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120 Intelligence.-Case of the Unitarian Society at Thorne, Yorkshire. completion of a course of liberal Educa

neas per annum, which sum defrays the tion.

board and lodging, and every other exBetween the ordinary close of a school pense connected with a residence in the education, and the commencement of stu College. dies strictly professional, or of the occupa Divinity-Students on the foundation have tions of civil and active life, an interyal every expense of board and education deoccurs during which it is of the utmost im- frayed. portance to the future character that the In order to secure, as far as is possible, mind be cultivated with more enlarged and the respectability of the Students who shall varied knowledge than is attainable at be educated for the Ministry in this Semischool, and be guarded by a superintending bary, with regard both to character and discipline, from the danger of baving its literary attainments, the Trustees have remoral principles corrupted.

solved, “That, in future, no Candidate shall With this view the Trustees, in pursuing be admitted on its Foundation, but on the their primary object, the education of Dis- recommendation of three Protestant Dis"sentiag Ministers, have endeavoured to ren senting Ministers, residing in the neighder their Institution at the same time subser- bourhood where he lives, who shall certify, vient to the liberal education of youth iu ge. that at the commencement of his Course, neral, without distinction of partyor religious he will have attained the full age of sixdenomination, and exempt from every poli. teen; that on their personal exatnination, tical test, and doctrinal subscription. The bis moral character, natural endowments, course of instruction for the Christian Mi- and classical proficiency, are such as to nistry comprehends Five Years; but it is qualify him for becoming a Student for the to arranged, that, with the single exception Ministry; and that the profession is the of the study of Hebrew, the whole course object of his own voluntary choice. His during the first Three Years is equally ap- ability to read Homer and Horace, will be plicable to Lay-Students.

considered as essential to his admission." In the first year the Students are in

All applications must be addressed to “ The structed in the Greek and Latin Classics, in Rev. Charles Wellbeloved, York," who Ancient History, and in Latin and English will lay them before the Annual Meeting of Composition ; in the Elements of Plane Trustees, at York, on the last Wednesday Geometry, Algebra and Trigonometry. in June ; at which Meeting they will be

In the second year they proceed in the taken into cousideration, and those CandiGreek and Latin Classics, and in the prae- dates preferred, who appear, from the testitice of Composition, and read a course of monials produced, to be most eligible. Modern History, in pursuing which their Letters on the subject of this Institution, attention is particularly directed to the His may also be addressed to George William tory and Prineiples of the English Consti- Wood, Esq. Treasurer, Manchester, or the tution. They are instructed in the Geome. Rev. William Turner, Visitor, Newcastletry of Solids; in the Conic Sectious; the upon Tyne, by whom, or by any of the DeDoctrine of the Sphere, and the higher puty-Treasurers, Subscriptions and Donaparts of Algebra. Lectures are also given tions are received. on the Philosophy of the Miud, and on

SAMUEL SHORE, President. Logic.

Marchester, August 2, 1815.“ In the third year they are further instructed in the Greek and Latin Classics, Cuse of the Unitarian Society at Thorne, and in the Belles Lettres; in some of the

Yorkshire. higher departments of Mathematical Sci

Among other circumstances which serve ence, particularly the method of Fluxions, to shew the rapid progress of Unitarianisın, and the Newtonian System of Physical As- may be reckoned the formation of many stronomy. They are also introduced to an

new societies and the increased demand for extensive course of reading in Ethics, Ju- places adapted to the purposes of public risprudence, and Political Economy; and worship. To the cases of this kind which Lectures are delivered on the Evidences of bave of late occupied the public attention, Natural and Revealed Religion. An ex. that of an Unitarian congregation at Thorne, tensive course of Natural and Experimental in Yorkshire, may be considered as an inPhilosophy and Chemistry forms a part of teresting addition. There have been sethe business both of the second aud third veral Unitarian Christians in this neighSessions.

hourhood for about ten years. Their The Students are lodged and boarded in practice from the beginning has been to asa set of buildings 'near the dwelling-house semble together at the house of one of their of the Rev. Charles Wellbeloved, tbe Theo- friends on the Lord's day, and other conYogical Tutor, and Director of the Institu- venient opportunities, to perform religious tion. The other two Tators, the Rev. W. worship, as well as more fully to investiTurner, jun. M. A,, and the Rev. Jobn gate the truth and importance of their reliKenriek, M. A., reside in the buildings gious sentiments. By these meetings, by with the Students.

