of the members moved away and the society grew so small that preaching services were suspended for a time.
In February, 1842, Ira T. Barker of Medford was converted and joined the High street (now Trinity) Methodist Episcopal Church in Charlestown.
In May of the same year he opened his home for public worship.
A class was formed at his house and weekly prayer-meetings established.
During the year a schoolhouse on Cross street was secured, fitted up as a chapel and dedicated by Rev. Moses L. Scudder, the Charlestown pastor.
Prayer and class meetings were moved to the chapel, and preaching services were held occasionally by Brother Scudder until the fall of 1843, when Rev. Joseph Whitman of Malden and Rev. George Landon, pastor at North Russell street, Boston, held regular services in the chapel.
During the winter a revival occurred, when ninety people were converted.
The Sabbath-school was reorganized the same winter.
The society soon found the chapel too small and moved t