350 years ago Stoke Newington became a centre for Protestant non-conformity. In 1816 the Methodists planted their first church in Stoke Newington on the same sight where the High Street Methodist Church still stands today.
On Saturday 19 November 2016, Hackney historian Sean Gubbins will lead a 2½ hour walk around Stoke Newington. The route will introduce places of interest in the history of Methodism, and other dissenting groups, in Stoke Newington, including the homes of several local Victorian Methodists.
Start: Green Lanes Methodist Church, 132a Green Lanes, London, N16 9BN at 11am.
End: Stoke Newington Methodist Church, 106 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7NY, where walkers will get a preview of the '200 Years of Methodism in Stoke Newington' exhibition and refreshments will be served.
This event is free but pre-booking is essential.
This walk is part of a programme of events celebrating 200 years of Methodism in Stoke Newington and the opening of the new High Street Mehtodist Church building.
For more information visit: www.stokeymethodisthistory.com