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The Ea<t Kest Association held their half-yearly Me«ting at Dover, Oct. 6, iSoi. Mr.-GurIctn, of Canteibury, preached in the morning, from i Cor. i. 30. j Mr. Atkinson, of Margate, in the evening, from 1 Phil. i. 21.; Mr. Vincent, of Deal, the evening be. fore, from 2 Qor. ii. 15, 16. The services were truly pleasant and profitable, through the presence of the King of Ziori. At noon, the sacramejital banquet was administered. Mr. G. Townsend prayed, and . broke bread ; and the Independent brethren distributed the elements. This also was a season of divine refreshment.
The next Meeting is appointed to be rield at Mr. Atkinson's, at Mar. gate, April 27, 1803. Mr. Mather, of Dover, to preach in the morojng; and Mr. Atwood1, of FolkStone, in the evening. In case of
failure, Mr. Gore, of Sandwich, and Mr. Giles, of Eyethome. Th» preceding night, Mr. Young, of Canterbury ; or Mr. Drew, of Polk, stone.
At a Meeting of the Wa«wick» Shire Association, held at Co. ventry, Jan. 25th, the Lord's Sup» per was administered in the evening, to the members of various churches; some of whom, notwithstanding the seventy of the season, came many miles. Ten or twelve ministers engaged in exhortation, prayer, and distributing the elements. A solemn attention prevailed among a numerous auditory, —and both communicants an<l spectarors expressed the highest degree of satisfaction; so that a repetition of this agreeable service is looked forward to, on future occasions, with no small expectation.
Ave. 20, a new chapel was ftpened at Laxtoti, Nottinghamshire, in the late Countess of Huntingdon's connexion. In the morning, Mr. Rowlands, of Gainsborough, preached from Pout, xii. 5. In the afternoon, Mr. Start, of Newark, preached from Matt. xvi. iS.; and Mr. Gritliths, of Lincoln, from Exod. x 34. In- the evening, Mr. Rowlands, from Gen. xix. 18. — This chapel was erected at the sole expence of Mr. Hazard, a gentleman of that place.
Nov. Ii, was opened "a neat and convenient place of worship at Mar^hfichi, Gloucestershire. Rev. . Mr. Hey, of Bristol, preached from Rev. xxi. 3, in the morning; and Mr. Jay, of Bath, from Matt. vi. 33. i Mess, Sibree, Maud, Dun, Muston, Lowell, Honeywell, and porter, engaged in other parts of the service. Mr. Hey introduced the gospel in this place about elejen year: ago, and was followed by
various ministers till 1799, when Mr. G. Bourne was chosen pastor of the united churches of Marsh, field and Colerne.
Nov. 29, was opened a place of worship at Rytie, in the Isle of Wight. In tile morning, iM,1"-Styles began the service with pra'yer and reading the Scriptures; Mr. Grif, tin, of Portsea; and Mr. Potticary likewise engaged in prayer; ana Mr. Winter, of London, preached from Rev. iii. 20. In the evening, Mr. DaMies (a student at Gosport) a-nd Mr. G. Clayton, of Southampton, praved; Mr. Bogue preached from Luke x. 2.; and Mr. Krey (a converted Jew, under the care oi the Missionary Society) concluded the service with an ahecting Address to Jehovah, in behalf cd Jews> and Gentiles.—The place wa$ crowded, and the audience attentive and serious.
The place owes its origin to an, unknown gentleman, of London; ttho, by being at Ryde in the course of business, some years since, was struck with the necessity of preaching (lie gospel there; and who has generously contributed to the keep. ing up of public worship, and to. wards the building of the place. Commendations are likewise due to the generous and activeexertions of J. Kirkpatrick, Esq. of Newport.
Dec Ii, in the afternoon, was opened a small chapel at Wistanwigg, about four miles from Market Drayton, by the Rev. John Wilson, minister of the Calvinistic chapel at that town; at whose sole eipence the above chapel was
erected, after his having, for near two years, preached at a house tu the neighbourhood with encouraging success. Mr Wilson preached from Exod. xx. 24.
Dec. it, was opened the New Independent Chapel (called Bethel) at Leeds, In the morning, Mr. Rayson, of Wakefield, preached from Is. lvi. 7. In tl>e afternoon, Mr. Bennett (pastor of the church) preached from Zech. vi. 13. la the evening, Mr. Parsons, of Leeds, delivered a third discourse, from Phil, i i8.lat.cl.' The congregations throughout the day were numerous and attentive.
DISTRIBUTION OF PROFITS.
January 10, 180?. At a Meeting of the Trustees, the following Cases being properly recommended, were according! y relieved :—
So may I act, and som these fears
Joy will succeed tliese flowing tears,
HYMtf Tot the Missionary Meetings.
~My own dear child when dangers rfeafrj
Runs tp my arms to hide;
Crie-, "Father will provide."
lout), in thy churches now appear,
With great success ocr prospects cheer!
Since thou lust rescued us finm Death,
To know thy love, and taste thy grace, O let us spend our life and breath
In winning sinners to thy ways! Shall we he cold and live supine,
While thousands pervh all around! Dotv is ours, — success is thine,
Now let thy pow'r with us be founi!
And efforts oft abortive prove,
Fill ev'ry heart with hope and love!
Into thv vineyard many send,
And light, and z.eal.'and grace supply; Be thou their guide, iheirGoil, their friend!
In danger and distress be ugh!
Are preaching Christ, as all in all!
Crown v.i:h success the Gospel call 1
He water'J with the Split's |».w'r 1 May Christ tStu'ev'ry ciime be known,
And blessings ofi the heathen show'r!
On rrading the Motto on the late vtnerable Countess Dozvagtr of Hun ~ tin? Jon's Arms,
"IN VF.RITATE VICTORIA.
Eteknju. Truth, thou shalt prevail
Or aim to wound thy cause:
And shame upon tliein draws.
What fierce assaults hast thou repeH"rf,
'I'hy iccj trc and thy throne:
Truth shall its foes cast down.
Just as the sun with' pow'rM light
And mists and shadows rlec;
From darkness set us free!
O Truth divine, we hail thy beams t
Of superstitious rues:
1 hy blessings praise elates S