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 2018 here.

  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018
    12pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage

    Hildegard of Bingen, led by Revd Pat Percival.  The first in our series - Into the Desert: Four Medieval Mystics.

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018
    12pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage

    Meister Eckhart, led by Revd Jennie Henshall. The second in our series:  Into the Desert - Four Medieval Mystics

  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018
    12pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage

    Julian of Norwich, led by John Percival. The third in our series: Into the Desert - Four Medieval Mystics

  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018
  • Wed
    28
    Mar
    2018
    12pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage

    Hadewijch, led by Jill Barber. The last in our series: Into the Desert - Four Medieval Mystics.

  • Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018
    10.30-3.00 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.

  • Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018
    2:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018
    10.30-11.30 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.

  • Sun
    27
    May
    2018
    2:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018
    10.30-11.30 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.

  • Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018
    6:30 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).

     

  • Sun
    24
    Jun
    2018
    2:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
  • Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018
    10.30-3.30 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

    12.30    Lunch

    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.

  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018
    10.30-11.30 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!

  • Mon
    27
    Aug
    2018
    2:30 pmBook Emporium, Hassall Road Methodist Church, Alsager ST7 2HH

    led by Revd Michael Parrott

  • Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018
    10.30-11.30 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.

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018
  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    10.30-11.30 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.

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018
    2:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel

    led by Revd Pat Percival

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018
    12pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage

    Led by Revd Pat Percival.  The first in our series: Bread of Life - Bible Studies for Advent.

  • Wed
    28
    Nov
    2018
    12pm - 2pm Englesea Brook Cottage

    Led by Jill Barber. The second in our series: Bread of Life - Bible Studies for Advent.

  • Wed
    05
    Dec
    2018
    12.00pm - 2.00pm Englesea Brook Cottage

    Led by Revd Keith Davies. The third in our series: Bread of Life - Bible Studies for Advent.

  • Wed
    12
    Dec
    2018
    12.00pm - 2.00pm Englesea Brook Cottage

    Led by Revd Helen Stubbs. The last in our series: Bread of Life: Bible Studies for Advent.

  • Sun
    16
    Dec
    2018
    2:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel

    A service of readings and carols, followed by mince pies in the Cottage!

    We would love to see you!