ICOULD get very interested in collecting things related to Methodism - I even own a few pieces already - fact is, being a country lad, born in the shadow of a couple of places that witnessed the birth of Primitive Methodism, my ancestors were probably of the faith.
Charismatic evangelist Hugh Bourne (1772-1852), formerly a wheelwright from Stoke-on-Trent and the founder of Primitive Methodism, preached there in 1811.
The banner was made in 1908 to mark the 100th anniversary celebrations of primitive Methodism
The Church of England may have had the higher political influence but there was, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a welcome to Methodism and its more radical variant, Primitive Methodism
. As we travel around the villages we can marvel at splendid parish churches but we should not overlook the stone or red brick chapels that claimed another allegiance.
A LECTURE on Primitive Methodism
is being held in Eaglescliffe tomorrow.
The railway town famous for...er, its North Junction signal box and Museum of Primitive Methodism
, saw house prices leap by 58 per cent last year.
As a scholar whose roots lay in Primitive Methodism
, Peake had warmly embraced critical scholarly methods and had become an energetic and prolific author.