Wearhead Primitive Methodist Chapel (1868)

After having spent many years in the ministry, John Phillipson still cherishes in his memory a prayer meeting at Wearhead on a Sunday evening in 1868, after George Race, jun., then in his youthful strength, had preached. Some two hundred people, he says, had gathered in the body of the church: "While they sing and pray there was heard a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, and the hosts of God were mighty to the pulling down of strongholds. The whole place was moved. The people swayed like the ripening corn-fields in the autumn winds. What a volume of song! What power in prayer! What patient waiting! There men and women sing and pray until every heart catches the fire. What a holy fervour, depth of love, strength of faith, and joyous hopes find expression! No wonder that a number of seeking sinners find their Saviour in that prayer meeting."

‘Northern Primitive Methodism’ by W M Patterson, published in 1909, page 166.

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