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Janet Wolff and Mike Savage

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090387

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090387.001.0001

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‘He saw the city and wept’: the Manchester and Salford Methodist Mission, 1910–60

‘He saw the city and wept’: the Manchester and Salford Methodist Mission, 1910–60

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(p.123) ‘He saw the city and wept’: the Manchester and Salford Methodist Mission, 1910–60
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Culture in Manchester
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Angela Connelly

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090387.003.0006

This essay contests the general view, based on the processes of secularisation rooted in the nineteenth century, that religion and its moral teachings were incompatible with the modern city. Angela Connelly presents a detailed study of the Manchester and Salford Methodist Mission, with a focus on their Albert Hall and Aston Institute (1910), part of a wider movement in the denomination to reach out to the poorer working classes. She situates this in the context of Manchester’s other religious activities – church-going, Whit walks, philanthropy. She examines accounts of the various uses made of the Albert Hall, and shows that these included non-religious events, including musical performances and clubs for children, and concludes that the appearance of Christianity in other mundane settings (the street and the workplace) was not deemed incongruous.

Keywords:   Religion, Methodism, Philanthropy, Secularisation, Class

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