Visit to Methodist Central Hall and John Wesley’s House in London

In November this year, we were privileged to be able to visit two Methodist landmarks in London, UK.

The first was the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster, London. The hall was built in 1905–11 to mark the centenary of John Wesley’s death, and today, it serves an international congregation of several hundred members.




Inside, a life-size statue of Charles Wesley (photograph below)…


… and the main sanctuary (photograph below)


The second place we visited was John Wesley’s house (now known as the Wesley’s Chapel and Leysian Mission), which Wesley built in 1779 and where he lived at the last twelve winters of his life.





(Above:  Tombstone of Susannah Wesley)


(Above: “Wesley’s Elm”. John Wesley is said to have preached under the parent of this elm)


(Above:  Statue of John Wesley, and note the inscription on its base: “The World is My Parish”)




3 thoughts on “Visit to Methodist Central Hall and John Wesley’s House in London

  1. Thank you for the post. For more on John Wesley, I would like to invite you to the website for the book series, The Asbury Triptych Series. The trilogy based on the life of Francis Asbury, the young protégé of John Wesley and George Whitefield, opens with the book, Black Country. The opening novel in this three-book series details the amazing movement of Wesley and Whitefield in England and Ireland as well as its life-changing effect on a Great Britain sadly in need of transformation. Black Country also details the Wesleyan movement’s effect on the future leader of Christianity in the American colonies, Francis Asbury. The website for the book series is Please enjoy the numerous articles on the website. Again, thank you, for the post.


    1. Roy Chan

      Thank you, sir, for introducing your book to us. May the Lord bless you and use your book to inspire a new generation of preachers and revivalists. Blessings, Roy


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