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date: 16 July 2024

Methodist Churches. 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

In 1784 J. Wesley (q.v.) made provision for the continuance as a corporate body of the ‘Yearly Conference of the People called Methodists’ by nominating under a deed poll 100 persons whom he declared to be its members and laying down the method by which their successors were to be appointed. The Conference had power to appoint preachers to the various ‘Preaching Houses’ (later ‘chapels’), the ownership of which was vested in boards of trustees acc. to a model trust deed, which since ... ...

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