Enoch Percival was born in Loughborough in the spring of 1899 and baptised at the Methodist New Connexion
Chapel, Leicester Road, Loughborough, on 21st May 1899.
During the course of the 19th century it split into several different factions, including Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists and the Methodist New Connexion
, also known as Kilhamite Methodists after its founder Alexander Kilham (1762-1798).
Years earli-er however, the movement's founder William Booth and his wife had worked in Gateshead as a Methodist New Connexion
Outlane's first cricket club, founded in 1897, was known as the Methodist New Connexion
A temporary earlier building of the Methodist New Connexion
stood on the site from 1872-1882.
It was spotted by technician Richard Moore, part of a team beginning work on Whitley Memorial School, formerly Bethel Chapel of the Methodist New Connexion
in St Anns Road, Cradley Heath.
Concern for history means that many articles treat groups no longer in existence, like the Euchites of the fourth to seventh centuries (eastern Mediterranean regions), two different groups of Abrahamites (one from ninth-century Syria and the other from eighteenth-century Bohemia), the Methodist Episcopal Church (predecessor of the United Methodist Church), or the Methodist New Connexion
(which folded into the Methodist Church of Great Britain).
His rise came through the Methodist New Connexion
, and later the Congregational, churches to become a prominent preacher, and his innovative Sunday afternoon lectures in Birmingham Town Hall were capable of attracting 4,000 people.
Friends felt he had undergone some kind of conversion for Abe became a member of the Methodist New Connexion
, a group which met in Berry Brow.
The Methodist New Connexion
was in charge and tea would be on the tables, it says, at 5pm prompt.
JONATHAN'S CHAPEL: Keen evangelist Jonathan Roebuck, a Honley clothier, bought two cottages at Berry Croft, overlooking Thirstin, and converted them into a Methodist New Connexion
MERSEYSIDE'S CUP KINGS: Everton's Duncan Ferguson and Paul Rideout celebrate their FA Cup win over Manchester United in 1995 (left) while Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard lifts the European Champions' League trophy in Istanbul in 2005 after success over AC Milan; FOOTBALL LEGACY: Peter Lupson pictured at Ben Chambers' grave in Shepley Methodist New Connexion
cemetery (above), the New Connexion Sunday School (below left), the row of weavers' cottages in which Ben Chambers was born in Stocksmoor (below right) and the cover of Peter's book (right)