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should be specially brought to potice, vantages accruing both to children and
A CITY PARISH AS IT IS.
You have often expressed a wish to
have statistics bearing upon our Sunday HOXTON.
school work, and it occurs to me that PAYEMENT CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL.
correct particulars regarding one of our =The anniversary of the above Sunday MANCHESTER parishes may be useful in schools Hoxton, took place on Wednesday various ways, which I need not specify: evening, January 12th. Tea was pro
Population vided for the children and their friends.
2,308 The occasion is always looked forward to with great pleasure by the children,
Children 3 years old, and under 16... 3,221
1,675 who, by the kindly attention which the
not at School
1,546 treat allows being bestowed upon them,
pot at School or Work are encouraged in attention to their studies, and, at the same time, have Population above 16 ...
6,876 their attachment increased both to their
Regular at Public Worship 1,187 teachers and to the congregation. The
1,981 room was over-crowded, and, whilst this
Not at Church or Chapel 3,519 circumstance was on some accounts to Families with a Bible
1,431 be regretted, it gave gratifying evi
without a Bible
1,088 dence of the increasing interest attach- There are in the parish two most ing to the above sehools. The Rev. L. valuable clergymen, three lay-assistHerschell took the chair on this occa ants, and an evening reader. There sion, and, on the eloth being removed, are on the books of the Sunday schools gave a brief address, commending the 705 teachers and scholars: average atdevotion of the teachers, and the general tendance nearly 500, The Day school assiduity of the scholars, and further has an average attendance of 216, and encouraging the friends of the schools. the congregation, almost wholly com• He was followed by Jas. Harman, Esq., posed of the working classes, has in it the excellent superintendent of these above 130 communicants. There are schools, who confirmed what the Rev. on the average 800 persons in receipt Chairman had stated as to their ex- of relief from the poor rates; and the treme efficiency, and dwelt on the ad- proportion of the widows to the widowers
do. Not ascertained
is as four to one. There is adjoining for beginners, and slates for the more the church a depository for the sale of advanced. In 1818, the numbers on the Bibles and religious tracts and books, books were 130, which necessitated the which is most valuable. I have omitted erection of a larger room, which all names, but to any person taking opened at the close of the year; but special interest in the matter, I shall from this time the attendance begun to be glad to prove the correctness of the decline, till in January, 1824, there was various particulars; and to any wealthy only eight boys present in the morning, person wishing to assist such a parish and nine in the afternoon. Vigorous in a pecuniary manner, I shall be glad efforts were made to remedy this unhapto be the medium of communication. py state of the school, which were so Yours faithfully, T. S.- Church Sunday far successful, that in 1830, the superSchool Quarterly Magazine.
intendent was able to report forty six
as the average attendance for the year. HAMMERSMITH.—MIDDLESEX. Since then the school has steadily ad
The Jubilee of West End Chapel vanced, till there are now 230 names on Sunday school was celebrated on Thurs- the books. In 1839, the girls' school day, 18th November. The Rev. John was commenced at the suggestion of the Graham, of Craven Chapel, preached Rev. Daniel Katterns, who was then the Jubilee Sermon in the afternoon, pastor of the church, and by whom the from 22nd Proverbs, 6th verse. After foundation stone of the present school the service, nearly 300 friends of the room was laid in 1844. cause, among whom were a large pro
During the present year great importion of old teachers and scholars, sat provements have been effected in the down to tea in the school room, which school room, and large additions made was tastefully decorated with flowers to the library, which now numbers 428 and evergreens, while appropriate mot
vols. The Juvenile Missionary Assotoes adorned the walls.
