Common steps and sub-activities


The Shakers shake, the Quakers quake, the Hesychasts quiver, the Subudders subud!! And the people in the Welsh Methodists revival of the eighteenth century jumped! There are still Methodists in Wales, but they don’t jump anymore – more’s the pity.

Jumping worked very effectively. It probably still would work if it was tried. The movement collapsed once its leaders had gone or died. 

See the Welsh revivalists for more information on the background to the movement and a hint on how long you have to do the jumping.


  • Giraldus Cambrensis, Description of Wales, Bk. I, ch. xviii
  • J. W. James, A Church History of Wales (1945)
  • Lambert Rees, Llanddowror Church and Griffith Jones
  • A Sketch of the Life and Character of the Reverend and Pious Mr. Griffith Jones (1762)
  • David Williams, A History of Modern Wales (1950)
  • J. W. James, A Church History of Wales
  • Ryle, The Christian Leaders of the Last Century (1885 edn.)
  • A. G. Edwards, Landmarks in the History of the Welsh Church