the occasional services of Mr. Wright on The terms for Lay-Students are 100 Gui- this Missionary journeys, and the assistance

Intelligence.- Opening of the New Unitarian Chapel at Oldham. 12 of books which they have obtained, the so- and solemnly dedicated to the public worciety consisting of persons within a few ship of Almighty God. At an early hour miles of Thorne, may now be fairly consi- of ihe day, it was filled by a serious and dered in a flourishing condition. It is not attentive audience, many of whom, regardthe object of the present sketch, to take an less of the inclemencies of the season, elaborate survey of those circumstances had come fifteen or twenty miles, and some which have had a remote or more imme- still further. Every individual seemed to diate influence on their progress towards participate in the joy of the Oldhan Socicorrect views of religion, but simply to ety, at the accomplishment of their arduous make known to the world their present state undertaking; and at the commencement of and circumstances, as well as their prospect the religious services, when a hymn, suitof future increase and prosperity. "In jus- able to the occasion, was read from the tice to themselves, therefore, they state that pulpit, the whole assembly joined to sing their number is so materially increased, and it, with such earnestuess and spirit, as the present place of meeting so inconvenient evidently to shew that the heart was enas to render it exceedingly desirable to erect gaged. The Rev. W. Johns conducted the a chapel. The expense, however, of such devotional exercises, and the Rev.J. Gruuan undertaking, would far exceed their dy 'preached, from Joshna xxiv. 15,ability of supporting: and they are not Choose you this day whom ye will serve, without a hope, that by giving their case &c. The deep and fixed attention with publicity through the medium of the Month- which this discourse was heard, was an ly Repository, their wants may excite the involuntary tribute to the force of its argenerous sympathy and benevolent feelings guments, and to the manly eloquence which of their more opulent brethren. They have characterised almost every part of it, as conceived it necessary, previous to their well as to the ability with which it was making this public appeal, to form an esti- delivered. mate of the expense which would be in After the conclusion of the service, the curred by such an undertaking, and the ministers present and their friends adresult of their inquiries justifies them in journed to a neighbouring ion, and a large stating, that a som of not less than three party, composed of sixty-three gentlemen hundred and fifty pounds will be required, and twelve ladies, partook of a cheap and in order to meet the expense of purchasing economical dinner. The union of ladies a suitable situation, and erecting a chapel with gentlemen at our religious associasufficiently large for their purpose.

tions, we have twice witnessed with great A situation has already been procured, pleasure in the midland counties, but this and about one hundred and twenty pounds was the first instance of it in the north. have been subscribed hy persons in the im- Here the cold formalities of fashion have mediate neighbourhood, and it is thought forbidden it, and it has hitherto been that more cannot at present be raised there. thought inconsistent with decorum. Those, This would leave a deficiency of two hun. however, who have been in the habit of dred and thirty pounds to be supplied from attending these associations, will need few some other source.

arguments to convince them, not merely of After having made this statement of their the strict propriety, but also of the great own case, they cannot conclude without utility of such an union. On these occaearnestly appealing to the feelings of all sions, a rich mental feast is generally furwho are interested in so good a cause, and vished by the speeches of the

ministers and soliciting the cordial co-operation of those gentlemen present; why should females who may be friendly to the plan proposed. be deprived of it? These addresses are

Subscriptions will be received by the fol. exceedingly useful in stirring up the comlowing gentlemen :--

pany to zealous exertious in support of Rev. Robert Aspland, Durham House, religious truth; will the zeal of females Hackney-road; Rev. Richard Wright, do nothing in the good cause? Let their Wisbeach, Cambridgeshire; Reverend P influence upon society in geveral, and esWright, Division-street, Sheffield; Mr. W. pecially upon the infant and youthful Darley, Thorne.

mind, be considered, and every thing will Subscriptions already received. be bailed as an auxiliary to human im

1. 8. d. provement and happiness which tends to Congregation at Elland

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engage them in the cause of religion. J. P. Heywood, Esq. Wakefield

0 Mr. Grundy was called upon to take the Mrs. Milnes, Freyston

O chair, and by his able manner of disRev. P. Wright, Sheffield

10 charging its duties, he effectually kept up A Friend, by ditto

10 6 the interest of the meeting. He proposed Mr. S.J. Wood, Bury, Lancashire 1 0 0 a succession of appropriate sentiments and

toasts, which gave rise to several spirited Account of the Opening of the New Uni- addresses. Amongst these we recollect

tarian Chapel at Oldham, Lancashire. the following :-“Our Unitarian friends at.

