Our annual programme includes talks, tours, heritage services, lunchtime ‘soup and study’, special events, including Museums at Night and study days.
Wed21Mar201812pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage
Julian of Norwich, led by John Percival. The third in our series: Into the Desert - Four Medieval Mystics
Sun25Mar20182:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
Wed28Mar201812pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage
Hadewijch, led by Jill Barber. The last in our series: Into the Desert - Four Medieval Mystics.
Sat14Apr201810.30-3.00 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
Launch of a new book 'Who Does Want to Kill Anyone', studying the specific appeals of those who sought exemption on the grounds of conscience and what happened to them afterwards.
The authors Gerry Barton and John Babb will speak about their research, and what they discovered. The title of the book is taken from a question frequently asked at tribunals of those claiming a conscientious objection to military service
Professor Sarah Lloyd, University of Hertfordshire, who has worked with Englesea Brook Museum to sponsor this project, will talk about what local studies are contributing to our knowledge of Conscientious Objectors.
Watch this space for more information about the day.
Sun22Apr20182:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
Sat12May201810.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
A talk by John Anderson
Charles Shaw's autobiography, When I was a Child, with its dominant themes of education and child labour, covers the years from his birth in 1832 in Tunstall in the Potteries until 1853 when he was accepted into the ministry of the Methodist New Connexion. From his own experiences he gives vivid account of social and industrial life of the Potteries in the 1830s and 40s, which enables us set the story of Primitive Methodism in this period in its context.
Sun27May20182:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
Sat16Jun201810.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
Dr Jeremy Crump (De Montfort University) traces the Primitive Methodist missionary effort in Africa and evaluates the impact of missionary work on the host communities and on the Connexion back in the UK. Drawing on the very rich collection of correspondence between missionaries and the General Missionary Committee in the archive of the School of Oriental and African Studies, as well as missionary memoirs and the Connexional press, the talk examines the careers of the African ministers William Napoleon Barleycorn and John Msikinya and draws conclusions about the part which the Primitive Methodist missions played in the establishment of colonial society.
Sat23Jun20186:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
We welcome the John Moore Quire, from Shropshire for a concert of West Gallery Music in the Chapel.
Cream teas will be served on the lawn before the Concert, from 5.00pm. Concert will begin at 6.30pm.
Cost £6.00 (including cream tea).
Sun24Jun20182:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
Sat14Jul201810.30-3.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
Did the Primitive Methodist Arthur Samuel Peake, the Wesleyan Joseph Agar Beet, and others, by enabling their students to accept biblical criticism and by adapting tradition to modern insights, help to take Methodism forward into the 20th century and beyond or merely drive the first nails into its coffin?
Programme for the day
10.00 Tea and coffee on arrival
10.30 Revd Dr Martin Wellings, Oxford Memorial Church, Methodist historian
The Preacher and the Modern Mind: A Wesleyan Methodist Case Study in Light and Heat'
11.30 David Young
Change and Decay : Primitive Methodism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
13.30 Rev Simon Sutcliffe, Queen's Theological College, Immerse community
talk on the debate in the church today (title to be confirmed)
14.30 Discussion and debate
Cost: £10.00 (which includes lunch)
Please contact us to book your place.
Sat11Aug201810.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
Jill Barber will reveal the unknown story of one of the first Primitive Methodist women itinerant preachers. Hannah sailed to America with the first missionaries in 1829, but as a married woman her husband got all the credit!
Mon27Aug20182:30 pmBook Emporium, Hassall Road Methodist Church, Alsager ST7 2HH
led by Revd Michael Parrott
Sat15Sep201810.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
On 12 January 1918, 156 men and boys died in the Minnie Pit disaster at Halmer End. The Primitive Methodist Chapel became a mortuary. It took 18 months for all the men and boys to be recovered. Jill Barber looks at why so many Miners were Methodists, and the impact of their faith on life and death.
Sun23Sep20182:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
Sat13Oct201810.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
A renowned Victorian artist, Titcomb was inspired to produce three paintings by a trip to St Ives in Cornwall, including 'Primitive Methodists at Prayer'. David Leese explores the story behind the painting.
Sun28Oct20182:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
led by Revd Pat Percival
Wed21Nov201812pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage
Led by Revd Pat Percival. The first in our series: Bread of Life - Bible Studies for Advent.
Wed28Nov201812pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage
Led by Jill Barber. The second in our series: Bread of Life - Bible Studies for Advent.
Wed05Dec201812.00pm - 2.00pm Englesea Brook Cottage
Led by Revd Keith Davies. The third in our series: Bread of Life - Bible Studies for Advent.
Wed12Dec201812.00pm - 2.00pm Englesea Brook Cottage
Led by Revd Helen Stubbs. The last in our series: Bread of Life: Bible Studies for Advent.
Sun16Dec20182:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
A service of readings and carols, followed by mince pies in the Cottage!
We would love to see you!