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of Freemasons, Who, through the kind W. J. Denisore, Hsq. MiP., C. Barclay,

exertions of James Andrew, Esq. M.P. Esq. M.P., D. Barclay, Esq. M.P. H. I.

assisted by the brotherhood, and under Hope, Esq. M.P., W. Crawford, Esq.

a special dispensation from His Royal H.P., the Ven. Archdeacon Hoare, the

Highness the Duke of Sussex, attended Rev. G. Feachem, and the Rev. S. Isaae

in full costume. son, who joined the procession at the

The Countess of Rothes, in the most gate of her ladyship's mansion, about

courteous manner, recieved the Lord Bi- half-past one, the hand playing, "The

shop of Winchester, Viscount Beresford, Heavens are telling."

Order of Procession observed on Laying the First Stone of the New Church Of St.
Martin, Dorking, Surrey, on Wednesday, the 28th day of October, 1835.
The Parties engaged in this procession began to assemble by Twelve o'clock in the
Morning, at the Infant School Room, and were arranged in the following order by
the Churchwardens:—

Gentlemen's and Tradesmen's Sons with small Flags;

Beadle;

High Constable, Mr. James White, with mace;

Eight Children of the Infant School;

Children of the National School, Four and Four;

The Royal Standard.

Organist, Mr. E. J. R. Russel, with Official Staff.

, i, , , .,. Band of M usic;

Clerk;

Workmen engaged in the Building.

Mr. Josefu Bothwell, Foreman of the Works, with Mallet and Triangle;

Mr. Samuel Bothwell, Contractor, with Cushion and Trowel;

Mr. William M'intosh Brookes, Architect,with Plans;

Overseers;

Mr. Hart, Vestry Clerk, with Contract;

Subscribers;

Committee with Wands;

►. ,, Gentlemen of the Neighbourhood;

Members of the Surrey Masonic Lodges;

Mr. W. Fuller, )„. I,„..jtm. SMr-JoHN Rudoe,

With Brass Plate. J Churchwardens, ^.^ ^ Qo^

Clergy of the Neighbourhood in their Robes; ,i Curate, the Rev. S. Isaacson, with a Copy of the Liturgy: Vicar, the Rev. Georoe Feachem, with a Copy of the Holy Scriptures; W- J. Den.son, Esq. \ The R R char, . d (-henry T Hope, Esq.

and C Lonn 2

Charles Barclay Esq. f Bishop Of Winchester; )VV. Crawford, Esq. Members for West Surrey. J {. M. F.

Field Marshal, The Right Hon. Viscount Beresford.

David Barclay, Esq. M.P.

The Venerable C J. Hoare, Archdeacon of Winchester;

The Union Jack, and Surrey Flag;

Peace Officers.

The streets of Dorking, through ing as a guide on future occasions, was

which the procession passed, were used.

thronged with all the rank and fashion On the procession reaching the Tower,

of the neighbourhood; there could not the Vicar and the Curate read the ] 32d

indeed be less than ten thousand persons Psalm, taking alternately a verse, at the

present: but notwithstanding the im- conclusion of which, the Lord Bishop

mense concourse, the Committee had pronounced the last verse of the 90th

made such admirable arrangements, that Psalm.

no confusion whatever took place, and The junior churchwarden presented

the entire mass of spectators had a full the coins, which his Lordship placed in

view of the imposing ceremony. On the cavity of the foundation stone,

reaching the position appointed for laying The senior churchwarden presented

the stone, the subjoined form of prayer, the plate, which was then placed by the

which we have great pleasure in publish- Bishop over the coins.

The Curate read the inscription aloud, as follows :■>— j. I '. .'j

it ■ •■ i aifati,.

>■ , -! - To the glwv of
GOD
And for the salvation of
Mail.

The First Stone

Of the ParUh Church of

DORKING,

In the County of Stirrer,

Kuhir^'iil and rebuilt by voluntary

Subscriptions,

And dedicated to the worship

or

ALMIGHTY GOD,

And called after the name of

St Martin,

Was laid on Wednesday, the 28th of October,

In the year of our Lord 1835,

And the sixth year of the reign of

His most Gracious Majesty

WILLIAM IV.

By

Charles Richard, by Divine permission,

Lord Bishop of

Winchester.

