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for comparing the elements of the New celebrated the presence of our brethren Church foundation with us at different from abroad by the reading of Ps. epochs, having been in his youth a cxxxiii., from the beautiful series, cxx. student in our Quartier Latin, at a time, --cxxxiv., entitled in the Masoretic the end of la Restauration, when he Hebrew editions 'Canticles of Ascensions,' found no other receiver of the new that is, of ascensions to Jerusalem and doctrine than Mr. Vegger, the former her Temple, to unite in worship and refirst Vicar of Notre Dame.
joice together after the hard times of “Some twelve years later, I recollect dispersion in exile and captivity. having been present when Mr. Bateman As to my personal labours, I have visited the little meeting at Mr. Hartel's long finished the textual printing of in the Rue du Mail. He attended also the Latin Psalms, with the spiritual sense the meetings held afterwards at M. from Swedenborg, commenced with Le Minot's in different places where he Boys des Guays on the same plan as our lodged, from 1849 to 1870.
Esaias, and terminated also the printing "Now, this year once more, Mr. and of the French translation of the Psalms Mrs. Bateman visited our réunion, and in a form like our New Testament. But I feel it a duty to express how gratifying wishing very anxiously to add to these it is to us to enjoy the presence of such books some notice of the light I perceive respectable and friendly members of the by the relation between the historical New Church in England, which we and the spiritual sense, I deferred the rightly consider as a mother Church to publication, and was pursuing my studies us, by spiritual advance and power in to that end, when the complete exworks, and the kind and generous haustion of our French edition of the assistance the New Church work here True Christian Religion came urging received from our English brethren at the necessity of preparing a new one. different times, particularly in the little “A careful revision of the translation beginnings of the great work of publica- being in my opinion the first condition tions accomplished by our regretted Le for the right fulfilment of that important Boys des Guays.
task, I am now fully engaged in it. “Mr. Bateman gave you last year an Having been a fellow.labourer on the exact statement of our present situation former (Le Boys des Guays's) edition of in respect to religious liberty. We live 1852, I make every effort in my power to in the hope only of future better times, put in use the benefit of experience acwhen professed principles shall become quired since that time. I have to thank practical realities. Till now we must the Lord in my turn for the help of an content ourselves with private instruc. intelligent assistant. tions. The situation, we see, is the “You have given notice of an interest. same for Old Catholics, as not being a ing addition to our French series of inCulte reconnu (recognized body). troductory works by Mrs. K.'s transla
“On Sunday, 15th of August last, tion of Mr. Giles's book on the Nature when Mr. and Mrs. Bateman first came of Spirit and Man as a Spiritual Being. to the meeting, I was absent, living as "Mr. Chévrier has filled up a long is usual in summer here, at some dis- regretted lacune by publishing just tance from Paris. But, being informed now 'EMANUEL SWEDENBORG ; Notice of the expected presence of our friends biographique et bibliographique, par un for the next Sunday, 22nd, I came to Ami de la Nouvelle Eglise,' 176 pages, in town for that réunion, as I am glad to which many points are treated with new do when informed of the presence of light, interesting to every one of us who known friends. Teaching on John xiii. are disciples of our Author, and the 1.17, I had occasion to refer to your work, I hope, will prove its usefulness views on the subject, and to bear, once for the introduction of new readers. more, testimony to the value of your “Returning from the Manchester commentaries, which I also read before Conference, Mr. Chévrier was called back teaching my brethren on the same sub. home on some public business, and ject, as Mr. Giles says he does; because was therefore absent from our réunion I am always sure to collect from them with Mr. and Mrs. Bateman.
something'very excellent, truth highly “Mr. Giles, whom we expected, and spiritual.
