[Mr. Thomas Gray] lived among the Methodists and with them only he mixed. Many ministers came over from the Independents in this way, the Rev. Benjamin Thomas being another example. It was hardly considered that a formal reception was necessary for them. Almost imperceptibly to themselves and to others, they slipped into their places within the Connexion.
Jones and Morgan, The Calvinistic Methodist Fathers of Wales, The Banner of Truth Trust, vol II, 198.