ciation have raised £24. 19s. 5 d., being A public meeting was held in the a large increase upon any former year. evening, Rev. J. Leechman, A.M., Pas- The church have had the happiness of tor of the church, took the chair, and receiving into fellowship forty-two of after singing and prayer, introduced the the scholars, five of whom have been business of the evening in a few remarks added during the past year. The report expressive of his happiness at seeing the concluded by stating that the condition school, at this interesting period of its of the school was most encouraging, existence, in so prosperous a condition, and expressing a hope that the Lord at the unanimity and good feeling which would pour a yet more abundant blessexisted among the teachers, and at the ing upon the labours of the teachers in success which had crowned their labors. years to come. He then called upon the Secretary,
Very interesting and appropriate adMr. John Leechman, to read a brief his- dresses were then delivered by Revs. tory of the school, from which it appears,
W. Isaac, D. Katterns, F. Trestrail, that the boys' school was founded on
and De Kewer Williams. The meeting, 14th February, 1808; and in four years
which was one of great interest, was had so far increased in numbers, that a
brought to a close by singing the school room was erected for their
Doxology. commodation. At first, the superintendent received a salary, though the teach
ISLINGTON. ers always gave their services gratui- OFFORD ROAD SUNDAY SCHOOLS.-IN tously. Writing was taught on Monday connection with the above institution, evenings, a tray of sand being provided two instances of an interesting character
have occurred, which deserve to be Domestic Bible,” handsomely bound, recorded as an incentive to those who gilt edged, and bearing inside the folare engaged in the work of Sunday lowing inscription in gold letters, on a school instruction. The children of the blue ground, Sunday school lately met in their capa-“ Presented to Mr. Robert Johnson, the cious school-room to present, through Superintendent of Offord Road Chapel their president, the Rev. Paxton Hood, Sabbath School, by the Officers and a testimonial to their secretary, Mr. Teachers of the School, as a slight John Bull, on the occasion of his token of affectionate regard and esmarriage, for the zeal and love dis- teem, December 21st, 1858," played whilst connected with them. were then laid on the table, and which This testimonial consisted of a very the chairman, in his usual felicitous handsome timepiece, bearing the follow- manner, presented in the name of the ing inscription :
teachers, to their superintendent, Mr. “A token of affection from the scholars Robert Johnson, who had presided over
of Offard Road Sunday school to their the school ever since it had a being. beloved secretary and teacher, Mr. The recipient then addressed the meetand Mrs. John Bull, on the occasion ing, and expressed his surprise, (for it of their marriage. November 12th had been kept a secret from him) at 1858."
such a transaction, not having had the And indeed, it was given by the least idea of it, and his sincere gratichildren, for they first thought of it, tude to them for such a costly mark of set on foot and collected the necessary their affection, and hoped that it would funds for its purchase. The Rev. afresh stir him, to make the work Paxton Hood presented it in a suitable more successful in which they were all address, when the secretary in acknow. united. The chairman having vacated ledging such an unexpected and un- the chair in order to attend another looked for reward for services rendered, meeting, it was ably filled by Mr. tendered them his, and that of his wife's George Cuthbertson, who having exbest and warmest thanks for such a pressed his entire sympathy with the noble present. Mr. Johnson, the super-object of the meeting, called upon all intendent, then spoke of the pleasure the male teachers in succession, to thus received, and trusted that the speak; and in terms not of flattery or affection there displayed, would induce of envy, each of the teachers spoke them to give their warmest affection to their own opinion of their superintenHim, who gave himself for them. Messrs dent, whilst more than one, publicly Jenkins, Webber, and J. and G. Williams acknowledged that he was the means then severally addressed the meeting in of bringing them to the school, as well short but appropriate speeches, which as to the Lord. then closed, adding another striking instance that the labours of Sunday
RUGBY WESLEYAN SUNDAY school teachers and officers are not
SCHOOL. overlooked by the children.
On Tuesday evening, December 21st, The annual meeting of the Rugby a soirée of the teachers and their imme- Wesleyan Sunday School teachers was diate friends was held ; when after held in the Wesleyan school room, on partaking heartily and sociably of "the Thursday, the 30th December, 1858, cup that cheers but not inebriates," and after partaking of a very excellent tea, thanks having been sung, the Rev. provided by the ladies connected with Paxton Hood took the chair. Three the school. The Rev. G. O, Bate cccumagnificent volumes, being “Cobbins't pied the chair.
Mr. Cleaver, senior superintendent, forget that their projectors found themcalled the attention of the teachers to selves surrounded with mountains of the importance of self-culture, and care- difficulties. That they were exposed to fully studying the lessons before coming opposition and ridicule from some, and to school to teach them.
those that were most likely to assent, Mr. Tombs said, as a proof of the good seemed to stand aloof waiting and wonhe derived from these schools, he would dering what good could result from such say, that he now had the honor of being a scheme of education. The result has a superintendent where he was formerly been what Dr. Guthrie stated at Mana pupil.
chester the other day, “Mendicancy Mr. Underwood, another superintend- has been reduced from hundreds to a ent, said, that whien he was a teacher, very few in his own native city." he had seven boys in his class, and We know that we have under innow four of them are members of the struction children, who, were it not for church: This résult to his labors gave these schools, would be spending the him great encouragement. He regret- Sabbath roving along the high ways ted to say, that some of the teachers and streets of our towns. Instead of tvere very irregular in their attendance; this, they are congregated together to some were always absent, some very learn to read, sing, and worship God. punctual, others, although always there, and as the result of this, how many of were never in time.
