West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser

From the West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser – Friday, 9th February 1844

The new Wesleyan Chapel at Tuckingmill was opened for divine service on Thursday the 1st instant, by Rev   DrBeaumont of Liverpool who preached 3 sermons on the occasion. The services were resumed on the following Sunday when the Rev Charles Prest of London preached morning and evening, and the Rev John Hobson in the afternoon. All the discourses were excellent and appropriate and the congregations large and respectable, especially on Thursday and Sunday evening when some hundreds were unable to obtain an entrance. The collections were most liberal, the noble sum of £91 having been contributed on Thursday, £56 on Sunday and £9 at the closing service on Monday night when the Rev Charles Prest preached making a total of £156.     

From the West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser – Friday, 2nd February 1844

We understand that the Revds Jonathan Crowther and Charles Prest are coming into Cornwall as a deputation from the Wesleyan Education Committee, and will hold public meetings at St Austell, Truro, Camborne and Penzance – their principal objects being to establish an efficient system of day-schools in every town and village where the number of children is nearly adequate to their support, and to raise a fund for the assistance of such schools in places where the population is not sufficient for their maintenance. 

From the West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser – Friday 8th March 1844

The friends of the late Rev William Hill, Wesleyan Minister of Camborne, have shewn the high esteem in which the lamented gentleman was held by erecting in their chapel a handsome marble Sarcophagus to his memory and also a memorial at his grave. The work, we understand, was executed by Mr Benjamin Pearce, Statuary of Truro.

Extracts located by Maureen Selley [Devon Family History Society].

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