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and read 1 Tim. jii. Rev. W. Hartly church, in the year 1815. They were prayed the ordination prayer, with lay- principally supplied by the students ing on of hands. Rev C. Whitfield gave from the Bristol Academy, till November the charge from Rom. xii. 6, 7, and con- 10, 1816, when they obtained a minister, cluded by prayer.

| who has since been ordained over them. Met again ai 6 o'clock in the evening. From the commencement, they have Rev. Mr. Fisher prayed, and preached been necessitated to worship in a small from 2 Cor. vui. 9; and Rev. R. Pen- room, till the month of July last, when a gilly concluded by prayer,

freehold house and garden were purchas, Wednesday morning, met at 7 o'clock. ed at a public sale, by one of their mem. Mr. Jopling, messenger, from Hamsterly; | bers, which is tiow converted into a very Mr Hallowell, messe nger, from Shields; neat place of worship, capable of conand Rev. C. Whitfield prayed,

taining nearly 400 persons; and having Met again, at 10 o'clock.-Rev. W. studied the most rigid economy, the Hartly prayed; Rev Mr. Pengilly whole expense of purchase and alteration preached, tron Luke, xi. 2; and Rev. |tion amounts to about 450l. More than W. Hartly, fron Heb. xiii. 14. Rev. J. a fifth part of this sum has been already Williamson delivered a short address to collected in Wells, and its immediate

the ministers and messengers present, vicinity; for the remainder it will be · and concluded by prayer. The Divine necessary to appeal to the well-known

presence was manifest in all these meet- benevolence of ihe religious, public, 5 ings, which, we trust, will leave a lasting impression on all our hearts,

WALSHAM-LE-WILLOWS.
NORFOLK.

On Tuesday, May 5, 1818, a new , * On Wednesday, the 13th of May, Meeting was opened at Walsham-le. 1818, the ministers of the Baptist Willows, in the county of Suffolk, for shurches in the central part of the county

the Baptist denomination. On this ocof Norfolk, held their annual meeting at casion, Mr. Cowell, of Ipswich, preached East Dereham. The Rev. Jonathan from Acts, xx. 24; Mr. Paine, of IpsCarver, of Nectoni, preached in the wich, from Psalu lxxxix. 15; Mr. Cole, morning; the Rev. Charles Hatcher, of of Otley, from Zech. xiv, 8, 9; Mr. Great Ellingham, in the afternoon. The Ward, of Diss; Mr. Garthwaite, (IndeRev. Middleditch, ot Rattlesdon, pendent,) of Wautisfield; Mr. MiddleSuffolk, being on a visit in the neighbour I ditch, of Rattlesden; Mr. Catton, of hood, very kindly complied with an in-| Bury St. Edmunds; and Mr. Cooper, of vitation to preach in the evening. . Stoke Ash, assisied in the devotional

The next annual meeting to be held at services. There is a pleasing prospect Wymondham, on Wednesday in Whit-for raising a canse to the Redeemer's sun-week. Put up at the White Hart. honour in this place.

1 PACS. . . .

NEW MEETINGS. OPENED.

SOUTHAMPTON.

On Wednesday, the 27th of May. WELLS.

1818, at Southampton, was opened, in *On Wednesday, December 3, 1817, a East-street, a neat and commodious new Baptist Meeting was opened in the place of worship, belonging to the Bap. city of Wells. The Rev. $. Saunders, of țist denomination; when appropriate Frome, preached in the morning, from sermons were delivered on the occasion : Deut. xxxii. S; the Rev. J. Holloway, that in the morning, by the Rev. John of Bristol, in the afternoon, from Exod. Ryland, D.D. of Bristol, from 2 Cor. XX. 24;" and the Rev. T. Gough, of xiji. 14; and that in the evening, by the Westbury Leigh, in the evening, from Rev. T. Griffin, of London, from Phil. Hebrews, ii. 3. The devotional exercises ii. 16. The devotional services were were conducted by Messrs. Burnett, conducted by Messrs. Saffery, of Salis. Chandler, Williams, Seabrook, and bury; Atkins, (Independent) SouthCantle.

ampton; Miall, of Portsea; and Yar. For several years past, there have nold, of Romsey. The hymns were given been a few Baptists in this city, and out by Messrs. Clare, Clarke, Shoveller, their number increasing, it was consider and R. Owers, the pastor of the church. ed advisable to form themselves into a The blessing of him, whose favoar is

better than life, was largely felt. The Rev. J. Saffery, of Salisbury, preached

NEW CHURCH FORMED, the last sermon in the old place, the precedipg evening, from Exod. xxxiii. 14, 15. The whole of the services were

WAKEFIELD, numerously attended.

