Newark - John Smith (1829)

On the Monday evening Mr Smith preached at Newark, and there was a melting influence under the sermon. A prayer meeting followed, but nothing remarkable occurred till about nine o'clock when a woman in the gallery uttered an exceeding bitter and piercing cry; and in less than two minutes, the awakening power swept across the chapel, and all hearts seemed to bend before it, as come beneath the sickle. Upwards of thirty persons were that evening converted to God, and several were cleansed from all sin. The next morning at breakfast, after some delightful pleading with God, six others entered into the enjoyment of entire sanctification; and in the evening, at the prayer meeting, fourteen penitents were filled with that peace which passeth all understanding.

R Treffry's 'Life of John Smith' p260

Additional Information

This chapel was built in 1787. It is now a warehouse. It is most likely that this was the venue.

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