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RUTHIN. LAYING THE MEMORIAL STONE OF THE WESLEYAN CiJAPEL. The ceremony of laying the four comer stones of this chapel came off amid, we are sorry to say, must unfavourable weather. The morning broke clear and fine, and to judge from the appear- ance of the das at that time there was every probability that the weather would continue fine-but towards twelve o'clock the sky showed most unmistakeable signs as to what kind of wea- ther we should be favoured with during the afternoon, and In- deed, scarcely had the prayer been concluded, when the clouds began to let fall their too-heavy burden. But enough, let us pass on to the more important joints. The reasons for building a new VVesleyan chapel are numerous—of which the following are, perhaps, the principal. Firstly, the old cnapel- which. by the bye is one of the first if not the first Weslejan chapel built In North Wales—it is situated in a most inton venitnt place, and had sittings for some i'-O it was built in 1802; is much too small for the increasing number of adherents to this denomina- tion. Secondly. the chapel is situated in a most inconvenient part of the townoppogite the gaol. nd lastly, the IK-W chapel was built in memory of the celebrated Wesleyan divine, the late Rev. Edwaru Jones, Buthafain. Perhaps a short description of the new chapel may not be considered out of place. The edifice is situated on the side of one of the best thoroughfares in the town, the new road leading from the liAilway Station to the town, and nearly opposite the new Town Han and Assembly Rooms. The plan is a parallelo- gram. it will have galleries on three sides, and the wnole of the ground floor is to be fitted with liewing. the exierioc front is to be built of the best St. Helen patent bricks, viith some elabo- rate stone dressings the sides are to be of the best liuabon bricks, with st .ne dressings. The front liasan elaborate central porch, and a very ornamental window above, besides other win- dows at each side; all the angles are finished with massive quoins, and the principal gable with a bold cornice, ornamental springers, and an elaborate rtnLl. A tablet stone, with appro- priate inscription, will be inserted over the principal doorway- such door has deep-moulded jambs and column1 with foliated caps. The interior will have a very pleasing appearance, the ceiling being a very ornamental feature the minister 8 platform and the communion also, are designed ofavery neat and elegant appearance. The whole of the interior woodwork is to be con- structed of pitch pine well varnished. There is seat-room for 3,50 persons. The architect is Mr Kichard Uwens, i, lireck road, Liverpool, and the style adopted being the Luilibardic, slightly modilled The sole contractor for all tho works being Mr John Giiffith, Llanrhaiadr, near Oswestry, who has already commen- ced in good earnest, and he has b iund hiniseif to complete all by June next. ThechlipeL will, according to the present con- tract, cost about tioto but believe it is intended to add a schoolroom and a minister's residence, when the funds are forthcoming. At two p. in. precisely, several ladies and gentlemen took pos- session of the platform which was decorated with flags and evergreens. The proceedings were opened by the Rev. Samuel Davidl, who gave out a well known W elsh liymu. The Rev. J. Jones, Liverpool, then read a portion of the 132nd Psalm, after which a prayer was offered up in Welsh, by the Rev. W Davies, of Bangor. The process of laying the stone then toek place amid the rain. The first stone nearest the station was laid by Mrs Pritchard, daughter of Mr Pritchard, Burnswick-road, LiveipooL The < ontractor having declared the stone well and truly laid, the Rev. Samuel Uavies presented the young lady with a silver trowel, with her name Inscribed upon it. The other three stones were severally laid by the following personsMiss Jones, daughter of Mr Jones, contractor, Brunswick road, Liverpool; All>. Littler, daughter of Mr Littler, Abergele and the last stone by Mr Samuel Jones, Liverpool. The trowels which were obtained from the well known firm of Elkington and Co., were of the value of t6 each, and were solid silver with an iron handle. £ :!5 was laid on each of the stones by the, for the nonce, masons. Besides, 95 was also laid on the stones by pdvate individuals. THE TEA MEETING Was held at a quarter past three, when some hundreds sat aown. Tables were giveu free and attended to by the following ladies -Miss 0. LJ, Davies, M. C. Jones, Prayer street, Mrs Hum- phreys, Cross Keys, Mrs Hugh Davies, Clw) d-street, Mr Tliomai Gritiith, Record street. The following young men gave a table, and coutents between thein-Thomas Griffith, Kd. Hughes, Robert ones, and Robert Davies. The following ladies attended to it: -,Nliss Roberts and Miss Hughes. Mr Richard Smithalso gave a table. The whole of the tea meeting was most effectually carried out under the superintendence of Mr Thomas Griffith.


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