Mormon studies, Lorenzo Snow, priesthood, letters
On the afternoon of Sunday, July 23, 1837, in Preston's Vauxhall Chapel, Heber C. Kimball preached the first Latter-day Saint sermon to be delivered in England. Heber presided over England's first baptisms one week later, after which he and his six companions parted company to cover more territory. People flocked to hear the missionaries' message, and by the time Elder Kimball left England nine months later, over fifteen hundred people had been baptized in and around Preston. A more fertile land for missionary work could hardly be imagined.
Hedges, Andrew H. and Burrup, Jay G.
"Shaping the Stones: Lorenzo Snow's Letters to Priesthood Leaders of the London Conference, November 1842,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 38:
4, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol38/iss4/14