Tag Archives: Rev. David Weeks

John Wesley opposed slavery

Rev. David Weeks, chaplain of the New Room in Bristol, UK, remembers John Wesley’s opposition to slavery.

When Wesley lived at the British colony in Savannah, Georgia, he was introduced to the early years of the slave trade in the colonies. Years later, he wrote in opposition to slavery.

Thoughts upon Slavery, John Wesley

Wesley’s opposition to slavery continued til his last days when he wrote to William Wilberforce to support his stand in Pariliament

 

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Photos of the New Room, Bristol, UK

The New Room in Bristol is the oldestĀ Methodist Chapel in the world andĀ the cradle of the early Methodist movement. It was built and used by John Wesley and the early Methodists as a meeting and preaching place and the center for helping and educating the needy members of the community. You can find photos of the New Room on the JohnWesleyBlog flickr page.
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Rev. David Weeks at the New Room, Bristol, UK

John and Charles Wesley had strong connections to Bristol, UK. They established the New Room as the first Methodist meeting space. Charles made Bristol his home. Rev. David Weeks serves as chaplain of the New Room today. He talks about the Wesleys and the building on the Horsefair.

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