Alton Webteam: February 2016
KNAPHILL METHODIST CHURCH
150 YEARS CELEBRATIONS
2016 is a special year in the life of Knaphill Methodist Church as we are celebrating 150 years of Methodism in the village. Our history starts with a small band of Christians who sought to evangelise workmen engaged in Sunday afternoon games on what is now Waterers Park in Knaphill by holding open air services. They sought help from Local Preachers of the Guildford Methodist Circuit and early meetings were held in a barn and, later, two of Knaphill's pubs.
From these humble beginnings grew the Methodist Society which has continued uninterrupted to this day. Its history is charted in the recently published work: "The Methodists of Knaphill", available by email request to firstname.lastname@example.org price £5. The book will also be on sale at the special events we are holding at church this year to mark our anniversary. Details are below — all events are held at church — and you will be warmly welcome at as many of these as you are able to attend.
7:30pm, Saturday 27 February
Concert given by the Almac Bisley Brass Band, in aid of Band-nominated charities and church funds. Tickets are priced £8 (£6 concessions), and are available from Ella Allen, who can be contacted via email at email@example.com
- 2:00pm, Wednesday 2 March
- Talk on John Wesley by Lorna Oakes
- 7:30pm, Saturday 12 March
- Talk on the history of Knaphill by local historian and author, Iain Wakeford
- Easter Weekend, 25 — 28 March
- Exhibition on Methodism and its place in the village, past and future
- Opening times are:
- Good Friday 25 March: 11:30am — 4:00pm
- Easter Saturday 26 March: 10:00am — 4:00pm
- Easter Sunday 27 March: 11:30am — 4:00pm
- Easter Monday 28 March: 10:00am — 4:00pm
Entry to the exhibition is free, and refreshments will be served
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