The Wizard of Oz Visits Englesea Brook - Our June Heritage Service

In this month's heritage service we'll be exploring how the character of nineteenth century revivalism was shaped in England and America by transatlantic influences. The camp meetings that triggered the birth of Primitive Methodism began in the United States (though it is arguable that the roots of American camp meetings were in seventeenth century Scotland), though English missionaries in America helped to fan the flames of revival Later in the nineteenth century Dwight Moody and Ira Sankey brought revival to both countries. In Britain people sang American hymns that emerged out of the experience of emigration and civil war whilst in the United States second generation English immigrants used a hymn book that included God Save Our Gracious Queen. In our journeying back and forth we will, among other things, explore the spirituality of The Wizard of Oz, discovering what links O God Our Help in Ages Past with Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

So don't wait for the tornado to whisk you off but follow the Yellow Brick Road (or the A500 if its easier) and join us at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday 27th June. Light refreshments will be served afterwards and all are welcome.

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