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jag än incessant rain of fifteen lours, July 17. A new Independent the services were well attended. meeting was opened at Holy Cross

near Stourbridge. Worte stershire ; June 28, The Rev. H. M'Ken.

when two sermons were delivered zie was ordained to the pastoral of..

on the occasion by the Rev. Mr. fice over the particular Baptist

Brewer, of Birmingham. - The church at Bury St. Edmonds. Mr.

gospel has been preaclied in this Cowel, of Ipswich, introduced the

neighbourhood for some years past, business; Mr. Fenn, of Otley, of

in a private house; but the numfered the ordination - prayer; Mr.

ber of hearers having of late been Ward, nf Diss, gave the charge,

much upon the increase, it was from 2 Tim. ii. 19; Mr. Hall, of

thought expedient to erect the Ipswich, addressed the church,

above mentioned place; which was fram Deut. xxxiv. 8, 9; Mr.

done chiefly at the expence of a Thompson and Mr. Caddy engaged

worthy gentleman near London. " in other parts of the service ; and Mr. Simpson, of Diss, preached in

The Rev. R. Winter, fate of the evening. This infant church

London, having accepted an invita was raised, and the meeting built, tion from the Independent church by Mr.Ridley, who died, much re

at Newport, in the role of Wight, gretted, nine months after his ordi.

the Ministers of the Hampshire nation.

Association, with some other Chri

tian brethren, agreed, at the rea · July 7. The Rev. J. Sloper (late quest of the Society, and is newlystudent at Homerton Academy) was elected Pastor, to spend Wednesordained over the independent day, the 3d of August, in devochurch at Beccles, Suffolk. Mr. tional exercises at Newport. Mr. Walford, of Yarmouth, delivered Cox, of Fareham, began the mornthe introductory discourse; Mr. ing service by prayer and reading Newton, of Norwich, prayed the the Scriptures; the general prayer ordination - prayer; Mr. Ford, of was offered by Mr. Hamilton, of Stepney, gave the charge, from Brighton; Mr. John Winter, of Col. iv. 17; Mr. Ray, of Sudbury, Newbury, delivered a short but addressed the people, from 1 Cor. appropriate address on the Duties xvi. 10; Messrs. Shumebotton, and Obligations belonging to Pastor Ray, Gardiner, and Craig, engaged and People, and engaged in prayer; in other parts of the service; and Mr. Kingsbury, of Southampton, Mr. Atkinson, of Ipswich, preached preached from Phil. iij. 12, 13, 14; in tlie evening.

and Mr. Petticary, the former pas.

tor (who now. kecps à respectable July 13. The Rev. Mr. Theo. dosius was publicly set apart to the

academy in Newport) concluded pastoral office in the Iridependent

with prayer. In the evening, Mr. church at New Windsor, near Man

Stephenson, of Ilonndsdown, praychester. Mr. White, of Chester,

ed ; Mr. Bogue, of Gosport, preachread the Scriptures and prayed; a

ed from Psalm lxix. 9; and Mr. C. Mr. Bradley, of Manchester, de.

Claytan, of Southampton, closed scribed the character of a Christian

the whole with prayer. church, and asked the usual ques. tius ; Mr. Ralph; of Liverpool, engaged in the ordination - prayer.

LONDON, The pastur received his charge, We are happy in being able to which was founded on 1 Tim. iv. inform the religious public, that any 16, from his tutor, Mr. Lewis, of order was lately sent from the AdWrexham; and the church and coi. miralty to the different dock-yards. gregation were exhorted to prayer that the shipwrights should not be for their minister, by Mr. Roby, of required to work on the Lord's Nanchester. - In the evening, Mr. Day, unless on occasions of the Sowden, of Bolton, preached from most urgent necessity.--It wouid 3. Ixxxii, 6, 7.

give more than the joy of hariasi to

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every good man, to be informed vantages; even the effort, would the Lord Lieutenants of the be honourable to our general cha.' csc rent counties have, agreeably racter, and prove that religion and

e provisions of the act of par. virtue have yet many zealous ad. lia eni, resolved to testity the vocates. saine reverence for that sacred day, in the people to the use of Extract from the Address of al us for the defence of cur liber.

the Methodists. tius and our most holy faith.

