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A History of Haworth from earliest times
Hardback ISBN: 978-1-85936-156-6Illustrations: 170 photographs and mapsPublication date: 15 December 2009
In 1748 Grimshaw was called before [the archbishop] at Wakefield. 'How many communicants had you at your quarterly sacraments, when you first came to Haworth?' the archbishop inquired. 'Twelve, my Lord', replied Grimshaw. 'How many communicants have you now at such solemnities?' Grimshaw answered, 'In winter four to five hundred, and sometimes in summer near twelve hundred.'They would later disperse into several groups, the ones staying with the Anglicans not being the larger number and thus placing Patrick Brontë in a religious minority position. Much is made by Mr Baumber, though, of Patrick Brontë's Methodist origins and Low Church leanings.