Parkes, William, 'The Original Methodists, Primitive Methodist Reformers' (1965)

Primitive Methodism was not without its divisions and schisms. Follow the link to the article in the proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, Vol 35, September 1965, which describes some of these divisions.

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  • I have only recently come across the ‘Original Methodists’ in some returns to the Religious Census of 1851. At first I assumed they were Wesleyans, and then discovered from this article that they were ‘break-away’ Primitives. There is much more information in a series of eight articles by Donald M. Grundy in volume 36 of the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, 1966-1968.

    By David Tonks (24/03/2014)

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