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less can it compel a citizen to participate those whose office it was to report it. We in ceremonies against bis will, and in have the satisfaction of stating, that this disregard of the scruples of his conscience. “ House of Prayer," the first in Cornwall This argument bolds, whatever may be expressly dedicated to the exclusive worthe apparent religion of the citizen who ship of God even the Father, was opened declines to take a part in ceremonies, on Friday, the 26th of June last. Mr. whatever may be the grounds of his re Smethurst of Moreton-Hampstead, began fusal, and even though lie should choose with prayer, and read the Scriptures; Mr. not to assign any grounds. lu fact, if to Philp (who for some years has statedly warrant a refusal to comply with a re. and gratuitously conducted the religious Jigious ceremony, it were necessary to services of the Falmouth and Flushing prove that it was contrary to the tenets of Unitarian church) offered the second a certain sect of Protestants or Jews, or prayer; and Dr. Carpenter preached from to some particular existing seci, it would Philipp. iv. 6, in proof of the fundamental follow that only these sects would enjoy principle, that God, even the Father, is liberty of worship. Liberty of conscience, the only proper object of religious worthen, would not be a privilege held in ship. In the evening Dr. C. preached consequence of being a citizen, but of again from 1 Pet. iii. 15, 16, giving a being a Jew or a Protestant, 'The law, general view of Unitarian doctrine. On however, sanctions liberty, not as belong the following Lord's-day, Dr. C. took the ing to this or that faith, but to all in morning service, and preached from Prov. general. And as there may be as inany j. 6, and in the evening (Mr. Philp different creeds as there are citizens, every having engaged in prayer) displayed the refusal to participate in a religious act beneficial tendency of Unitarianism, and was to be respected. If eren a Catholic pointed out the encouragement we have might be compelled to assist in a religious to expect its final universal prevalenee. ceremony of the Catholic church, there in the afternoon, Mr. Smethurst preached would be an end of all real liberty of con- on the sole authority of Christ in bis science in France. The putting out ta- church; and after the morning service, pestry on the passage of the procession in Dr. C. engaged in the dedication of the question, could have no other object ex- infant child of one of the congregation. cept to honour it; but this was what Pro- On the following evening (Monday) he testants, by their religion, were prohibited once more preached, on the agency of from doing
Christ in effecting the salvation of man“ M. Odilon Barrol then referred to the kind; and commended the interests of early contests between the French Pro- this little church to the blessing of Altestants and Catholics, and shewed that in mighty God, earnestly desiring that by all stipulations between the two religions, their lives and conversation, as well as by the Protestants were careful to preserve their public maintenance of divine truth, this point.
God may be glorified through Christ Jesus. “ The Advocate-General, M. Grand The congregations were uniformly seDuplessis, followed on the part of the rious and attentive. In one or two inCrown ; aud coincided in the arguments stances the place was very much crowded ; which had been adduced by the com- and throughout, the attendance was very plainant's counsel, for the repeal of the satisfactory. Several hundred sınall tracts judgment of the Tribunal of Gap.
were distributed respecting the doctrines “ The Court, after a long deliberation, of Unitarianism, such as Dr. Carpenter's pronounced a judgment said to be inost Unitarian's Appeal, and Mr. Wright's strongly worded,' by which it annulled “ Auswer to the question, Why do you go the judgment complained of, and decided to the Unitarian Chapel ?" And it is hoped that the municipal authorities have no that these "silent missionaries," as they right to make a rule for constraining citi. have aptly been termed, have not been zens to cover the fronts of their houses on without a good effect, in removing prejuoccasions of religious ceremonies.
dice, and preparing at least, for the adop. “M Marron, and other members of the tion of our principles, Reformed Church of Paris, were among The building was erected for a theatre. the auditory present at the hearing of this A division is made at the front of the important cause, thus so equitably and sa- stage, and the stage is itself employed for tisfactorily decided.”
a vestry, and will be used as a Sunday
school-room. The body of the place is DOMESTIC.
in part pewed, and the rest bas benches. Religious.
