A characteristic feature of Methodism is its methodical structure and the provision of preaching and prayer meeting plans. The plans are essentially a diary of prayer and preaching appointments for preachers and other prayer and worship leaders working within a Methodist 'circuit', or defined groupings of chapels.
This handwritten meeting plan is an early example showing class arrangements for the months December 1820 to February 1821. Only women's names are listed. Women were accepted and welcome to lead prayer meetings within Methodism. This particular class was a women-only meeting. Sadly, we do not know the name of the chapel or meeting place for which this plan was drawn up.
For very similar, early class meeting plans, see 1996/5137 and 1996/5143 in the Online Collection.