The Rev. George Feachem, M.A. Vicar.
The Rev. Stephen Isaacson, M.A. Curate.

STudT" TM^} Churchmen..

Thomas Hart, Vestry Cleric.

William M'Intosh Brookes, Architect

Samuel Bothwcll, Builder.

The architect then put the mortar on the bed.

The contractor handed tl>c silver trowel to the Bishop, with which his Lordship spread the mortar.

The stone was then gradually lowered to its place, and his Lordship applied the mallet in the usual form.

The Vicar then, in a most feeling and appropriate speech, addressed the Bishop on presenting the trowel, to which his Lordship gave a highly eloquent and complimentary reply. The following is the inscription on the trowel:—

This Trowel

(Made expressly for, and

Used for that purpose,)

Was presented to the Lord Bishop of

Winchester,
i , | By the Committee

For rebuilding and enlarging

The Parish Church of

DORKING,

>• In the County of Surrey,

In testimony of their respect and gratitude

For the readiness with which

His Lordship complied with their request

to lay the Plrst Stone,

October the Twenty-eighth,

1839.

Prayer l/g Ike Vieur, the JUu. G. Ftacliem. Let us pray.

<> Almighty Lord God, who hast built thy spiritual Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head cornerstone, enable me, the minister of this parish, " which the blessed Jesus, who is an eternal Priest, and an universal Bishop, hath concredited to my charge," to approach thee at this time, in the presence of my earthly Bishop and Overseer, with becoming humility both of body and soul. Thou, O God, W1k> searches! the heart, and triest the reins, knowest that I love thee; and in the sincerity of that love I implore the grace and assistance of thy Holy Spirit to suggest to my weak thoughts such an effectual form of prayer, as shall draw down thy blessing upon this religious undertaking.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to look with an eye of favour upon the inhabitants of this my parish, and to accept the freewill offerings, which they, thy faithful people, of every condition in life, have bestowed for the laudable, glorious, and honourable purpose of erecting a Temple, adapted to the wants and necessities of a numerous and still increasing congregation. Reward, we beseech thee, those benefactors, who are not locally connected with us. Prosper in particular that Society, of whose bounty we partake, which is incorporated in this kingdom to promote the building of Churches throughout the land. Incline the hearts of those, who have this world's goods, gratefully to aid the augmentation of its funds; and actuate, moreover, all, whether of high or low degree, to be zealous in the cause of Christ.

Have respect, O Lord, to this present ceremony of Laying The First Stone in the new edifice; and may the solemnity of its performance make a lasting impression upon the minds of all who have witnessed it Grant to the several workmen here employed, grace constantly to remember that the place, whereon they stand, is holy ground, dedicated to thy worship and service through a long course of by-gone ages; and, if their labours should be thwarted and interrupted by accidents of weather, and it is a time of much rain, altogether to abstain from idle murmur and complaint, and especially from every blasphemous oath, and irreverent invocation of tlry hallowed name. Thou hast hitherto been graciously pleased to preserve them, in pulling down the old Church, from every harm and hurt; mercifully continue thy providential protection of them to the final accomplishment of the whole work. When that season may arrive, if it be thy good pleasure, that we, who officiate on this occasion, shall survive the intermediate time, we pray thee, that then, inflamed with pious affections and mutual charity, we may joyfully join in the Consecration of the restored Chukch, and commence' with thankfulness and all godly quietness thy divine ordinances, humbly hoping to transmit them without hinderance and molestation to our children's children from generation to generation.

These and all other blessings we devoutly ask in the name and through the sole merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer by the Curate, the Rev. S. Isaacson.

Let us pray.