On Thursday, January 4th, the New Oldham; may their future conduct be conUnitarian chapel at Oldham was opened, sistent with their present professions.”

VOL. XI.

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6. Our friend Dr. Thomson, who, though Parker. From the words, Why even of he has laid aside the robe of a minister, yourselves judge ye not what is righi ? still retains the spirit of the profession." the preacher delivered a spirited defence “ Our persecuted brethren in the South of the use of reason in matters of religion. of France." “ York College; together Thus closed the services of the day, which with its worthy Treasurer, G. W. Wood, will be lony remembered by the society at and the students present, who have been Oldham, and which were peculiarly graeducated within its walls." “ Mr. Asp- tifying to all present. In connexion with ley) and the other tutor of the Unitarian the speeches delivered after dinner, these Academy; may their labours in the edu- services kindled a zeal, an enthusiasm in cation of ministers be crowned with suc. some breasts which will not soon be ex

tinguished. In the course of the afternoon the fol

Before we close this account, we are lowing gentlemen addressed the company: requested by our friends at Oldham, to

- Messrs. Allard, Browe, Donoughue, express their grateful acknowledgments Freme, Goodier, E. Grundy, Varrison, to those ministers, who so kindly underJohns,' Parker, J. Smetharst, Thomson, took, and so ably performed, the religiWood and Wright (of Stannington). Se ous services of this day. They wish also veral of the speakers insisted upon the publicly to thank the ministers who have establishment of an Unitarian congregation interested themselves in their welfare since at Oldham, and the liberality which has the formation of their society, and who, been shewn in enabling them to build for upwards of two years, have gratuitoustheir chapel, as affording a demonstration ly supplied them, almost regularly, with of the fitness of Unitarianism for the poor, preaching. and of the increasing zeal of the Unitarian Their acknowledgments are also due to body.

those congregations who, by subscriptions, Dr. Thomson, in adverting to a plan have afforded them the most effectual asfor uniting the Unitarian congregations of sistance, in a time of need. The Christhe Northern counties, which is now pre- tian affection and Christian zeal with which paring by the Rev. C. Wellbeloved, the their wants have been supplied, have made Rev. W. Turner, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a lasting impression upon their minds. and himself, observed, that he could not

They are desirous, also, of solemnly exexpect much good to result from the in- pressing their gratitude to Almighty God, tended measure, unless the 'members of the author of all good, who has granted individual congregations were more close- his blessing to their labours, and has put ly connected. Each congregation must it into the bearts of their Christian brethmove around its own axis, before it can ren to assist them in the accomplishment revolve around a common

He of an object, which has long called forth went on to remark, that the necessity of their ardent wishes and fervent prayers. such an union is every day becoming more They rejoice in the thought, that in a town, and more apparent, and is clearly shewn containing, with the neighbourhood, sixby the increasing calls that are now made teen or seventeen thousand souls, they on the liberality of the Unitarian public, have been enabled to erect a temple, safron Oldham, Rossendale, Greenock, cred to the worship of the One God and Thorne and Neath. Without something Father of all. They exult in the prospect like a general co-operation, it is impossi- thus opened of dispensing the Word of ble that these calls should be properly Life, upcorrupted by human additions ; answered. Individuals may, and do, sub- and of exposing the weakness of those docscribe liberally, but insulated and unsup- trines which take away almost all gladness ported exertions can never furnish an ade- from the tidings of the gospel, and, to the quate supply to the repeated demands now greater part of mankind, render them tidmade. He therefore proposed that in ings of misery and death. They trust that every congregation there should be formed by this means many sinners will be conwhat he would call a fellowship-society, for verted from the evil of their ways, and dithe purpose of raising a fund, to which the rected beavenward ; and that hundreds poorer members should be weekly or

will be delivered from a system, which monthly contributors, and which should prevents many of the finest feelings of debe iutended to assist infant societies (now votion and love towards God, by robbing happily becoming nuinerous), in erecting him of his most glorions attributes; which chapels and carrying on public worship: destroys many of the kindly charities and It remains to be seen, whether the com- benevolent sympathies of the heart, by pany will content themselves with merely libelling the human character; and which receiving this proposal with marks of ap- cramps the faculties of the mind, by setprobation.

ting reason and revelation at variance, as At half-past six o'clock, the chapel was well as by presenting to the humble inagain filled with a respectable audience, quirer after truth, the most glaring conand an evening service was conducted by tradictions, clothed in the awful garb of the Rev. W. Harrison and the Rev. B. divinity. May these hopes never be disap

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125 pointed! May peace and love dwell with. Amonnt of bills received but in the walls of the house they hare built! not paid

94 May the ministers who shall there officiate Estimated amount of bills yet be clothed with salvation !

to come in

50 0 0 " And in the great decisive day, When God the nations shall survey,

£649 6 May it before the world appear, That crowds were born to glory there."

