Methodist Heritage has been defined as ‘churches… buildings and historically important locations and collections associated with the historic background and origins of the Methodist Church. Heritage contains all that Methodism has brought to the present that it wishes to pass on to the future.
The central aim of the 2019 [Heritage Strategy] is to embed the idea of heritage as a tool for mission more widely across the Church by providing tangible demonstrations of what it means.
We need to show how we can use the richness of heritage to resource the Church in worship, learning and caring, service and evangelism. We need to show that these gospel imperatives are themselves traceable within the heritage of Methodism.
Additional eligibility criteria for Heritage grants (remember that all applications must also fulfil the General eligibility criteria)
The project celebrates the story of the Methodist Church through using Methodist heritage to:
- challenge and deepen the faith of Methodists from different parts of Britain, or from other countries, in a way which enables them to engage more fully in mission
- inspire members of the local community, outside the Church, to think about the meaning and practice of Christian faith or engage with Methodism.
- inspire people from different parts of Britain, or from other countries, to explore the meaning and practice of Christian faith or engage with Methodism