Almighty and most Merciful God and Father, who dwellest in the highest heavens, and yet disdainest not to behold the things that are passing upon earth; without whose gracious aid all our wishes are ineffectual, all our labours vain j look down, we beseech Thee, upon us thy creatures here assembled before Thee, and prosper this our undertaking, for the advancement of thy glory, and the good of thy church. Blessed be thy goodness, O Lord! that thou hast put it into the hearts of thy servants to rebuild "and enlarge this sanctuary. May the Church, whose foundation stone has now been laid, become the sanctified means of promoting true religion among us, and extending thy kingdom upon earth; may it, ages after this congregation is gathered to its fathers, keep alive in the hearts of the inhabitants of this place, a due reverence of Thee, and of thy beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Here may our children's children worship the one true God, in spirit and in truth. Here may the sighing of the contrite, which Thou, O God, for thy dear Son's sake, hast promised not to despise; here may the prayer of hope, ascend up unto thy throne of grace; and O, when thou hearest, forgive. Finally, we beseech Thee, that the pure word of thy gospel may here be preached with sincerity and earnestness, and heard with zeal and gratitude; that so thy Holy Spirit may rest on this congregation, and they who meet here on earth to cele

brate thy worship, may hereafter be united in everlasting joy, through the merits and alone mediation of thy Son Christ Jesus our Lord, to whom, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

Prayer far the Divine Btessiag, by the Right Rev. Charted Richard, Loss Bishop of Winchester.

O Most glorious Lord God, whose throne is the heaven of heavens, and the earth whose footstool; look down, we beseech Thee,. from thy dwellingplace on high, and bless the undertaking of thy humble servants. Thou hast taught us, that, in whatever place two or three are gathered together in Thy name, Thou art in the midst of them: but especially in such places as are set apart, and sanctified to thy honour and glory. Thou hast promised to record thy name there, and visit thy people, and Mess them. Accept therefore, we beseech Thcr, O Lord, of this our bounden duty and service ; prevent us with thy gracious favour; and further the work which we desire to begin in Thee this day, with thy continua help. Incline every heart to this labour of love. Prosper the work of our hands upon us, O prosper thou our handy work. Bring it, if it be thy good pleasure, to s happy completion; and so send upon all who shall engage in it thy spiritual benediction and grace, that thy sanctuary may be to them the house of God, and the gate of heaven. Graft in all our hearts the love of thy name; enable us with thy power; enlighten us with thy truth; perfect us with thy grace; that, being built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head-corner stone, and being joined together in unity of spirit, and fellowship of faith, we may be made an holy temple unto Thee, an habitation of God, through the Spirit, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, Amen.

The Vicar read the Lord's Prayer.

The ceremony closed with the benediction from the Communion Service, pronounced by the Bishop.

The Band—"god Save The Kihg."

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the procession again formed, and attended his Lordship to the Red Lion: the band playing "God save the King," tind the whole terminating by three hearty cheers for the Established Church.

The Bishop shortly after proceeded to Bury Hill, the seat of Charles Barclay, Esq. M.P. where a splendid dinner was provided for the Members and Clergy.

The different inns of the town were also crowded with visitors, to celebrate the joyous event. And at the Red Lion, Mr. Fuller and Mr. Rudge, the excellent and indefatigable wardens, acted as pre. sident and vice-president at a dinner attended by the Committee, the gentlemen of the Masonic lodges, and a number of the Subscribers.

The town of Dorking is so deeply indebted to the active exertions of the Committee, that we feel great pleasure in recording their names, as the friends of the Established Church, in the pages of the Christian Remembrancer.

COMMITTEE.

The Rev. George Feachem, Vicar.
The Rev. Stephen Isaacson, Curate.

MriL^K""'}^-—1TM5-
"William Joseph Dcnison, Esq. M.P.
Charles Barclay. Esq. M. P.

Henry Thomas Hope. Esq. M.P.

William Crawford, Esq. M.P.

Arthur Demly, Esq.

John Savage, Esq.

Joseph Lynn, Esq.

George Arrowsmith, Esq.

Edward Martin, Esq.

John Adee Curtis, Ksq.

William Stephens, Esq.

Mr. Joseph Moore.

Mr. James Dcwdney.

Mr. John Philps, (Draper.)

Mr. Philip Cooke.

Mr. James White.

Mr. Edwarti James Richard Russell.

Mr. Thomas Hart.

Mr. James Cheesman.

Mr. Richard Attlee.

Mr. John Niblett.

Mr. John Philps (Wine Merchant.)

Mr. John Worsfold.

Mr. Charles March.

Mr. Chaldecott.

Mr. George Dewdney.

Mr. James Bravery.

Mr. Robert Best Ede.

