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gentlemen able to meet other gentlemen Presland recollected a circumstance of a as such. Such men we have, and we similar kind at Derby. A Dissenting should strive to increase their number. minister warned his congregation against
The Rev. John Presland proposed the the gate of perdition, by which term he second resolution :-" Resolved, That was pleased to denote the New Church this meeting, being deeply impressed in that town. Forthwith, several were with the importance of strengthening anxious to see what the decensus A verni the early efforts of the Church in its was like, and the Society was strengthyoung and weaker Societies, by judicious ened accordingly. But the New Church assistance in the maintenance of suitable truths being thus received, what next Ministers, urges upon all who enjoy the happened ? Our non-separatist friends privileges of worship and instruction ac- would say to those accepting them, cording to the principles of the New Dis- “Quietly labour in your own commupensation, to extend these advantages to nions, lend books, introduce your new others by a hearty and liberal support of convictions into your conversation, until the Students' and Ministers' Aid Fund.” by degrees the little leaven shall leaven
In moving this resolution, Mr. Pres- the whole lump: How often has this land said that it had been sometimes been attempted, and with what usual questioned whether the aid given to result? Generally, with that of practical small societies by the Fund was not a excommunication from former associamistake, and resulted only in the pam- tions, and the inevitable formation of pering of congregations which had no those thus separated into distinct conreal life in themselves. This danger, he gregations, drawn together by the desire admitted, did exist, but the Committee to worship, and receive instruction accarefully guarded against it. The object cording to the new principles conscienof the Fund was to help established tiously embraced. So had it been in Societies, and to supplement their re. many instances : so was it at Horncastle. son rces. What was the history of The pulpit of that Society had been sup. almost all the existing wealthy Societies? plied hitherto chiefly by the Missionary That of a gradual development of their and Tract Society of the New Church, internal resources by the means of ex. but now, he rejoiced to learn, a strenuous traneous assistance. It could do no effort was in progress to procure the serharm to review the career of the several vices of a resident minister. Were the London Societies. In his own church, teachings of the New Church a blessing Argyle Square, the Rev. T. C. Shaw or not? He could not doubt the rehad laboured gratuitously for many sponse, and would therefore earnestly years, preparing and developing the capa. commend to all the necessity of doing cities of the Society for future usefulness, what they could to supply the needs of and this same element of outside help the New Church in our native land. Let existed in the churches at Camden Road, the rich give of their wealth, and the Devonshire Street, Kensington, and poor remember the great results attained Camberwell, though the latter was as by the multiplication of small sums. good an example of self-help as the New Ministers were necessary, like Paul, to Church in London could show. Having plant, but so was the assistance of the thus freely received, it was our duty to laity indispensable, like Apollos, to freely give, and endeavour to bestow water, and if all contributed their share upon others the blessings that had been the Great Lord of the harvest would give vouchsafed to ourselves. Again, what the increase. was the usual history of the smaller Mr. Dicks (Buttesland Street), in Societies? He would cite Horncastle as seconding the resolution, said that one an instance. Dr. Bayley had lectured of the greatest needs of the New Church there, and at first nothing was said or was that its ministers should be able to done, but when it was whispered that be pastors. As the leader of a weak he was a Swedenborgian, congregations society, he had seen that not only did it were warned by their pastors to avoid his require a representative and preacher, meetings, and with the usual result of but it required a pastor who could say such warnings,—they were immediately the right word in the right place at the neglected, and those came to hear Dr. right time. But for this it was essential Bayley who would otherwise have mani- that the minister should be able to defested no interest in his lectures. Mr. vote his whole time to his work. If he
had also, either as an employer or em- be made to enable all to contribute, and ployé, to consider how to provide daily gave some interesting information as to broad for himself and family, his influ- his missionary visits to Grimsby, Long once for good would be marred. The Sutton, and Holbeach. Students' and Ministers' Aid Fund was. On the proposition of the Rev. J. ho learnt, now twenty years old, and Presland, seconded by the Rev. W. was thus commencing the age of man. Bruce, a resolution of warmest sympathy hood. He would hope that the meeting with Revs. J. Hyde, E. D. Rendell, and was the opening of a new era of useful. R. Storry, in their present infirm health, ness and prosperity.
