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New Unitarian Chapel , Brighton . This chapel was , we are happy to announce , opened for public worship on Sunday the 20 th of August . The morning service was conducted by the Rev . Dr . Morell , the minister of the congregation ,
who delivered on the occasion a very excellent and argumentative discourse from John iv . 24 , 25 , which , at the request of several of his hearers , he consented to print . In the evening , the Rev . Dr . T . Rees preached an admirable sermon from Rom . x . 9 .
Ou both occasions the chapel was crowded to excess , and the interest which seemed to be every where excited gave great promise for the fulfilment of the expectations of success which the
promoters and well-wishers of this new establishment have long entertained . With continued zeal , and , above all , the maintenance of a spirit of union and harmony , without which no institution can Hourish , we have no doubt of the
formation of a most respectable congregation . Of the simple elegance and beauty of the design of the chapel , and ( with very few exceptions ) the general execution of the work , particularly the front , there seemed to be but one opinion ; and as the parties who have undertaken the building must look to the continuance of the
liberal assistance which has hitherto been afforded for the means of liquidating a considerable balance of the cost , an expectation which might be injured by the idea ( which we know has been entertained ) of unnecessary expense having been incurred , we think it due to them to say a word or two on that head .
Some attention to appearance , it must be allowed , was expedient in such a situation , and some expense on that account excused , but we understand that , so far from the form of the building having created additional expense , the tender upon which the architect undertook it was below any of the estimates obtained
from different parties for n perfectly plain structure , and that the very low price at which it has been executed , is entirely owing to its making some architectural pretension , which rendered it a desirable undertaking for an artist , as an opportunity for the exertion and display of his talents .
—^ HBBP ^ -r-Proposal of Unitarian Chapel at Scarb orough . Scarborough 7 Sir , August 16 , 1820 . Many of your readers are informed , through a private channel , that a subscription has been entered ivto for the purpose of erecting a chapel for the wor-
ship of one God the Father at this place , and I take the liberty , through the medium of your pages , of pointing out the very great importance of the proposed plan . The number of visitors at Scarborough during the last season was estimated ai 3000 at one time . Amongst this great concourse of various ranks in life , many are Unitarians . No seats are , I understand , to be procured at the Church or at the Independent Chapel , and , after repeated attempts , no room can be procared for Unitarian worship . The consequence is , that the Unitarians who visit Scarborough are either greatly incommoded at one of these places of worship where they hear , at the same time , what is opposite to their own sentiments , or fall into the dangerous practice of entirely absenting themselves from the house of God . Surely all must be willing to lend their efforts to remove this evil who are
aware of the incalculable importance which history shews to attach to public worship in general , and who have experienced in themselves the supreme delight which accompanies that which is in
unison with the dictates of the heart . With what lively concern , Mr . Editor , must Unitarian ministers , when led to this
place in pursuit of health or needful recreation , contemplate such a state of tilings 1 Will they not put forth their utmost exertions to effect a change ? Will not our wealthy and enlightened laymen co-operate with them ? The population of Scarborough , independent of the visitors , is not less than 8000 or 9000 . The avowed Unitarians
amongst the regular inhabitants are very few ; but Unitarian tracts have recently been perused by many with great eagerness , and an earnest wish has been expressed for the establishment of an Unitarian Chapel , which it cannot be doubted would very soon be well attended . The
expense of purchasing land and thebuilding of a chapel is estimated at £ 800 , of which sum £ \\\ . 5 s . have been subscribed by ten or eleven generous individuals , through the exertions of Arthur Shore , Esq ., of Scarborough . He has declined receiving the money until thert ^ appears a nearer prospect of completing
the object in view . I need not say what pleasure it would afford me to receive the names of subscribers directed to me at Hull , but I am sensible that it woul 4 tend much more to the furtherance of the cause if the Editor of the Monthly Repository would do . the same . GEORGE KENRICK .
486 Intelligence . — Proposal of Unitarian Chapel at Scarborough .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1820, page 486, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2491/page/42/