would have been so glad to see, and wel" As you did in Manchester, so we also come among us on that same occasion,
has not yet appeared, nor given us any visited by the national missionary-R. notice of his passage through Paris. – Gunton, Esq. ; nineteen lectures and Believe me, dear and reverend brother, fifteen sermons delivered, and three always truly and heartily yours in our hundred and fifty “Silent Missionaries" Lord and Saviour, AUG. HARLE,” sold. The attendance at the lectures
ranged from forty to one hundred and BRISBANE, Queensland.-Mr. Silves. fifty ; at Grimsby, thirty-two shillings, ter Diggles writes to Mr. Charles H. and at Bourne, eighteen shillings was Allen, as follows, under date Brisbane, contributed at the doors, and several May 1875, respecting the progress of reports appeared in the county and local the New Church in Queensland: newspapers. At Bourne there bad been
“We hold a Sunday Service in some opposition, but elsewhere a fair the Town Hall, both morning and amount of interest appeared to have evening. The former is attended by been excited. The income, including from twenty to thirty persons, the the balance in hand last August, had latter by from fifty to sixty. The New been · £20, 28., and the expenditure Church truths are spreading. We are £21, 158. 10d.; of which £8 had been adding to our numbers a few honest devoted to Horncastle, and £4 each to Deists. The truths of the new dispen- Spalding, Gainsboro', and Grimsby. The sation have vanquished them, and remaining expenses of the lectures were they now believe that we have a God, kindly defrayed by the Missionary and who condescends to take cognizance of Tract Society, and National Missionary His creatures. A sermon by the Rev. Institution, to both of which bodies, J. Hyde, called "Tyndal reviewed,' after adopting the report, a cordial vote which appeared in the Liverpool Mer. of thanks was unanimously given, and cury, and which was forwarded to me likewise one to Mr. Gunton. by an old friend from Birkenhead, was Mr. T. W. Bogg was then elected handed by me to the editor of the president for the ensuing year, and Mr. Queenslander. It was accepted by him J. S. Bogg re-appointed secretary. It and is now sent broadcast over the was decided to request Mr. Gunton to Colony. Mr. Giles' beautiful little work lecture at Gainsboro', · Grimsby, and which you sent to me through the post, Holbeach during the ensuing winter, and I am lending freely to persons likely to to ask the Rev. Mr. Presland to visit be interested in the subject. We have Bourne and Horncastle ; a small donalately held our anniversary tea-meeting, tion being agreed upon towards the which was well attended. I had the expenses of lectures at any additional honour to occupy the chair and to make Lincolnshire towns. The next meeting the first speech, the subject being, was fixed to be held at Horncastle in the • The leaven of the New Church, and week previous to the Conference in 1876. how it was gradually but surely acting upon the Christian World.'”
JERSEY.-In a former communication
to the Intellectual Repository, I menLINCOLNSHIRE NEW CHURCH ASSOCIA- tioned that Mr. Pulsford, the minister TION.-The ninth annual meeting of this of our Society, had commenced a course Association was held on August 5th at of Sunday afternoon lectures at the picLouth, when a tolerable number of turesque little town of St. Aubin's. Infriends assembled at dinner. The meet- dications are not wanting to show that ing was opened by Mr. Gunton, he these discourses produced a considerable having kindly came to Louth for the impression. The congregations went on occasion; the 145th Psalm was read, increasing, and at the close several followed by the Lord's Prayer, after gentlemen of the neighbourhood came which the President, Mr. E. Dawson, forward and expressed themselves highly gave a brief address, dwelling upon the gratified, at the same time requesting origin, uses, and aims of the association ; Mr. Pulsford to deliver another course for which he received the thanks of the in the adjoining parish. Accordingly, it members present. The Secretary, Mr. was arranged that Mr. Pulsford should T. W. Bogg, then read his report, from lecture in the Good Templars' Hall, St. which it appeared that in spite of Peter's, about two miles from St. diminished subscriptions, the work done Aubin's, during July and August. in Lincolnshire had been larger than These lectures also drew large audiences. ever before. Seven towns had been At the conclusion of each service, re
marks and questions were invited. No got up among the friends during Mr. opposition whatever was manifested till Presland's visit. Very many availed the close of the last lecture, when Mr. themselves of this opportunity of recreaLe Feuvre, a gentleman of mark in the tion, and, on their way home, all exparish, who had for some time been its pressed themselves highly delighted at deputy in the States of Jersey, rose and spending such a pleasant day in one challenged Mr. Pulsford to a public dig. another's company.
H. W. C. cussion with him on the doctrine of the Trinity. The challenge was promptly m
BARNOLDSWICK. - On Monday and accepted, and the disputants met at the
Tuesday evenings, August 30th and Parish Hall, St. Peter's, September
31st, two lectures were delivered in 7th. Great courtesy and good feeling
Anderson's Assembly Rooms, by Mr. were shown on both sides, and the most
Cameron, the Agent of the Yorkshire rapt attention was shown by the large Missionary and Colportage Association. audience of about six hundred who
-Subjects : “The Trinity,” and “The crowded the room. After Mr.
