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Tagged With: Charles Wesley

‘My chains fell off, my heart was free’

My great-grandfather’s conversion to Methodism, which happened at Christmas 1905, meant membership of a new community, the Primitive Methodists of Newbiggin-on-Lune, Westmorland. One of the distinctives of this community was its singing. It has often been said that Methodism was ‘born in song’. I know that Tom Robinson loved to sing. It was said that … Continue reading »

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Christmas traditions?

At our last writing group meeting, we agreed to try and give our blog postings in December a Christmas theme. For Tracey, this is easier said than done. For the plain fact of the matter is that she does not know how her great-grandfather, Tom Robinson, and his family celebrated Christmas in the early years … Continue reading »

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