was unanimously passed. A vote of Mr. Deans (Brightlingsea) moved the thanks was passed to the Chairman, and third resolution :-"In view of the the meeting closed by a hymn and the pressing necessities of mankind for the benediction. gonuino principles of Christianity, and During the evening the Treasurer the capabilities of the New Church to received the names of friends willing to supply them--Resolved, That in the contribute annually to the two instituopinion of this meeting our National tions, and the donations of those desirous Missionary Institution is worthy of the of giving at once without engaging them. most liberal pecuniary aid from every selves for the future were also collected. member of the Church, and this meeting The addition to the funds from these urges upon all present, and recommends sources amounted to nearly £60. to the members of the Church every. where, to give it a generous and hearty SWEDENBORG.-Sir,-On reading in support," Mr. Doans said he would the April number of The Intellectual not touch upon the pecuniary position Repository, the article on Swedenborg, of the Institution, since he knew the as extracted from the Popular EncycloTrasurer would speak very feelingly paedia or Conversations-Lexicon, I was upon that subject, but he would call reminded of an article which I had attention to the present necessities of noticed in the Universal Encyclopeedia maukind for a ral Christianity. Having published in 1873, which professes to pointed out some of the errors of the give an impartial account of all subteachings of the day, he said that re- jects on which it treats; hence we may lixious opinions were somewhat "mixed," infer from the account it gives of Latryn sums of money were raised to send Swedenborg, that he is beginning to out tuissionaries to heathen lands, but appear before the world in his real We neexieci missionaries for other labours character, and his works appreciated for He then graphically depicted a society their real value. There, instead of Swedenwithout any regular minister, and told bors being spoken of as “the most celehow four or tips of its members would brate mystic," he is denominated “one th their turut to read Sertuve. It of the distinguished men of science of often turn that are of them was the eighteenth century."..."He was uue to the series upon his remarkable for his religious suscepti. A
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months before his death, being singularly warm and heartfelt way in which it clear and free from enthusiasm. He was explained, as through his own was always regarded as a learned and mild and amiable personal qualities. pious man, and it would appear that The friends of the New Church prothe story of his insanity rests for its posed a contribution to be raised, to support upon the word of a single enable Mr. Boyesen to visit Stockholm enemy. ... The believers of his doc- every year, and to lecture here, and trines are now become a numerous body,” such a contribution in a short time etc., etc.-M. HOLLAND."
was established. Mr. Boyesen remained
here more than a week, and lectured STOCKHOLM. To the Editor. — A several times, which contributed conSociety of confessors of the New Church siderably to make the minds more suswas established in Stockholm in the ceptible to the doctrines of the New year 1866, but at that time this Church and the reading of the theoloSociety did not venture to act publicly, gical works of Swedenborg. Once in the on account of the intolerance of the year he returned, in the month of NoSwedes generally, who were not used to vember, and then delivered a series of hear religious opinions differing from lectures, which were accepted with still the Lutheran Confession, which in this more interest, as he had made himself country is established as the Church of known as a religious speaker. The the State. In the year 1874, October number of his auditors continually in. 22nd, a Swedish gentleman, Mr. Laurell, creased, so that a larger room after having communicated with the required, and we dare say that, through chairman of this Society, took the the lectures, many were warmly interresolute step of announcing publicly, ested in the doctrines of the New Church. in the newspapers of Stockholm, a Among the confessors of this Church meeting of New Churchmen in this the wish was
to see Mr. city. By this meeting the adherents Boyesen removed to Stockholm, as the of the New Church doctrines proved pastor of this community, which would so numerous, that a new Society was be of great interest to the New Church established, part of which were the here. But this cannot be obtained, as old members, and Mr. Laurell has we are not able to offer such a salary as through this step made himself known would be necessary. But we hope that as very much interested for the New our noble American and English friends Church. Such a meeting Mr. Laurell will assist with the same charity as has had also in Copenhagen, but formerly, the great object of the Scandiwithout any remarkable result, as the navian Mission, and so its zealous serNew Churchmen in this city have vant may be able to work amongst us. been able to act publicly, with the It will be observed that the New Rev. A. T. Boyesen as their pas- Church has been regarded here with tor. At the New Church meet- much interest, and the eonfessors of this ing in Stockholm, a result, so much Church rejoice that the road to the the more remarkable, was effected free confession of Swedenborg's doctrine through the generous expenses of Mr. may be considered at least as opened, Laurell, to whom we are indebted for and they pray that the time may not the presence of the Rev. A. T. Boyesen, be distant when the Swedes will acwho, at this meeting, lectured on the knowledge the truth with thankfulness, doctrines of the New Church in a way and regard Emanuel Swedenborg, this convincing to all who had a mind sus- great Northern apostle, as belonging to ceptible to true Christian religion. their country.—EIR. ABRAHMSEN, MerWithout the assistance of the Rev. Mr. chant ; Osc. TYBONI, Professor of Music; Boyesen probably not much would Z. Falk, E. J. Falk, Manufacturers of have been effected; but this excellent Furniture. preacher interested his auditors, well through the Word which he pronounced, the truths it contained, the SYDNEY, New South Wales. -Rev.
