Alrewas - Primitive Methodists (1821)



"On returning to Burton on the evening of the before-named Sabbath, we (Sampson Turner) called at the town of Alrewas, and held a service there on the green. Considerable excitement was produced by singing into the place. The public-houses were soon emptied, and some of the simple people were alarmed, thinking that the Radicals [Political Radical Reformers] were coming. I obtained a chair to stand upon, and preached from 'How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?' Many were truly awakened, who afterwards were converted; and in this place several travelling and local preachers were raised up who have rendered good service to the connexion. “

From, ‘The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from its origin, by John Petty, 1860, p92

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