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On Sunday evening , January 5 , 18 CK 5 , a new chapel was opened at the |^ y ^ -Waste , a large village situated on % hc road leading from Stourbridge ^ o 5 irniingham distant 10 miles from
Birfciingham , 2 froifc Stourbridge , I from C / adley , and in the parish of Old Swinfbrdiiin the , county or Worcester . After a public ; notice tha , t the building was duly registered , _ as required by the act of William and Mary , the Rqv . Dr . Mer ^
« er of Bjktonj conducted the devotional se rvice , and the sermon was preached ^ y the Rev . Jam es Scot t , of Cradley , £ rom Psalm xcvk g < " O worship ike J ^ ord in the beauty of holiness . " .. This village originally derived its $ » $ ne from the Sa $ on word Ley * which
signifies a farm consisting of pasture ground , a-nd is so called in ancient writings , andin county histories . That £ art of the hamlet wkick is now the jnost populous , in the year 1650 wa& % n open common , with a few scattere d Itouses . But in consequence of the jrapid progress aftd extension of the arts ancfc jnanufactories , this and two adjacent
Ullages united , under the name of the ; Xye-vVaste , at present containi near , two thousand inhabitants , most or whom teside at a Considerable distance from any place of worship . The usual consequence of a growing and crowded population , a . proportionable increase of
vice and depravity , furnishes an addi- » tional reason for founding and supporting the institutions of religion , which are the most effectual means , through the Divine blessing , of counteracting the prevalence of evil . An evening lecture which has beer ^ p reached ever since
the year 1 79 ^» ln 3 p rivate house , notwithstanding every disadvantage of accommodation , has been usually well attended , and the number of stated hearers has gradually increased . It is proposed that public worship shall be
performed every Lo d ' s day evening , and , also every Wednesday evening , from Lady-day to Michaelmas , with a View particularl y to the accommodation $ jF the poor .
A plan is in agitation for establishing a society on the principle of Mr . Ea « ton ' s address , for promoting Vnitarian preaching among tns poor . Any hints , relative to this subject may be coraxmu nicated to the Editor of the Monthly Repository , at the ; Printer ' s , who will lay them before , the persons who baye the scheme under consideration .
On the 18 th inst . the house prepared for the temporary accommodation of tfoe London Institution was opened in the Old Jewry , for the use of the pro * prietors ^ According to the printed plan , tf The design of this institution fa co promote the diffusion of science ,
literature , and the aits . Its views at prosent are confined to the acquisition of a valuable and extensive- library , the diffusion of useful knowledge by means of le&ufes and experiments : the establish * mentof a reading room , where the foreign and domestic journals , and other
periodical works , and the best pamphlets and new publications , shall be prow vided for the use of the proprietors and * saxbscribers * ' * Tfee lectures and experi- * ments are postponed for want of room , and will probabl y be deferred till a larger house for the permanent accommodation of the institution shall be
procured . The project © £ the ^ London In stitution was formed last summer , to afford in a situation mqre accessible to the citizens of London , the same literarjr and scientific advantages which _ the Royal Institution has givqn to \ Vest ~ minster . The design was so eagerl y * patronised , that in ; less than a , week th ^
proprietors , amounted to a , thousand , at JB gnineas each } to which numbej ; they have been necessarily restricted . Yet as every proprietor , will have A right to give one person all the uses of
the institution which he has himself , it * benefits may be very widely diffused * especially as it is intended to admit annual , in addition to a few life subscribers , who entered their names on the- firs , proposal of the plan . The institutiou is to be open troua 8 o ' clock in the
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1806, page 52, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1720/page/52/