'.. the Revival has begun in Whitehaven. On Tuesday evening about seventy anxious persons remained after service: of these, ten or twelve were so much overpowered by conviction as to be unable to leave the church for a length of time. Wednesday evening was still more solemn: about twenty persons were under such deep conviction as to be unable to retire till near midnight.'
From 'The Revival Newspaper,' Volume i, 12th November 1859.
Two young Ulstermen came to the church fresh from the revival in Ireland. The manifestations that appeared in Ireland also appeared here. The Methodist Free Church doubled their congregation.