Centenary Symposium and Open House
Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July 2022

Wesley House will host a symposium on how churches and other institutions wrestle with the legacy of slavery and colonialism. How might we shape communal memory in order to take responsibility for the past while pursuing a more just future?

The programme will include a keynote conversation, presentations on Methodism and the fight for justice, and a chance for group reflection on the challenges we face. The programme will be held in person, and participants are invited to join us for an Open House on the second day.

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Friday 1 July 11.30am-6pm

Symposium – at Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge, CB1 1LG

11.30am – Join us at Wesley Methodist Church for tea and coffee

12.00pm – Welcome

12.15pm – Our Keynote conversation will feature Sonita Alleyne, OBE, Master of Jesus College Cambridge.

Born in Bridgetown, Barbados, and brought up in Leytonstone, East London, Sonita has had an extraordinary career in journalism and broadcasting. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and the Radio Academy, and in 2003, was awarded an OBE for service to broadcasting. In 2020, she was named an Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam college and received an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies.

1.00pm – Sandwich lunch

2.00pm – Ministry and Memory: Reflections on Engaging the Legacies of Oppression in Methodism

3.30pm – Small Group Reflection

5.00pm – Prayer Service

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Saturday 2 July 2pm-6pm

Open House – at Wesley House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BJ

2.00pm – Wesley House tours and presentations

3.30pm – Afternoon Tea

5.00pm – Centenary Celebration Worship at Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge, CB1 1LG

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