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 Issues | Church History | John Wesley

John Wesley (1703-1791)

Evangelical Leader & Evangelist

Summary

  • 1703 Born at Epworth in Lincolnshire to Samuel & Susanna Wesley
  • 1720 Up to Christ Church, Oxford
  • 1725 Ordained and elected a fellow of Lincoln College. Probably converted around this time.
  • 1729 The “Holy Club” formed in Oxford
  • 1735 Travelled to Georgia (USA) as a missionary
  • 1738 Returned to England and linked up with the Moravians. Year of his "Aldersgate experience".
  • 1739 Separated from the Moravians and began itinerant preaching with other “methodists”. Built first chapel in Bristol under private trusteeship. Wesley refused to separate from the established Church.
  • 1784 Ordained his first ministers to provide oversight of the congregations.
  • 1791 Died peacefully at the age of 88.

                                

 

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Articles

  • Wesley Remembered - and More. Churchman article by John Tyson. Explaining why John Wesley deserves to be remembered and studied in the 21st Century.
 

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