"As we inhabit the Gospel story for now, we will always be shaped by the faithful community who gave that story to us.

Heritage is part of our mission because it is in our roots, that our strength and nourishment are found from it, as surely as a tree stands open to the bright light of the day only because of its firm anchoring in the ground."

Reverend Dr Martyn Atkins

General Secretary of the Methodist Church in Britain, 2008-2015




Events in Summer 2017 have included:

Royal Society Local Heroes Project at Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum of Primitive Methodism - Hugh Bourne: Pioneer of Science for All!

Special Local Heroes Event: Saturday 8 July (10.30 am - 3.30 pm) – talks and fun hands-on science experiments

Through its Local Heroes Project, the Royal Society has given grants to 15 museums across the country to engage communities with the stories of local science heroes, including Hugh Bourne.

Hugh Bourne was the co-founder of Primitive Methodism, and is buried in the graveyard of our own Englesea Brook Chapel! See the special exhibition and join in the special Local Heroes event on Saturday 8 July.

Full details here


Starfire Singers tour 2017

The Starfire Singers are a Methodist youth choir from California with an international reputation. Their musical productions tackle social issues from a Christian perspective and are guaranteed to inspire you.

In July and August 2017, they are embarking on a British tour, performing at five Methodist Heritage sites. All funds raised will go to the host venue, or a charity of their choice (details below). More information may be found here.


Date: Wednesday 26 July 2017   
Time: 7.30pm
Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church
46 Westbury Hill
Bristol BS9 3AA             

Free event – tickets on the door, donations on the night requested for The New Room Development Fund


Date: Friday 28 July 2017 
Time: 7.30pm
Central Hall Coventry
Warwick Lane
Coventry CV1 2HA

5 per person, under 16s free

All funds raised go to the Milo Hospital Project & Zenu Focus Project

Contact venue to book


Date: Thursday 3 August 2017
Time: 7.00pm

Paisley Methodist Church
Central Hall
7 Gauze Street
Paisley PA1 1EB


8 Adult / 5 Concession and under 16s

All funds raised for to Paisley Central Hall Roof Restoration Fund

Contact venue to book on 0141 889 2556 


Date: Saturday 5 August 2017 
Time: 7.00pm

Wesley Memorial Church
37 High Street
Epworth DN9 1EP


7 per person

All funds raised for Epworth Old Rectory Restoration and Development Fund                                                                                  
Contact Epworth Old Rectory to book on 01427 872 268


Date: Monday 7 August 2017                    
Time: 7.00pm

Wesley Memorial Church
New Inn Hall Street
Oxford OX1 2DH 


Free event – tickets on the door, donations on the night requested for the Open Doors Project at Wesley Memorial Church

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