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ON Saturday, the 2nd inst., the foundation stone of an independent chapel was laid at Bagdad by George Armytage, Esq. Mr. Armytage had previously given the land on which the chapel is to be erected. The building is to be in the Gothic style: dimensions thirty-five feet by twenty feet. A brief exposition of the principles of the congregational body was given by the Rev. J. Beasley. The chapel is to be built by voluntary contribution: subscriptions will be thankfully received by Rev. J. Beasley, Green Ponds.
Launceston Examiner, 9 July 1842
BAGDAD. — On Friday last, 28th ult., the independent chapel, recently erected in this district, was opened for public worship. In the morning of the day, the Rev. F. Miller preached from Acts ix. 6 — ” Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” And in the afternoon, the Rev. W. Jarrett, from Luke xv. 10 — ” Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” At the close of the services, it was stated by the Rev. J. Beazley, that the cost of the building was £248 — that £100 had been contributed towards meeting this charge — that a similar amount had been promised, but not yet collected, and that £24 had been received, during that day. Mr. Beazley then intimated that a friend was willing to contribute one third of the remaining sum, (viz. £24) provided other parties, then present, would subscribe the amount requisite to clear the chapel from debt. To this appeal several persons readily and liberally responded, so that the object proposed was speedily accomplished. — H. T. Courier.
Launceston Examiner, 9 November 1842