As a further and more enduring monument, though the work itself is

"JEre pcrennius," a beautiful mednl has been struck, bearing the following inscription:

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TRIBUTES OF RESPECT. John Dodd, Esq.—John Dodd, Esq. who has been several years a private tutor at Eton College, has been presented by his late pupil, John Bcardman, Esq., FellowCommoner of Jesus CoJJegc, Cambridge, with a very elegant silver tea-service, as a mark of esteem and gratitude for his zealous and faithful care and attention during four years he was his private pupil.

Rev. W. F. Hook.—The congregation of the church of the Holy Trinity, at Coventry, have presented some valuable plate to the Rev. Waller Farquhar Hook, M. A. of Christ Church, as a testimony of their high sense of his services.

Rev. AT. R. Vicary.—A few days since, at a meeting of the College of Vicar? nf the Cathedral, at Exeter, the Rev. A. Vicary was unanimously re-elected Custos; at the same time it was resolved that a piece of plate should be presented him, as a testimony of the honourable and efficient manner in which he had executed the duties of that office for some years past; and in a few days after, at the College Hail, in die presence of the whole body, the Rev. G. M. Slatter, in an appropriate speech, presented to him a handsome silver cup, bearing the following inscription :—" Presented by the College of Vicars bf the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Exeter, to the B*v. A. T. 15. Vicary, M.A. as a token of their respect, and of the high value which tbry entertain of his services as their Custos, on the 10th October, 1835."

New Synagogue.—The new Synagogue in Duke's-placc has lately been opemed in a most splendid style, and attended by a numerous congregation, amongst whom were a number of highly respectable Christians. Thirty books of the laws of Moses, superbly ornamented with gold and silver, were carried seven times round (he pulpit, preceded by twelve boys, strewing flowers in their path; after which Dr. Ilerschel, the High Priest, offered up a prayer, and the company separated.

The Tenets Op Popery.—An Address, of which the following is a part, has been transmitted to his congregation, by a Clergyman of the county of Salop: —

"my Dear Friends,—If you do not know what Popery is, let me give you an idea of its principles:—

"1. Popery expressly forbids the sinner to read the word of eternal life.

"2. It teaches that we must pray to the Virgin Mary, and a vast number of saints, to intercede with us before God.

"3. That images are to be had in honour and worshipped.

"4. That the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, once offered for sin, is not sufficient for our salvation; but that the Priest must offer at the altar a consecrated cake, as an atonement for sin, which is called 'The Sacrifice of the Mass.'

"5. It denies that we are saved only by the free grace and mercy of a crucified Saviour.

"6. It asserts that good works are a meritorious cause of our salvation: whereas the Scriptures assert,' By grace are ye saved.'

"7. By the Sacrament of Penance, the Church of Rome professes to take away actual sin; putting this in the place of repentance and conversion.

"8. It commands public worship to be performed in the Latin tongue, which the people cannot understand.

"9. It asserts that there are three places after death—heaven, hell, and purgatory; to the last of which the soul must go to be purified before it can enter heaven.

"10. That the Romish Priests may sell indulgences or absolutions from the temporal punishment due to sin in this world, and the sufferings of purgatory in the next.

"These, and numberless other abominations, does Popery compel all her followers to believe; adding, that unless all men become members of the Roman Catholic Church, they cannot be saved."

Discovery Of An Ancient Church In Cornwall.—At Pcrranporth, Mr. Michel) has recently removed the sand from the oldest church in this parish, which appears to have been overwhelmed by it, according to tradition, supported faintly by records, 500 or 600 years ago. This church is probably one of the most ancient ever laid open, and wants nothing to render it as complete as when first erected, except the roof and doors. The length of the church, within the walls, is 25 feet; without 30; the breadth within, 12J; and the height of the walls the same. At the eastern end is a neat altar of stone, covered with lime, 4 feet long, by 2 j wide, and 3 feet high. Eight inches above the centre of the altar is a recess in the wall, in which probably stood a crucifix, and on the north side of the altar is a small door-way, through which the priest must have entered. The chancel was exactly 6 feet; leaving 19 feet for the congregation, who were accommodated with stone seats 12 inches wide, and 14 inches high, attached to the west, north, and south walls of the nave. In the centre of the nave, in the south wall, is a neat Saxon arched door-way, highly

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