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How Methodism became an international movement – Talk by Gary M. Best

Join us for a talk by New Room Warden Gary M. Best, exploring why and how the Methodist movement spread to America initially without the official support of the Wesleys.

This morning session looks at work of key figures like George Whitefield, Philip Embury, Barbara Heck, and Captain Webb. It then examines the work of the preachers sent out by Wesley from the 1770s onwards, especially Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke. The work of the latter in encouraging Methodism to go elsewhere in the world is also covered. The session ends by examining why the international work led to the creation of a separate Methodist Church.

Tickets £3 including refreshments.  Free for New Room volunteers.

Contact community@newroombristol.org.uk to reserve your place or buy your ticket on the door, first come first served. Limited spaces available.

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The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement.

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