On this page
- Departments (1)
- Text (5)
Note: This text has been automatically extracted via Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. The text has not been manually corrected and should not be relied on to be an accurate representation of the item.
Additionally, when viewing full transcripts, extracted text may not be in the same order as the original document.
( 698 )
DOMESTIC . BELIGIOUS . Episcopal Unitarian Chapel , Westminster . We have authority to state that the Chapel in York Street , St . James ' s Square , will be opened for divine service an Sunday the 19 th of December .
Sermons will be preached in the morning and evening of that day , and of the following Sunday , by tjie Rev , Dr , Carpekter , of Bristol ; and it is hoped that Dr . Carpenter will preach in the same chapel on the morning of Christmas-day . The Rev . Mr . Harris , of Boltoa , is expected
to preach in such chapel the three nrst Sundays iti January , and It is Intended that there shall afterwards be a regular succession of eminent ministers from
different congregations to perform the morn - ing and evening service in conjunction with the regular minister of the chapel . The morning service will begin at halfpast eleven o ' clock ; the evening service at seven o ' clock .
The Rev . B . Mar don has , we hear , announced to the congregation assembling In Union Chapel , Glasgow ^ his intention of resigning his office as minister amongst them , at the end of the ensuing month of April . In the mean time , he
proposes to deliver a series of lectures once a fortnight on the Sunday evening , on the various doctrines of reputed orthodoxy , 1 st , which appear to impeach the character of God , " 2 nd , which appear to contradict the scriptural doctrine of the Person of Christ .
Proposed New Chapel at Sheerness . Sir , Permit me through the medium of the Repository to lay the following case before the Unitarian public ; a case which I feel both a pleasure and duty respectfully but earnestly to recommend to , § & § attention of the benevolent and liberal .
It is now more than three years ; since I first succeeded in establishing a yrusarian Society at Sheerness , the first-fruits of my mission ; since which I liave often visited them , and can bear testimony to
their zeal and prudence . They meet three times a-week , twice on Sunday , and once on a week evening : and they have also established a small library . The religious services are alternately conducted by two or three friends , in # man * -
ner highly creditable to theiuselv ^ s , and to the cause of truth : and > all things considered , they are generally pretty well attended . But Unfortunately the place they meet in is not only so very obscurely situated as to render it unknown even to many in the very neighbourhood itself ,
and almost impossible for a stranger to find out , but the entrance to it down a dirty , narrow lane , is so exceedingly disagreeable and repulsive , as to deter many from coming who , under more favourable circumstances , would be induced to attend .
To obviate this obstruction to the progress of Unitarian Christianity in that populous town , which , is already in summer the resort of many strangers * and is likely to become a popular watering-place , the friends there feel desirous of erecting a small chapel in an eligible part of the town . 3 ut they are poor , / ill , '
therefore , which they can contribute towards tlie erection is a piece of ground and most of the labour ; several of them being carpenters and bricklayers , and one of them a painter and glazier , all volunteering their services gratuitously . The
friend who has kindly offered the piece of ground , wHch is situated in front of one of the principal streets , is himself a bricklayer , and has generously engaged to add his skill and labour to the gift of the ground .
It is estimated that the expense of materials ^ and the wages of a joiner , ( not having one of that trade amongst them , ) for making window-frames , door , &c , will not exceed one hundred pounds . Persuaded of the generosity , benevolence and liberality of their Unitarian
brethren , they venture to make this appeal ; and , convinced it will not be i , n vain , they look forward with confidence to such assistance as will justify them in raising a temple dedicated to the only true God , the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and of all mankind .
M . HARDING . October 14 , 1824 , P . S / Contributions to tr ^ is object will be thankfully received , by Rev . M . Harding , Cranbrook ; Thoma ^ H ornby , Esq . Deputy Treasurer , and Rev , * W . J . Fox , Secretary to the Unitarian Fund .
The Unitarian Fund has contributed 10 / ., and a Lady , by Rev . R . Ap plaud , 21 . Should the Unitarian , ^ public be friend this object , a list of the contributors will he inserted on the cover of the Monthly Repository .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1824, page 698, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2530/page/58/