Events


Our annual programme includes talks, tours, heritage services, lunchtime ‘soup and study’, special events, including Museums at Night and study days.

Download What’s On 2019 here

  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019
    12pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage

    The first in our Lent discussion series: 'Re-interpreting the Bible? Led by John Percival

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2019
    2:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel Cottage

    An informal time of worship led by Jill Barber

  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019
    12pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage

    The second in our Lent discussion series: 'Re-interpreting the Bible? Led by John Percival

  • Wed
    03
    Apr
    2019
    12pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage

    The third in our Lent discussion series: 'Re-interpreting the Bible? Led by Pat Percival

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019
    2:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

    After 4 years in the planning, we are delighted to announce the opening of our new Open Museum Store, which will give public access to our unique collection of over 5,000 artefacts. With specially designed display cases, drawers to open, light boxes to see stained glass panels and magic lantern slides, and hanging space for our unique collection of banners.

    The Open Museum Store will be opened by the Mayor of Cheshire East, with representatives from other funders The Methodist Church in Britain, Methodist Insurance and All Churches Trust.

    Tours of the new Store for small groups will be offered throughout the afternoon, with tea, coffee and cakes in the Cottage.

    Do come and join us and help celebrate this exciting new development!

  • Wed
    10
    Apr
    2019
    12pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage

    The last in our Lent discussion series: 'Re-interpreting the Bible? Led by Jill Barber

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019
    10.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

    Revd Derick Chambers and the REBOPS Playreading Group present 'John Wesley's Lost Love'. A dramatic playreading about his little known love for Mistress Grace Murray.

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019
    12:00 pm Book Emporium, Hassall Road Chapel, Alsager, ST7 2HH

    A short, informal service for Good Friday, led by Revd Michael Parrott

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019
    2:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel

    Susannah Wesley: 'Rebellion at the Rectory', led by Revd Den Harding

  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019
    10.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

    During the First World War over 70 Primitive Methodist ministers served as chaplains in the armed forces.  In this talk, Philip Jackson will discuss the wartime experiences of five of these men, examining their social background prior to the war and the importance of their shared religious education at Hartley College, Manchester. He will also describe their efforts, as part of the Royal Army Chaplains department, to serve the British soldiers they encountered on the Western Front.

  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019
    2:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel

    Led by Geoff Dickinson

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019
    10.30-11.30 amEnglesea Brook Chapel & Museum

    Jill Barber will explore the influence of Primitive Methodists as Trade Union leaders, Chartists, Suffragettes and Passive Resisters.  In the 19th century, Primitive Methodists inspired by the gospel, spoke out for freedom from oppression. Men and women were at the forefront of movements for social justice, resulting in dramatic social change. Come and hear their stories.

  • Wed
    19
    Jun
    2019
    3.30-4.30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

    Rev Dr Barbara Glasson takes up the role of President of the Methodist Conference on 29th June. She is walking to conference from Yorkshire to Birmingham, mainly following the canal network. She will join us from the Congleton-Kidsgrove leg of the pilgrimage to chat about her Presidential year's theme 'So What's the Story?'

    Refreshments served from 2.30pm.

     

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
    2:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel

    Led by Revd Rob Hilton

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019
    10.30-11.30 am Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

    How two Christian activists tried to disarm warplanes, got caught, were tried and found not guilty.

    Daniel Woodhouse is a Methodist minister in Leeds who campaigns against the arms trade, having twice been arrested, tried and acquitted.

  • Sun
    28
    Jul
    2019
    2:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel

    Led by Jo Hibbard, Director of Engagement for the Methodist Church in Britain

  • Mon
    26
    Aug
    2019
    12:00 pm Book Emporium, Hassall Road, Alsager ST7 2HH

    A short informal service during the Bank Holiday Monday Book Sale

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    11.00-3.00Mow Cop Castle

    Mow Cop is one of 50 places chosen by the National Trust as part of The People's Landscape Project.

    'People, Protest and Politics: Methodists, Mow Cop and Social Change', is an exciting event organised by The National Trust, in partnership with Englesea Brook and Mow Cop Methodist Church.

    We want to celebrate the Primitive Methodist movement which transformed the lives of working people in the 19th century, and its lasting legacy.

    The day will include pop-up speakers, poetry from Emily Galvin, Staffordshire's poet laureate, singing from the John Moore Quire, a Shepherd's Hut, and more!

    Refreshments will be available at Mow Cop Methodist Church.

    A walk is being organised from a car park on the Biddulph side, and a Shuttle Bus will run regularly to the top.

    Watch the website for more details.

     

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019
    10.30-11.30 am Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

    Stephen Duckworth, a collector for over 40 years, will tell the story of the colourful, naïve biblical and other religious pottery figures which found their way into many Primitive Methodist homes in the 19th century. 

    A new display in the museum explores these fascinating artefacts and there is a copy of Stephen's book of the same title in the Cottage Reading Room.

     

     

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019
    2:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel
  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019
    10.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
  • Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019
  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019
    12.00-2.00 Englesea Brook Cottage
  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019
    12.00-2.00 Englesea Brook Cottage
  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2019
    12.00-2.00 Englesea Brook Cottage
  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019
    2:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel

    Led by Revd Helen Kirk, new Chair of the Chester and Stoke-on-Trent District

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019
    12.00-2.00 Englesea Brook Cottage