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borough were given-viz., inhabitants, | cation, were given by Messrs. G. S. 36,000; houses in which intoxicating Claxton, W. Jefferson, C. Claxton, E. drinks are sold, 250, being an average Bearcock, and R. Star. of about one house to every thirty in the borough; number of places of wor
NORFOLK. ship, 27; average attendance in all the 27 places, (except during the visiting On Monday, February the 7th, the season) 7,000, at the most numerously parents of the children attending the attended service. Of the condition of Pentney Baptist Sunday school, near the Baptist Cenomination in the borough Swaff ham, were invited by the teachers the following melancholy picture was to tea at the chapel. Sixty-two parents drawn :-That the chapel in Church responded to the invitation, and were Plain was the worst located place of heartily welcomed by the teachers. worship in the town, and yet was, as After the tea a public service was held, compared with its size, the fullest at- when addresses were given to the patended of almost any place in it, and rents by the Rev. John Keed, of Camhad a larger number of communicants bridge, and teachers of the school. The than any other, with three exceptions ; chapel was crowded by the labouring it had no Sunday school room, nor the class, and great interest was manifested means to obtain one.
in the meeting. The school has been established seven years, and at this time numbers 82 children, and 10 tea
chers; an increase of 30 children and 4 CAMBRIDGESHIRE.
teachers during the past twelve months. ELY.--A large meeting of the teachers The first parents' meeting in connection and young people connected with the with the above chapel was held in Countess of Huntingdon's congregation February, 1858; the result of which has was held last month, to witness the been increased sympathy between papresentation of two beautifully bound rents and teachers, the decision of one quarto Bibles to the late superintendents mother for God, and the attendance of of the Sunday school, who, far advanced others on the Sabbath during the year, in life, have resigned their charge into thus enconraging the teachers to conyounger hands. The Rev. R. Squibb tinue the mecting annually, hoping that gave an address, breathing love and through the blessing of God many may affection towards the children, and his become Christian parents, and co-operate happiness in having so large a band of with them in the important duty of devoted teachers carrying on the work, training the young. next in importance to the ministry.
S. J.R. Mr. R. Clarke, secretary, in a suitable address, delivered in a very able manner, presented the volume to Miss Edwards,
ROMSEY.-HANTS. who in her kind, gentle way, briefly OPENING OF THE New SCHOOL-ROOM acknowledged the present. Mr. Sop- AND LECTURE HALL.---The congregaping, the present superintendent, then tion of Abbey Chapel have just made a presented Mr. Ellingham with the other strong united effort and bought a good copy, accompanied with an appropriate house, abutting on the chapel, for a and touching address. Mr. Ellingham parsonage house ; and at the end of the feelingly acknowledged the present, and garden they have built a noble room, the kind regards with which it was 65ft. by 35ft., with a gallery for an accompanied. Appropriate addresses, infant school and three class rooms. embracing a variety of topics on edu- Here the Sunday-school children will be taught, the week-night services | ology, and suggested that working held, and lectures given to the working men should be invited to give their own classes. It was inaugurated on Monday experience. Mr. Wilson then introduced the 14th., of February, two stirring some striking remarks on penny savings' sermons having been preached the banks, in which he showed the advanprevious day by the Rev. James H. tages of their being localised, and not Wilson, of Aberdeen, and good collec- centralised. In Aberdeen there were tions made in aid of the remaining nine penny banks, each congregation portion of the debt, the greater part, by and mission having and managing its far, however, having been paid in the own institution. The Revs. Messrs. afternoon. The Rev. W. Crosbie, the Chancellor, Roberts, Payne, and Moffatt minister of the place, conducted a spoke briefly and to the purpose. After dedicatory service in the new room, or votes of thanks to the chairman, &c., great lecture-hall, when 900 people the interesting service was concluded assembled. On the Monday evening, Feb. by prayer, offered by the Rev. T. Hall 14, a public tea meeting was held in the - Christian World. hall, the Mayor, Dr. Beddome, presiding; and on Tuesday evening, the 15th, the children of the school had tea in the
PORTSMOUTH. hall, and were addressed by several
WESLEYAN SUNDAY School. – On friends and ministers. The hall on
Tuesday, January 18th, 1859, the Monday evening was tastefully deco
teachers and children of the above rated by the ladies, the Mayor sending school assembled in Green Row, to the corporation flags, and many private
celebrate its Jubilee. Nearly all the individuals their banners. After tea, !
scholars were present. The room was the public meeting was held, the chair |
tastefully decorated with evergreens, being taken by the Mayor. There were also present the Rev. J. H. Wilson, of
garlands, &c.; the word “Jubilee" was
suspended behind the chair. The Rev. Aberdeen, and various ministers from
" Thomas James presided over the meetSouthampton and other towns, and a
a ing. After the children had been plentilarge assemblage of friends and well
fully regaled with cake and tea, &c., wishers to the cause. After singing!
