Celebrating Wesley

On 6th May 1745 John Wesley dined at the Barley Mow Inn in Studley, and for many years Studley Methodist Church has celebrated the visit of our founder by having lunch at the pub after morning worship on the nearest Sunday to the anniversary. This year the church decided to take things a step further by holding morning worship in the pub, as part of our Church Without Walls activities. Rev Anne Smith led worship which continued the Easter story, and included a number of well known hymns. She invited the whole pub to join us in worship and some sang along with the hymns. Lunch was enjoyed together afterwards, and we hope that our very public act of worship has reached a little further than usual.

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  1. Stephen Levett - May 17, 2019 at 1:02 pm Reply

    Just to note this coming Thursday 24th May is marked as Aldersgate Day, when Methodists remember how on that date in 1738 John Wesley had his ‘warmed heart’ experience. It came to be seen as a key foundation and beginning of what later emerged as Methodism. Here’s the famous quote from John Wesley’s journal:
    ‘In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for salvation; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.’

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