Travel around England in the footsteps of John and Charles Wesley. Not only will you enjoy seeing places associated with the Wesleys but you will also be visiting some of England's most
impressive and interesting cities, London, Lincoln, Bath and York.
Day 1 (Tuesday) Arrival in London.
Transfer from the airport to your hotel by coach for a 4 night stay. Later in the afternoon there will
be a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral. A site of Christian worship for 1,400 years and a witness
to much of our Christian history , the present cathedral designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is the
5th on the site. It is the only cathedral in England in the English Baroque style. Wesley attended a
service here on the day of his conversion.
Day 2 (Wednesday) London.
This morning we take a Wesley walk viewing places in the City of London associated with John
and Charles including Charterhouse where John went to School, the John Wesley conversion
memorial and the site where Charles was converted. We will visit Bunhill Fields and see the grave
of Susanna Wesley and finish at Wesley's Chapel and House. We will then have a tour of the
house with one of their guides and visit the museum, the chapel and John Wesley's grave.
There will also be some free time for your own explorations in London.
Day 3 (Thursday) London.
This can be a free day in London or we can include visits to other sites related to Christianity in this great city. Perhaps a tour looking at Christian art in the National Gallery or a tour of the British
Museum looking at archaeological exhibits which prove the historical accuracy of the Old Testa-
ment. Details of these tours can be found on the London sites page of this site.
Day 4 (Friday) Canterbury.
Today we take an excursion to Canterbury and Dover returning to London for overnight. John
Wesley first preached in Canterbury in 1750 and returned regularly for the next 40 years.
Canterbury is also where Christianity gained a firm foothold on English soil 1,400 years ago with
the arrival of St Augustine. The fine cathedral built over many centuries embraces all three styles
of Gothic architecture and holds a unique place in the history of the Church of England. It is still
today the seat of its senior archbishop and the mother church of the Worldwide Anglican Commun-
ion. Wesley said ‘I live and die an Anglican’ and actually never wanted to leave the Anglican
church but to reform it from within and today we look at his work in the context of the history of the
Day 5 (Saturday). Oxford.
We Travel to Oxford home of the oldest university in the English speaking world. Many famous
people have been educated there including John and Charles Wesley. On our walking tour we will
visit sites associated with them including Lincoln College, Christchurch and St Mary's Church and
also sites associated with other events in our Christian history. Overnight in Oxford.
Day 6 (Sunday) York.
We travel to York. On our walking tour we will discover the connection between York and the Ro-
man Emperor Constantine who was the first Roman emperor to allow Christians throughout the
empire to worship openly. York has much other interesting history, the Vikings, the railways and
chocolate have all had an influence. There will also be an opportunity to attend Evensong at the
Minster. Overnight in York.
Day 7 (Monday). York.
We spend today exploring York further starting with a guided tour of York Minster. Built as a mis-
sionary church it is one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in Europe. In the afternoon there is the op-
tion of free time or an excursion to the beautiful and dramatic ruins of Fountains Abbey. This
great abbey became a ruin at the Reformation. Hear about the Reformation and the dissolution of