The History of Religion in Congleton

Peter Aston, museum trustee and chairman of Congleton History Society,
will give a talk on Friday 13 September at 7.30 pm at the museum. He will
conduct a pictorial tour of churches in Congleton, explaining their
individual histories and the influences (both local and national) that affected
their development.

The town has a rich and complex religious history. Initially, Astbury
was the mother church but as Congleton itself grew in importance, St
Peter’s tried to assert its religious dominance.

Methodism became popular in the area in the mid 18th century and, of
course, Primitive Methodism originated in a famous meeting at Mow Cop.

For more fascinating information, come to the talk.

If you have an interesting old bible, perhaps with a family history,
please bring it to show us.

Tickets £2.00 (free for Friends of the Museum). As space is limited,
pre-booking is recommended. Please contact the museum to book on 01260

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