war made upon Affghanistan, and contrary to the expressed desire of both the inhabitants of Cabul and leading Indian Statesmen, forcing an Ambassador at that Court, which has ended with such disastrous results, and urges upon the Government the advisability of withdrawing at once from our dishonourable position in that country.”

IV. That this Conference sincerely regrets that the friends at ARMLEY cannot see their way to continue the cause in that place; and carefully looking at all the circumstances of the case, it considers the best course would be to join the other Baptist church in the village, and after disposing of the property, hand over the balance of money to charitable institution. J. S. GILL, Sec.


SOUTHERN CONFERENCE.-The Autumnal Session was held at Westbourne Park Chapel, London, Oct. 1, under the presidency of the Rev. J. Fletcher, beginning at three p.m.

I. Reports from the churches were read, showing a net increase of ten since last Conference; upwards of eighty less than the increase for the corresponding period of last year. These figures are explained by local and exceptional circumstances. The churches generally are in a healthy and aggressive state.

WARWICKSHIRE.—The Autumnal Moeting was held, Oct. 13, in the new and handsome Home Mission Chapel, Vicarage Walk, Walsall, under the Presidency of the Rev. W. Oates.

The time usually occupied by an address from the Chair was on this occasion devoted to special prayer --sorely needed-earnestly offered, on behalf of the Churches of the Conference.

“Yo that are Jehovah's remembrancers, keep not silence, and give Him no rest, till Ho establish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”

At the close of the devotional service

pulpit to lobbies, and organ to kitchen, was universally admired. The critics agreed in pronouncing it a characteristic G. B. success.



the Rev. E. W. Cantrell read a paper, subject, “How can we best utilise the latent gifts of our church members ?” A bright, very general, and interesting discussion followed. The thanks of the Conference were unanimously awarded the writer for his “suggestive and practical paper.” The business committee was then appointed, and the Conference adjourned for dinner, which was all one could desire.

The afternoon session was opened with devotional exercises, after which

I. The Rov. H. J. Hopson, of Union Place, was heartily welcomed by the President.


(a.) In accordance with the wish of the last Conference arrangements were made for forming the friends at BEDWorth into a separate church. The Rev. W. Lees having spoken to the visit of the Rev. J. S. Lacey, the Secretary, and himself, to Bedworth, it was resolved, “ That the friends at Bedworth having been duly constituted as a separate G. B. church, bo cordially received into this Conference.

(6.) The report of the brethren who visited CRADLEY Heath having been presented by the Rev. E. C. Pike, B.A., it was resolved, " That the thanks of the Conference be presented to the Revs. W. Loes, W. Oates, and E. C. Pike, B.A., for work done in connection with their visit to Cradley, and that their report be adopted.”

III. REPORTS.-Baptized 82 ; received by letter and otherwise, 32 ; gross gain, 121; gross losses, 53; balance on the right side, 68; candidates, 28; inquirers, 34. The Doxology was sung.

IV. The thanks of the Conference were heartily accorded to the Rev. W. Oates for his services as President during 1879, and the Rev. LL. H. PARSONS, of Leicester, was elected President for 1880.

V. The following Conference arrangements were then made.

Next meeting to be held at Gosford Street, COVENTRY, on the second or third Monday in April, 1880. The Autumnal Conference to be held in September, either at Netherton or Lombard Street, Birmingham. Precise date to be arranged. Subject of the paper to be read in April, “ Church Visitation. Writer, Rev. J. S. Lacey. Preacher, Rev. W. Oates.

VI. Á vote of thanks was cordially awarded to the friends at Walsall for their genial and generous attention to the comfort of their visitors.

Tea was provided in the school-room.

In the evening, the Conference Sermon was proached by the Rev. E. C. Pike, B.A.

So ended the first Conference held at Vicarage Walk. The new property, from

CHESHIRE BAPTIST UNION. Ar Crowe, Sopt.23, a Conference of representatives of Cheshire Baptists was held, in response to a circular sent out from the General Baptist Conference, for the purpose of considering the desirability of uniting the Cheshire churches, of both sections of the denomination, in one county union.

