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Our Progamme of Events for 2017 is now available; we look forward to welcoming you.

Do come along and see our new look - now the refurbishment programme is complete.

Events in March include:
Wednesday 22 March 12.00 -2.00  Lent Soup & Study 'Preaching & Example'(1 Cor 8. 9-13) with David Leese.

Sunday 26 March 2.30 - 3.30   Heritage Service: Telling our stories with Jill Barber.                                                           Tea/coffee & biscuits available after the service   

Wednesday 29th March 12.00 - 2.00 Lent Soup & Study 'Spiritual Gifts'(1 Cor 12. 1-11)with Jenny Henshall

Our new exhibition 'Freedom, Equality and Fraternity' will be open in the new season Saturday 1 April.
There are no charges involved with these events but donations are welcome.

Local Hero' Hugh Bourne Pioneer and Man of Science' will also feature in the exhibition and in our programme for the schools.

Children tell your teachers - Our new schools’ workshops include Hugh Bourne and his scientific experiments and you can have a hands on experience trying them out.  You can mix and match this with any of our other workshops & programmes.

April Dates:

Wednesday 5th April 12.00 - 2.00 Lent Soup & Study 'Enduring Love' (Song of Solomn 5.2-8) with John Percival

Wednesday 12 April 12.00 - 2.00 Lent Soup & Study 'The Way of the Cross' (John 13. 21-32) with Jill Barber

Sunday 30th April 2.30 - 3.30 Heritage Service ' The Mourners' Bench' with Steve Wild

There are no charges involved with these events but donations are welcome.

Advance Notice: Dates for your Diary

Can you Believe it? Hugh Bourne, the founder of the Primitive Methodists, was a Man of Science as well as a Man of God?

Well he was and he taught children about science with various experiments in the 1800’s.

Hear All About It !

8 July Local Heroes Event: Hugh Bourne - Pioneer of Science for All

Coffee from 10.00

Talks as follows

10.30  `The Bourne Family: Millwrights and Engineers` with John Anderson

11.30  Talk with Jill Barber, our Director.

11.30 `Hugh Bourne Man of God and Man of Science` with Stephen Hatcher

Further dates for your diary - Special Events  

Did you know special rare long eared bats have made their home at Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum?

Well they have and you can come along to our special evening “Bats in the Belfry” and hear and possibly see them!

Make a note in your diary for Museums at Night on Saturday 20th May 2017 at 7.30pm.

It’s Free but donations are always welcome.

Thursday 11th May – Sunday 14th May

“Sew Spiritual” A Banner exhibition with participatory workshops will be held at the museum

Watch this space for further details and exact times of workshops as they become available.


Saturday May 20th 2017 Don’t miss the return of Ged Ryan with his enthralling evening “Bats in the Belfry!”

Come along and listen to the talk and join us on a walk with bat detector boxes to hear and see the bats.

In all honesty we do not have a belfry but we do have long eared bats and you may well hear and see them; we certainly

heard and saw lots of them the last time we held this event.

You can be sure the refreshments will be good; look out for the Bat Biscuits!


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