Our annual programme includes talks, tours, heritage services, lunchtime ‘soup and study’, special events, including Museums at Night and study days.
Sat16Jun201810.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
'Our African fields': a history of the Primitive Methodist foreign missions
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.