St Thomas Parish Church - Penkhull (1859)

I am happy to be able to inform you and your numerous readers, that a religious awakening has commenced here since the return of the curate of the parish and a Christian member of his congregation, from the scenes of the revival in Ireland.

When relating to a well attended meeting in the parish school room, what they had seen and heard, more than one person was much affected. This occurred about six weeks ago. Since that time, at our prayer meetings, which we have at present three in the week, several persons have been stricken with a deep sense of sin and with the need of a personal interest in the merits of our Divine Saviour; and some of those who previously felt their interest in Him, now profess to have had his work revived in their souls.

Our school room is filled with anxious and attentive worshippers, sometimes to overflowing and the presence of the Great Head of the Church is sensibly felt in our meetings.

From, 'The Revival', Volume 1, 19th November 1859

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