Memorials of Mr. Thomas Crouch Hincksman

Memorials of Mr. Thomas Crouch Hincksman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...certainly believed that Methodism and the Gospel were as nearly as possible identical; "the fact that he uttered such a petition, unites with other evidence to prove that there were not at that time any regular Methodist preaching services in the place. Indeed, so far as can be ascertained, the attempts, reaching over a period of more than thirty years, to introduce Methodism into the town, were only of the nature of occasional visits of evangelists from Preston. The services were held for a considerable time in Mercer's house; afterwards for a while in a painter's shop; and June, 1885. very often, when necessity or choice so decided, in the open air on the beach. But the people who attended the services were entirely of the poorer classes; and owing to local prejudices, so little progress was made, that when Mr. Hincksman began to pay annual visits to Lytham, before taking up his permanent residence there, he found the Methodist interest well nigh extinct. So far then, as to the pre-Hincksman period. And now, coming to what may be called the second stage in the narrative, in which after many years of intermittent struggle and failure, Methodism is to be seen taking firm root in the uncongenial soil, and gradually increasing in vitality and power, until it becomes a flourishing tree, the reader must be left to judge from a recital of facts, how far, under the Divine blessing, the planting and subsequent growth of the tree are to be ascribed to the efforts of the man whose history, during the last thirty-five years of his life, was inseparably united with the history of the Church in whose prosperity he felt so deep an interest. Some years before his death, Mr. Hincksman wrote a brief paper, entitled ' Methodism in Lytham; ' and as...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236967305
  • 9781236967305