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The New Zealand Evangelist

Opening of the congregational chapel

Opening of the congregational chapel.

The ravages of the earthquakes are fast disappearing. The places of worship, like other buildings, are rising in a more substantial form. The Independent Congregation that worshipped in Thorndon Chapel, have erected a neat and commodious place of worship in a very convenient site at Kumutoto. The Chapel was opened for public worship on Sabbath, the 11th ult. Mr. Woodward, the pastor of the congregation, preached in the forenoon from Ex. xxxiii, 15: “If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.” The Rev. J. Inglis in the afternoon, from Phil. iii., 16: “Whereunto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing;” and the Rev. J. Watkin in the evening from John vi., 47: “Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth in me hath eternal life.”

On the Monday evening following, a Tea Meeting was held, Mr. Woodward in the Chair. Addresses were delivered by the Rev. Messrs, Green, Watkin, and Inglis, on the following subjects respectively. “The House of God, its Exercises. “The House of God, its Associations.” “The House of God; its Influences.” The chapel was completely filled, and seldom have we seen a meeting of the kind in which there seemed to be more in terest and enjoyment. We earnestly pray, and fondly hope, that wherever a church is erected, it may prove a centre whence light, and love, and life will emanate, and from which ignorance, ungodliness, and immorality will gradually recede.