Person    | Male  Born 17/6/1703  Died 2/3/1791

John Wesley

Categories: Religion, Seriously Famous

Founder of the Methodist denomination of the Protestant religion. Born Epworth rectory, near Lincoln. Was a Church of England clergyman and at Whitsuntide, May 1738, 3 days after his brother, Charles, had a conversion experience which marked the spiritual birth of Methodism. Inspired by the Moravian doctrine. Aged 48 he married Mary Vazeille but unable to compete with his other interests she left him 15 years later. They had no children.  Died at his house in City Road.

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John Wesley

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Aldersgate Flame

{On the west face:} Wednesday May 24 1738 "What occurred .......law of sin an...

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Hanbury Hall - blue oval plaque

This plaque has a shortened version of the text on the old white plaque.

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Hanbury Hall - white plaque - removed

Christ Church Hall Built in 1719 as a French Hugeonot {sic} church it stood b...

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John Wesley - Aldersgate Street

The probable site, where, on May 24, 1738 John Wesley "felt his heart strange...

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John Wesley's house - EC1

Wesley lived here in the winters from 1779 until his death, here.

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Great Synagogue, Dukes Place

Great Synagogue, Dukes Place

This was not actually the first synagogue built after the Jews returned to England in the 17th century, that was the synagogue at Creechurch Lane.  The Duke's Place Great Synagogue was constructed ...

Building, Religion

1 memorial
St Mary Axe Church

St Mary Axe Church

Its full name was the Church of St Mary, St Ursula and her 11,000 Virgins. The origin of the nick name supposedly derives either from a sign of an axe over the east end of the church or from a reli...

Building, Religion

1 memorial
George MacDonald

George MacDonald

Poet, novelist and Christian minister. Born Aberdeenshire. Works include: 'At the Back of the North Wind', 'Lilith'. Influenced: C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, W. H. Auden, Tolkien. Died at Ashtead...

Person, Literature, Poetry, Religion, Scotland

2 memorials
All Hallows the Less

All Hallows the Less

This medieval church was destroyed, along with most of the churches in the City, by the Great Fire in 1666. In 1670 Parliament passed a Rebuilding Act and a committee was set up under the stewardsh...

Building, Religion

1 memorial
St Columba's Church Haggerston

St Columba's Church Haggerston

Designed by James Brooks. Located at 217 - 223 Kingsland Road, E2, it is now the Christ Apostolic Church.

Place, Religion

1 memorial