Mt Zion New Connection Methodist Church, Pudsey - Catherine Booth (1864)



Catherine did successful meetings in Batley, Pudsey and Woodhouse Green where 500 plus many children were saved. In one place in 6 days 100 adults and 200 children were saved.

This is the only report on these meetings.

'My beloved mother, – I have had a very good week. The chapel, which seats about 800, was nearly full every night and 20 or 30 came forward in each meeting.

On Sunday night the chapel was crowded, but it was so hot and I was so poorly, that I could not come on my usual power in speaking and consequently, there were only a few cases, whereas I had hoped for 20 or 30 souls. Nevertheless, it was a good service and I am believing for a breakdown tonight. Oh, for more divine unction! They say the Pudsey singers will “bide some bringing down“. Well, the Lord can do it. They tell me I am immensely popular with the people. But there is no comfort unless they be saved. There has been a precious work among the members. Almost all of them have been forward for full consecration.'

From, 'Catherine Booth, mother of the Salvation Army, Volume I. by Booth-Tucker, page 275.

Additional Information

This is the likely church, but I do not know where it stood.