A Pilgrimage

I don’t do religion, but am in awe of the many who change the world for the better, and that often includes believers. One of my all-time heroes is John Wesley, founder with his brother Charles, of Methodism, widely considered to have prevented a French style revolution in these isles. John was the greatest traveller in Britain in the 18th century, educating healing & feeding the poor when the established church did little.
My first published article was on the New Room in Bristol, a beautiful, light chapel with work rooms above, hodden away in the central, miraculously survived the blitz & developers.
So I finally got to visit the first chapel – or at least its site, on City Road in London.

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This is a memorial to their first chapel the foundary.

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Stained glass skylight

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The chapel from the 19th century

And the tomb of John. His mother Susannah is buried over the road in Bunhill (bonehill) Fields.

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