"Feb. 21. 1827. God makes some little use of me in awakening sinners, and in leading them to Jesus, the sinners' Friend, for which I praise his name. Last Sunday fortnight at Arnold, eight or nine found peace with God. At Granby in the Grantham circuit, three weeks ago, nine souls obtained pardon and two were cleansed. At Ruddington, in our circuit, about fifty have joined the society within the last quarter, most of whom have peace with God. The cleansing work is also going on. This will secure permanency and give extension to the church."
R Treffry's 'Life of John Smith' p256
The first Wesleyan chapel was built in 1835.