Signed

Anditors. B. G.

JOIN GEE, P.S.-The following is a statenient of The chapel is a neat and commodious the Treasurer's (Rev. W. Harrison's) ac building, handsomely fitted up, capable of counts; by the insertion of which you will holding near three hundred people, and greatly oblige the congregation at Old so built as to admit a gallery hereafter if ham, as, in consequence of several bills necessary. It need not be added, that any not having been brought in, it could not donations towards the liquidation of the be prepared previously to the day of opeu- above debt, will be thankfully received ing:

by the Rev. W. Harrison, Treasurer, No. 1. To congregational collec

20, Brazev-Nose Street, Manchester. tions for the new chapel, Old

To the above account we have ham, viz.

£. s. d. great pleasure in adding that the Com. At Altringhaun and Hale 22 1 0 mittee of the UNITARIAN Fund have voted Blackley

8 10 6 £20 towards the liquidation of the debt on Bolton

18 9 the Oldbama Chapel. Bury

10 Chewbent

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South-Wales Unitarian Society. Chester

10 0 The Quarterly Meeting of this Society Cockey-Moor

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was held ai Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, on Doblane

10 11 6 Wednesday, the 3rd of January. Twelve Gatacre, near Liverpool

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ministers were present. On the preceding Hindley and Wigan

evening the Rev. John Grifiths, of LlanHyde

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debie, prayed, and the Rev. Thomas Evans, Paradise Street 37

of Aberdàr, preached from Rom. xiv. 5,

36 1 “Let every man be fully persuaded in his Lydgate, near Huddersfield

own mind.” Wednesday morning Mr. Manchester

Cross Street 75 7 0 Wm. Williams, of Llangendeirn, conduct

Moseley Street 35 00 ed the devotional part of the service, when Monton Green

1900 two sermons were delivered; the first, by Oldham

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the Rev. R. Aubrey, of Swansea, in EngPrescot

8 11 6 lish, from Job. xii. 7, “Will ye speak Rochdale

10 6 O wickedly for God and talk deceitfully for Stand

17 1 him?" The other by the Rev.John James Stockport

15 1 0 of Cardiganshire, in Welsh, from 2 Cor. Warrington

12 18 6 v. 19, “ God was in Christ reconciling the II. To individual subscrip

world unto bimself, not imputing their tions, viz.

trespasses unto them; and bath commit. Mr. É. Grundy, Pilsworth, near

ted unto is the word of reconciliation." In Bury

0 0 the evening the Rev. W. Williams, of Mr. C. Armitage, Dukenfield 0 0 Blaengwrach prayed, and the Rev. ThoMr. Shore, Meersbrook

5 0 0 mas Edwards, of Penyfai, preached from Mrs. Mary Hughes, Hanwood 0 0 1 Peter iv. 8, " And above all things have Rev. R. Astley, Halifax

10 fervent charity among yourselves ; for Dr. Thomson, do.

i o charity shall cover the multitude of sins.” Mr. Dawson, do.

1 1 0 And the Rev. D. Davis, of Neath, from Rev. W. Whitelegg, Platt

0 0 Ephes, iv. 2, 3, 4, chiefly the 3d verse, Mr. P. Lyon, do.

1 0 0 “ Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Rev. W. Turner, York

1 O spirit in the bond of peace.” The Rev. Rev. W. Jobas, Manchester 1 00) Thomas Evans concluded with prayer. To waste wood, &c. sold

4 3 The several discourses delivered on the To Collection at the Opening 26 70% occasion were attentively heard by respec.

table audiences. The holding of this

£530 5 10% meeting at Llanelly has been the means of Deficit

119 07 exciting a spirit of free inquiry in the

place, and of quelling in a great measure £649 6 6 the prejudice, which was very great in this

part, against Unitarianism. Ås Dr. EstExpenses of the Building, &c. lin, in his excellent sermon, says,-" The By amount of bills already

whole current of fashion is against uspaid

505 3 6 calumniated,” &c. * but I solicit only for

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124 Intelligence.Subscriptions to the Neath, Greenock and Rossendale Chapels. them a patient hearing. Let their princi- Walker, Rochdale; and Dr. Thomson, ples be known and we are satisfied. With Halifax; to some one of whom all who Ajax we only pray for light."

