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ing classes of the community ) should they be unable to procure the benevolent assistance of their distant friends . Nothing in fact but the anticipation of such assistance could have encouraged them to commence the buildinsr of a JL Vc PLr
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" God grant his blessing that it may answer the purpose for which it is intended ; may it tend to promote the glory of God and the good of our fellow-creatures . " The Unitarians at
Stainforth are far from being ignorant of the numerous calls which have lately been made upon the kindness of * the common supporters of the cause which they have espoused , but they are happy
in being able to reflect that there are ma . ny among the believers in the faith ' * once delivered unto the saints , " who are neither wanting in the inclination nor in the ability to offer their
benevolent assistance when they have reason to expect that it will not be abused but converted to the " glory of God and the good of our fellowcreatures . " To these individuals they therefore beg leave , Mr . Editor , to submit the consideration of their
circumstances , through the medium of your Monthly Repository . I have only to add the request , Sir , that you will be pleased to receive any subscriptions that may be presented towards defraying the expense that will be incurred in erecting a
Unitarian Chapel at Stainforth , and to report the names of the individuals by whom they are presented , in your Monthly Repository . Subscriptions will also be received by Dr . Thomson , of Leeds ; Rev . P . Wright , Sheffield ; Rev . John Gaskell , Thorne ; and Mr . John Marsdin , I . evells , near Thorne .
MARTIN SIMPSON . Stainforth , Sept . 10 th , 1817 . 1 \ S . It may not perhaps be improper to state , in addition to what has been already said , that Stainforth is a small village , about three miles
from Thorne and seven from Doncaster . Though it does not contain more than about inhabitants , it is surrounded by other villages in which there are a few Unitarians , and * iany favourable to the cause .
There is no Meeting-house or Established Church in Stainforth . The Methodists and Calviirists , it is true , conduct public worship in their own dwelling-houses ; but the } have no chapel expressly set apart for that
purpose . Mr . John Gaskell , who has lately settled as the Pastor of the Unitarian Church at Thorne , preaches also at
Jbtam forth every Sunday afternoon ; and we confidently anticipate that his labours among us , assisted by several auspicious circumstances of a local nature , which now seem to favour us , will be attended with considerable success as soon as we shall have procured a neat and commodious place of worship .
564 Intelligence , —Subscriptions to the Unitarian Chapel , Glasgow *
Subscriptions to the Unitarian Chapel , CrlasffOW , I earnestly recommend this case to the consideration of the Unitarian
public , as highly important , conceiving that on the prosperity of the Unitarian Church , in Glasgow , the spread and success of Unitarian ism in the West of Scotland in no smaW degree depends . Richard Wright .
In London . Mr . John Bowring - - - - 1 0 0 Rev . John Evans ----110 Friends to the Cause - 0 4 6 Messrs . Balls -- ---110 Mr . Edward Bowring- - - - 1 0 0 Rev . Joseph Hulton - - - - 0 10 6 At Yeovil . Rev . Samuel Fa wee tt - - \ - 1 0 0
Mr . E . Batten --- --110 At Mweton . Rev . Jacob Isaac 0 10 6 New Meeting- Congregation -110 0 At Sidmout h * Rev . E . Butcher -----100
At Exmouth . Charles Baring " , Esq . - --200 At Exeter . Rev . Jamea Manning 1 10 0 J . F . Barbara , Esq . - - - - 1 0 0 John Mackintosh , Esq . - - 2 0 G
We are desired to add the following notice : — The new Unitarian Chapel at Stainforth will be opened on Thursday , October 9 th , 1817 , when the Rev . R . Wright , Unitarian Missionary , is expected to officiate Service to commence at half-past eleven o ' clock . There will also be service in the evenin p \
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Sept. 2, 1817, page 564, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2468/page/52/