THE (Wesleyan) Methodists, at - E Society for the Suppression their late Conférence held at Mano lice, consisting of a great num- chester, determined on an Address, kr of the most respectable Noble. to the Members of their Societies 1982 and Gentlemen, have lately throughoni Great Britain, in which fundshed a Report of their Pro- they point out their duty in respect C’itings to April, - 1803; from to the public affairs of the nation. vich we find, that the following After acknowledging the goodness Convictions have been made, at of God to this country on former, the instance of this body, viz. occasions, they express their obliProfanation of the Sabbath 440 gations to government as professors. Vending obscene books and of religion. We insert the follow. prints

ing passage :Riotous' and disorderly

“We are also bound, by strong houses, &c.

ties of gratitude, to our Sovereign Lotteries and little-goes 26 and lis Government. Our humble Cruelty to animals

3 applications, in various distressing

cases relating to the prosperity of

Total 487 the work of God among us, have * The foregoing statement includes been received by our rulers with an account oniy of actual offenders kind attention; and have produced brought to punishment, and of of. the happiest effects. fences actually suppressed; but the lately our government and legisli. committee reminds the menibers of ture have given very striking proofs the society, that to restraie vice by of the liberality of iheir sentiments, prevention rather than by punishmeni, The exemptions and other clauses was a primary and essential object in the late act of parliament for of the society. Of this object, the raising the Army of Reserve, and for committee has never lost sight; and arming the nation at large, which they have the satisfaction of stating, respect the public ministers of the that their endeavours, in this re- gospel, and the mode of training spect, kave been attended with very the people to arins, are peculiarly. considerable success; particularly favourable to the spiritual interests in preventing violations of the of the people of God. Lord's Day, and irregularities in

As we are well acquainted, bre. public-houses; and in checking the thren, with your conscientious at.. circulation of obscene books and tachment to the holy Sabbath of the: prints, especially in seminaries of Lord, it may give you satisfaction, education, into which they had if we insert here the paragraphs iii been most, artfully introduced."

the act of enrolment which refer The friends of religion cannot

to that point. but rejoice in every attempt to les- “ And be it further enacted, sen the dreadful sum of moral evil That it shall be law ful for his Ma. in our country; especially at a cri: jelty, by any order communicated sis, when the nost awful provi- by one of his Majesty's Principal dences so imperiously demand na- Secretaries of State, to order and tional repentance and reformation. direct the Lieutenant, er Deputy Similar societies, under the auspi- Lieutenants of any County, to cause ces of the clergy and magistrates of the persons comprised in the first, our principal cities and towns, might second, and third classes of persons be productive of great national ad. enrolled for military service under

Even very

this Act, or any or either of them, tend to be trained and exercised on. in the respective parishes of such such other day in the week as shall couniy, or any of them, to be trained be appointed by the Deputy Leu. and exercised in the use of arms, as tenants of the subdivision wherein to his Majesty shall seem expe, such parish shall be situate, in lieu dient; and the Lieutenant or De. of Sunday for that purpose, under puty Lieutenants, to whom any such and subject to all such fines and order shall be directed, shailchere- penalties for non attendance and upon forthwith order and direct the misbehaviour at such training and Deputy Lieuteuants of the respec. exercise, as are by this act imposed tive subdivision of such County in in like cases on any other days of which any such Parishes shall be training and exercise: provided situate, 'to regulate the times and also, that no such person or persons places of exercise for such Parishes who shall be so excused from being respectively; and such Deputy Lielle trained and exercised on a Sunday tenants shall cause such men to be as aforesaid, shall be entitled to re. trained and exercised two hours at ceive any sum of money under this the least on each and every Sunday, act for being trained and exercised either before or after divine service, on such pther day in the week as or on some other convenient day in shall be appointed in lieu thereof." the week, in England ; or any con. And now, Brethren, wę most venient day in the week to be

earnestly, and from a full convic appointed, in Scotland, between the

tion ot the necessity of the case, be. 25th of Mirch and the 25th of De,

seech you to comply with the re, cember in every year, &c.-And it

quisitions of Government with shall also be lawful for the Deputy

cheerfulness and alacrity; fully Lielienant in their respective subo

using your privilege in this respect disions, in any cases in which they

to the Sabbath day. may deem it expedient for the more

But, at the same time, we charge speedily and ettectually carring into

you, in the name of God, to avoid execuuon the provisions of this act, all public entertainments. Fre, to urder and direct that such men

quent i.ot the ale-hullses or taverns, shall be exercised on any orber addi.

those nurseries of vice ard in tional day of days in the week, hay.

morality. To strengthen our cau-, ing due regard, in the regulation of

tion, and to cause it to be remens the times and places appointed for

bered, we repeat it, as you love that exercise and training on such other adorable Saviour who came to save day or days, to the general occupa. his veople from their sins, have notions of the persons to be exercised

thing to do with those places and and trained, so as to interfere as

works of darkness. little as may be with such occupa. tions.

