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By the early nineteenth century, Methodists – at least the more respectable and conservative Wesleyan Methodists – had generally moved away from the revivalist outdoor preaching of their early years and had built permanent chapels, which became a focus for community and social order. This engraving by an unknown artist depicts a Love Feast, or Holy Communion service, around 1820.

 3 Britain in the 1790s