The New Connection of General Baptists

The New Connection of General Baptists

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...meetings in the neighbouring villages they were well attended with hearers; and at Thurgaton and Basford, the word preached had considerable success.. The church and congregation continued to increase; and, in a few years, the meeting-house became too small to accommodate them. It was also thought by many to be in a very ineligible, situation; and, by its obscurity and incommodiousness, materially to retard the progress of the cause. Towards the end of this period, therefore, a piece of ground was purchased, in a respectable part of the town: and a very convenient and spacious meeting-house erected, at an expence of nearly two thousand pounds. This was opened, Nov. 9th. 1799, by Messrs. B.Pollal'd and W. Felkin: the former preached in the morning and afternoon, from 1 Kings ix. 3, and Haggai ii. 7; and the latter, in the evening, from Psalm lxxxix. 15,16. More than a thousand persons, it is supposed, assembled on each part of the day; and a serious joy was depicted on every countenance. N early eighty pounds were collected on the occasion. Several hundred pounds had been previously raised, by the zealous and liberal exertions of the members of this society and the friends of religion in the town, towards this great work; and many in the sister churches generously lent their assistance. _ _ The hopes of the friends were happily realized. The number of hearers increased, and the prospect of future 'success was very encouraging. In the succeeding year, eighteen were added by baptism, and the members of the church were two hundred and eighty-five. During this period, several persons were called to the work ofthe ministry; most of whom we shall probably have occasion to notice in the next chapter. In 1785, we left the church more

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  • English
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  • 9781236922229