22/09/2020

Beddome at the Association

This rounds up information that can be found elsewhere on the blog

Beddome was Moderator at Association four times

1746 Bromsgrove
1749 Bromsgrove
1761 Bengeworth
1771 Alcester

He was author of the Association letter at least twice

1759 Pershore
1765 Bourton

He apparently preached at the association 17 times over a 46 year period (ie 1743-1789)

Preaching dates include

1743 Leominster His first time of preaching
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1764 Birmingham (2 Cor 1:14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus)
1767 Worcester (Luke 24:29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: ...)
1770 Bewdley
1773 Pershore (James 1:26 This man's religion is vain)
1776 Tewkesbury
1778 Warwick (1 Kings 18:17 Art thou he that troublest Israel?)
1780 Worcester
1784 Hook Norton
1786 Alcester
1789 (Philip 4:3 Whose names are in the Book of Life) His last Association

The Association was held in Bourton in 1753, 1765 and 1785

Bourton appears not to have not been represented at Alcester in 1772

(We know he opened a meeting in prayer in 1766 and 1768 and concluded one in 1777)

The above all refers to the Midland Association. How often Beddome was at the Western Association we do not know but he was certainly involved in 1749 when he drew up the association letter.

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