The whole is fitted up neatly, but with due
attention to economy. Below the vestry Unitarian Chapel at Falmouth.
is a stable, and above it a bay-loft; the The opening of this Chapel has not rent of which is a serviceable accession to hitherto been noticed i the Repository, the finances. The situation of the chapel through some misup ang among is every thing that can be wished; and
though small, as now fitted up, it is ca- in connexion with the late Joseph Cooke. pable of considerable enlargement, with Mr. Wright, the Unitarian Missionary, little additional expense, should it ever performed the devotional services, and prove necessary
preached an excellent sermon from Isaiah Owing particularly to a fine levied on xxxv.8: “And a high way sball be there, the property, wbieb is leasehold, and to and a way, and it shall be called the way some other outgoings which perhaps could of holiness; the unclean shall not pass not at first have been forescen, the whole over it; but it shall be for those : the expense will exceed the first estimate, and wayfaring men, though fools, shall not aviount to £550. Towards this it appears err therein." that somewhat short of £400 have been From which words he shewed that the raised. When the subscription seems to Unitarian's way (whatever its enemies have closed, a list of snbscribers will be may say of it) is a high way-the King's printed, and annexed to the Repository; high way, well marked out and so plainly and some detail would have previously described, that all that he belieres of it been given, but for the necessity already and says about it, he can express in Scripnoticed in the Repository of discontinuing ture language, without addition or com. the insertion of such lists.
ment; that the enemies of this way, how. The writer of this notice has already ever much they may boast of their own, had occasion earnestly to recommend the cannot, after all, give a description of it, case of this little church ; and he feels without using many words and phrases highly gratified with the assistance which not only which are not scriptural but which has been given them; and it will be a are anti-scriptural; that the Unitarian's cause of cordial satisfaction, if by these way is acknowledged to be right, as far additional statements, he can induce the goes, by its very opposers—ihey say opulent among the Unitarians, and other there is one God, and bui one; that he is Fellowship Funds, to relieve thein of the good, and freely bestows his favours; and sum which yet remains to be raised. He that Jesus Christ is a man: the Unitarian thinks thal, surrounded by opponents, ex- says the same. It is true they also say posed to every effort of bigotry and preju. that this one God subsists in three persons ; dice, and at a distance from all whose aid that his favour is bought and paid for, and might strengthen them in their profession, that Jesus Christ is God as well as man. they well deserve such assistance and The Unitarian travels in the most agreecountenance for their own sakes. But able manner with his opponent while the considered as the only congregation in Scriptures throw light on their way, but Cornwall who are united together for the where that ceases to direct, be stops. His great objects of Unitarian worship, and as opponent rambles on without either light à central situation of essential consequence, or guide into all the mazes of error, and for the diffusion of Christian truth, in that then censures and condemus the l'oitarian very important district, this case bas pe- because he will not follow. One great culiar claims upon the liberality of our and principal excellency of this way is, brethren.
there is nothing in it mysterious, it is a The writer may be permitted to subjoin way level with the meanest capacity: and the brief testimonial of one whose intimate a way, which, while it dispays the free, unknowledge of the circumstances, and ex. purchased grace of God, leads to the tensive acquaintance with the 'Unitarian greatest purity of life; it is the way of holi. body, as well as his constant personal ness; the unclean shall not pass over it. laboups in the cause, entitle it to great Such the preacher described the Unitarian's attention and respect, our excellent mis- way to be. sionary, Mr. Wright: “I have no hesi. The congregation consisted of six or tation in saying, that no case has been
seven hundred persons, some of whom brought before the Friends of Unita- came from Padibam, Burnley, Newchureb, rianism, nor I apprehend is likely to be Todmorden, Oldham, and other distant brought before them, more deserving of places, and all seemed heartily to join in their notice and aid, than that of the dedicating the place to God. The chapel Unitarian cbarch at Falmouth.” L. C. is a very good, neat, little building, tbir
teen yards square without, has a gallery
that will seat rather more than two hundred New Unitarian Chapel at Rochdale.
persons: a Sunday school is taught in the On Sunday the 2d of August, 1818, a bottom, which is not yet pewed. It is esti. new Unitarian Chapel was opened in Roch- mated to cost not less than £750. besides dale, erected by the Unitarians, * formerly being subject to a ground-rent of neas
£10. a-year, even if the trustees should
dispose of as much land as would be a site * For a more particular account of for a good house. There has been subthese Unitarians, see Ashworth's Ten Let- scribed rather better than £200, pripci. ters to a friend. (Reviewed pp. 270—272.) pally by those who attend the plaec, so
that the remaining debt, besides the ground- to beg. Any assistance, from any quarter, rent, will be £550.
