Tunstall - Primitive Methodists (1821)



Messrs. Clowes and King were appointed to preach at Tunstall, on behalf of a new chapel there, the first having become too small. Mr. Clowes preached in the afternoon of Sunday, May 6th, ''and in the middle of my discourse," he says, "the work broke out The cries of penitents and the rejoicings of believers were so great that I desisted discoursing, and we carried on a mighty praying service till six o'clock, and it was supposed that twenty souls found pardoning mercy through the blood of the Lamb. At night Brother King preached, and the converting work still went forward."

From, ‘The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from its origin, by John Petty, 1860, p109.

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Additional Information

The first ever Primitive Methodist Chapel was built in Tunstall in 1811. The next chapel was built here in 1821. The street at the time was called Victoria Terrace and the chapel was called Mount Tabor.


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