Fifteen churches were represented. Rev. F. Greening presided at the morning meeting. Rev. R. Littlehales read a paper which had been written by Rev. Charles Williams, of Accrington,

“ Practical suggestions for united action by the Baptist churches of the county.” After considerable discussion the following resolution was passed unanimously on the motion of Mr. Simmons (Bowden), seconded by Dr. Hodgson (Crewe): “That we, the representatives of the Baptist churches of this county, whilst retaining existing denominational ties, resolve to form ourselves into a county union, for such purposes as we may from time to time determine."

At the afternoon sitting the chair was occupied by Rov. Isaac Preston, and paper was read by Rev. W. Durban, B.A., of Chester, on “The best means of promoting evangelistic work by the Baptist churches of Cheshire.” It was proposed by Rev. J. Maden, seconded by Mr. Mawson, Birkenhead, and resolved, “That the council of the union, when elected, arrange at once for holding evangelistic services on the lines laid down in Bro. Durban's paper, and that the services of an evangelist be secured as early as the council shall deem practicable.”

Dr. Hodgson, Crewe, moved, Mr. R. Pedley, Wheelock Heath, seconded, and it was agreed “That an evangelistic fund be now opened, subscriptions to be invited at once, and that the churches of the union report to the secretary by November 1st, the amount each church is prepared to subscribe.” The following amounts were promised:~Mr. Simmons, Bowden, £2 2s.; Mr. W. S. Jones, Chester, £2 2s.; Mr. R. Pedloy, Wheelock Heath, £5; Dr. Hodgson, Crowe, £2 2s.; Mr. R. Bate, Tarporley, £5.; Mr. J. Aston, Tarporley, £5.

An evening meeting was held in the chapel under the presidency of Mr. R. Bate, when addresses were delivered by Revs. J. Maden, R. Littlehales, J. Harvey, W. Naylor, and other friends.



great spirit and ability. Between four and five hundred were present at the tea on Monday. The pastor presided, and addresses were given by Revs. W. H. Tetley, and H. J. Shaw. The chapel was beautifully decorated, and the flowers were subsequently given to the Home for Sick Children and to the Infirmary. Collections £34.

STALYBRIDGE, Wakefield Road.The anniversary services were held Oct. 12th. Preacher, the Rev. Chas. Clark, of Nottingham, late of Australia. Colls., £35 10s. The morning service for teachers and scholars was conducted by Mr. Hopwood.


CHAPELS. BROUGHTON, Notts. The chapel at Upper Broughton having been thoroughly cleaned, repaired, painted, &c., was reopened by the Rev. J. E. Everett. No collections were made, for it came to pass that one hard working man paid the whole cost of eleven pounds !

COALVILLE.–Our chapel anniversary was held Sept. 28, and 29. Rev. J. Harcourt preached. On the 29th there was a public tea. T. H. Harrison, Esq., presided at the evening meeting, and gave some interesting reminiscences of the bad lad's class” he taught some years ago, and said some of his scholars were now good helpers in the church of Christ. Of that class their pastor, the Rev. W. Wootton, was a member. He had felt interested in his ministerial course, and now shared the pleasure of meeting him and his people together. Addresses were given by Revs. J. Harcourt, J. Salisbury, M.A., J. Norton, C. H. Haddon, H. Hughes, and the pastor. Collections £31 4s. 6d. CLAYTON.—The chapel anniversary ser

were proached by the Rev. J. Bentley, Sept. 21. Collections, £12 98. 3d.

KIMBERLEY BAPTIST MISSION. — We have just held our second anniversary services. Had a successful tea, at which ninety sat down, and a splendid public meeting. The United Methodist minister presided, and Rev. F. G. Buckingham, and a host of lay brethren, attended from Nottingham. The Committee having secured a site of land for School-room and Chapel, will be glad to see a little practical sympathy from any of your readers who feel a heart throb for a new Baptist cause in the rural districts. Oh! do send a mite for Jesus' sake. W. RICHARDSON, 2A, Portland Street, Nottingham, Secretary.

LEICESTER, Dover Street.-HOME MisSIONS. – Rev. G. W. M'Cree preached, Oct. 12, on behalf of our Home Missions. Collections, £17 10s.

LOUGHBOROUGH, Wood Gate. — NEW CHAPEL.—The proceeds of our sale of work on Tuesday, Sept. 30, realised £76, which, with £10 3s. 10d. collected on the previous Sunday, after sermons by the Rov. G. Jarman, has been set apart as the nucleus of a New CHAPEL FUND.

