1826The Methodist Society was organized.People and Communities, Religion

Deed for pews in the Methodist Church,1843. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archive, D3, Religion & Churches, FF 7
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Methodist teaching began in the community in 1806 by Reverend George Pickering. Despite some opposition, he continued to have gatherings until there were enough followers to form a society.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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