Maze Pond, London

Writing about the church at Maze Pond in London and the call of Benjamin Wallin in 1739 or 1740, Ivimey notes that
The church were willing to wait, till Mr Wallin was relieved from a public station which he filled in the parish; but before that period arrived, a sermon having been preached by Mr Benjamin Beddome, a deacon who was unfriendly to Mr Wallin's being brought into the pastoral office, without having even consulted his brethren in office or the church, stopped the members after the sermon, and proposed Mr Beddome as a suitable person for the pastoral office; this however turned out to the mortification of this Diotrephes; for no one seconding the motion, the matter dropped of course.

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