Cream Teas at Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel – Tuesdays in August

Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel, Ogden, Halifax will be holding cream teas every Tuesday in August from 2pm – 4pm.

Cream Teas will be £3 and there will be craft activities for children.

On 29 August at 2pm there will be an Outdoors Messy Church followed by a Teddy Bears Picnic at 3pm.

For further information email paulaprosser@blueyonder.co.uk

On the edge of Ogden Moor stands this historic chapel. John Wesley came to Halifax to preach on the 22 August 1748 and in the crowd was a man from Bradshaw, near Halifax, named James Riley. Riley said ‘Wesley disturbed my conscience and troubled my soul.‘ The following Sunday Riley went to Haworth to hear the Rev William Grimshaw. All this resulted in a house meeting being formed. Visitors to that were people like John Nelson of Birstall. Nelson had returned north in 1741 after hearing Wesley preach. The idea of building a meeting place for the Methodists dates back to 1772 when, during a snowstorm, the visiting preacher was stranded for a week at a house of one of the members of the Methodist society.

Check out their website to see more about Mount Zion, how school visits can be arranged and details of searching the burial records if your are interested in ancestry or social history.

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