SUNDAY, 26 MAY 2013
The brothers John and Charles Wesley are commemorated together annually in May in the Anglican Church of Australia. The date marks the anniversary of the May day in 1738 when John Wesley experienced his ‘conversion’. He writes in his journal:
In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed.
At 5pm on Sunday 26 May we celebrate the work and witness of John and Charles Wesley as evangelists, teachers, and the founders of the Methodist movement. Charles was a fine hymnist and his contributions to the corpus of Christian hymns is immense. Many of his stirring hymns are sung at this service, along with music by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Charles’s grandson, one of the leading English composers of his generation.
The Reverend Dr Geoff Hadley, former Principal of Methodist Ladies’ College, Claremont, speaks on the influence and legacy of the Wesley family on education.
Venue: The Cathedral. To find us, please click here.
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