On Tuesday 24th May we would like to invite everybody to a Communion service to mark Wesley Day. Held in our historic chapel at 11am and led by Rev Josette Crane, this commemorative service will celebrate the day when John Wesley’s faith changed from being an experience of the mind to an experience of the heart and soul.
On 24th May 1738, John Wesley wrote in his journal that he went “very unwillingly” to a religious meeting in Aldersgate Street, London. During the meeting, at about a quarter before nine, he felt his heart “strangely warmed” and had a very powerful experience of knowing that he was loved by God, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Wesley Day is also known as Aldersgate Day due to the place where Wesley’s experience took place. It is a good time to reflect on Wesley’s life and legacy and also an opportunity to think about how our lives are shaped and challenged by faith today.