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    Evening all,

    having done a little research for a friend, she was surprised to learn she comes from a line of "primitive methodist ministers." Does anybody know what this means?

    ps It's my birthday today & I've spent all evening running an all night cafe & taxi service for my family! This is the first time I've sat down! Grumble, grumble, grumble.At least I got a birthday message from FTF! (Hope you don't mind me getting that off my chest!):(

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    Happy birthday!!

    Here is your gift:

    Primitive Methodism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    lollol :)

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      #3
      Thanks Merry, it's nice to know someone cares!

      These primitive Methodists sound a bit of a dodgy lot. I'm particularly intrigued by the " day-long, open air meetings involving public praying, preaching and Love Feasts."

      Were they early forerunners of the Hippy movement, do you think?

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        #4
        Ooh, I didn't actually read the page! lol And I have one Prim Methodist Minister in my tree - he seems very circumspect!

        *rushes off to have a look*

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          #5
          Tut!

          Love Feasts were the equivalent of Faith Suppers - you know, bring a plate of food.

          Primitive Methodists were what my daughter rudely calls Happy Clappies, lol.

          OC

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            #6
            My Adopted father was a Primitive Methodist,his wife "My adopted Mum " was a Wesleyian Methodist my up bringing was the best any one could get--- but I agree with OC's daughter, London in the swinging 60's was calling, what else could I do but answer the call?
            .Sheila
            P S
            Sorry Karen Happy Birthday from Tropical North Queensland ---Mwah
            Last edited by Sheila from Down Under; 07-04-08, 23:59.
            I think, therefore I am. Descarte

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              #7
              "These primitive Methodists sound a bit of a dodgy lot" - Rather a rash judgement!!

              We Methodists are much maligned .

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                #8
                Their promotion of self help and self education did my nothern cotton weavers a great deal of good, Methodists were a stable and good influence among the working classes of the 19th century.

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                  #9
                  Oh, I didn't mean to be rude. My Lancashire lot were Methodists and did a great deal of good, quietly helping those less fortunate than themselves and providing a basic education in the days before compulsory schooling.

                  Timothy Holden, a famous non-conformist, formed an impromptu school in his weaving shed and taught the weavers to read. A very daring thing to do in the middle 1700s.

                  My recent ancestors were all Methodists - but Freemasons as well and I am never quite sure how the two fitted together.

                  OC

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                    #10
                    The Primitive Methodists and Wesleyan Methodists amalgamated in 1933 into the Methodist Church as it exists today. I can't think of anyone much less "happy-clappy" than a Primitive Methodist. In the late 1960s a family of my acquaintance still stuck to no cooking on a Sunday.
                    Uncle John

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                      #11
                      UJ

                      Some early primitive methodists held all day open air meetings, with sermons, prayers and hymns, and a great deal of religious fervour was expressed, which is why my daughter called them the Happy Clappies.

                      They weren't, in the sense that we use that term today, but for their time, they were the nearest thing, when compared to the established church.

                      OC

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                        #12
                        OC - I didn't think you were being rude. I'm not a Methodist myself but my Dad's family are, and his cousin is a minister. And - he's a Holden from Lancashire.

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                          #13
                          I can't believe I've started so much controversy - I'm going to give up birthdays!

                          Thanks for clearing up the issue of love feasts OC - I didn't quite know how to break it to my friend that her ancestors were swingers!

                          ps I'm only joking, before any primitive methodists out there take the hump!(Whoops, bad choice of phrase!)

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                            #14
                            lol Karen! :)

                            Did your family give you a belated birthday rest today? :(

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Uncle John View Post
                              The Primitive Methodists and Wesleyan Methodists amalgamated in 1933 into the Methodist Church as it exists today. I can't think of anyone much less "happy-clappy" than a Primitive Methodist. In the late 1960s a family of my acquaintance still stuck to no cooking on a Sunday.
                              Sounds good to me! let someone else do the cooking whilst I lie back. :D

                              Primitive methodist ministers were nicknamed "ranters" which is where my other half must got his genes...... he doesn't shut up :D

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                                #16
                                Hi Monty,

                                thanks for your concern!

                                I went on strike yesterday & sat with my feet up watching "How to look good naked", which I always feel is a bit of a contradiction in terms, unless you're under 30, slim & fit, none of which apply to me particularly!

                                There's no way I'd sit starkers in a shop window in the middle of London, for which I think the general public should be extremely grateful!

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