Our Shop


We have a range of gifts and books for sale, including

  • Books on aspects of Methodist history
  • Reprints of early Primitive Methodist publications
  • Original Primitive Methodist centenary plates, dating from 1907
  • Traditional toys and games, suitable for school children
  • Souvenirs e.g coasters, bookmarks, keyrings, pens
  • Postcards

The Ranters’ Digest is a publication produced twice a year for the Friends of Englesea Brook

Back Copies are available. Cost: £2.00 each.

Issue 5: Feb. 2012

Two Flames of Fire: Daniel Shubotham, Hugh Bourne and Conflict in Primitive Methodist Historiography.

Brinkworth: A Circuit of Note.

My Primitive Methodist Heritage by Rev Douglas Savill.

Issue 7:  Spring 2013

References to Hugh Bourne’s Chest, taken from his Journal

A Man of Genuine Goodness – William Hartley

A Village Labourer Encounters Early Primitive Methodism

Issue 8: Summer 2013

The Demon Drink? Primitive Methodists, Temperance and the Working Classes

Elderly, Poor, female – and Honoured by God

Passion for Plans

My Primitive Methodist Heritage

Issue 9: Spring 2014

A Little bit of Research…. (Randle Knight)

The Bourne Nixon & Co Plate (John Anderson)

Primitive Methodism for today (Rev. Dr Stephen Hatcher)

From Hell End to Little Heaven: PM ion Baldock, 1844-1916 (David Noble)

Issue 10: Autumn 2014

The Battlefield: a Mission Field. Edwin W Smith on the Western Front, 1915 (W John Young)

Temperance Organisations, their medals and Badges (Peter A Crummett)

Rev John Stamp: Teetotal Martyr or Irresponsible Administrator? (D Colin Dews)

Folk Religion: a God who intervenes (David M Young)

Issue 11: Spring 2015

Elizabeth Vernon, neè Allen (1780-1850) PM Itinerant Preacher

From Ranters to Respectability (Part 1)

Lancashire Chapel

Charles Wass and his book: Early Primitive Methodist Pamphlets.

Issue 13: Spring 2016

Songs from Mow Cop: 1821 Camp Meeting Hymn Book

Edward Anderson (1763-1843): Sailor, Poet and PM

Lorenzo Dow, Dorothy Ripley and Rev Thomas Wilshaw

New Accessions in 2015