Wesley's Chapel Burial Ground and Wesley House Garden (also known as Wesley's Chapel And Leysian Mission)7538

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Behind the Chapel is a small graveyard with plain chest tombs and the monument of John Wesley with pyramid and urn. In the forecourt is an obelisk to Susannah Wesley erected in 1870 and the Wesley memorial with bronze statue of John Wesley erected on the centenary of his death in 1891. The forecourt was re-landscaped with granite setts and York paving in the 1990s but has notable mature London plane trees.

History

n 1739 John Wesley's first London base was a converted foundry in Moorfields. By the 1770s larger premises were needed and in 1778 the Mother Church of World Methodism Chapel was opened here.

Visitor Facilities

Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12.30-1.45pm. Closed Thurs bet 12.45 & 1.30pm for service, and between Christmas & New Year, Public Holidays except Good Friday
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12.30-1.45pm. Closed Thurs bet 12.45 & 1.30pm for service, and between Christmas & New Year, Public Holidays except Good Friday

Directions

Tube: Old Street (Northern); Moorgate (Northern, Circle, Metropolitan). Bus: 21, 43, 55, 76, 141, 205, 214, 243, 371
History

Period

  • Late 18th Century
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust