It was on Monday 11th August, 1775 that John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, held the first Covenant Service at the French Church in Spitalfields, East London – with a congregation of 1,800! On 7th August, 2016 at 6.00 we’ll mark the anniversary with a special covenant service on the lawn at Holtwood, to be led by Revd Nigel Deller with music by Becky Shears and Peter Aston. This will be a united service for the Methodist Churches at Holtwood, Verwood, Witchampton and Woodlands and our Anglican friends have also been invited – and so are you! Why not come along at 5.00 for tea & biscuits beforehand? Although probably even the wonderful Holtwood catering team couldn’t cope with 1,800 for tea!