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!
Sat18May201910.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
During the First World War over 70 Primitive Methodist ministers served as chaplains in the armed forces. In this talk, Philip Jackson will discuss the wartime experiences of five of these men, examining their social background prior to the war and the importance of their shared religious education at Hartley College, Manchester. He will also describe their efforts, as part of the Royal Army Chaplains department, to serve the British soldiers they encountered on the Western Front.
Sat08Jun201910.30-11.30 amEnglesea Brook Chapel & Museum
Jill Barber will explore the influence of Primitive Methodists as Trade Union leaders, Chartists, Suffragettes and Passive Resisters. In the 19th century, Primitive Methodists inspired by the gospel, spoke out for freedom from oppression. Men and women were at the forefront of movements for social justice, resulting in dramatic social change. Come and hear their stories.
Sat13Jul201910.30-11.30 am Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
How two Christian activists tried to disarm warplanes, got caught, were tried and found not guilty.
Daniel Woodhouse is a Methodist minister in Leeds who campaigns against the arms trade, having twice been arrested, tried and acquitted.
Sat21Sep201910.30-11.30 am Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
Stephen Duckworth, a collector for over 40 years, will tell the story of the colourful, naïve biblical and other religious pottery figures which found their way into many Primitive Methodist homes in the 19th century.
A new display in the museum explores these fascinating artefacts and there is a copy of Stephen's book of the same title in the Cottage Reading Room.
Sat12Oct201910.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum