New Connection Methodist

METHODIST, NEW CONNEXION. This party, under a Mr. Kilham, split off from the Wesleyans in 1795, four years after the Wesleyans had left the Church of England. In doctrines, and in all essential and distinctive features, it remains the same as its parent society. The grand distinction rests upon the different degrees of power allowed in each communion to the laity, the Methodist New Connexion  allowing them to participate in Church government, whereas the Wesleyans leave Church government in the hands of the ministers.

  Ministers 179
  Lay Preachers 1,225
  Members 418,229
  On probation 442
  Chapels 79,697
  Sunday Scholars 4,277