Service sheet, 1900
A Watch Night service sheet for the Wesleyan Methodist twentieth century celebration held on 31 December, 1900.
Watch Night services are late night services. John Wesley introduced Watch Night services in the mid-1700s, and they were sometimes called Covenant Renewal services. Originally, such services were meant to deepen the spiritual faith of the particiapnts and they were quite spontaneous. Later, they became more formal and associated with the end of the year, providing an alternative to alcohol-fuelled revelry, especially on New Year's eve.