Brierley Hill - Primitive Methodists (1821)



On Tuesday, July 4th, he visited Mr. Brownsword and his brethren in prison at Worcester, and the same evening preached about twenty miles distance, at Brierley Hill, between Dudley and Stourbridge, then an inconsiderable village, but now a populous place, and the head of a powerful circuit. His congregation was large; about fifty persons were in distress about their souls, and several found peace through believing. In the same month, he conducted a camp-meeting there, while preaching at which the cries of penitents were so loud that he was obliged to stop preaching to pray with them. In the evening, a love-feast was held in the open-air, when many more persons cried to the Lord for mercy. It was supposed that forty souls found peace during this day's services.

From, ?The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from its origin, by John Petty, 1860, p94

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