The Gateshead prospects were indeed encouraging. During the past year, the membership of Bethesda Chapel had increased from 39 to 300, while the Sunday congregations filled the place. Revivals were also spreading in several of the outlying districts, such as Sheriff Hill, Felling Shore and Mount Pleasant.
From, 'Catherine Booth, Mother of the Salvation Army', Volume I, by Booth-Tucker, page 176.
This was part of William Booth's Gateshead Circuit.
I was at the Shore yesterday. Good congregation in the morning and the precious season to myself and so far as I could judge to everybody else. It is by far the best effort I have made. If I could always realise as much liberty and divine influence, I should not fear to go anywhere.
At night the chapel was well filled, with extra forms et cetera. Miss Newbury was present and said there was not a single defect, except a manifestation of physical weakness which distressed her. The heat was very oppressive and for the first time proved a hindrance to me. With time and pains and more of the Spirit, I believe I shall be useful yet.
From, 'Catherine Booth, Mother of the Salvation Army', Volume I, by Booth-Tucker, page 199.
Location unknown, possibly near Stoneygate. The New Connexion people bought a church in 1835.