Firbank Fell is a hill in Westmorland between the towns of Kendal and Sedbergh that is renowned as a place where George Fox, an early leader in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), preached.
Fox described what happened there on June 13, 1652 in this way:
While others were gone to dinner, I went to a brook, got a little water, and then came and sat down on the top of a rock hard by the chapel. In the afternoon the people gathered about me, with several of their preachers. It was judged there were above a thousand people; to whom I declared God's everlasting truth and Word of life freely and largely for about the space of three hours.
Because of Fox's preaching there, the site is sometimes called "Fox's Pulpit." A plaque on the rock there commemorates the event, which is sometimes considered the beginning of the Friends movement.
- Pictures and Selection from Fox's Journal from Quaker Info
- Pictures of the Plaque at Visit Cumbria Website
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