N. B. lhe Conference directs, " Provided always and be it fur. That a prayer-meeting shall be held ther enacted. That where in Eng: in all our chapels on every Friday land any person or persons in any evening, 'n behal

evening, in behalf of our nation, parish shall have religious scruples in during the present danger; and a regard to being trained and exercised fast shall be observed on the first on Sundays, and shall make oaih Friday in every month, thereot before any Deputy Lieute. . nant or Justice of inė Peace (which An Address, similar to the above, path such Deputy Lieutenant and has been published by the Dissent, Justice of the Peace respectively ing Ministers and others in the are hereby eni powered to admi, neighbourhood of Kingston upon, niser) all 'and every such person Hull; who observed Wednesday, and persons shall be excused from the 24th ult. as a day, of public' being trained and exerci ed on Sun humiliation among theinselves. days, and from all fines by this A prayer.meeting ha been also act imposed, for non-attendance at instituted at Spa-fields and Zion such training and exercise ; fro. Chapels alternately, on Tuesday vided such persons shall duly at. evenings...

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Messrs. J. R. de P. Meran and Sary, Basle

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Collection and Subscriptions from the Congregation of the
Rev. Alexa ider. Steill, Kidderminster

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July 18, 1803. At a Meeting of the Trustees of this Magazine, the following Cases being regularly recommended, were admitted and relieved:

Signatures. Denominations. Recommended by
Mrs. N. Establishment Rev. M. Wilks.
M. H. Methodist.

R Hilt.
E. T. Ind pendent.

J. Boden.
Μ Τ. Ditto.

Ditto.
M. J.
Ditto.

W. Roby.
M. K. Ditto.

D. Bogue.
M. S. Ditto.

G. Burder,
A.C. Ditto.

J. Townsend.
L.
Ditto.

Dr. Williams,
S. M.
Ditto,

A. Fuller,
M.
Baptisti

Ditto.
K.
Ditto.

Ditto.
Ditto.

Dirto.
R.
Ditto.

Ñ Wilks.
E.
Ditto.

Dr. Ryland.
SH.
Ditto,

Ditto.
A.P.
Ditto.

J. Townsend,
H.N. Ditto,

T. Beck.
M. G. Ditto,

M. Wilks.

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S. D,
Ditto.

Ditto.
D.
Ditto,

t. Buck.
H.S, Presbyterian A. Fuller.
Ditto.

A, Waugh,

5
R.
Ditto.

Ditto.
G.
Ditto,

Ditto.

5
D.
Ditto.

Ditto,

5
S. G
Ditto.

G. Burder

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C, G.
Pitto.

G. Lambert.

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We are informed that the Rey, J. Fowler's, Chapel, at Edmonton, which has been considerably enlarged, will be re-opened for divine worship on Wednesday morning, September, the 7th, with a Sermon by Mr. Griffin, of Portsca,

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Tell the haughty foe that threatens, Oft has Britain bow'd before bim,
Britons'God still rules the seas :

Mourn'd her crimes and sought her God : He can raise the waves or 'sull them, Oft the righteous' prayer has sav'd her, Sink or save whene'er he please.

Oft has stay'd th' uplifted rod.
Hallelujah.

Hallelujabe Tell the wond'ring nations round us, Now again we'll crowd his temple, Britons' God is still the Lord:

Bow the knee before his throne : He is still our shield and buckler,

Plead the meray he has promis'd,' In his name we draw the sword.

Plead the name by which he's known.
Hallelujah.

Hallelujak.
Britons' God!--ye shores resound it ;
• Let the name be echoed round :
Shout it till our foes shall tremble-
Fleets and armies catch the sound ! . -

Hallelujah?

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