and dear Sir,-It may interest your 1 The Universal Encyclopædia, by L. Colange, readers to know that the late Mr. LL.D., is published by the London Encyclopæ Horatio Brett of Sydney, New South Murdoch, 41 Castle st., Holborn, London, E.C. Wales, left a legacy to the late Mr.
George Heath of that city and myself, or a New Church Society at Sydney, New the survivor of us, for New Church South Wales, under the direction of the purposes. The legacy was charged, in Committee of the New Church Foreign connection with other property, with and Colonial Missionary Institution.certain annuities, and the annuitants Faithfully yours, H. BATEMAN. having departed this life, as well as my co-trustee Mr. Heath, it has ultimately NATIONAL MISSIONARY INSTITUTION. become payable to myself. It was Mr. –The following places have been visital Brett's intention that the amount to be by the Agent of this Institution : devoted out of his estate to this legacy Middlesboro'-on-Tees.-The little Stshould be £1000. A part of his pro- ciety in this town has been again visited perty was, however, invested in a security by Mr. Gunton, who delivered four dis supposed to be worth £1200, which only courses on two Sundays, commencing yielded £500. A deficiency on the March 14th, and two week evening estate was, therefore, the result, and the lectures. The attendance was satissurviving executor of Mr. Brett, the factory. The visit aroused the receivers honourable John Fairfax, wrote to me of the doctrines to renewed energy: explaining the position of affairs, and some strangers attended. Some, who offering either to nurse the residue until partially receive the views, were helped it amounted to £1000, or at once pay it on further. The Sacrament of the Holy over to me on receiving a full discharge Supper was administered, and three for the legacy. After consultation with children were baptized. About 150 of some of my friends in the College the “Silent Missionaries" were sold. Council, I determined upon the latter West Hartlepool. This town received course, and have this day received from a second visit from Mr. Gunton, who Mr. Fairfax a bill payable in sixty days delivered two lectures in the Temperance for the sum of £876, 78. 2j. When Mr. Hall, on the 17th and 18th of March. Heath and I were appointed executors by Owing to the excitement respecting the Mr. Brett, I was very anxious to obtain election of the School Board, and the means for establishing the New Church circumstance of other lecturing in the College. Mr. Heath was desirous of town the same evenings, the attendance extending a knowledge of the New was smaller than was expected. Two Church doctrines, and establishing a gentlemen held in high esteem in the Society for the worship of the Lord in town kindly occupied the chair, one Sydney. Had he lived, I believe we each evening, and a few of the “Silent should have arranged to divide the pro- Missionaries were sold. Several quesceeds of this legacy equally between tions were asked and answered. these two objects. I have therefore Darlington.-Mr. Gunton also visited arranged to do this, and intend on this town for the third time; here the receiving (D.V.) the £876, 7s. 2d. on meetings were well attended, and many the 14th June next to hand over on questions were proposed. The railway security £438, 3s. 7d. to the Treasurer company kindly granted the use of of the New Church College for its the lecture-room of their Institute. A general purposes, and the other moiety gentleman occupying a position of im. to the Trustees of the same Institution portance in the town occupied the chair, to be invested for the benefit of the New and was manifestly much interested and Church Society at Sydney. The College favourably impressed by what he heard. Trustees will thus hold the second moiety Sixty of the “Silent Missionaries" were on trust. And I have arranged that sold, and many more required; thirty this moiety shall be forwarded to the additional, and four copies of the True brethren at Sydney when the Committee Christian Religion, have since been sent of the Foreign and Colonial Aid Society down. The free-will offerings of the of the New Church sees fit. To prevent people were accepted on the last evening, the possibility of any misapprehension, and £1, 3s. 6d. was received Two I wish it to be distinctly understood other friends in addition gave 10s. each. that this second moiety is not for College Nottingham.—This Society was visited purposes, nor for the purposes of by Mr. Gunton, to preach the anniverForeign and Colonial Missions in general, sary sermons on Sunday, March 28th, but, solely, for the propagation of the and to enable Mr. Wilkins to go to heavenly doctrines or the sustentation of Ashton. The attendance and the collec
tions were satisfactory. On Monday a Society that any action has been taken tea-meeting was held at which the towards the establishment of a second attendance was good, and the evening centre of interest here, and it is a pleaswas felt to be a happy one. . Mr. J. A. ing evidence of increased strength and Clarke presided.
