28 Mar 2021

The Established Church

These words are found in The Life and Speeches of the Very Rev. J. H. Cotton ...

I was in union with the Established Church and with the Calvinistic Methodist body and the Methodist Deacons were grumbling rather and wanted me to stand by either of the two and sever my connection with the other. I had some hestitation about this subsequently Mr Elias was to preach here on a Sunday and on Saturday the 7th of May 1840 I started to meet him for the purpose of having his opinion and advice on my case And this is what he said 'Never separate from the Communion of the Established Church nevertheless you can be in connection with us because we are a branch of the Church These are his words word for word'.

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