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different parts of the kingdom. For the present year, Mr. W. Marsden, of James-street, Old-strect, is Secretary to the society; and M. T. Murris, City-road, to the committee of correspondence,
ORDINATIONS. On Tuesday April 6, 1802, was set apart to the pastoral office.in the church of Christ at Stratford upon Avon, Mr. D.W. Aston. Mr. Hewitt, of Bedworth, began public service, by reading and prayer; Mr. Burder, of Çoventry, delivered the introductory disa course; Mi, Evans, of Foleshitl, asked the questions, and offered up the ordinatioa prayer; Mr. Moody, of Warwick, gave the charge; Mr. Brewer of Birningham, addressed the church; and Mr Woburn, of Worcester, preached
August 10, the Rev. G. W. Elliott, late student of Hoxton aca. demy, was ordained pastor of the Independent church in Vicar-lane, Coventry, late under the care of the Rev, Thomas Saunders, who, through indisposition, was compelled to resign; Mi, Hudson intro. duced the service, Mr. Alliott, of Nottinghaig (whose worthy father was, muny years since, minister of this church) read the call, and the answer to it, and received the confession; Mr. Hewitt of. fered up the ordination prayer; Mr. Burkeit delivered the charge; Mr. Alliott pieached to the people; and Mr. Burder concluded, The congregation was large and respectable; and we are happy to hear that this declining interest is likely again to rise and flourish,
CHAPELS OPENED. JUNE 24, - A more spacious and convenient chapel than that in which Mr. Paul, of Castle-Cary, introduced the gospel into Bruton, about two years since, was opened, under the patronage of the So. merset and Wiltshire Associations. Mr. Morren, late of Yeovil, þegan by prayer and reading scripture; Mr. Herdsman, of South Petherton, prayed ; Mr. Jay of Bath, preached from Matth. xvi. 20 ; and Mr. Evans, of Wells, concluded the morning service. In the afternoon, Mr. Hyatt, of Frome, prayed ; Mr. Jackson, of Warminster, preached from Luke xviii. 17; and Mr. Wheaton, of Lyme, concluded. In the evening, Mr. Weston, of Sherborne, prayed ; Mr. Hey, of Bristol, preached from Job sxxvi. 2, ; and Mr. Williams, of Wincanton, concluded. The place is well at. tended, and the people are very attentive.
On Friday July 23, 1802, a small neat chapel was opened at the village of Eatingion, Warwickshire. In the forenoon, Mr. Smith, of Shipston, read the scriptures and prayed; after which Mr. Moody, of Warwick, preached upon spiritual worship from John iv. 24. In the afternoon, Mr. Moody prayed; and Mr. Aston, of Stratford on Avon, preached from Matih. xviii. 20. The apparent eagerness of the villagers to receive the word, the hospitality of the gentleman who erected the chapel (free of expence to the public) upon his own ground, and the sacred pleasures enjoyed in the services of the day, made an impression upon many present which will not soon be erased.
DODDRIDGE IN FRENCH. DR. DODDRIDGE'S RISE and PROGRESS of RELIGION was
translated into FRENCH ; a Copy of it is wanted for a Public and Benevolent Purpose. ' If any person can give loformation where it is to be had, he is requested to drop a Line to the publisher of this Magaziae.
A New Hymn, written and set to Music by a Correspondent.
Je : sus, thro' a .g's past the
same, The same
to count less years !
No other name than this,
This peerless name alone
Suffices all my need;
And for iny wants shall plead!
My warmest thoughts rejoice 'Tis Jesi's name endears;
To dwell on Jesu's name :
To fan the languid flame !
I'll triomuh o'er my sins :
Eternal life begins.
A PASTORAL HYMN. SWEET peace to the sinner who flies to, Then why should poor sioners think hard the Lord !
of the Lord ? Who trusts on his grace, and relies on his To Him may they fly, and believe on bis word!
word; The Saviour will come from the Heavens The smoke of the fax he will raise to a above,
' Aame; And gladen his heart with the smiles of The reed nearly broken, his strength shall his love !
proclaim. How rich is his mercy! how free is his
hid Ador'd be our Saviour, our Shepherd, and
. Rock, Who came from above to redcem a lost
Joss Who tenderly guards the poor lambs of his
flock! race! Theo sinner fall down, and his pardon
on Who screens from the heat of the clear
saltry gleam, implore, His favour receive, and his mercy adore.
| And leads by the banks of the clear-sua
ning stream! His heart was so tender, all praise to his No terrible tempest shall ever annoy name!
The, peaceful abode which we there shall Tho'cover'd with filth, yet a Magdalen enjoy! came;
| While basking beneath the bright beams And others as vile as. Manasseh could be ; l of his love, Yet all have been say'd by his weath on We wait to be call’d to the regions above the tree!
| Sierry Chapel. : R. H.
Erratum in our last. – Mr. Whitehouse was ordained, not at Go. mall, but at Gornell, near Dudley, Staffordshire; Mr. Brewer manches from Mat xxi. 28. . and Mr. Grove from 1 Thess. V.12. 12.
FOR OCTOBER, 1-802.
MEMOIR OF THE REV. THOMAS BURTON.
TN our last volumé we gave our readers a sketch of the I life of the Rev. Robert Galland, late Independent minister at Holmfirth. On account of a very uncommon coincidence of circumstances, the present memoir may serve as a sequel to that sketch; for the very day on which Mr. Galland's funeral-sermon was preached, Mr. Burton, his young sụccessor, died in the saine family. That venerable and excellent man, as noticed in his Life, had resigned the pastoral charge some time before his death, by reason of his growing infirmities; and Mr. Burton, on closing his course of studies at Rotherham, was chosen to succeed him, without a dissenting voice, either in the church or the congregation. He boarded with Mr. Galland, and after labouring with great faithfulness and acceptance for some months, was taken ill and died, leaving an afflicted church to lament the loss of two ministers greatly beloved, in the quick succession of a few days,
Mr. Burton was born at Bramley, in the parish of Leeds, June 18, 1776, of parents who moved in a comfortable -mediocrity; and his mother, especially, had more concern for his welfare, in reference to his eternal state, than is common even among religious professors. During his early years he went astray into forbidden paths; and proved, by his disposition and conduct, that there were in him, as he expresses it in his diary,“ strong propensities towards that which was evil, and hatred to God and all his ways.” When his education at school, with a view to trade, was completed, he applied to the cloth-making business, under the direction of his father. He had discovered a strong capacity for learning, especially for mathematical pursuits; but his application to business when so young, prevented his making further proficiency at that period. His conduct, as he feelingly expresses himself, « grew more offensive to God, and inconsistent with his will;' the
* Vol. IX. p. 217, 257.