Myddleton Hall - London (1861)



London.—MESSRS. RADCLIFFE AND HENRY AT ISLINGTON.— Sir,—You will perhaps be glad to receive an authentic account of our meeting in Myddelton Hall on Monday evening (15th inst.) This hall is computed to hold about 900 persons, but before the hour fixed for the meeting (half-past seven) it was crowded with 1200 to 1300 persons; hundreds went away unable to find adtmittance. Messrs. R. Radcliffe and T. S. Henry arrived accompanied by a large party of friends punctually to the time; and as soon as room could be found for those who had entered with them, the chair was taken pursuant to notice by Wilbraham Taylor, Esq., and the Meeting was opened by a hymn and prayer by one of the clergy of Islington. After a very suitable and interesting introductory address by the chairman, Messrs. Rad­cliffe and Henry spoke with much earnestness and power, and the former at great length to the assembled multitude, urging upon them the necessity of prompt and hasty attention to the all important subject of personal religion. Christians were reminded of their privileges, warned against formality, luke­warmness and occupying themselves about sectarian and second­ary matters, and called on to exert themselves for their Saviour's glory and the salvation of souls. At the same time the uncon­verted were warned. of their danger and guilt, and exhorted to flee to Jesus for refuge from the wrath to come, and for a present salvation. Several interesting anecdotes were inter­spersed with the addresses; two hymns were sung at intervals solemn stillness pervaded the meeting throughout, and at its close when Mr Radcliffe requested. any who felt the value of their souls, and desired conversation with Christian friends, to remain after the others had left, a large number of persons not less than 150 remained behind, and of these a considerable pro­portion seemed deeply affected and anxious for instruction and comfort. Many Christian friends occupied themselves in con­versation with these anxious ones, and though it is undesirable to speak too strongly of the effect produced, yet the fruits of the meeting were undeniably of a very hopeful character, and such as may well cause abundant thanksgiving to God. It is much to be desired that another meeting of the same character should take place in Islington on an early day, and if possible in some building which will accommodate a far larger number than the hall in which the late meeting was held. I trust that ere long we may have greater things to tell of the Lord's doings in this parish, and most earnestly do we ask for the prayers of Christians that the Holy Spirit of God may be poured out with power on both the church of God and the unconverted masses in our parish and neighbourhood. May the readers of your valuable paper be stirred up to pray for this. I remain sir yours in the Lord Jesus, W. V.

From the 'Revival Newspapers', Volume IV, page 131.

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