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ALHA Local History Day 2018

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Religious beliefs and practices have influenced many aspects of our area’s past and present: the coming of Christianity; the reformation; the fierce conflicts of the seventeenth century; the rise of nonconformity; churches’ struggles to cope with the rising population in the nineteenth century; the subsequent decline of religious observances; the advent of other religions from abroad: Mormons from America, Sikhs and Muslims from the east. Religion has shaped government and politics, individual morality, defined and altered social status, altered the landscape and the streetscape.

We hope to look - selectively, because the topic is vast -at the origins and early years of a church in medieval Bristol; the local shattering of the Church of England in the seventeenth century; how Wesley’s ideas influenced later moral values including human rights; the Catholic emancipation of the 1820s and 1830s; local mission churches in the nineteenth century; how religious observances and building affected a Bristol Victorian suburb; and how the Mormons came to Bristol and grew.

Speakers lined up include Rob Harding and Jonathan Harlow of UWE; Gary Best of Wesley’s New Room; ALHA books author John Stevens; Mike Youings from Nailsea, Bob Lawrence of ALHA and B&AFHS and Wendy Thompson of Weston-super-mare and the Church of JC of LDS.

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