an interesting meeting was held. Suitand prayer by the Rev. W. Roberts, of able and instructive addresses were deSouthampton, the chairman opened the li
ed, the livered by the chairman and some of business of the meeting by a short the
the teachers; and several appropriate address. The Secretary, Mr. Crockford,
pieces were sung by the children. A then read the report, showing that all
very pleasant evening was spent; the was paid but £140. The meeting was
prosperity with which God had blessed briefly addressed by the Rev. John
the school affording joy to all. Woodward. The Rev. James H. Wilson
CHARLES HARDY, Secretary. of Aberdeen, then addressed the teachers recommending them to lead, and not drive, the children. Temperance reform
SHEERNESS. he insisted on as necessary in reclaiming the masses, but urged that it should Sunday School SOIREES.-On Wednever be forced on them. Intemperance nesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 9th, he looked upon as a physical disease, as 10th, and 11th of February, the annual well as a moral evil, and should be soirées in connection with the Betheldealt with accordingly. He recommen-chapel (Independent) Sunday schools, ded a course of lectures on the electric took place in the Mile Town schooltelegraph, the steam engine, and physi.room. The first evening was a gathering of the parents of the children, and poems, with the Scottish psalms and the friends and supporters of the schools ; music, on the part of the church and the gatherings on the other two cven- congregation to Mr. John Hutchison, ings consisted of the children and a few in token of personal esteem and cherished friends. Tea, the magic lantern, and gratitude for his valuable services in oranges, made up the entertainments, leading the choir, gave some additional with occasional addresses from the interest to the occasion, associated with ministers, teachers, and other friends. the minister's appropriate remarks, and On each evening the Rev. W. H. Smith, Mr. Hutchison's becoming acknowledgthe pastor of the church, presided over ment. A friend in the vestry slipped a the meeting, assisted by the Rev. Mr. beautiful pocket Bible into the desk, Hooper, of Walthamstow ; on Wednes- thus rendering the testimonial more day evening, the Rev. W. Hales (Wes- complete. This school, in its several leyan), and the Rev. J. Trevin (Bible departments, is prospering, and exertChristian), delivered addresses. A plea- ing a beneficial influence on the congresing incident, wholly unexpected, oc- gation. The writer may add, that when curred during the evening of Wednes- last here, attention was directed to Sunday, consisting of the presentation of a day school periodicals — alike for handsome time-piece by the teachers of teachers and chililren—which we are the schools generally to Mr. William glad to obserye are now circulated Thompson, as a token of respect, Mr. freely.
A CORRESPONDENT, Thompson having been a teacher and superintendent in the Mile Town school forty-five years ; upwards of thirty
MANCHESTER. years of that time he has held the SALFORD.—On Monday evening, Feb. latter distinguished position.
| ruary 14th, the first class of young women of the Irwell-street Wesleyan
Sunday School, Salford, met for the NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE.
purpose of presenting to their teacher,
Miss Davies, a token of their grateful WALLSEND PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY and affectionate regard for her long and School.—This quiet village is four devoted service in promoting the welmiles from Newcastle-on-Tyne, and is fare of the class. After a gracefully well-known all over the country as served and excellent tea, of which begiving the name to the best sea-borne tween forty and fifty of the young coals. Here stood the eastern terminus women, with a few invited friends, of the famous Roman Wall, now for the partook, the Rev. John Clulow, on bemost part crumbled and demolished by half of the class, presented, with complithe hand of time and modern improve-mentary remarks, to Miss Davies, a inents. The attendance at the after- handsomely bound Bible and Hymn noon banquet of this now thriving Book. This beautiful present-a loveschool was numerous, while the galleries offering from the taught to the teacher and body of the chapel were well occu- ! -was acknowledged on the part of Miss pied at the evening meeting,--the Rev. Davies by her brother. D. Wilson presiding. The children's recitations and attention to the addresses were alike admirable. The speakers
WILTSHIRE. were the Pastor of the Church, the Rev.MERE.—More than 400 persons, forW. Wilson, and Mr. E. Ridley. The merly connected with the Congrega. presentation of an elegant writing desk, tional Sunday School, Mere, Wilts, a large handsome volume of Cowper's lately accepted an invitation to partake of tea with the present teachers, in the a prize to a little boy who had composed school-room. It was a truly festive and the best. Members from different deinteresting occasion. The appropriate nominations were present on the occadecorations of the room, the well-spread sion, and a spirit of Christian love and tables, and the happy faces of the visi- union seemed to pervade all the assemtors as they enjoyed “the cup which bly. The speakers were, C. Fordham, cheers but not inebriates,” gave pecu- Esq., chairman, Rev. T. M. Laxton liar charms to the scene. At the meet-|(minister of the church), Mr. Pearce, ing which followed, hymns, specially City missionary, designated by the prepared, were sung, and engagements chairman "The Bishop of Warren Lane," at once devotional and instructive oc- Mr. T. Richardson, secretary to the cupied the evening. First came “Old Woolwich Sunday School Union, and Scholars' Recollections of the Sunday Mr. J. S. Featherstone, of Cray, who School," which gave many an oppor- (lived and labored here sixteen years, tunity of avowing their obligations to and was one of the founders of this Sunday school instructions for their Sunday school. highest good in this world and their hopes for eternity. Not a few could speak of having become fitted thereby
WARE, HERTS. to preach the gospel, and in other ways The corner stone of the new schools, to do good to man, and to serve the in connection with the New CongreLord Christ. This was succeeded by a gational Church, High Street, Ware, conversation, on “What the Sunday was laid during the past month, School expects from Old Scholars,” | by the Rev. Dr. Fletcher, of which brought out the methods by Finsbury Chapel, London. The Rev. which parents, and all who have had Dr. Leask, minister of High Street school advantages, may help to extend Church, gave out a hymn and offered its benefits. “Friendly Counsels to Old prayer, after which Dr. Fletcher adScholars," closed the proceedings. Se- dressed the friends, Sunday school veral earnest addresses were delivered teachers, and children in a long and to various classes, adapted to revive excellent speech on the value of edupast impressions, and to induce re- cation in general, and of Sabbath ligious decision.
