Grimsby Newspapers
Preached the First Sermon at Methodist Campgrounds
Grimsby Independent, 23 Nov 1944, p. 1

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Date of Publication:
23 Nov 1944
Date Of Event:
27 Aug 1859
Personal Name(s):
Wakefield, John
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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On Thursday, August 27th, 1859, the first open air service was held on the grounds of the Grimsby Camp Meeting with Dr. Wakefield preaching the first sermon from the text in 1 Kings 18:41. "There is a sound of abundance of rain". He had a clear strong carrying voice which under favorable weather conditions and with the wind in the right direction could be heard for a mile.

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Preached the First Sermon at Methodist Campgrounds