John Wesley

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Introduction


Our famous follower in these pages is John Wesley, the 18th-century preacher who took his message to the streets and became the unwitting founder of Methodism.

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 Links and books

Read the story of John Wesley, from his early years as a failed missionary in America, through to his preaching in the streets and fields of Britain.

Interested in knowing more about the life and times of John Wesley? Follow links to relevant websites and books, with direct online ordering.

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 Famous words
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 Following today

“Money never stays with me, it would burn me if it did,” said John Wesley, who died a poor man. Read the famous words of one of the 18th century’s most prolific speakers.

Is the story of John Wesley relevant to us today? How could our lives be different if we followed his example and the example of Jesus, which inspired him?


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John Wesley, the tireless 18th century preacher, toured Britain constantly, preaching in fields and streets about faith in Jesus who became the unwitting founder of Methodism.

These pages were written by Steve Tomkins, the author of a new life of Wesley, John Wesley: A Biography.

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