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 as a quarterly membership ticket to Edith Parker in March 1908. There are other examples belonging to Edith Parker in the Collection; this is the earliest. See other examples in the Online Collection catalogued under no. 1995/4239.