ABOUT the month of November, 1816,

the itinerant preachers cnployed by tlie .: ROWBOROUGH, SOMERSET. | Baptist Itinerant Society, for the coun

ties of York and Lancaster, visited On Wednesday, July 15, 1818, a | Wakefield. They found a Baptist or Reat and commodious Baptist Meeting two in the town ready to eneourage them was opened, at Rowborough, Somerset. in their work. In Januury, 1817, they Three sermons were preached on the

engaged a school, in which divine woroccasion. In the morning, by Dr. Ry. şhip has been regularly carried on; bat, land, from Luke, i. 17; in the aftemoon, as the situation was inconvenient, and by Mr. Williams, of Huntspill, from too small, a place of worship, occupied Psalm cii. 16; and, in the evening, by

previously by the Nethodists, in conMr. Seabrooks, of Glastonbury, from nection with the late Mr. Kilham', who Luke, xv. 10. Several other ministers had then abandoned it, was rented. In assisted in the devotional exercises. this place, on October 24, 1817, public The services, throughout the day, were worship was attended to. Mr. Scarlet, very interesting, and the attendance and of Gildersome, prayed'; Dr. Steadman, apirit, for hearing, highly encouraging. of Bradford, preuched, from Jobn, i. 25,

and concluded in prayer: after which,

three persons were baptized in the river PERRITON.

below the town, by Dr. Steadman, atOn April 4, 1817, a new Meeting. tended by 5,000 spectaturs. In the house, for the use of the Baptists, was afternoon, Mr. Trickett, of. Bramley, opened at Perriton, near Minehead, So prayed: Mr. Aston, oft Lockwood, merset.

preached, from Ephes. v. 3; in the • Mr. Tyso preached in the morning, evening, Mr. Huglies, à student from from Psalm xxvii. 4; and in the evening, Bradford, prayed; and Mr. Hargreaves, from Mal. i. 10. Mr. Cave, (Inde of Ogden, preached, from Mark, xii. 37. pendent) of Stone, preached in the Since then, preaching has been regularly afternoon, from Psalm cxviii. 25.

continued. The people had been accustomed to

On April 21, in the evening, Mr. Botmeet in private houses for years past,

tomley, a student froun Bradford, prayand by the labours of our brethren

ed; Mr. Mann, from Shipley, preached Humphry and Tyso, and others, several

from Acts, xi. 23, and concluded persons were brought to the knowledge

April 27, 10 A. M a. Sample of the truth; some of whom joined the prayed; Mr. Dann preached, from church at Stokegomer, and others the

Rom. vi. 4, and after the sermon bapchurch at Watchet.

tized two persons. In the afternoon, Mr. Many attempts had been made at Sample preached, from Psalm cxxxiii. 1, various periods io obtain an eligible spot and concluded. Immediately, five perof ground, but without success, till at sons were formed into a church of the length application was made to : Lord

Particular Baptist denomination, and King, who, in his reply, spoke of the the Lord's Supper administered, in Baptists, as a body, in the most respecto |

which service Mr. Mann presided: two * Hul terms, and added, “He had no oh. on three more, are expected very soon jection to a colony of them being planted to unite with this small band on his estate ;"" and, as a token of his Seven in the evening. - Ms. Sample good wishes, he gave the ground for the prayed; Mr. Scarlett preached, from erection of the new place, and timber for

Psalm xvi. 11, and concluded. the roof.

. The services excited considerable in. On the 18th of May following, a new

terest. A little one is formed in this church of the Particular Baptist deno Jarge town, which, we hope, by the mination was formed by Mr. Tyso; con

blessing of God, will soon become a sisting principally of persons dismissed

thousand. from the church at Watchet, and that of Stokegomer. Mr. Samuel Gill, late student at Bristol, is their present minister, . Two persons, previously baptized, and the sphere of usefulness is very ex- and members elsewhere, have applied tensive.

. for a dismission, to unite'with-them.

ORDINATIONS.... severe amiction in bis family, was pre.

vented..

LEWES, SUSSEX.
On Wednesday, May 18, 1818, Mr. I

YORKSHIRE: J. B. Pewtress was ordained pastor over On Wednesday, June 30, 1818, Mr. the Baptist church, at Lewes, Sussex. Joseph Gaunt was ordained as pastor

Sv. Mr. Parker commenced the over the Baptist church, at Sutton in solemn service of the day, by reading the Craven, Yorkshire. The crowd was so 132d psalm, and praying. The Rev. Mr. great that the services were conducted Forster, of Uckfield, deseribed the tia | ture of the service, asked the usual ques- Half-past 10, A.M.--Mr.Nathan Smith, tions, and received the confession of of Barnoldswick, read 1 Tim. iii. and faith, The Rev. Mr. Edwards, of Little | párt of Exek. iii. and prayed. Mr. Oddy, Wilde-street, offered up the ordination

of Haworth, discoursed on the nature of prayer, with the imposition of hands, and a gospel church, from Psalm cxxxii, 1; likewise gave the charge from Coli: 27, | asked the usual questions of the church, 28. The Rev. Mr. Kirby concluded this and the minister. Dr. Steadman, (Mr. part of the service by prayer. . Gaunt's tutor,) offered up the ordination

Met again in the evening the Rev. I prayer, accompanied with laying on of Mr. Kirby began the service by reading hands. Mr. Trickelt, of "Bramley, (Mr. and prayer; the Rev. Mr. Dicker, pastor | Gaunt's pastor,) gave' a very serious and of the Baptist church, at Hailsham, deli- impressive charge, from 2 Chron. xxix. vered a salutary address to the church, 11'; and MrJackson, of Ackrington, from 1 Thess. v. 12, 13. Mr. Pewtress | concluded with prayer concluded in prayer..

