LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Thursday January 24th, 1.00-1.30pm at Bishop Street Methodist Church, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF. Organ music by Peter Weston, organist at Wesley Hall Methodist Church, Mere Road, Leicester. The recital is free, and will include a retiring collection towards the ongoing upkeep of the organ.
SOME OF OUR RECENT EVENTS:-
TALK IN THE CHAPEL
VENITE: An exhibition of artworks based around some organ-pipes and other bits and pieces that were ‘left over’ during our recent organ renovation. Various local artists were challenged to re-work the items to create original artworks. The resulting exhibition, VENITE, will be on display at Bishop Street Methodist Church from October 17th to November 7th 2018.
Special exhibition for our Heritage Open Day, Saturday 8th September 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 John 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.
The display will be on view in the Church Exhibition area until September 19th 2018.
Also on Saturday 8th September:-
Open 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 8th September
Exhibition of Quilts from Pennsylvania
2nd September to 22nd September in the Exhibition area.
BISHOP STREET ONLINE VIDEOS
There are a selection of videos now available via Youtube. You can find them by searching for the Bishop Street Church youtube channel (feel free to subscribe). A series of four short talks by Richard Gill on the origins of Leicester Methodism begins with ‘A sermon at Butt Close’, at https://youtu.be/x18ONeu0AoI (Follow the links to find subsequent videos.)
Talk in the Chapel: Thursday 28th June 2018, 6.15-7.15
From the New Testament onwards the 'Sign of Jonah' has held a central place in Christian imagination. The story of this Old Testament prophet has been celebrated as both a foreshadowing of Christ's death and resurrection and as a more personal emblem of despair and rescue. This talk explores the origins of 'the sign of Jonah' and its use from early Church writings to modern poetry. It also looks at the dramatic and surprisingly glamorous images of Jonah in early Christian Art and the association of this image with petition, particularly in the medieval presentation of the psalms. For a thousand years, the image of the prophet to Nineveh was an important symbol of the personal hope founded on the Resurrection.
For a details and photos of larger selection of Exhibitions, Concerts, and Talks held at Bishop Street over recent years, visit our Past Events page.