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Andrew J. May

three key figures: Howell Harris of Trefeca, Daniel Rowland of Llangeitho and William Williams of Pantycelyn. Harris had developed an interest in the teachings of the Moravians when he met their brethren during his visits to London, and in particular their model of communal religious life at religious settlements such as Herrnhut. At Trefeca in 1752, Harris established a community of his followers

in Welsh missionaries and British imperialism
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The Church of England, migration and the British world
Joseph Hardwick

and importance by presenting themselves as the leaders and spokespersons of national and ethnic communities. Philip Williamson has shown how the introduction of special days of fasting, thanksgiving and prayer in Britain in the later nineteenth century was part of a broader Anglican attempt to present the Church of England as the leader of the nation’s religious life. 49 Anglican bishops and clergy

in An Anglican British World
Joseph Hardwick

principles of Orangeism were better upheld in churches and through a ‘consistent and religious life’. 111 That no one was listening is a reminder that Orangeism was a form of loyalism that the Anglican clergy could not entirely control. Whereas clergy occupied positions of power in St George’s societies – they were, after all, the ones charged with defining the English ‘character’ – it is not clear what

in An Anglican British World
Joseph Hardwick

, social and economic arrangements in the province should be organised. 39 The colonial Church might also be enriched by the introduction of aspects of American religious life: in the eyes of colonial churchmen America’s Episcopal Church appeared to be both a successful missionary institution and a cradle of the high church revival. 40 In the 1830s and 1840s Canadian clerics began to publicise their long

in An Anglican British World