Derby - Thomas Rankin (1762)

I went to the Conference held at Leeds in July 1762, where I was appointed to the Sheffield Circuit and had for my companions John Nelson, William Ingill, and James Clough. The Sheffield Circuit at that time extended to Leicester on the south and beyond Barnsley in the north. The work of the Lord prospered, but particularly in Sheffield and Rotherham. Many were added to the society, and several brought to know the justifying and sanctifying influences of the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, with several other places, partook of the revival.

Thomas Jackson, The Early Methodist Preachers, Volume 5, 174.

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