have interested themselves in bebalf of the The services were conducted in Mr. Rossendale brethren are requested to reJohn Thomas's school-room, late of Car- port the subscriptions in their hands, with. inarthen Academy. He had previously out delay; as it is desirable to proceed to preached a few times there and in the liquidate the debt of the chapel as soon neighbourhood: he intends to officiate in as may be, and as far as the liberality of in future regularly once a fortnight, and the public may enable the above-mento exchange, as often as circumstances tioned gentlemen to do so. An accurate will admit, with neighbouring and other account of the amount of the subscriptions ministers.

and of its appropriation will be published Mr. Lyons, I think, was the first Uni- in the Monthly Repository. tarian who preached in the town, though

£. i. d. others had, now and then, in the vicinity. Amount advertised, x. 721

222 7. 0 The next quarterly meeting is to be held Thomas Saxton, Esq. Lea-wood, at Aberdâr on the Wednesday in Easter Derbyshire,

1 0 0 week.

William Jones, Esq. Manches-
Sir,

5 0 0 The preceding account was sent to me Mr. Richard Mason, Bolton 0 10 0 by Mr.T B. C. of Llanelly, a steady and Mr. Edmund Ashworth, do.

0 10 0 warm friend to the cause, accompanied Sheffield Christian Tract Sociwith a request that I would forward it to

ety (with a parcel of Tracts) 3 11 6 you for insertion in your valuable Reposi. Dr. Alexander, Leicester 1 1 tory. I am, Sir,

By Mr. Aspland.
Yours very respectfully, A Friend, Leicester

1 D. D. John Mackintosh, Esq. Exeter Neath, Jan. 23rd, 1816.

J. F. Barham, Esq. do.

Collection at savistock Chapel 4 Subscriptions to the Chapei, Neath, Gla Do, at the Dinner at Tavistock

morganshire. (See M. Repos. x. 261, 458, 596.)

249 5 Rev. W. Evans, Tavistock 1 0

N. B. The four last subscriptions comMr. S. Hornbrook, Do.

municated by Dr. Carpenter. Miss S. Prance, Neath

0 Mr. J. Redwood. Do.

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Unitarian Fund. Monsieur Jean Bippert, Do. 20 Additions to and Corrections in the List Rev. Timothy Davis, Coventry 5 0

of Subscribers. Rev. - Brown, of Gloucester, and Friends

3 0 0

Mrs. Healing, Shrewsbury, an-
nual

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Rev. E. Cogan, Walthamstow, Subscriptions to the proposed Unitarian

annual

1 0 Chapel, Greenock. (See M. Repos. A Friend, Leicester

0 x. 528, 660, 722, 776.)

Mr. Coltman, Do., annnal 1 0

1. S. d. English Students at College,

Major-Gen. Gifford, Hill House,

1 near Swansea, annual

] Glasgow

0 15 15

Capt. G. Jones, R. N. Glanmor,
By Mr. Aspland.
near Swansea, annual

1 0 Rev. Mr. Owen's Congrega

A Friend, by Rev. Jos. Jevans, tion, Loughborough 4 12 6 Bloxham

0 Mrs. M. Hughes, Hanwood

0 Richard Mead, Esq., Taunton, Rev. Russell Scott, Portsmouth

annual

1 Miss Carter, Do.

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An Anonymous Benefaction 50 0 Mr. David Laing Do.

Mr. G. Talbot, Jun., KidderEdward Carter, Esq. Do.

minster, annual

1 1 A Friend, Leicester

Mr. Hopkins, Do. annual 0 10 James Crowe, Esq., Stockton 1 0 0

N. B. These two by the Rev.

R. Fry, of Kidderininster, Unitarian Chapel, Newchurch, Rossen whose name was by mistake dale. (See Mon. Repos. vol. X. pp.

omitted in the List of Re. 313, 392, 458, 461, 527, 596, 660, ceivers. 721.)

Mr. Gundry, Bridport

0 0 Donations in aid of liquidating the debt Mrs. Meyer, Enfield, a further (£350) upon this chapel will be thank donation

10 fully received by Rev. R. Aspland, Hack. Mr. L. Marshall, Dalston, life ney Road; Rev. R. Astley, Halifax; Rev. Mr. J. Barnes, Homerton, anWilliam Johns, Manchester; Mr. W. nual

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