Thursday, 12 November 2015

Encouragement from the past for small churches…

Obituary of Mrs Sarah Benning who died in 1809 at age 96.   When she died, she had been a member of the Baptist Church of Christ meeting at New Mill near Tringfor 70 years.   Comment on the church: ‘In the early part of Mrs Benning’s religious profession the congregation was very small, rarely exceeding 20 people; and even these dwindled away, so that the place was shut up, and the grass grew upon the unoccupied way. But afterwards, 15 persons were added to them and they were formed into a regular church…’


‘Obituary of Mrs Sarah Benning’, The Baptist MagazineVol I, London, 1809, p. 328.

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