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A Dictionary of Methodism

I was recently reminded about the extremely useful Dictionary of Methodism which has been available online for some years. This is an ongoing project of the Wesley Historical Society and contains a wealth of information that will be of use to people … Continue reading

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Stained window by Geddes in Wirral vandalised

From the Newsletter of the C20 Society: The C20 Society has been alerted to some serious vandalism to the highly significant 1934 stained glass window by Irish designer Wilhemina Geddes at the Grade II-listed Manor Church Centre in Wallasey on the Wirral. … Continue reading

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Cumberworth update

Having kindly contributed our June Chapel of the Month, Mr & Mrs Ella (Ray & Marie) recently got in touch to say that they have now restored the 1859 stone plaque on the former Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cumberworth in Lincolnshire, now their … Continue reading

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Nonconformist heritage

The Historic England website contains a great deal of material of interest to architectural historians, building on the work of its own in-house research teams. A summary of the resources related to Nonconformist heritage can be found in the Faith … Continue reading

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New OUP books on Whitefield and Wesley published

George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy Edited by Geordan Hammond and David Ceri Jones – Whitefield flier  Offers a reassessment of Whitefield’s life, and interprets him in a wide range of new contexts. Includes examination of Whitefield’s chequered relationship with the … Continue reading

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Building the Church – new Chapels Society publication available!

The Chapels Society is pleased to announce the publication of Building the Church (The Chapels Society Journal Volume 2) edited by Chris Skidmore. The volume contains essays on James Weir: a Wesleyan Architect (Alan Brooks), The Building of Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford … Continue reading

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Taking Stock – and online resource for Roman Catholic churches

The results of the Taking Stock exercise for Roman Catholic churches have been put online. This initiative began in 2005 and aimed to assess the historical and architectural importance of every Roman Catholic church and chapel within a diocese, with … Continue reading

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Chapels of England by Christopher Wakeling

Chapels of England is the first substantial synoptic account of Nonconformist church architecture in England. It includes examples from the seventeenth century to the present day, covering all parts of the country and each of the main religious traditions within … Continue reading

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Methodist Heritage News – Spring edition is now out

The Spring edition of Methodist Heritage News includes information on becoming a volunteer district heritage ambassador, a report on a new exhibition housed in the back kitchen at Epworth Old Rectory, which tells the story of British women in Methodism, … Continue reading

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Virtual views of Welsh chapels

Last year, Addoldai Cymru, in partnership with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW), launched virtual tours of four of its chapels: Bethania Peniel Yr Hen Gapel Hen Dŷ Cwrdd. The project included laser scanning … Continue reading

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