Quaker Methodists

This was one of the groups which came together to form the Independent Methodist Connexion in the early nineteenth century. It was based in Warrington. Initially its members were WM dissidents who were later joined by some former Quakers. The group adopted a number of Quaker characteristics, including times of silent waiting upon God, plain dress and speech, non-sacramentalism and the rejection of paid ministry. However, it also retained Methodist elements such as class-meetings,band meetings, a circuit and a preaching plan. By the middle of the century the name was dropped and the group became known as 'Independent Methodist', having lost most of its Quaker characteristics.

  • A. Mounfield, The Quaker Methodists (Nelson, 1924)