Please join us for an exciting book launch event at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library on Thursday 21st July 5.00-7.00pm 2022. This is the first Brethren event at Rylands in many years and we are hoping to make it a really special occasion.
Tim Grass’s book Brethren and Their Buildings explores in detail the surprising variety of places of worship used by all sections of the Brethren movement in Britain and Ireland, from impressive Gospel halls on prominent sites to self-effacing back-street rooms. Tim will introduce these in this fascinating presentation. He will talk about how and why he set about compiling this book, and the contribution of the University of Manchester’s Christian Brethren Archive, the world’s largest and most significant collection of Brethren material, to his research.
Tim Grass is a historian based on the Isle of Man, who specializes in modern British religious movements. His books include “Gathering to His Name: The Story of Open Brethren in Britain and Ireland” (2006); “SCM Core Text: Modern Church History” (2008); “F. F. Bruce: A Life” (2011); and “The Lord’s Work: A History of the Catholic Apostolic Church” (2017). Tim is a past president of the Chapels Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Admission is free. Please book here via our Eventbrite page. A Zoom link is available.
Curator Christian Brethren Archive
The University of Manchester Library