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their humble protest agatast the principle implied in the prosecutions alluded to , that a religion proceeding from Infinite Wisdom and protected by Almighty Power , depends upon human patronage for its perpetuity and influence . Wherefore they pray your [ Right ] Honourable House , to take into consideration the
prosecutions carrying on and the punishments already inflicted upon unbelievers , in order to exonerate Christianity from the opprobrium and scandal so unjustly cast upon it of being a system that countenances intolerance and persecutions * And your Petitioners will ever pray , &c .
defence which 1 make now unto yo »» " At the conclusion of the religious service . T . Roby , Esq ., was called to the Chair ; the Secretary read the minutes of the last annual meeting and the subsequent
committee meetings ; various resolution a were proposed and passed , and thirteen names were added to the list of members . The members and friends of the Society dined and spent the afternoon together . J . H . B .
Layingthe Foundation Stone of the Unitarian Chapel at Haniey 7 Staffordshire . The first stone of the Unitarian Chapel at Haniey , in Staffordshire , was laid June 11 , 1823 . A little after one o ' clock , the Rev . T . Cooper , accompanied by Josiah Wedgwood , Esq ., the tlev . J . Hawkes ,
Nantwieh ; Rev- W . FilftngbaiB , Cougleton ; Rev . E . Hawkes , B . A ^ , and the Rev . J . Phil p * Whitchurch , proceeded to the site on which the chapel is to be erected . A large concourse of people , estimated at a thousand in number , assembled to see the ceremony performed . Mr . Fittmgham commenced the service
by giving out a hymn . Mr * Phffp engaged in offering a prayer to Almighty God , Immediately after which , J . Wedgwood , Esq ., deposited a piece of glass , in an excavated part of the stone , bearing this Inscription : — ** The first Unitarian Chapel built in the Potteries . Erected for the worship of the Only True God , June , 1823 . T . Cooper , Minister . "
Mr . Cooper then delivered A short , but very appropriate , address ; in which he stated , witjji great clearness , the reasons why Unitarians could aot join in Trinitarian worship , and , consequently , why they erected separate places of worship , dedicated to the exclusive adoration of the One True God , the God and Father of our Lord JesuB Christ . After Mr .
( Vs address a hymn was Sung , and Mr . Hawkes concluded the interesting and highly gratifying service with a suitable prayer . The audience , though composed of members of severul denominations , were
exceedingly attentive . At five o ' clock , about a hundred persons , male and female , met at the rooru in which Unitarian service is at present conducted , to take tea and spend the evening in a social manner . A ter tea Mr . Hawkes
was called to the «; hair , and in the course of th& evening , both gave and elicited speeches , whfcefr were conducive to the gratification and instruction of the Company * Mr . Cooper ' s statements , which were proved by ocular demonstration , were very e ^ ntSDuraging te the friends of
Warwickshire Unitarian Tract Society . The members of the Unitarian Tract Society established * in Birmingham for Warwickshire and the neighbouring counties , held their Annual Meeting at Tamworth , on Wednesday , June 11 , 1823 .
The Rev . James Hews Biansby , of Dudley , began the services of the Jay with prayor , read trite Scriptures and offered the general prayer . The Rev . Hugh Hut ton , of Birmingham , delivered an animated discourse , which he was afterwards requested to print , froui Acts xxii . 1 : * ' Men , brethren and fathers , hear ye my
Dudley Double Lecture . The Annual Meeting of Ministers took place at Dudley on Whit-Tuesday , May 20 th . Tbe Rev . John Kentish , of Birmingham , conducted the devotional service . Two very interesting discour&es were delivered on the occasion : the one
by the Rev . Hugh Hutton , of Birmingham , from Prov . ii . 3—5 : If thou criest after knowledge , and llftest up thy voice for understanding ; if tbou seekest her as silver , and seacchest for her as for hidden treasures : then shalt thou
understand the fear of the ^ Lord , ami mid the knowledge of <* od . " The other , by the Rev . John Owen , of Tain worth , from . Rom . i . 16 ; " For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that
believeth . " Foarteen ministers were present , and the congregation was numerous . The Rev . John Corrie , of Handsworth , and the Rev . Alexander Paterson , * of St ourbridge , were appointed to preach at the next anniversary . J « H . B .
* We understand that Mr . Patersoi * is to be ofdmurd to th © pastoral office at Stourbiidge , on Tuesday , July 15 k
364 Intelligence . —Ntw Uhitarian Chapel at Haniey .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1823, page 364, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1785/page/52/