Our annual programme includes talks, tours, heritage services, lunchtime ‘soup and study’, special events, including Museums at Night and study days.
Sun26May20192:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel
Led by Geoff Dickinson
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.
Wed19Jun20193.30-4.30 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.
Sun23Jun20192:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel
Led by Revd Pat Percival
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.
Sun28Jul20192:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel
Led by Jo Hibbard, Director of Engagement for the Methodist Church in Britain
Mon26Aug201912:00 pm Book Emporium, Hassall Road, Alsager ST7 2HH
A short informal service during the Bank Holiday Monday Book Sale
Sat07Sep201911.00-3.00Mow 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.
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.
Sun29Sep20192:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel
Sat12Oct201910.30-11.30 Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
Sun27Oct20192:30 pmEnglesea Brook Chapel
Wed20Nov201912.00-2.00 Englesea Brook Cottage
Rejoice! Our Advent Hope: 'The hope that delivers us from darkness', led by Tim Macquiban
Wed27Nov201912.00-2.00 Englesea Brook Cottage
Rejoice! Our Advent Hope: 'The hope that brings joy', led by Tim Macquiban
Wed04Dec201912.00-2.00 Englesea Brook Cottage
Rejoice! Our Advent Hope: 'The hope that dispels fears', led by Tim Macquiban
Sun08Dec20192:30 pm Englesea Brook Chapel
Led by Revd Helen Kirk, new Chair of the Chester and Stoke-on-Trent District
Wed11Dec201912.00-2.00 Englesea Brook Cottage
Rejoice! Our Advent Hope: 'The hope that brings peace', led by Tim Macquiban