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Wesley Pilgrimage in England 2020

An 11-day immersion in Wesleyan spirituality


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Wesley's Chapel in London.

You are invited to an eleven-day spiritual pilgrimage, walking in the footsteps of John and Charles Wesley. This journey offers an opportunity to:

  • Immerse yourself in the Christian experiences of John and Charles Wesley
  • Learn, pray, worship, and explore places where the Wesley brothers encountered the living God
  • Form spiritual friendships with these British leaders and fellow pilgrims
  • Integrate Wesleyan theology, ministry, and missional leadership
  • Rekindle your spiritual passion

The Wesley Pilgrimage is open to all lay and clergy leaders. Together we will explore Epworth, the Wesley’s birthplace; Oxford, where John and Charles led the Holy Club; Bristol, where the class meeting was developed and Methodism became a movement; London, where both Wesley brothers experienced assurance of salvation; City Road the center of early Methodism; and Salisbury, home to a vital Methodist congregation once served by Francis Asbury.

This event qualifies for three Continuing Education Units.

Pilgrimage Scholarship

Commissioned Provisional Elders and Deacons, Licensed Local Pastors, Lay Servants, & Certified Lay Ministers may apply for a scholarship that reduces the registration fee to $1,095.

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Registration Information

Registration fee: $2,195

The registration fee includes ten nights lodging, most meals, coach travel to pilgrimage sites, all admission fees, and more. The fee does not include airfare to England.

All pilgrims must pay a $350 non-refundable deposit to secure their place in the pilgrimage. Go to the Wesley Pilgrimage web site for details. The link for the online scholarship application is found on the Registration Information page.

Because the maximum number of participants is 38, a waiting list will be available.

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Pilgrimage Sponsors

The Wesley Pilgrimage in England is sponsored by:

The Upper Room, Discipleship Ministries, The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, and The General Commission on Archives and History

Pilgrimage Leaders

Rev. Tom Albin - Host
Director of Spiritual Formation at The Upper Room in Nashville, TN

Rev. Dr. Paul Chilcote - Lecturer
Professor of Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary, Florida Dunnam Campus in Orlando, FL

Melanie C. Gordon - Lecturer
Religion and Ethics Instructor, Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, SC; Former Director, Ministry with Children at Discipleship Ministries, UMC

Rev. Dr. Steven Manskar - Director
Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, MI; Former Director of Wesleyan Leadership at Discipleship Ministries in Nashville, TN

The Itinerary

Pilgrims are praying people. Each day begins with prayer & Eucharist and ends with Compline.

July 27, Salisbury
Arrival at Sarum College around 1:00 pm for lunch. Orientation to Salisbury & introductory learning time.

July 28, Oxford
Visit Christ Church College & Cathedral, Lincoln College, St. Mary’s Church, and free time.

July 29, Salisbury
Learning time at College Chapel, and evensong at Salisbury Cathedral.

July 30, West Bromwich & Swanwick
Visit Francis Asbury’s boyhood home. Evening at Hayes Conference Centre with Dr. Phil Meadows to learn about Mission-shaped Discipleship.

July 31, Epworth
Visit St. Andrews Church and church yard, the Market Cross, the Old Rectory, & Wesley Memorial Methodist Church.

August 1, Salisbury
Morning teaching session. Free afternoon.

August 2, Salisbury & Bath
Pilgrims will worship with the people of Salisbury Methodist Church. A free afternoon includes an excursion to Bath.

August 3, Bristol
Visit The New Room and Charles Wesley House.

August 4, London
Visit Wesley’s Chapel & Home at City Road, Bunhill Field, the Aldersgate monument, Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

August 5, Salisbury
Final learning session in the morning. The day will end with closing worship and a banquet.

August 6, London
Travel from Salisbury to London. Return flights in afternoon or evening.

For More Information

Contact Edna Vaughan at [email protected] or call 877-899-2780, ext. 7113 for questions.