Newborough (1859)

There is yet one county left unnoticed—the last, but not the least in importance—the county of Anglesea. This little island has long been remarkable for the number of its sanctuaries, its communicants, and its Sabbath-schools. Not a little has been said respecting its liberality to the Bible Society, averaging nearly four pence each, from its fifty thousand inhabitants. Now it bids fair to increase in all these things. From Menai Bridge to Holyhead, from Newborough to Amlwch, from Linas Point to Llanddona Head, along that coast rendered so sadly memorable by the wreck of the Royal Charter, the revival spirit is felt, and a great moral revolution is now being effected in the hearts and lives of many of its inhabitants.

From this small county (Anglesey) much information has been sent to the Welsh periodicals and newspapers, and not a few private letters have reached me, some of which have been written with cautious discrimination, but still approving of the work as a whole, and rejoicing in its effects upon the morals of the people.

In November last, a correspondent of the Baner Cymru writes:—"The revival in Anglesea continues to spread and to gather strength day by day. Newborough is at present highly favoured. Upwards of one hundred and twenty per­sons have been added to one church, chiefly young people, but amongst them may be found many a grey-headed sin­ner, plucked by Divine mercy as brands from the burning. They plead for pardon through the blood of the atone­ment, with irresistible power. They 'prevail' with God, and often break forth in songs of joy and gladness. At other times it seems as though it rained tears. The prayers of the young converts are most affecting. They pray earnestly for the salvation of others, and more especially for their own relations."

From ‘The Welsh Revival’ by Thomas Phillips.

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