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Primitive Methodists of Bradfield Circuit

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http://www.myprimitivemethodists.org.uk/page/bradfield_circuit_berkshire Bradfield Circuit, Berkshire The earliest date we can find is one a year earlier than is recorded in any of the histories we have read, and strangely enough is to be found over the signature of the Vicar of Ashampstead in the visitor's book in the Parish Church of that village. He writes “The Primitive Methodists had been working here since 1828, first in a barn and afterwards in a humble chapel which gave place to a better structure in 1872. Among the Primitive Methodist notables here were Mrs. Ann Street and Mr. Isaac Nullis, a preacher among them, who paid off debts on Quicks Green, Wallingford and Plumstead Chapels." Here we get a glimpse of the important work often done by unofficial members; for what happened, one imagines, was that Nanny (Mrs. Ann) Street in removing from Wiltshire to Berkshire in 1827, had brought with her some of the spirit which was moving the former County. Either that or Isaac Nullis or some other unattached believer began work on Primitive Methodist lines in Ashamptead in 1828. If not Nanny Street then we certainly think Isaac Nullis must be credited with that first beginning. It is well known that very early he held services in his house at Ashampstead, where in 1828, coincidently, his distinguished evangelist son, Isaac Septimus Nullis was born. Officially. Berkshire Primitive Methodism began on Good Friday, 1829, when at Wootton Bassett, Wilts, a prayer-meeting was held to pray for the success of the

Of others who have passed away (except the second named, now residing in U.S.A.) mention should be made of Henry Harris, George Patey, James Cox, Charles Johnson, James Johnson and Josiah Trotman of Bradfield; James Holmes, Richard Turner, Joseph Prouton, James Rivers, and Thomas Street of Quicks Green; John Fisher and John Harding of Theale; Henry Alexander and George Brunsden of Burnt Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Layley of Beenham. Quicks Green http://www.myprimitivemethodists.org.uk/page/quicks_green_primitive_methodist_chapel_berkshire?path=0p9p72p

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