Peculiar People

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.

Read more about Peculiar People:  Foundation and Spread, Union of Evangelical Churches

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