The Circuit has a Covenant with the Parish Church of St John, Tolpuddle.
As part of our agreement to worship and work together, there is a monthly Methodist Service, normally in the Parish Church (9.30 am on the second Sunday of each month) but several times a year in the Methodist Chapel.
Tolpuddle Chapel is a Methodist Heritage site, open daily between Easter and October. We will reopen in 2022 on 1 April and remain open until the end of the October half term, from 10.00am until 4.00pm.
Most of the Tolpuddle Martyrs were Methodists and three were Local Preachers; their striving for social justice was born out of their faith. An exhibition in the Chapel explores the Christian perspective of their story.
A Pilgrimage Guide is also available as a pdf document, detailing the journey from The New Room, Bristol to Tolpuddle.
For more information about Methodist heritage sites, go to the Methodist Heritage website. http://www.methodistheritage.org.uk/heritagesites.htm
The original Methodist Chapel, the building in which the Martyrs worshipped was purchased in 2015 by the Tolpuddle Old Chapel Trust.
Check the progress of this exciting development on the Trust website.
The 2022 Tolpuddle Festival will be on the weekend of 15-17 July 2022. The Methodists will have a stall on the Festival ground and the End of Festival service will be held at the chapel at 5.00pm on Sunday 17 July. https://tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk/festival/
A new printed booklet of Tolpuddle prayers in various styles has been presented to help visitors to the chapel enjoy a prayerful moment and take away a memento of their visit. A new leaflet called 'What Moved the Martyrs?' discerning the faith that shaped them and their peaceful protest has recently been published. A PDF version is available on this site.