Saturday morning talks


Our Saturday morning talks are held in the Chapel, and usually last about an hour including questions.

Refreshments are available from 10.00am in the Tea Room.

Free entry, donations welcome!

  • 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.

  • 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
    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!

  • 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.

  • 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.