through any channel of conveyance, how. Before I conclude this account I beg ever small, will be thankfully aek now. leave to observe,
Jedged in any way that may be deemed 1. That the persons composing the con. most proper, and applied to the liquidation gregation at this chapel, with very few of the debt ou the chapel. J. A. exceptions, are dependent on their hand Jabour for their bread. 2. These have
Gainsborough Unitarian Association. built a chapel for the accommodation of themselves and their families, and also On Tuesday evening the 29th, and Wedwith a view to spread rational notions of nesday 30th Sept. the second meeting of religion, and to promote the worship of this Association (of the establishment of the one God: towards which, they have which an account is given in Mon. Repos. subscribed among themselves, and begged for April last, p. 280), was held at Flull. from a few friends £200. 3. The whole On Tuesday evening a discourse was deof the land which they have leased is livered by Mr. Platts, of Doncaster, at the twenty yards by thirty, at the annual rent chapel in Bowl-Alley Lane, on 1 John i. 3 : of £15., on part of which stands the chapel. “ That which we have seen and heard If they were able to keep the remainder of declare we unto you, that ye also may this land it would serve them for a burying have fellowship with us; and truly our place, which would be a very great advan- fellowship is with the Father, and with his tage to the chapel, considering how very Son Jesus Christ.”
In this discourse, desirous people are to be laid, and to bury which was distinguished by manly elos their dead where they have worshiped quence, and forcible appeals to the under. their God. But if we suppose this to be standings and the hearts of the bearers, the done, it would subject them to the follow. preacher distinctly laid down the great ing annual expenses, exclusive of repairs, principles of uncorrupted Christian doc. liquidating the debt, or providing any trine, stated and illustrated the particular thing for their ministers.
objects of this Association, which are muDebt on the chapel, £550. at 5
tnal encouragement, the diffusion of truth, per cent,
£27 10 and the protection of our religious liberties, Ground rent
15 and repelled with becoming indignation
the charge of Deism brought against Uni£42 10 tarians. This discourse will probably be
published, before this article appears. (See 4. Those who are acquainted with the Review, p. 768.) state of Unitarianism in Rochdale, know On Wednesday morning, at eleven o'clock, that there is a Presbyterian Unitarian a discourse was delivered by Mr. Wella chapel there not filled, and a worthy ini. beloved, which will be long remembered nister. Such may naturally ask, is there by those who heard it. The object of this need of another? The answer 10 this in- argumentative and bighly-impressive serquiry is short The old chapel would not mon, was to explain the true nature of hold its own congregation, which we are conversion, and to correct the enthusiastic glad to hear is increasing, and that which notions on the subject, which are so poattends the new chapel, where in an after- pular in modern times. The text was noon the congregation consists of not less Acts iij. 19. A particular analysis of its than two hundred and fifty persons, besides contents would occnpy too considerable a near two hundred Sunday scholars, and at space, but the readers of the Repository night of not less than four hundred. And will shortly have an opportunity of parwe believe there is not a pew to let in either taking of the pleasure and editication with chapel, at least this is the case with the which it was heardt, as the Author bas
Real friends to the spread of kindly complied with the request of the Unitarianism will deem this a sufficient Association, that they may be permitted to answer, nor can a better be given. 5. As print it. we supposed those who knew that there At two o'clock the Association met for was a chapel already in Rochdale, might business the chapel in New Dock Street, conclude that there was no need of another, belonging to the Unitarian Baptists, under so we concluded that an application to the the pastoral care of Mr. Griswood, who Unitarian body at large for assistance, have cordially united with their brethren might subject us to the pain of being dis- in Bowl.Alley Lane, in promoting the obappointed. But having given the above jects of the Association. statement, we leave our Unitarian brethren Mr Lee having taken the Chair, the to judge of the propriety of our conduct following resolutions were adopted : in this undertaking. And though for the 1. The designation of this society shall reasons foregoing, we have not solicited in future be the Association of Unitarian their assistance, yet we do sincerely assure Christians residing at Gainsborough, Hull, them we are peither too rich por too proud Thorne and adjacent places.
