Chapel news:


1813          The Rev Richard Herdsman's Second Wife was buried in the Meeting

May           House yard in Round well Street in South Petherton, she was the

19        first Corpse that ever was buried at that Place.




12th     A Foreign Missionary meeting was held at Roundwell Chapple, Sth Petherton ‑ Rev Herwin of Froome and Leifchild of Bristol Preached - about 20 Ministers present  -

                  The Collections amounted to 82 0 0

                  The annual Subscriptions    18 0 0 

                                          Total    100 0 0 


                  N.B. Mr Herwin informed us that this World contained eight hundred Millions of Souls and that if a Man was to stand before a Clock 75 years and count the times that the Pendulum goes to and fro it would not amount to more than eight hundred million times and also if Three Thousand souls  was converted as on the day of penticost it would take that number each day for 730 years before the eight hundred million was converted. 

                  (W B Hebditch put in the plate a Soverign ‑ the first he ever gave) 



1831          We removed from our Old‑ Pew in Roundwell St Chapel between the

Oct            large West Windows that my Father took when the Chapel was Built ‑

12th     Rev Richard Herdsman was the first Pastor whose Tablet is now over the Pulpit  to the one against the South Wall 2 seats from the Pulpit and the 2nd from the south corner of the Chapel. Rev. Edward Paltridge now the Pastor. 


                  Wm and B Hebditch gave towards the West Gallery

                  N.B. We gave 7 toward the West Gallery etc 


1834          This day Black-down Chapel was reopened where I heard Mr Crook and

July      Mr Bishop of Beauminster preach my Nephew Wm Hebditch was the

31st           pastor of the people a Baptist Congregation.

Aug          Next morning we had a prayer meeting at Roundwell Street Chapel

1st             at past 4 o'clock in the morning as a thanksgiving meeting for the Emancipation of 8 hundred thousand slaves in Jamaica.



1838    .... This Year has been one I hope and believe I shall never forget for

Dec      .... 2 especial reasons for which I feel particularly thankfull.

31st     .... 1st - The Common Fields were enclosed which I hope will make peace among all the Farmers.

            .... 2nd - That the Rev. Edward Paltridge changed his mode of preaching

            .... from Doctrinal to Practical and from confining his address to the Elect to

            .... all his hearers even to Sinners.BH


Apr 9th  Our dear Pastor (for 30 years at Roundwell Street Chapel died) The

            Rev. Edward Paltridge was buried in the front of the Chapel by the Vestry Door by Mr Cells, a student from Plymouth and the Rev. Addiscot from Taunton preached his funeral sermon from 13 Hebrews and part of the 7th Verse, he preached 3 times day.

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