A strange day in Maze Pond

I do not think I have noted this anywhere else. I had to read it several times to get it clear in my mind.  The point is that Ivimey describes how one Sunday in about 1739 after Beddome finished preaching 
"a deacon who was unfriendly to Mr. [Benjamin] 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." What a strange experience for young Beddome (then about 22) to have gone through.
(I discover I had recorded this back in 2011).

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