The Peculiar People were originally an offshoot of the Wesleyan denomination, founded in 1838 in Rochford, Essex, by John Banyard, a farm worker's son born in 1800. They derive their name from an alternate translation of the phrase "Chosen people" taken from the book of Deuteronomy.
The Peculiar People is also a phrase used to describe the Quakers, which they adopted with some pride.
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... at Rochford which became the first chapel of the Peculiar People, a name taken from Deuteronomy 142 and 1 Peter 29 ... The Peculiar People practiced a lively form of worship bound by the literal interpretation of the King James Bible, banning both frivolity and medicine ... Henry Gibson was another famous peculiar person from Rochford who in 2010 went mad due to schizophrenia and murdered 5 people ...
... in the 1850s with 43 chapels, but it declined until 1956, when the Peculiar People changed their name to the less conspicuous Union of Evangelical Churches ...
Famous quotes containing the words people and/or peculiar:
“Does it really matter what these affectionate people doso long as they dont do it in the streets and frighten the horses!”
—Patrick, Mrs. Campbell (18651940)
“The peculiarity of sculpture is that it creates a three-dimensional object in space. Painting may strive to give on a two-dimensional plane, the illusion of space, but it is space itself as a perceived quantity that becomes the peculiar concern of the sculptor. We may say that for the painter space is a luxury; for the sculptor it is a necessity.”
—Sir Herbert Read (18931968)