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2016 ANNUAL LECTURE & ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


2017 ANNUAL LECTURE & ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING,
Saturday 1st July 2017
at Kingswood School, Lansdown Road, Lansdown, Bath. BA1 5RG

with optional visit to John Wesley’s Chapel – ‘The New Room’, Bristol on Sunday 2nd July 2017


PROGRAMME SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017

A rare opportunity to visit the historic Kingswood School founded by John Wesley in 1748 which moved from Bristol to its present site overlooking Bath in 1851

Morning Programme

9.45am
Welcome drinks in the Posnett Gallery

10.30am
G. M. Best (Headmaster Kingswood School 1987-2008)
A talk – Kingswood School and its role in Methodist Education

11.15am

Tours, including seeing the historic Wesley pulpit

12 noon

A talk by the Kingswood archivist


12.45 Lunch

Please bring your own packed lunch – Drinks provided

 

Afternoon Programme

1.15pm
WESLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

(Open to all)


2-30pm
Worship in Kingswood Chapel
followed by the
The Annual Lecture


Subject: G. M. Best: John Cennick: the first Son of the Gospel
The lecture will explore how John Cennick emerged as the first lay preacher, and how significant his contribution was, why he fell out with the Wesleys and his later life.

3.45pm Drinks

4.00pm Finish

 

OPTIONAL PROGRAMME SUNDAY 2nd JULY 2017

10.30am
Opportunity to see the new facilities of John Wesley’s Chapel – ‘The New Room’, Bristol including the twelve-roomed Wesley Museum across the entire upper floor of ‘The New Room’ Museum entry charge £3.50, including an audio guide.


12.00 noon

Service in John Wesley’s Chapel – ‘The New Room’

2.00 - 3.15pm
Optional opportunity to visit Charles Wesley’s House. No charge. Places on this visit to be reserved directly with John Wesley’s Chapel –‘The New Room’ at least one month in advance.

 

Travel

 Links between Bath and Bristol: Good bus and rail connections between Bath and Bristol on the Sunday morning.
Bristol Park and Ride does not operate on Sundays.
Kingswood School, Lansdown Road, Lansdown, Bath. BA1 5RG


Full details may be had from the General Secretary of the Wesley Historical Society, Dr John A Hargreaves,
7 Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax. HX1 3AH
E-mail: johnahargreaves@blueyonder.co.uk


 

Recent Annual Lectures

2012

Professor John Wolffe
The Open University and Author
'Past and Present: Taking the long view of Methodism and Anglican history'

2013

Revd Margaret P, Jones MA, M Phil
Former Methodist Connexional Team Leader of the Formation in Ministry Office and Secretary for Presbyteral Ministry
‘Grand-daughters to Susanna: Women’s discipleship in Wesleyan Methodism, 1800-1850’

2014

 Professor Michael Hughes,
Professor of Russian and International History – University of Liverpool.
'Methodism and the Challenge of the First World War’

2015 Rev Dr Stephen Hatcher
Chair Methodist Heritage Sites Network Forum.
‘Prims in Print: the changing character of Primitive Methodism as seen through its literature’
2016 Emeritus Professor John Richard Watson
Formerly Professor of English, University of Durham.
‘Charles Wesley and eighteenth-century poetry’

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