Preaching plan from 1856

Misleadingly titled: actually a Wesleyan Reform Circuit Plan from 1856.

Preaching plans contain a wealth of interesting information but they are not always as exactly what they seem.

This example is in fact a preaching plan for the Wesleyan Reform Church which broke away from the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion between 1847 and 1857.

This secession had a serious impact on the Oxford Wesleyan Circuit at the time. There was some sympathy for a local preacher who had been suspended and much heart searching as individuals had to decide where their loyalties lay. Find out more about the different branches of Methodism.

In this preaching plan, many of the local preachers listed are in fact Wesleyans who were willing to lead services in the places listed, some of which (Kirtlington for example),  had previously been Wesleyan chapels.


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