Atonement." The attendance at the Pulsford's eloquent and forcible exposi
first lecture was small but very attion of the New Church views on the
tentive. About double the number subject in debate, Mr. Le Feuvre, in
attended the second lecture, and the stead of attempting to confute the argu
attention of the audience was equally ments advanced by his opponent, pro
good. The lectures have created conceeded to read, with hardly any comment,
siderable agitation in the town, and texts of Scripture which, as the chair
several parties have declared themselves man pointed out at the close, only PI
pleased with the able and satisfactory confirmed the New Church doctrine of
manner in which the lectures were dethe Divinity of our Saviour; with the
livered. There are as yet a very limited exception, however, of two or three
number of receivers of the New Church passages from the Old Testament-as,
doctrines here; but it is confidently for instance. Jacob's wrestling with the hoped that a few courses of lectures, simiangel. and the captain of the Lord's lar to the above, would win over a fair host fighting for Israel, in which Mr. number of members to the New Church. Le Feuvre seemed to fancy there was DALTON, near Huddersfield.- A series some allusion to a second person in the of special services have been held in this Trinity. This was the most numerously Society, to commemorate the fiftieth attended meeting that has ever taken anniversary of the opening of their place in Jersey in connection with the place of worship. These services New Church cause. A desire to hear were commenced on Sunday, August the discussion, and the attractions of a 8th, the preacher being the Rev. drive of about five miles along the sea. E. Whitehead, the resident minister, shore and up a charming valley, induced who discoursed in the morning on a considerable number of the friends from “The Jubilee,” and in the evening, St. Helier's to accompany Mr. Pulsford. “If God is love why is there a hell ? ***
With regard to the regular services at Sunday, August 15th, the Rev. W. St. Helier's, it is satisfactory to note the Westall, of Salford, preached in the constantly increasing number of stran- morning, on “ The call to bearers of gers who attend them.
good tidings, to get up into the high I cannot conclude these remarks with- mountain and lift up their voice with out alluding to the treat the Society strength,” and in the evening, “On the enjoyed in June, when the Rev. J. Pres- Lord now appearing in the clouds of land, who was spending a portion of his heaven, with power and great glory.” holidays in Jersey, preached two most On Sunday, August 22nd, the Rev. P. able and eloquent sermons, which, we Ramage, of Kersley, preached in the doubt not, have sowed the good seed in morning “On the Prodigal Son," and many a heart adapted to receive it. in the evening, on “ Shall we know our Well may the Church in England enjoy friends in the future life ?” On Tuesday the reputation here of possessing numer. evening, August 24th, a lecture was ous able exponents of the doctrines ; the delivered by Rev. R. Storry, of Heyinference being drawn from the number wood, on “ The Mission of the New of able and zealous ministers who visit Church : How will it be accomplished ?" us from time to time. A pic-nic was On Wednesday evening, August 25th, a
public tea-meeting was held in the very large congregations on the day of school-rooin, after which a public meet- opening, in the afternoon the congregaing was held in the church, and ad- tion numbering at least one thousand dresses were delivered by Revs, R. people, more than one-half of whom Storry, T. L. Marsden, P. Ramage, and could not get inside, but remained outW, O'Mant, and by Messrs. R. H. side, so great was the interest excited in Armitage, R. Gunton, and E. J. Broad- this locality by the opening of this field, B.A.
church. A most noticeable fact, which All these services were well attended, they would have been very glad to see and seemed to interest the people assem. continue, was that immediately the day bled. A short report was given in the was announced that the sittings would be Huddersfield Eraminer of Mr. Storry's let, there was such a rush that the whole lecture and of the tea party which con- of the sittings were let on the first day, cluded the services. From this report and a considerable number of appiiwe make the following extract :- cants could not be accommodated. Mr.
“The proceedings in celebration of Senior, soon after the erection of the the jubilee of this chapel were concluded chapel, engaged the Rev. John Party of yesterday afternoon and evening, with a Leeds to join with him in conducttea and public meeting. The tea was ing the services, and they conjointly served in the school-room, and was par- were the ministers for a number of taken of by about 110 persons. At the years. Mr. Parry had been, prior to meeting in the evening, which was held being introduced to the New Church, a in the chapel, and was very well preacher to the Methodist New Con attended, the Rev. E. Whitehead, the pas. nexion, a position he resigned in 1818, and tor, presided. After singing and prayer, he was appointed to the Leeds Society
“Mr. R. H. ARMITAGE, the Secretary at the opening of their place of worship of the Society, gave a short history of in November the same year. When the commencement and progress of the Mr. Parry resigned at Grove Place, he Society up to the present time. He was succeeded by Mr. Margetson, who said that the New Church teaching in also had been a Methodist preacher. that neighbourhood was begun by the He was a connection of Mr.