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usefulness iu their congregations would be the reteuk . Although this wad « trkrtly a concio ad cfarum , it was heard with the greatest attention and approbation by those to whom it did not directly relate . H was resolved that the next meeting should be held at Derby , in June , 1823 .
After the public services were ended and the business transacted , the ministers and friends - dined together at the Angel Inn , to the number of about 50 . Various subjects of conversation were started , amongst which , the establishment of a Quarterly
Meeting within a convenient distance of Sheffield , after some discussion , was agreed upon . Apparently great interest was excited by the proposal of instituting a Sunday-Evening Lecture in Sheffield , to be conducted by the neighbouring ministers . A Committee was appointed to
make the necessary arrangements for carrying both these objects vigorously into effect ; awl it is expected that the Evening Lectures will shortly commence apd
be carried on through the winter season : the first Quarterly Meeting is fixed for September 26 , to be held at Sheffield . It is suggested that the attention of these Quarterly Meetings might be usefully directed to the establishment of Unitarian
worship iu several of the neighbouring villages ; and no doubt can be entertained , that many active and zealous young men would be found in Sheffield , who would willingly join in promoting this object . Their services , together with tbe qccasioual assistance of the neighbouring ministers , might be turned to useful account
in furthering the spread of the glorious gospel , the real glad tidings of the everblessed God . As yet no such effort lias been made : and it is presumed that a prudent aud vigorous attempt of thjs kind might be made with a fair prospect of success in Attorcliffe , Sheffield Park , Biidgehouses , Drontield ami , perhaps , Owlerton . P . W . Sheffield , Sept . IB , 1822 .
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Sussex Unitarian Association . On Wednesday , the 28 ih ult ., the third Annual Meeting of the Sussex Unitarian Association was hrld at I > ewes , when a sermon was preached in the Wentgate Meeting-House , by the Rev . J . Fullagar ,
of Chichester . As the preacher has kindly consented to publish his discourse , the public will have an opportunity of doing justice u > its merits . At the conclusion of the religious service , the business of the Association was transacted . The Report of the ponnnittee gave an interesting account of the exertions that had
been made by the Association dining the last year ; ^ nd particularly of the establishment of the Uuitarian cause , at Cr # w ^ ley , chiefly through the exertions-of Missionaries in connexion with the Society . A chapel was stated to be much called
for in this promising station , as the congregation are now cotapelled to hire a school-room of an individual altogether hostile to their views and inimical to their sentiments , who has given frequent intimations that their assembling there must ere long * be discontinued . When
obliged to give up their present place of meeting , the congregation must disperse , as no other room is to be ruet with in the town . The expense of building and fitting up a convenient room is calculated not to exceed £ 100 ; of which sum the congregation can raise £ 30 . The case is well worth the attention of the Unitarian
Fund . The exertions of the Association have also been directed to Cuckfield , but not with equal sifccess : and it is in contemplation to extend the aid of the Society to Battle , by sending Missionaries there , alternately with Crawlev .
Upwards of 60 ladies and gentlemen sat down to an economical dipner at the Star Inn , where Eb . Johnston , Esq . presided with his usual ability . Many excellent and animating speeches were delivered in the course of the afternoon : every one present seemed to partake of
the delight arising from the consciousness of being engaged in furthering the spread of truth , and the consequent felicity of man . In the course of the day an interesting discussion took place , relative to the Test and Corporation Acts ; when the
members of the Association , wishing to express their sense of the obligations due to those who are labouring to obtain the repeal of these disgraceful laws , and anxious to express their conviction of the stigma which these Acts unjustly throw upon them , with their brethren at large ,
Resolved unanimously . That the Committee of this Association be instructed to transmit to the " Unitarian Association" in London , their thanks for their past services in the protection of the rights of Protestaat Dissenters , and particularly to express their satisfaction on Ueing informed , that the attention of the Unitarian Association has becu
in an especial manner directed to cov cerring measures , tending , as it t 6 hoped , to a speedy repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts . That their satisfaction on this account is the greater , because itjappe ; u « to them that Dissemens owe it to justice and to themselves j to remain nv longer si lent suflejrcrs under this privatiau
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Sept. 2, 1822, page 580, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2516/page/60/