Methodist Church


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Birth Ethel Wilson
Ethel Bryant (later EW ) was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, of Wesleyan Methodist missionary parents. She was their only surviving child.
Stouck, David. Ethel Wilson: A Critical Biography. University of Toronto Press.
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Characters Sarah Green
After this tirade the novel is more fun than one might anticipate. The title-page quotes Sir John Vanbrugh . The story opens with SG 's gentleman hero, Percival Ellingford, a recent convert to Methodism ...
Cultural formation Rudyard Kipling
As an English boy and then man in India, Rudyard must have been constantly aware of his status as one of the white race and administrative ruling class. His earliest memories of India were impressions...
Cultural formation Joanna Baillie
JB was a Scottish writer: though she lived most of her adult life in London, her letters show her vividly aware of her Scots identity, not least in her deliberate use of the Scotticisms which...
Cultural formation Mary Prince
Some years after this, one Christmas, attendance at a Methodist meeting at Date Hill in Antigua made a great impression on MP 's mind, and led my spirit to the Moravian church.
Prince, Mary, and Ziggi Alexander. The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave. Editor Ferguson, Moira, Pandora.
Cultural formation Harriet Corp
HC was an Evangelical, and may have been a Quaker or a Methodist .
Cultural formation Mary Prince
The Methodist Church had broken away from the Church of England in 1812, but it seems that five years later there was no gulf between the two groups, at least in the Caribbean.
Cultural formation Olaudah Equiano
At Cadiz in Spain, OE had a spiritual reawakening which he calls conversion, after which he worshipped as a Methodist as well as an Anglican . His conversion came as the climax and resolution...
Cultural formation Judith Cowper Madan
Born into the English professional class, to a family with strong connections with the law, JCM became deeply religious. When the Methodist movement got going (still within the Church of England ) it attracted her strongly.
Cultural formation Louisa Baldwin
Welsh on her mother 's side and Scottish on her father 's, LB came from a remarkable,
Middlemas, Keith, and John Barnes. Baldwin: A Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicholson.
presumably white, Methodist family.
Taylor, Ina. Victorian Sisters. Adler and Adler.
Middlemas, Keith, and John Barnes. Baldwin: A Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicholson.
Cultural formation Kathleen Raine
KR was brought up in her father's Wesleyan Methodist faith, and also introduced to her maternal family's Presbyterianism by her Scottish relatives. She wrote of being drawn more strongly to the Greek myths in her...
Cultural formation Olaudah Equiano
He was baptised into the Church of England at St Margaret's, Westminster, in 1759, and had a spiritual experience of conversion and rebirth fifteen years later, after which he became a Methodist (still at...
Cultural formation Ethel Wilson
Born in South Africa to white parents of British origin but later settled in Canada, and accustomed in later years to a high professional standard of living, EW had a Methodist , comfortable, sheltered upbringing...
Cultural formation Anne Hart Gilbert
The mother and grandmother of Anne and her sister Elizabeth were Methodists, and the girls themselves were baptised Methodists in 1786, the year after their mother's death, during a missionary visit to Antigua. After their...
Cultural formation Judith Cowper Madan
From about this time she associated herself with John Wesley 's fairly new religious group called the Methodists (then part of the Church of England). Another influence on her religious thinking was Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon


24 May 1738: John Wesley experienced conversion and the...

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24 May 1738

John Wesley experienced conversion and the assurance of salvation, at the Aldersgate Street meeting-house in London.

April 1742: John Wesley's earliest list of members of...

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April 1742

John Wesley 's earliest list of members of the Foundery Society (which met at The Foundery, Moorfields, East London) had forty-seven women to only nineteen men.

20 June 1743: Mary Bird, member of an early Methodist group,...

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20 June 1743

Mary Bird , member of an early Methodist group, became one of the movement's martyrs when she was killed by a blow on the head with a stone. She had received threats of violence before...

1745: Serious anti-Methodist riots occurred in...

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Serious anti-Methodist riots occurred in Exeter.

June 1749: Elizabeth Bennis (born Patton), a Limerick...

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June 1749

Elizabeth Bennis (born Patton), a Limerick merchant's wife in her early twenties, converted to Methodism .
Dyer, Serena. “Review”. Women’s History Magazine, No. 74, pp. 37-8.

6 July 1751: Charles Wesley, arriving to speak at a Methodist...

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6 July 1751

Charles Wesley , arriving to speak at a Methodist meeting, was met with violence and disruption beyond what he was used to encountering.

8 February 1761: In the first of two years' very great revival...

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8 February 1761

In the first of two years' very great revival among the [Methodist ] societies,
Fletcher, Mary Bosanquet. The Life of Mrs. Mary Fletcher. Editor Moore, Henry, T. Mason and G. Lane.
Sarah Crosby , on a visit to Derby and having the previous week conducted a prayer meeting of twenty-seven...

26 March 1768: Lord Baltimore (Frederick, the sixth baron,...

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26 March 1768

Lord Baltimore (Frederick, the sixth baron , who was known for his promiscuity and was said to admire the Islamic system of harems) was acquitted (with two female accessories) of raping a Methodist or Independent

1769: Hannah Ballimg: move in unlikely event of...

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Hannah Ball opened an early Methodist Sunday school at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.

30 September 1770: Charismatic evangelist George Whitefield...

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30 September 1770

Charismatic evangelist George Whitefield died at Newburyport, near Boston, Massachusetts.

1774: John Wesley published his Thoughts upon Slavery....

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John Wesley published his Thoughts upon Slavery. In condemning the institution, he made ending the slave trade and emancipating existent slaves official policies of the Methodist movement.

January 1778: John Wesley and others began publishing the...

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January 1778

John Wesley and others began publishing the Arminian Magazine: consisting of extracts and original translations on universal redemptions.

1784: John Wesley broke finally with the Church...

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John Wesley broke finally with the Church of England , though still vacillating as to whether to espouse full Evangelicism ; in 1787 his Methodist chapels were registered as Dissenting chapels.

1787: John Wesley, debating how far to take the...

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John Wesley , debating how far to take the Methodists in the direction of Evangelicism , talked over the issue by letter with John Newton , ex-slave-captain and leading Evangelical.

After 2 March 1791: Following the death of John Wesley, the Methodists...

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After 2 March 1791

Following the death of John Wesley , the Methodists extended the circuit system throughout Britain as an alternative to the parish system used by the Established Church


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