Below are some examples of exhibitions that churches have created to celebrate and commemorate their heritage.

Staple Hill MC, Bristol

150th Anniversary Exhibition (Staple Hill Methodist Church)

In September 2024 Staple Hill Methodist Church will have an exhibition to celebrate 150 years of Staple Hill methodist. This is part of a series of events including another exhibition opening in December where the church looks to the future.

Tolpuddle MC

Tolpuddle Martyrs displays (Tolpuddle Methodist Church)

On display in Tolpuddle methodist church are banners and displays that tell the story of the tolpuddle martyrs and the first trade union established in 1834. At least four of the six martyrs were methodists and three were preachers. Tolpuddle Methodist Church has permanent displays and a trail that shares this story for visitors.


East Anglia Methodist Heritage Centre

Wighton Primitive Methodist Chapel is now home to a new heritage centre, opened in 2023 with displays sharing the story of the rise of Methodism in the area and it's impact in East Anglia.

Trinity Clitheroe exhibition

Activate the Archives exhibition (Trinity Methodist Church & Community Hub)

In summer 2023 Trinity Methodist Church & Community Hub, Clitheroe, hosted a small exhibition reprinting photographs from the archives. Congregation members and visitors enjoyed identifying themselves and family in the displays.

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Heritage Open Days: 175th Anniversary Exhibition (Stanhill Methodist Church)

In September 2023 Stanhill Methodist Church celebrated 175 years with an exhibition and heritage service in their historic chapel. Display boards were arranged around the church on key themes, utilising photographs, objects and interpretation text to share the history of the church. A craft table and a spectacular spread of cakes were enjoyed by all.