MINISTERIAL. CHAPMAN, Rev. W., of Vale, near Todmorden, has accepted the invitation to the pastorate of the church, Hucknall Torkard, and will commence his labours Dec. 7th.

JARMAN, Rev. G.-Meetings to offer public welcome and recognition to the Rev. Geo. Jarman, late of Birmingham, as pastor of the church at Woodgate, Loughboro', were held on Sep. 23. Both the large rooms adjoining the chapel were filled to tea, many friends from the neighbourhood and from Birmingham being present. At the evening meeting, which was crowded, addresses were delivered by the Rovs. T. Goadby, B.A., J. Jenkyn Brown, W. Evans, E. Stevenson, A. McCreedy, J. Rossell, and J. Mills, also by J. S. Wright, Esq., J. P. and Mr. T. J. King, the Rov. J. T. Brown, and the pastor, Rev. G.Jarman. Mr. B. Baldwin, Mr. C. Gadsby, and Mr. H. Coltman, three of the deacons also took part in the service, and Mr. T. W. Marshall, the senior deacon, who presided, being deputed by the cbnrch, gave to Mr. Jarrom the right hand of Christian welcome into their midst. Mr. Jarman responded.

MARCH, Rev. W., of Stoke-on-Trent, has accepted a cordial invitation to the pastorate of Wellington Road church, Todmorden, and will commence his labours on the first Sabbath of the new year.

SCHOOL ANNIVERSARIES. DERBY, St. Mary's Gate.-Our 69th anniversary was unusually interesting. 600 scholars present at each service. Preachers, Rev. W. H. Tetley on 1 Kings v. 17, and the pastor, J. W. Williams, on Mark x. 10, 11, 12, 13. Hymns and anthems were sung by the children with

BAPTISMS BOSTON.-Two, by J. Jolly. CLAYTON.–Three, by R. Hardy. GRIMSBY.-Three, by J. Manning. LANGLEY MILL.- Three, by W. Bown. LONDON, Commercial Rd.-Five, by J. Fletcher.

Praed Street, &c.-Fourteen. LONG Sutton.-Two, by G. Towler. MACCLESFIELD.-Two, by J. Maden. MOSSLEY.-Two, by S. S. Kingle. NORWICH.-Two, by G. Taylor. NAZEBOTTOM.-Five, by J. H. Smith.

NOTTINGHAM, Woodborough Road.-Five (at Broad Street Chapel), by F. G. Buckingham.

NOTTINGHAM, did Basford.—Eight, by J. Alcorn.

SAWLEY.–One, by J. Stenson.
TODMORDEN.-Three, by H. Briggs.

MARRIAGES. STOCKMAN - DRAKE. — Sept. 25, at North Parade G. B. Chapel, Halifax, by the Rev. Watson Dyson, W. H. J. Stockman, late of Dundee, N.B., to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. Jonas Drake, Gas Engineer, Halifax.

STOCKS—RILEY.-Sept. 25, at North Parade Chapel, Halifax, by Rev. W. Dyson, Mr. Albert Stocks to Sarah Catherine, daughter of the late Mr. Ephraim Riley, of Halifax,


