John Wesley Close, E6

Place Name

Named after John Wesley (June 1703- March 2, 1791), the cleric, theologian, evangelist and lead of a revival movement within the Church of England known as Methodism. The close runs alongside the High Street South Methodist Church, in the 1897 Ordinance Survey map it is described as “Methodist Chapel (Primitive)” suggesting they were part of a movement that were trying to emulate Wesley and the early Methodists, particularly in reference to open-air meetings. They are part of the denomination, yet originally made up of converts denied admittance into the church.


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