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Wesley travels in UK

We finally made it back to North Carolina after traveling the UK and France. We visited several Methodist heritage sites in the UK. I will share some photos and video of our visits in the coming days. Here are some of the photos from Wesley Chapel.

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Displayed in the Wesley Chapel museum are the chalices and collection plate used in the Foundery, the first meeting place for Methodists established by John Wesley in London.

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Displayed in the Wesley Chapel museum is a Bible found in restoration work at the Old Rectory in Epworth, UK.

More photos from Wesley Chapel and St Paul’s Cathedral are available on the JohnWesleyBlog flickr page.

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Visiting Wesley Chapel in London

Flight delays in the US resulted in a delayed arrival at Wesley chapel in London but assistant pastor Jennifer Potter greeted us warmly. She encouraged us to spend some time looking through the Methodist Museum and church’s sanctuary.

Rev Potter talked about the site’s connection to Wesley. Nearby was the foundery that served as the first Methodist meeting site and Wesley’s home.  Wesley had the chapel built when the foundery lease ran out. The church now serves as own active congregation as well as teaching site about early Methodism.image

Wesley Chapel or City Road Methodist Church, the mother church of the Methodist faith

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On display in the museum is the original pulpit from the founderyimage

The sanctuary in wesley chapel

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Bishop Hope Morgan Ward visits Methodist historic sites in UK

Hope Morgan Ward, Bishop of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, discusses her March 2014 visit to the United Kingdom to visit Methodist historic sites.

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Aldersgate site marked by flame

Methodists mark May 24 as Aldersgate Day. in 1738 on that date, John Wesley ‘experienced confirmation of his salvation by the grace of God’ in a meeting room on Aldersgate Street. Wesley wrote: I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for salvation; and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.

The meeting room no longer exists in London. But the site is marked with a large flame monument. The monument is on Aldersgate Street in Nettleton Court. Here is the text on the monument.

The monument is along the John Wesley Walking tour offered by the Methodist Heritage website that also includes Wesley Chapel and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Making plans to visit England

My wife and I plan to travel to England in July. We are making plans to visit several sites important to John Wesley and the Methodist Church.

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We plan to visit Oxford, too. I am trying to determine the best site to visit.

My hope is to find someone at each of these sites that will talk on camera for a brief interview talking about Wesley, his ties to that community and his accomplishments for Methodism.

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