Gartly (1859)




"As an illustration of the foregoing, I may mention a meeting held in the Free Church, Gartly, near Huntly. The forenoon had been spent in continuous prayer by Mr. Radcliffe and a number of us who helped him, in the Manse drawing-room. When we reached the church in the evening, we found it packed with men; but it was also filled with the felt presence of God. The Lord had gone out before us. The Word was indeed with power. The subject was the raising of Lazarus from the dead. The arrow of the Lord was, 'Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?' The whole address did not occupy above twenty minutes; but the people were melted like wax before the presence of the Lord. Many a Lazarus came forth from the grave of spiritual death, and afterwards sat at meat with Him, and some of them went forth to preach the Gospel.

The congregation at Gartly, where the saintly McGregor was minister, shared largely in the blessing so freely bestowed on its neighbours.

From 'Recolections of Reginald Radcliffe,' by his wife, p68 and p80

Additional Information

The Manse is now privately owned. In the photo below you can see the wall of part of the church - all that is left.


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