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Stanhill Take a Bow

Stanhill Methodist Church, Nab Lane, Stanhill Village, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 4PT

Visit Stanhill's historic village chapel for our three day TAKE A BOW festival to celebrate almost two centuries of Methodist heritage and music.

Join us to explore our exhibition of Music and Methodism, and take part in our “Nostalgia and Natter” session which will centre around Sunday School Anniversaries and Walking Days.
A 130 + year old violin found rotting in the Chapel has now been restored to performance standard with the help of a private donation. The violin, which is featured in photos of the Stanhill Methodist Sermons as far back as 1910, will now be loaned out annually by the church to a young person who wishes to embark on a music career but lacks a suitable instrument to play on. The applicant will be chosen via a competitive process in partnership with Lancashire Schools Music Service. The scheme will be launched at a recital to be held in the Chapel at 2.00 pm on 16 September . The restored violin will be played for the first time in public by two Lancashire born professional musicians. The recital will include performances by the well known Red Rose Singers and insights into the history and significance of the Stanhill Sermons. The recital will include highlights of Methodist heritage and influence through short readings that draw upon the incredible history of the Chapel which was founded in 1837 and is one of the oldest working former United Methodist Free churches in the region.

On Sunday, we will be holding our "Born in Song" Heritage Service, led by the Chair of the Lancashire Methodist District, Rev. Phil Gough.

Light Refreshments available throughout the festival.

This event took place in September 2023 and the entry is now archived.

Organised by

Stanhill Methodist Chapel

Date last modified: 2nd August 2023 at 09:51