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Rev. Eric Alldritt concluded his ministry in Keswick Congregational Church in 2012. Numerous people in the various churches in which he
served, both as pastor and through preaching across the UK by invitation, as well as those touched by his ministry in Portugal,
will give thanks to God for this servant of the gospel and for his many years of fruitful Christian labour.

Revival and the Primitive Methodists (5)

Historical

June 2013
Articles > Historical

Revival and the Primitive Methodists (5)

In 1812, the Primitive Methodist Connection was formally established. It was John Crawfoot who had unintentionally invented this name, when he declared, ‘If you have deviated from the old usages, I have not. I still remain a primitive Methodist!’   Their first class ticket issued in 1812 bore the title, ‘The Society of the…

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Revival and the Primitive Methodists (4)

Historical

May 2013
Articles > Historical

Revival and the Primitive Methodists (4)

One of the most outstanding features of the early Primitive Methodists was their sheer hard labour for the Lord.   Despite continuing in long hours of public employment, they preached in four counties, organised meetings, held ‘walking-services’ — in which they would sometimes walk a mile and a half, preaching as they went —…

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Historical

April 2013
Articles > Historical

Revival and the Primitive Methodists (3)

The first Camp meeting took place at Mow Cop on 31 May 1807. William Clowes describes the scene: ‘The first day’s praying on Mow Hill presented at this period a most magnificent and sublime spectacle’. ‘Four preachers [were] simultaneously crying to sinners to flee from the wrath to come; thousands listening, affected by “thoughts…

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Revival and the Primitive Methodists (2)

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March 2013
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Revival and the Primitive Methodists (2)

Revival and the Primitive Methodists (2) Two of the first leaders of Primitive Methodism were Hugh Bourne (February ET) and William Clowes. It would be difficult to find two men more different. Despite the fact that Clowes could trace his kinship on his mother’s side back to Josiah Wedgwood of pottery fame, he was…

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Revival and the Primitive Methodists (1)

Historical

February 2013
Articles > Historical

Revival and the Primitive Methodists (1)

Revival and the Primitive Methodists (1) Just over 200 years ago, in 1812, the Primitive Methodist Connection was officially established. How did this powerful movement for revival come into being? The earlier, Methodist revival of the eighteenth century had powerfully impacted society at large. Its call to repentance, emphasis upon the necessity of the…

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Rev. Eric J. Alldritt

News

August 2012
News

Rev. Eric J. Alldritt

Rev. Eric J. Alldritt My pastoral responsibility at Lake Road Congregational Church is now ended. This church in Keswick began in 1654 and since then has, by the grace of God, maintained a witness to the Reformed faith of our founding fathers.     The work declined in the closing decade of the twentieth century…

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