J A Shurman ~ Time line

Ordination in Mr (Rev) Arundels’s Chapel.

1 July 1833 | London, England
On Monday evening, July 1st, 1833, Mr. John Adam Schürman, from the University, Berlin, Germany, missionary appointed by the Directors to Benares was, ordained at Union-street Meeting-house, Borough (Rev. John Arundel's). The Rev. James Mather, of Clapton, commenced the service by reading appropriate scriptures and prayer; Rev. John Clayton, Jun., delivered the introductory discourse on missions to the heathen; Rev. William Ellis, Foreign Secretary, asked the usual questions; Rev. Thomas Lewis, of Islington, offered the ordination prayer, accompanied with imposition of hands; Rev. Dr Henderson, Theological Tutor at Highbury College, gave the charge; and the Rev. James Cooper of Parish-street, Borough, concluded the interesting service with prayer.1 ]

Mr. John Adam.Schurman, from the University of Berlin, who was ordained July 1, as a missionary, under the auspices of the London Missionary Society, at Union-street Meeting-house, Southwark, is appointed to labour at Benares, “the Hindoo Athens”, — one of the most interesting stations in India. In aid, specifically, of this mission, the Directors of the Society have received from a well-wisher-to the universal spread of Divine truth,” who sighs his initial, L., a liberal donation of four hundred pounds.”2 ]
  1. Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, Volume 11, 1833. Page 377. [Google Book]. [ ▲ ]
  2. Patriot, London, Middlesex, Wednesday, July 31, 1833, page 5. [NewspaperArchive]. [ ▲ ]

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