2. To render this Association available except by the vote of two-thirds of the to the ends proposed, it is expedient to members present at a general meeting. raise a fund by subscription, applicable to About fifty persons partook of a plaid such purposes as may be determined on at dinner at an inn, and the afternoon was the general meetings, wben the amount spent in pleasing sociat intercourse and shall be reported.
discussion. 3. An annual subscriber of not less than In the eveniny Mr. Little, of Gains. four shillings, paid in advance in the borough, preacbed on Philipp i. 27, 28 : month of January in each year, or of not “ That ye stand fast in one spirit with one less than one penny per week, shall be a mind, striving together for the faith of the member of this Association during pay- gospel; and iu nothing terrified by your
Benefactions will be thankfully adversaries.” To a very pleasing style, received.
and with much close reasonmg, the Author 4. At the annual meeting, a committee pointed out the chief grounds of Dissent and receivers of subscriptions shall be from the Church of England, shewing the chosen.
incompatibility of exclusive political esta5. A sum not exceeding one half the blishments of religion with the spiritual receipts of the society during each year, nature of Christ's kingdom, the plausible shall be expended in the printing or pur- ground of objection they afford to unbechase for distribution, of such tracts on lievers, and the unscriptural doctrines and practical and controversial subjects, not illiberal sentiments contained in the arti. exceeding four shillings in price, as shall cles of the church established by law in be approved by the committee or by the this country. society at their annual meetings. The re- A considerable sensation has been ex maining sums sball be expended in such cited in the religious public in the lowa ways as shall be approved by the annual of Hull by these services, botbing of the meetings.
kind having ever taken place here before. 6. Each subscriber shall be entitled to They were all attended by several hundred a yearly nomination of tracts, amounting persons, of other denominations, who lisin value to one half of his subscription. tened with profound attention to the dis
7. The committee for the ensuing year courses of the several preachers. The shall consist of six persons residing in committee met the following day, wben Hull. All the ministers included in the Mr. Thomas Watson, of Hall, was apAssociation, and one person out of each pointed treasarer, and Mr. Kenrick, secre. of the congregations shall also belong to tary for the year ensuing.
The next the committee ; and to sanction the appro- meeting of the Association is intended to priation of any money not voted at the be beld at Thorne, on the last Thursday in general meetings, their consent must be March, and Mr. Piper is to be requested to procured by correspondence. The con). preach. mittee to be renewed every year, but all
G. K. its members to be capable of re-election,
8. The committee shall meet during the first week in each calendar mouth, and
Liverpool Fellowship Fund. tive of them shall have power to act. Any On Monday the 230 November, 1818, three of them may call an extraordinary general meeting of the Unitarian Chrismeeting when they judge it necessary.
tians of Liverpool, was held ju ParndiseAt their first meeting they sball elect a street Chapel, when the Rev. John Yates treasurer and secretary from their body. being called to the Chair, it was unani.
9. The oftice of the committee shall be mously resolved to establish an l'nitarian to determine what tracts sball be admitted Fellowship Fund Society. The Rev. Jolie into the society's catalogue, and the prices Yates was requested to accept the office of of each, to apportion to each subscriber his President, and the Rev. George Harris, quota of tracts, to carry on a correspon- that of Secretary to the society. A comdence with such societies, or individuals, mittee of eighteen were appointed to conas they think proper, for promoting the duct the attairs of the society, nine from objects of the Association, to examine Renshaw-street, and nine from Paradise. and pass the treasurer's accounts at each street congregation. The objects of the monthly meeting, to arrange the business society are, to afford occasional contribu. of the annual meetings, (at which it is tions to congregations who stand in need hoped they will be present,) and to make of assistance, for building and repairing a report of the fiuances and general pro- chapels—to administer relief to infirin spects of the society.
ministersto aid in the education of young 10. The minutes of all committee meet- men for the ministry-and, generally, to ings, shall be read at the next annual promote the cause of Unitarian Christi
. meeting, and their acts shall be subject to anity. Applications for assistance to be the revision of the annual meetings.
made to the Secretary. 11. No law once passed shall be altered,
SUBJECTS AND SIGNATURES.
The Names and Signatures of Correspondents are distinguished by Small
Philipp. ii. 5-11, on, 47, 123, 191,
278 relating to the Russian Society of
397 Alien bill, observations on the, 406
729 Alnwick Unitarian congregation, 530, 596
America an asylum,
646 ANDREWS, Mr., on the appointed time
son, Bishop of Landaff, reviewed,
50, 129, 198,
Luckcock on, 328. Mrs. Mary
nishment of death,
703 Protection of the Civil Rights of, 97
729 Apocalypse of John, the, Mr. Howeon,
209 8, 490. Mr. Evanson on, 9. Scru.