NORTH, RACHEL, was born at Dalderby, a small village near Horncastle, May 29, 1793, and departed this life, August 23, 1879, at the advanced age of 86. In 1814 she was married to Mr. North, a gentleman of considerable social consideration, who farmed a small estate of his own, at Fishtoft, a village a few miles from Boston, at which the newly-married couple settled. Here they remained four years, and removed to Waddington, and after residing there a like time, they took a farm in Holbeach Marsh, and stayed at it seven years. From her youth she had been piously disposed; but it was at the Marsh that she became converted, in connection with a small society of Wesleyans, which she subsequently joined. I once asked her, to what, under God, she owed her conversion: she said, “Principally to the reading of the Scriptures; but I had a pious mother, and I owed very much to her example, instructions, and prayers. Removing first to Downham, and then to Stowbridge, they found a small G. B. Chapel, sustained chiefly by the late venerable Thomas Ewen, of March, and the students of the "academy" at Wisbeach. Here my acquaintance with Mr. and Mrs. North commenced. Mr. and Mrs. N. soon proved a most valuable addition to the congregation. By their integrity, and humble, earnest piety, they endeared themselves to all who had the privilege of enjoying their friendship, and by their liberality to the Church, and hospitable entertainment of the preachers, they very much contributed to the preservation of that feeble interest. They not only attended the chapel, but they joined the “little flock.” Their views of the ordinance of baptism underwent a change, and in the spring of 1838 they were baptized at March, by Mr. Thomas Ewen. From that time they identified themselves with the G. B. body, and with a willing spirit and liberal hand, supported its institutions, for more than twenty years on the part of Mr. North, who died in 1858, and for more than forty years on the part of Mrs. North, who survived her husband twenty-one years. On his decease she removed to Boston, choosing that town partly because she had relatives living there, and partly because there was there a good G. B. Church, which she soon joined. To Mr. Matthews she was much attached, and always spoke of him in warm and affectionate terms, of whose ministry and general excellency of character she had the most agreeable recollections. Mrs. N. was quite a minister's friend. Many who read this notice of her will confirm this statement; and some will lose, by her decease, one who has often proved to them a friend indeed. She will be much missed at Boston, both by the church of which she was an exemplary member, and its devoted pastor, for whom she entertained high regard. The denomination has lost in Mrs. N. a warm friend, and its institutions a willing supporter. None enter


tained a doubt of her piety. She loved her Saviour much. She was an intense lover of the house of God, and always present when possible. Kind to all, she was particularly benevolent to the poor.

Mrs. North had latterly suffered much from the increasing infirmities of advancing age : but it was not until June of this year, that the conviction prevailed in her own mind, and that of her friends, that she was approaching her end. Her 86th birthday she kept with a select party of Christian friends, in as good health and spirits as she had of late enjoyed. A day or two after she had a fall, which brought on serious indisposition; and though she rallied a little from that, yet she, afterwards, gradually became worse, until death, (the fear of which she seemed never to have,) put a welcome end to her sufferings and life, and set free her soul to “ depart and be with Christ," which she knew and felt to be “far better." Coningsby.

W. JARROM. PARKER.-Aug. 31st, 1879, at Castle Donington, Emily, the beloved wife of the Rev. J. Ř. Parker, aged thirty-five years. Mrs. P. was, in every sense of the term, a Christian. It was only needful to revert to her consistent demeanour during life, in the family, the social circle, and the church of Christ, to be assured that she died “the death of the righteous," "and now sleeps in Jesus." Her religion was of that decided and consistent character which is usual where life commences under its auspices. Possessed of a fine understanding, which had been well cultured by a liberal education, Christianity appeared to great advantage in her contact with society; while from a native sweetness of disposition, which mingled itself with her every act and utterance, a still deeper charm was imparted to the whole. For many weeks her dissolution was daily expected; and she seemed at length gradually to sink from exhaustion. Not à cloud was permitted to darken the clear horizon, or dim the radiance of that sun which set on earth to rise in heaven in all the effulgence of glory and immortality. Her remains were interred in the burial ground adjoining the chapel, numerously attended and sincerely lamented. The Rev. Dr. Underwood delivered a most touching address, and in the chapel and at the grave side suitable passages of Scripture were read, and prayer offered, by the Rev. E. Stevenson, of Loughborough.

STARBUCK, WILLIAM, was born at Hickling, in the vale of Belvoir, March, 1885. Early in life he removed to Whitwick, where he was brought to a knowledge of the truth, and was baptized at Coalville by the late Rev. J. Cholerton, February, 1858. He was a Baptist in the truest sense of the word. Schooling he had very little, and though not so learned as some, his desire was to do what he could according to the ability God had given him. To his earthly master he was a faithful servant. He was a regular, punctual, and persevering Sunday school teacher, and for a considerable time had to walk a good distance to the school; but notwithstanding all,“ rain or fine," he was at his post; he also filled the office of superintendent well. His was a long and pain. ful illness, but his sufferings were borne with Christian fortitude and cheerfulness. He was deeply anxious for the prosperity of Christ's church, and when visited by Christian friends would frequently speak of his abounding joy and peace. He died Sept. 10, and was interred in the new cemetery by Mr. F. Mantle, of Ashby, who also preached his funeral sermon on Oct. 19, from the words, "he hath done what he could." He leaves a widow and one son to mourn his loss. His end was peace.

« PreviousContinue »