Special Events

  • Sat
    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.

  • Sat
    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).


  • Sat
    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.