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Encouraging Summer….news to date

Encouraging Summer….news to date

We continue to know the Lord’s blessing, and a good number of visitors have passed through the Exhibition during the Summer months. Besides the regular openings, in August we were pleased to welcome the visit of a group from the City Church, Birmingham. That same month was the occasion of our Summer Cream Tea and Summer Second-hand book sale which … Continue reading


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3D Model of the Local Area (in the 1880s) now at the Centre!

3D Model of the Local Area (in the 1880s) now at the Centre!

We have recently been presented with a complete and to scale model of the area of Rowley Regis and Old Hill as it was in the 1880s. This masterpiece of accuracy and detail, mounted and presented in a 4’ x 4’ glass display case has been the labour and love of Mr Melvyn Jackson of Blackheath. Melvyn tells us that … Continue reading


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School Visit – Subject ‘The Pilgrim Fathers’

School Visit – Subject ‘The Pilgrim Fathers’

Last month we were pleased to welcome nearly 40 home school children and their parents. With this first group of the year we looked at the inspirational story of the Pilgrim Fathers. These were the Separatist Puritans, who wanted “Reformation without tarrying for any,” in the closing years of the 16th century and early years of the 17th century. These … Continue reading


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Spring Lectures 2016

Spring Lectures 2016

The Spring Lectures this year were focused on two lesser known worthies of Church History, that is Gideon Ouseley and Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon. Two fascinating and inspirational lectures were given; the first by Stephen Ford of Snailbeach, Shropshire, and the second by Maurice McCaughey of Bristol. Gideon Ouseley was born in Dunmore, County Galway in 1762. He first … Continue reading


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Art Competition 2015

Art Competition 2015

Closing date for entries – 17th July 2015 At the end of September and during October, we are hoping to exhibit some photos and drawings of ‘Old Rowley’ which may be of special interest to those who live or once lived in Rowley Village. These will be on show alongside our regular Christian Heritage Exhibition. We would like the local … Continue reading


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Looking forward to Magna Carta Lecture

Looking forward to Magna Carta Lecture

We are looking forward to a special lecture to be given on 27th June this year, to commemorate the signing of the Magna Carta in June 1215. Over the next few months there will no doubt be much made in the media of the events that took place at Runnymede 800 years ago. Our aim in this however, is to … Continue reading


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Spring Lectures- well attended

Spring Lectures- well attended

Good numbers have enjoyed the Heritage Centre Lectures since their inception in the Spring of 2012. The Spring Lectures of 2015 proved to be no exception. Two excellent studies were given, the first by Pastor Derrick Morlan of Oxford, on ‘The Life and Work of Hudson Taylor’, and the second by Rev. Richard Brooks on, ‘The Ministry and Martyrdom of … Continue reading


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Two Notable School Visits!

Two Notable School Visits!

We have had two notable visits by primary schools in the first half of this year. In January a Year 4 class from Cradley CE Primary School spent a morning with us, furthering their study on The Tudors. And in June, two Year 3 classes from Netherton CE Primary School paid us a visit whilst in the middle of studying … Continue reading


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Spring Lectures 2014 – John Knox and Hugh Latimer

Spring Lectures 2014 – John Knox and Hugh Latimer

Again the Lord blessed us with a very good congregation and two outstanding lecturers. Mr Michael Gray, lecturer in History and Politics at Harrow School, gave a most comprehensive and fascinating lecture on ‘John Knox – Reformer and Revolutionary’, putting Knox into the context of his own time, the early years of the Reformation in Scotland. For an English audience, … Continue reading


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Spring Lectures – to be held on 15th March

Spring Lectures – to be held on 15th March

We look forward to his year’s ‘Spring Lectures’ to be held at the Centre on Saturday 15th March between 2pm & 5pm. At 2pm, Michael Gray, History and Politics teacher from Harrow School, will be speaking on ‘John Knox- Reformer and Revolutionary’. At 3pm we welcome Maurice McCaughey, Minister of Bristol Free Presbyterian Church, to speak on ‘Hugh Latimer’. Refreshments … Continue reading


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