A Wesley Tour of England

Travel through England in the footsteps of John and Charles Wesley.

Tour Highlights

London:- a Wesley walk viewing places in the City of London associated with John and Charles including Charterhouse where John went to School, the memorial marking the spot of John’s conversion and the site where Charles was converted. Visit John Wesley’s House and Wesley’s Chapel.

Oxford: Lincoln College where John was a fellow and Christchurch were both John and Charles were undergraduates.

Canterbury Cathedral: John Wesley first preached in Canterbury in 1750 and returned regularly for the next 40 years. The Cathedral is the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Wesley’s background was in the Anglican Church and they did not want to leave it but to reform it.

Epworth: where the Wesley brothers’ story begins, we visit their childhood home.

Staffordshire and Ironbridge Gorge:- Discover what England was like at the time of the Wesleys: visit the area of the potteries in Staffordshire, tour the Wedgwood factory and learn about the relationship between Josiah Wedgwood and John Wesley and the Wesleys’ influence on the Industrial Revolution and the social and educational challenges that it presented. Visit Ironbridge Gorge in the Black Country an area which was a haven of Methodism, see the first cast iron bridge and the museum.

Bristol: visit the New Room the first Methodist building in the world, Charles Wesley’s house and Hanham Mount where George Whitefield and John Wesley preached.

Redruth Cornwall: Gwennap Pit – Wesley preached here in a depression caused by mining. It has now been remodelled into a terraced amphitheatre in memory of Wesley.

Bath: discover more about life in 18th Century England on a walking tour through Bath and enjoy the Georgian architecture.

The itinerary can be tailor-made to your requirements, contact me to discuss your bespoke itinerary. You can include some general sightseeing along with the Christianity sites if you wish.