those ministers that now adorn our pulMr. Maoral, a teacher, acknowledged pits owe their elevation to these schools? that, through a misunderstanding with How many of our missionaries in foreign one he expected to have filled his place, lands received their first training in he was absent once during the last them. How many of them are now twelve months. He was sensible that among our most zealous teachers. Ülow the difficulties to be encountered were many good husbands, wives, sons, and so great, that to overcome them, pune- daughters, have been trained in them. tuality, regularity, earnesthess, and How many have died in youth, bearing perseverance were indispensable. Al- the most satisfactory testimony to the though the difficulties were such as benefits they conferred upon them. And would require our best effort, that show many who have no pleasure in conshould not deter us from persevering to forming to the instruction received, yet bvercome them. If there were no hin- are retarded from running headlong into diance to our success, that would make vice? The fact that all the branches our services the less valuable. That of the Christian church in Britain are the contrary being the case, when our unanimous in their adoption of these labors succeed, their importance is schools, is one of the best proofs of their greater. To all of us who are destined importance. to earn our bread by the sweat of our Politically, the good resulting from brow, what good ever comes within our these schools is considered as of the reach without difficulties being in the utmost importance. Mr. BRIGHT says, way of obtaining it. And should it I don't believe that all the statesmen happen that we could obtain it without-all those officials who set us down for putting ourselves to much exertion, as knowing nothing about public affairs, I we are so used to hard pulling for our don't believe that all the efforts they fare, we should be inclined to under- have ever made, tended so much to the value it. Great schemes are always greatness, to the happiness, to the sesurrounded with great difficulties. We curity, and to the true glory of this are all familiar with the good resulting country, as have the efforts of our Sunfrom Ragged Schools, but we must not day school teachers.” The success
already attained ought to stimulate us to labor may be as far apart as the persevere, and we know that perseve- northern and southern hemispheres. rance overcomes great difficulties; and " I trust that the presence and blessif our motto be onwards, the time will ing of God our Saviour will be with come, (we shall not see it.) when the you at all times, and still graciously kingdoms of this world shall become crown your endeavours, and make them the kingdoms of our God and his Christ. effectual, by the power of the Holy
Mr. Hogg, Mr. Morly, Mr. Smith, Spirit. May you ever be kept in peace Mr. Faulkener, Mr. Symes, Mr. Palmer, and unity, and be guided by the wisdom Mr. Oldham, Mr. Towers, and Mr. which cometh from above. Satchell, subsequently addressed the
"I remain, meeting in appropriate terms.
“With much esteem,
“My dear Brethren,
" Yours very affectionately, NEWCASTLE UPON-TYNE
“ GEORGE FIFE ANGAS. SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. "To the Treasurer and Secretaries,
Letter from the Hon. George Fife with the Committee; of the Sunday Angas, as President of the Institution.
School Union of Newcastle-upon-Tyne."
This communication did not come unIt may be interesting to mary of the
looked for. It was received with much readers of the "Teachers' Magazine" to know, though not anassociated with a
emotion, and accepted with mingled
The feeling of regret, that at a recent meet- feelings of regret and esteem. ing of the committee of this Union; the following minute was unanimonsly accompanying letter, from one of its passed, and ordered to be plabed on the
records of the institution: oldest and best friends, was read by the
" The committee of the Newcastle secretary
“My dear brethren.-The time has Sunday School Union has received, with now arrived when it seemis proper for
much concern, the resignation of their me to resign my connection with the venerable president, the Hon. George affairs of the Newcastlé-upon-Tyne Surn- Fife Angas, and would record on their
minutes a cordial expression of the day School Union: "It is not probable that it will be in
valuable services he has been enabled
to render the institution for a long my power henceforth to render any further active service to the institution course of years; associated with their as its president, and I think that some sympathy and fervent prayer to God, friend should fill the office who resides for the like prosperity of the Australian in the neighbourhood, whose heart is in Sunday School Union, ofor which their the work; and who will give his best honored friend presides. A copy hereof attention to a faithful discharge of the they respectfully tender to Mr. Angas,
with their best wishes for his happiness, important duties thereof.
"While tendering to the society my and that of his esteemed partner in life resignation, permit me to express to and family, herê and hereafter."
Signed by and for the Committee, you; as corresponding secretary, and to
E. RIDLEY, the committee, my warmest gratitude for the uniform kindness and co-opera
J. HARRISON, Secrétaries.
R. MANN. tion which, for so many years, I have received from you all. I hope there will still continue to exist between us á
DORSETSHIRE. mutual and earnest desire for the suc- SHERBORNE.—The superintendents and cess of each other's efforts, under the teachers of the Independent Chapel divine blessing, although thie field of Sunđáy-school in this town determined