Nonconformist Heritage Talk at Birdwell Methodist Church

Learn about the history of Worsbrough's seven Methodist chapels and the documents they left behind


Barnsley Archives and Local Studies, part of Barnsley Museums, is presenting an illustrated talk on the fascinating history of the Worsbrough area's seven Methodist chapels over the past 200 years.


The free talk will take place at Birdwell Methodist Church on Tuesday, 2 July 2024, from 2.30pm to 4pm.


The talk will explore the denominational struggles behind the construction of the chapels, the social and cultural impact they had on the local community, and the archival records they produced.


The talk is free and open to anyone interested in the history of nonconformity and Methodism in South Yorkshire. No booking is required, just drop in and enjoy this informative and engaging presentation.


Jon Finch, Head of Culture and Visitor Economy, said: "We are delighted to share the rich and diverse history of Methodism in Worsbrough. The talk will reveal the stories behind the chapels, the people who built and attended them, and the legacy they left for future generations. Our archives are a precious resource which will preserve the history of our fascinating borough"