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.

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

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… and the main sanctuary (photograph below)

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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.

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(Above:  Tombstone of Susannah Wesley)

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

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

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