* Senior's late Mr. George Senior, who assembled family. He left the Society here in a few friends regularly, and preached to 1847, and he was succeeded by the Rev. them in a cottage house at Colne Bridge, R. Storry, who remained minister till and continued attending those meetings Easter 1861. At the close of Mr. for about twenty years. The time at Storry's ministry, Mr. T. L. Marsden, which Mr. Senior commenced at Colne then resident in Leeds, was appointed Bridge was about the year 1797 or 1798. to take charge of the Society, and Mr. Senior was the regular preacher to he commenced his leadership in these few people, who were constant in the year 1861, and remained as their attendance in that cottage house. leader and minister combined for six On the completion of a small chapel years, his engagement closing in 1867, built at Upper Heaton by Mr. Senior's They were then left for some time withthen partner, Mr. Joseph Beaumont, out a minister, the state of the finances they removed from Colne Bridge, and being such that the Society felt they commenced their services at Upper could not keep a regular minister. The Heaton. The chapel there was opened ministerial office was then filled up on the 19th of March 1818, and Mr. occasionally by one of their ordained Senior continued to officiate as its mini- ministers, and by the aid of the Misster. He remained there for about sionary Association of Manchester, and seven years and a half, when he erected they tided over the twelve months. The the chapel in which they were now Society then felt that, notwithstanding assembled, which was opened on the 21st they had been supplied, they were someof August 1825. The preacher in the what like sheep without a shepherd, and morning was the late Rev. Richard determined to make another effort in Jones, then minister of the Society in order to obtain the services of a regular Peter Street, Manchester ; the afternoon minister ; and this led to the appointservice was conducted by the Rev. John ment of their present minister, Mr. Parry of Leeds ; and in the evening Mr. Whitehead, who commenced his mirSenior himself preached. There were istry in 1868, and had been there Du
seven years. During all this time the was crowded to excess, many people not congregation had fluctuated very con- being able to gain admittance. After siderably. Their first connection with the usual service was gone through, the the Conference was in 1826. The num. Doctor took for his subject in the ber of members had varied from thirty- afternoon “The Queen of Sheba's visit five to 121, the largest number being 121 to Solomon," and in the evening “Life, in 1852, about the middle of the Rev. Death, and Resurrection, according to R. Storry's ministrations. The smallest the Scriptures,” based upon the words number bad been thirty-five, and he was in Psalm lvi. 13; “ For Thou hast dethankful to say they had now a few more livered my soul from death ; wilt not than that, and trusted that they were Thou deliver my feet from falling, that going on in the right direction. The I may walk before God in the light of first representative who attended the the living ?" Mr. J. Eddington preConference on behalf of the Society was sided at the organ, and was assisted by a the Rev. John Parry. Since 1831 they highly-trained choir, who sang anthems had had a Sunday-school in connection during the day with much taste, and with them; for the first six years they with admirable expression. The collechad no Sunday-school. Mr. Armitage tions amounted to £23, 78. 10d. The then dwelt upon the large number of sum of £22, 10s. was previously conyoung people who must have passed tributed by private subscription, thus through the Sunday-school since its making a total of £45, 17s. 10d. commencement, and remarked that al. though many had passed away to the RAMSBOTTOM. — The new place of spiritual world, still many were now worship lately erected in this town was living, who did not attend there re- opened and consecrated on Wednesday gularly, and he impressed upon those afternoon, August 4th, when, as stated present the necessity of trying to bring in last number, the Rev. Dr. Bayley in those who, if asked where they be- preached in the afternoon, and the Rev. Jonged, would say Grove Place, but who R. Storry in the evening. At the latter did not attend regularly. Appropriate service the sacred song, “Angels ever addresses followed by Revs. R. Storry, bright and fair," was sung to the edificaT. L. Marsden, W. O'Mant, and Þ. tion of the congregation by Miss Lowe, Ramage, and by Messrs. R. Gunton and of Manchester, grand-daughter of the E. J. Broadfield. The meeting was Rev. Thomas Pilkington of Haslingden, also enlivened by the performance of who, forty-four years ago, opened the selections of sacred music.”
former place of worship. The congrega
tions were as numerous as might be EMBSAY.—The Church at this place, expected at a week-day service, and the which has been built for upwards of forty collections of the day, which far suryears, had begun to show signs of dila. passed the expectations of the members pidation, and the congregation deter- of the Society, amounted to £188. On mined to make an effort to restore it Sunday, August 8th, the Rev. Dr. Tafel and rearrange its interior, so as to present preached in the morning from Matthew a more modern appearance. A new pulpit vi. 34. His discourse in the evening has been erected, which consists of a very was founded upon John xvii. 24 ; and light railed structure of polished pitch he expounded and illustrated the gloripine. The old choir apartment has been fication of the Lord's Humanity in such replaced by a new one, which is built a clear and interesting manner as to of the same material, and the floor, give great delight to persons who were previously flagged, has been relaid with previously unacquainted with this imwood. The whole place has been re- portant doctrine. In the afternoon the painted and recoloured, and many other Rev. W. Westall preached from Haggai improvements have been carried out ; i. 7, 8, to a congregation consisting in until the church is one of the neatest great part of persons belonging to places of worship in the district. The various denominations in the town, who, organ, which is well built, is plain in by their close attention, appeared to be structure, but sweet in tone, and well well pleased with the explanation of this adapted to lead the praise of the con- passage. The collections of this day gregation. The chapel was reopened with amounted to £51. On Sunday, August two impressive sermons by the Rev. Dr. 15th, the Rev. Dr. Bayley preached with Bayley, of London, when the church his usual eloquence and intense earnest