Bishop Street Methodist Church

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Quilts from Pennsylvania

1st -19th September 2018

 

 

 

Display on Pioneer Women Preachers of Early Methodism.

 

On view in the Church Exhibition area now until September 19th 2018.

 

In the early years of the Methodist movement there were surprisingly wide opportunities for women to become preachers, both within their circuit of local Churches, and full time as travelling preachers. With the 2018 Heritage Open Days theme of ‘Extraordinary Women’ in mind, Bishop Street has compiled a display on some of these pioneer women preachers, both in the 18th century under the direct encouragement of Charles Wesley, and in the 19th century, particularly within the ‘Primitive Methodist Connexion’. Leicestershire had two such notable preachers, one of whom Elizabeth Evans, inspired the character of Dinah Morris in the novel, Adam Bede, and the other, Miss Buck, lived in Leicester but received invitations from across the country to hear her powerful and inspirational preaching.

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Exhibit at Bishop Street from only £5 a day
Now Taking Bookings for 2018/19
click here for more info 

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