energy." Market Lavington, Wilts. This vil. lage has been visited by Mr. Gunton for BLACKBURN.-On Easter Monday af. the first time. He delivered two lectures ternoon, the teachers, senior scholars, in the Workmen's Hall on Thursday and friends connected with the New and Friday evenings, April 1st and 2nd. Jerusalem Temple, assembled together The attendance was good; and the in the schoolroorn to tea, when about attention and interest all that could be 140 sat down. After the removal of the expected. On the second evening several tables a pleasant and interesting meeting questions were asked. Thirty of the was held, Mr. T. Pemberton in the Silent Missionaries were sold, and one chair. The junior members of the society copy of the True Christian Religion, and the senior scholars had prepared a Others were ordered. Two New Church varied programme for the edification of friends there paid all the local expenses. those present, and much credit is due to The effort was regarded as satisfactory. them for the efficient manner in which
Salisbury.-From Market Lavington the music, dialogues, and recitations Mr. Gunton was conveyed on Saturday, were gone through. The chief attraction April 3rd, by one of the friends there to of the evening was the music, which Salisbury ; this friend, Mr. Gauntlett, had been prepared, and which was ad. remaining over Sunday to attend the mirably rendered by the choir, Mr. services of the New Church, which he Herbert Riley presiding at the piano. greatly enjoyed, and expressed his wish The Secretary, Mr. Thomas Pemberthat he could have the same privilege ton, writes us—“As you will imagine, every Sabbath day. The attendance we feel the loss of our minister very at both services was good. After the much; but I am pleased to be able morning service the Sacrament of the to say, the attendance at worship is Holy Supper was administered. This about as usual, and with the assistSociety is progressing satisfactorily, ance of missionaries and other friends, under the leadership of Mr. Whitehorn as well as our endeavouring to do our and Mr. Saunders, with occasional aid duty, we shall again have the satisfacfrom missionaries, for which it has paid tion of seeing the Society with a during the present year the sum of £10 pastor before very long. The comto the Missionary and Tract Society. mittee are working harmoniously toMr. Bruce has lately visited them, and gether, which is a good omen for the his ministrations were much enjoyed. future.' One pleasing feature of the services is the sweet singing of the Sunday scholars, HULL.-An extended notice of the whose voices are nicely trained by the opening of the Bazaar in behalf of the harmonist.
Building Fund, which has been held in
this place, appeared in the Hull Times ACCRINGTON.- From a private letter of March 7th. From this notice we received from a friend at this place we give the following extract:make the following extract :-“You “On Tuesday last a sale of ornamental will be glad to hear that, at our Annual and useful goods was opened at the Meeting held last Monday, April 13th, Public Rooms, Jarratt Street, in aid of We resolved to start a branch School in the funds of the New Jerusalem Church, Accrington, in either the Scaitliffe or which is at present in course of erection Blackburn Road district. As yet no on the Spring-bank. Hitherto the place has been found more suitable members of this community, who are than a room in the old Baptist Chapel, more familiarly known as Swedenbor. now used as a public hall ; but the good gians, have worshipped together at the spirit with which the movement has Temperance Hall and Mechanics' Instibeen taken up, and the interest displayed tute, but at length the nucleus of a in it by many of our young men, augurs fund was raised sufficient to justify well for its ultimate success. This is them in the erection of a church cap. the first time in the history of our able of seating 350 persons, and the