R. P. E. school instruction in particular. The
schools, when finished, will form a fine
specimen of architecture, and they are WOOLWICH.
being built at the exclusive cost of METHODIST FREE CHURCH SUNDAY Joseph Chuck, Esq., of Widbury House, SCHOOL, BERESFORD STREET.-A meet- a fact commemorated upon the cornering of teachers and friends took place stone. By the liberality of the same on Tuesday, January 25th. Notwith- benevolent gentleman, the teachers and standing a concert and many public children of the Sunday school enjoyed meetings in various parts of the town, tea and cake in the evening in a public we had a most excellent company to hall in the town. The new Congretea, and a capital meeting afterwards, gational Church adjoining, which is A large school room was very taste rapidly approaching completion, and fully decorated with evergreens and which, it is hoped, will be ready by the appropriate mottoes, and the speeches end of next April, will be an ornament were in harmony with the place and to the place. It will be the finest occasion. The children having given ecclesiastical edifice in the county, iu essays on "The Bible,” a copy of May it also be the means of great good the sacred Scriptures was presented as to the people !
BOCKING, ESSEX. A LECTURE On “ The Progress of Edu
The annual tea meeting of the Bible
classes in connection with the Congrecation, and the Kinder-Garten System
gational Chapel took place in the school as the basis of a National Education,”
rooms, when about 100 members and was lately delivered by Madame and Herr Johannes Ronge, at St. Martin's
friends took tea, after which several
recitations and addresses were delivered Hall, Long-acre. Interesting explana
by Messrs. Lancaster, Clarke, Stringer, tions were given of the Kinder-Garten
| Elgar, and others. Interesting addresses (Children's Garden) system of education ; and the musical and gymnastic exer
were also given by the venerable cises adopted in the Kinder-Garten,
chairman, the Rev. T. Craig, Messrs.
Shearcroft, Pearce, and Negus, the were practically illustrated by the children. The second part of the lecture
young men's teacher. was devoted to an explanation of the Association System of Education, being a continuation of the Kinder-Garten.
WEST-LONDON. The lecture was favourably received by
ROBERT-STREET SUNDAY-SCHOOL, GROSa select audience. The Kinder-Garten
"VÉNOR-SQUARE.— The annual meeting of at 32, Tavistock-place, Tavistock-square,
the parents of the scholars was held in London, was established in May, 1854,
the school-room. The Rev. Alfred as a continuation of the first English
Johnson, pastor, presided. About 150 Kinder-Garten, founded by Mr. and
parents were present. Tea was proMrs. Ronge, at Hampstead, in 1851;
vided. The ladies of the congregation and in 1855 the committee who acted
furnished the cakes. Several of the with the founders were enabled to establish a school in connection with
teachers and parents addressed the the Kinder-Garten, thus developing the
meeting. Two addresses were delivered, system. There was also arranged in
one by W. J. Allen, on “ The Bible, the the same year a class for teachers to be
source of instruction to the scholars,” instructed in this new system of educa
the other by the secretary on “ Parention. The introduction of these schools,
tal Anxieties.” A cordial vote of thanks and of the new system expounded in a
was presented by the parents to the work, “ Practical Guide to the English
teachers for their services to the schoKinder-Garten," by Mr. and Mrs.
lars during the past year, and also
thanks to the chairman. At the close Ronge, had naturally to contend with many difficulties; but the exertions of
of the meeting, “God's Heritage," an the founders have at last met with con
address to parents by the Rev. J. H.
| Wilson, of Aberdeen, was given to each siderable success. There are now in all
of the parents. parts of England, Kinder-Gartens existing, and the books and apparatus have been ordered for the most distant colonies. The Government committee
JUBILEE OF LION STREET have put the work upon the list of SUNDAY SCHOOL, WALWORTH. books they recommend to their teachers, The teachers and friends of this inand the apparatus has been ordered for
for stitntion celebrated its Jubilee last week, the Royal nursery from the above
by a series of unusually interesting serestablishment. About fifty teachers,
vices and meetings. They were comnurses, and ladies, have been instructed
menced on Saturday evening, the 12th, in this system by Mr. and Mrs. Ronge.
by a prayer-meeting, at which the Rev. |W. Howieson, minister of the chapel,