Monday, 13 July 2015

Spreading the word

The sun shone for the Wesley Historical Society’s annual lecture and AGM at Englesea Brook, which included a tour by the VP! 

Popular stories from the graveyard included James Clifton, the only farm labourer to have a memorial.  After his conversion in Sarah Smith’s cottage in 1811, he exclaimed ‘even the trees look different.’  
A packed crowd (with apologies to those who roasted in the gallery!) listened eagerly to Revd Stephen Hatcher’s lecture, ‘The Prims in Print’.  I had a shiver down my spine as it was delivered just a few metres from the original printing press on which all the PM publications from 1821-42 were printed.  
The Gospel Car, at Englesea Brook for the summer season, was a reminder of the open air missions, another means of spreading the word.  

1 comment:

RubyB said...

So interesting to learn from our past in ways that are relevant to our present and future. Thank you for bringing our Heritage alive in this way. Thoughts and prayers for the year. R