Heritage News

The Methodist Church
Autumn 2019

 

Heritage News
The Methodist Church

Apologies for the late delivery of this edition - a broken shoulder has kept me away from work since September. 
 

 

This is also my last edition. I will be standing down as Heritage Officer at the end of this month. 

 


Read on for more information, and to catch up on the Susanna Wesley 350th anniversary celebrations and other news.

 

 

 

 


Owen Roberts
Methodist Heritage Officer

 

"Sorry Susanna!"

       

Celebrating the legacy of Susanna Wesley today

 

The 2019 Methodist Heritage Conference was held at the University of Lincoln, from 12-14 July. We were privileged to have the Revd Dr Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference, as our host and keynote speaker and Charles Wallace, editor of the Susanna Wesley anniversary publication From A Mother’s Pen, as our special guest.

 

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150 years of childhood

 

Action for Children seeks the families of the first children in care

   

Moved by the plight of children living on the streets in London, Methodist minister Thomas Bowman Stephenson founded his first ‘Children’s Home’, a renovated stable in Church Street, at London's Waterloo, in 1869.

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The Labourer's Friend

       

Joseph Arch is not a familiar name to most Methodists today, but on the 100th anniversary of his death, in February this year, the Mid-Warwickshire Circuit celebrated his legacy by holding a special service, led by the Revd Elizabeth Clark, joint National Rural Officer for the United Reformed and Methodist Churches.

 

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Looking back to move forward

   

Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum, the site of the largest collection of Primitive Methodist memorabilia and artefacts, is having a change a of management and has also  opened a new museum store, which gives visitors potential access to more than 5,000 items that were previously stored offsite.

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