Preaching Plan

Preaching Plan
Preaching Plan

1850-1900 / Methodism / Other / Paper / Publication / World Parish
Paper, printed

An interesting preaching plan showing the preaching appointments of ministers and lay preachers in Barbado(e)s in the late 1850s.

Methodists arrived in Barbados in 1789 but their early attempts at mission were unsuccessful. The local planters were very hostile to Methodist missionaries, as they saw the Methodists as anti-slavery. Meetings were often interrupted and churches attacked, culminating in the tearing down of the Methodist chapel in James Street, Bridgetown, in 1823. However, attempts at outlawing Methodists came to nothing and by the time this preaching plan was printed in 1858 the church had many thousand members and 12 places of worship.

For further information on preaching or prayer plans, consult the other plans in the Online Collection.