Room 4 Object Highlights

Coin given by John Wesley

A silver crown coin, William III 1696, in a black presentation box given to William Chenhalls of St Just, Cornwall for good behaviour at meals.

In travelling the country John Wesley often stayed in family homes and sometimes he would spend time with the children.  The silver coin was given to a boy in Cornwall. Wesley had stayed the weekend with his parents and he was so impressed by the boy's good behaviour that he gave him this five-shilling piece. This was more than a young lad could earn in a week!  The boy refused to spend the gift because it mattered more that Wesley had given it.

In this room you will discover all about how Methodism spread nationwide and about the stories of those who travelled up and down the country sharing the love of Jesus.