Special Events

  • Sat
    2:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

    After 4 years in the planning, we are delighted to announce the opening of our new Open Museum Store, which will give public access to our unique collection of over 5,000 artefacts. With specially designed display cases, drawers to open, light boxes to see stained glass panels and magic lantern slides, and hanging space for our unique collection of banners.

    The Open Museum Store will be opened by the Mayor of Cheshire East, with representatives from other funders The Methodist Church in Britain, Methodist Insurance and All Churches Trust.

    Tours of the new Store for small groups will be offered throughout the afternoon, with tea, coffee and cakes in the Cottage.

    Do come and join us and help celebrate this exciting new development!

  • Wed
    3.30-4.30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

    Rev Dr Barbara Glasson takes up the role of President of the Methodist Conference on 29th June. She is walking to conference from Yorkshire to Birmingham, mainly following the canal network. She will join us from the Congleton-Kidsgrove leg of the pilgrimage to chat about her Presidential year's theme 'So What's the Story?'

    Refreshments served from 2.30pm.


  • Sat
    11.00-3.00Mow Cop Castle

    Mow Cop is one of 50 places chosen by the National Trust as part of The People's Landscape Project.

    'People, Protest and Politics: Methodists, Mow Cop and Social Change', is an exciting event organised by The National Trust, in partnership with Englesea Brook and Mow Cop Methodist Church.

    We want to celebrate the Primitive Methodist movement which transformed the lives of working people in the 19th century, and its lasting legacy.

    The day will include pop-up speakers, poetry from Emily Galvin, Staffordshire's poet laureate, singing from the John Moore Quire, a Shepherd's Hut, and more!

    Refreshments will be available at Mow Cop Methodist Church.

    A walk is being organised from a car park on the Biddulph side, and a Shuttle Bus will run regularly to the top.

    Watch the website for more details.