The Baptist Magazine (1836) - Ordinations
On Wednesday, June 15th, the Rev. G.H. Davis was ordained pastor of the church and congregation assembling at the new chapel, Golcar, Huddersfield. (See our March number.) The day was fine, the attendance almost oppressively dense. The introductory address, a defence of the leading principles of dissenters, was delivered by the Rev. S. Whitewood, of Halifax. The usual questions were proposed by the Rev. F.W. Dyer, of Lockwood. The Rev. John Birt, of Manchester, offered the ordination prayer, accompanied by imposition of hands; Dr. Steadman gave the charge to the minister, from Eph. vi. 20. His venerable and feeble appearance excited universal sympathy and respect. In the afternoon, Mr. Birt addressed the people from Ezra x. 4. In the evening, the Rev. H. Dowson, co-pastor with Dr. Steadman, preached from 1 Cor. xv. 20. The prospects of the church continue to be encouraging; since December, 1835, fourteen have been baptized, and others are pressing forward.