Newlyn - Primitive Methodists (1828)

At Newlyn a great revival of religion took place; many of the vilest sinners in the neighbourhood were- brought under its saving influence, and became new creatures in Christ Jesus.' A striking reformation was accordingly witnessed in their morals, — several who had been wont to "steal, stole no more." A gentleman said to one of the members, "I am glad the Primitive Methodists have come to Newlyn, for I have no need now to be at the expense of paying men to watch my fish." A large room, capable of containing five or six hundred persons, was procured for purposes of worship and was often crowded to excess.

From, ‘The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from its origin, by John Petty, 1860, p235.

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