. Three o'clock, P. M. Mr. Allison, of A pleasing revival has taken place in Idle, prayed; Dr. Steadınap- preached this church within these last six months ;to the church from 1 Cor. xvir 10; and, several additions have been made to it, Mr. Scott, a student at Bradford, conand the present prospect is very encou- cluded with prayer. raging.

Quarter before 7, in the evening.-N. B. The Rev. Mr. Cós, M. Al of Mr. Mamy, of Shipley, prayed, and Hackney, was to have delivered the preached from Gen. xvii. 1 ; and Mr. charge, (having been the late pastor of Winter, a student from Bradford, con. Mr. and Mrs. Pewtress,) but owing to a cluded with prayer,

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**Arid he which is filthy, let him be filthy stil."
What! say th' " unclean spirits" hous'd in clay,
That “ sin can do the Christian soul no harm ?",
That they may wander, “ sound in faith," astray
For this, let Zion's watchmon sound alarm
Tear off the mask that hides a devil's face,
Thus trampling under foot redeeming grace.

What! sin can do no harm ?-What has it done?
What gave to earth her pestilence and storms?
What made the flood, the lake of Sodom run?
What now makes horror stalk in frightful forins ?
And may the Christian in the scene be gay, i
And with the scorpion innucently play?

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What made the couch of David flow with tears,
When he perceiv'd " his foot had nearly slipt ?"
What gave the bold apostle sudden fears,
When he went out in bitterness and wept?.
When the cock sounded on his ear alarm,
Did he believe that sin could do no harm?

What brought the harmless martyrs to the stake!
Rome was, we know, the guilty cause of all-
Bat hail'd they not the flames for conscience'-sake!
And death preferr'd to Rome's licentions thráll ?
When Cranmer to the fire stretch'd out his arm,
Did he conceive that sin had done no harm?

What was it wrung' a Spira's soul in death?
Apostate, let thy conscience here reply:-
"Twas sin that troubl'd his departing breath,
And gave thy cursed axiom the lie.
« The sting of death is sin,” if in thy heart
It hold a place, thy doom is seal'd“ depart!"

0,“ worse for mending, wash'd to fouler stains!"
Thus doing despite to the grace of God;
No pleading sacrifice for you remains,
You turn his sceptre to a venging rod.
Who scorns alike the loyal who aspire,
Or the wash'd swine who wallow in the mite.

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JOSEPH Stennert was the son made conscience speak, while of Edward Stennett, of whom a my childish tongue could but brief account was given in our stammer: this is a branch of thy Number for the last month. He Divine bounty and goodness; for was born in the year 1663, at which my souli' shall for ever Abingdon, in the county of Berks. bless thee.".'!. At an early age he gave satisfac- Having finished his grammar tory proof of a serious regard to learning at the public school in religion, and made great profi- Wallingford, he soon 'mastered ciency in literaturel : Being the French and Italian languages; trained up in a family where became a critic in the Hebrew, there was so much genuine and and other oriental tongues; sucundissembled piety, with the cessfully studied the liberal blessing of God upon his father's sciences, and made a considerministry, he becamera. Happy able proficiency in philosophy. instance of that early conversion, And it was with an "early view which, in some of his printed to usefulness in the character of discourses, he has so well recom- a divine, that all his diligent apmended to others. This a plication to his studies tended. " What an early and just sense As 'to divinity, though he care: he had of the advantages of such fully read the Fathers of the first an education, appears from the ages, and impartially examined following passage, written when and considered the most cele. he was very young, and found brated schemes which later times among his papers since his death: have produced : 'though he paid "O God of my salvation, how a due deference to the works of abundant was thy goodness ho those who have learnedly and invaluable mercy! Thon didst judiciously laboured to remove season my tender years with a the difficulties objected to our religious education; so that i holy religion: and though he was sucked in the rudiments of Chris. willing to receive light wherever tianity, as it were, with my mo it was to be found; being fond ther's milk, by the gracious ad- of no opinion, either for its no. monitions and holy discipline of velty or antiquity, if it did not my godly parents. This was an appear to be true ; nor ashamed antidote sent from heaven against of any, notion in religion, because the corroding poison of sin this it was grown out of fashion : yet

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* Printed from the Life of Mr. Stennett, prefixed to his works.

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