Our annual programme includes talks, tours, heritage services, lunchtime ‘soup and study’, special events, including Museums at Night and study days.
Wed20Mar201912pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage
The first in our Lent discussion series: 'Re-interpreting the Bible? Led by John Percival
Sun24Mar20192:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel Cottage
An informal time of worship led by Jill Barber
Wed27Mar201912pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage
The second in our Lent discussion series: 'Re-interpreting the Bible? Led by John Percival
Wed03Apr201912pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage
The third in our Lent discussion series: 'Re-interpreting the Bible? Led by Pat Percival
Sat06Apr20192:30 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!
Wed10Apr201912pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage
The last in our Lent discussion series: 'Re-interpreting the Bible? Led by Jill Barber
Sat13Apr201910.30-11.30 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.
Fri19Apr201912:00 pm Book Emporium, Hassall Road Chapel, Alsager, ST7 2HH
A short, informal service for Good Friday, led by Revd Michael Parrott
Sun28Apr20192:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
Susannah Wesley: 'Rebellion at the Rectory', led by Revd Den Harding
Sat18May201910.30-11.30 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.
Sun26May20192:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel
Led by Geoff Dickinson
Sat08Jun201910.30-11.30 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.
Wed19Jun20193.30-4.30 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.
Sun23Jun20192:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel
Led by Revd Rob Hilton
Sat13Jul201910.30-11.30 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.
Sun28Jul20192:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel
Led by Jo Hibbard, Director of Engagement for the Methodist Church in Britain
Mon26Aug201912:00 pm Book Emporium, Hassall Road, Alsager ST7 2HH
A short informal service during the Bank Holiday Monday Book Sale
Sat07Sep201911.00-3.00Mow 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.
Sat21Sep201910.30-11.30 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.
Sun29Sep20192:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel
Sat12Oct201910.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
Sun27Oct20192:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel
Wed20Nov201912.00-2.00 Englesea Brook Cottage
Wed27Nov201912.00-2.00 Englesea Brook Cottage
Wed04Dec201912.00-2.00 Englesea Brook Cottage
Sun08Dec20192:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
Led by Revd Helen Kirk, new Chair of the Chester and Stoke-on-Trent District
Wed11Dec201912.00-2.00 Englesea Brook Cottage