The Ancient Order of Rechabites / Independent Order of Rechabites is a total abstinence movement founded by Seven Men of Preston in August 1833.
Those who signed the pledge promised to abstain from all intoxicating liquor.
The name comes from a reference in Jeremiah 35:
And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine. But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us saying. Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for everThe separate groups are known as Tents.
Revised 08:34 /5th March 2018 / mmr1204 / 4045
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