Tag Archives: John Wesley

Wesley Day in London

Yesterday was Wesley Day, the 275th Anniversary of John’s Wesley’s experience of the ‘warmed heart’ at Aldersgate. I’ve attended the commemorations in London a few times over the years, though this was the first time I actually managed to get … Continue reading

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Sermon for the Covenant Service

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Romans 12:1-2 As is our tradition, early in the New Year we meet to renew our covenant with God. This is a distinctively Methodist practice which can be traced back to the first covenant service held by John … Continue reading

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Sermon for Watchnight

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15; Ephesians 5:6-20; Luke 12:35-40 With thanks to Revd Dr Joanna Adams whose sermon formed the basis for my own thoughts  – original here. Time.  This night of all nights, our eyes are on the clock.  We are counting … Continue reading

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Hymn of the Week: I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath

Today’s hymn of the week is Isaac Watts’ metrical adaptation of Psalm 146, the lectionary psalm for Ordinary 31B. First published in Psalms of David (1719) in six stanzas, the version  usually sung today is John Wesley’s revision, which omits … Continue reading

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In Wesley’s Footsteps (7): Charles Wesley’s Marylebone

In this latest part of my ‘Wesley’s Footsteps’ series the Wesley in question is Charles rather than John. It is perhaps unfortunate that most Methodists today know Charles Wesley solely for his hymn writing, for he was a considerable evangelist … Continue reading

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Sermon for Wesley Day/Aldersgate Sunday

This is the latest version of a sermon/address that has evolved over the years. It is based on the account given by Rupert Davies in his book Methodism. It has been preached both on Wesley Day (24th May) and Aldersgate … Continue reading

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In Wesley’s footsteps (6): Snow Hill

Modern day Snow Hill is a rather featureless street descending from Holborn Viaduct past the west door of the church of St Sepulchre to Farringdon Street, which runs along the old Fleet valley. In John Wesley’s day the Fleet was … Continue reading

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