150 Years of the Methodist Recorder
An entry in a young British Methodist preacher's diary for April 4, 1861, reads as follows:
There is a new penny Wesleyan paper started called the Methodist Recorder. I received a specimen number today. It is Wesleyan, but does not appear to be in the least degree sanctioned by Conference authority. We shall see how it will get on.
One hundred and fifty years later, and still not sanctioned by Conference authority, the Methodist Recorder appears to have "got on" very well since that first note of cautious welcome.