Community & Civic Life
Every quarter, the committee for Knighton Primitive Methodists held a meeting. The members of the committee were detailed on the Preacher's Plan:
These meetings decided not only on the suitability and availability of preachers and the appointment to committee posts but on meetings and on more temporal matters.
Maintaining the number of members of the church was something of a preoccupation:
"That the report of Members be received and we regret to have to report to District Meeting only 175 members being 5 decrease for the year, owing to the number of removals we have had."
The Annual Report to the District meeting duly tried to explain the decrease in numbers:
The committee was also concerned that there would not be preachers or leaders of the right quality. In the meeting of June 5th 1891 it was proposed:
The committee was quite reluctant to give up a good leader, although sometimes it had little choice:
Others, however, were not held in quite such high esteem. The meeting on September 1st 1891 agreed:
"That as Bro. J D Rutter is insolvent and the views of his principal creditors in relation to his insolvency are unsatisfactory his name disappear from the Plan as per rule 213 Consol. Minutes 1882."
The meetings also discussed appeals for funds, as in this meeting on September 1st:
"That an appeal for the Great Connexional Chapel Fund appear on next plan."
The appeal is shown on the
Finally, the meetings sometimes alluded to individual members of the church. The meeting of June 5th proposed:
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