Class Ticket

Class Ticket
Class Ticket

1900-1950 / Certificate / Document / Methodism / Paper
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 as a quarterly membership ticket to Edith Parker in December 1921. There are more tickets belonging to Edith Parker in the Collection, see other examples in the Online Collection catalogued under no. 1995/4239.