Class Ticket

Class Ticket
Class Ticket

1750-1800 / Certificate / Document / Methodism / Paper / Printing & Publishing
Paper, printed; ink

The membership ticket or 'class ticket' system is specifically Methodist. Class tickets originate in the 1700s, when the Methodist Church was a religious society and still within the Church of England. Members belonged to 'classes' within local Methodist societies, and every member received a ticket at least once a year. Many societies issued monthly tickets.

Membership is an important milestone in becoming a Methodist, and membership tickets are still issued on a regular basis.

This class ticket was issued to Sarah Ha(e)y for September 1795. Sarah Ha(e)y was born Sarah Garland and married George Ha(e)y around 1780. The museum owns tickets issued to Sarah both before and after marriage; see other examples in the Online Collection.