Hangingbridge - Primitive Methodists (1812)



1812 saw the new denomination grow gently. Clowes writes, “We next opened Threapwoodhead, Denstone, Froghall…Hanging-bridge and other villages, in which God owned the labours of His servants in the salvation of souls, and in the formation of Christian churches." Joseph Biddulph, of Froghall, had heard Clowes preach at Kingsley; and "the Lord, converted his soul. He then gave me an invitation to preach in his house at Froghall. I did so; the house was large, the congregation overflowing, and the season will never be forgotten by the people assembled on that occasion.”

From, ‘The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from its origin, by John Petty, 1860. p15-17

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From, ‘The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from its origin, by John Petty, 1860. p43

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