Wesley Historical Society

The Wesley Historical Society – East Anglia encourages an interest in our Methodist heritage. Membership is open to all and the annual UK subscription is £8 (cheques payable to Wesley Historical Society – East Anglia)

We meet on Saturday afternoons in May and September at locations across the East Anglia District. Meetings take the form of lectures and are often at places of Methodist historical interest. Past meetings have included a talk on Sir George Edwards, The Musical Wesleys -a talk illustrated with musical extracts, viewing the Methodist Art Collection with expert guidance, and seeing a magnificent model of The Temple. We cater for all levels of interest from those with a scholarly knowledge of our Methodist heritage to those who simply enjoy seeing different parts of our District. Common to all our meetings is good fellowship and a good old fashioned Methodist tea!

Members receive our Journal, which has transcripts of lectures and items on people, places and events that have shaped our Methodist heritage in East Anglia.

To join, or for further information, please contact:

Ursula Franklin
15, Meadow Way
Tel: 01603 423535


2019 Meetings

Meeting on Saturday 18th May at Wesley House, Chapel Road, Boughton PE33 9AG
Mission Collecting Boxes – Dave Friswell will share information on his growing collection of mission collecting boxes, many of them Methodist (home, overseas and JMA), many pre-dating Methodist Union. If you have a bygone box, especially if it has a story behind it, do bring it along. Dave is Regional Co-ordinator for the Learning Network and former Team Leader of World Church Relationships.

Dave and Sarah Friswell look forward to welcoming you to their home for this meeting: Wesley House (1872 Wesleyan Chapel), Chapel Road, Boughton, nr Downham Market PE33 9AG. Please use this postcode in your SatNav to find the house. Ample parking is available diagonally opposite in the car park of Boughton Doctors’ Surgery. (Please note that the meeting will take place in the living room which is on the first floor. There is a wide staircase with handrails. There are toilet facilities on both floors). Tea will be provided after the meeting in the adjoining Wesley School (converted Sunday school house).
Please would anyone intending to attend the meeting phone Ursula Franklin 01603 423535 so that some idea of numbers can be gathered. 

Saturday 6th October- Susanna Wesley- a talk by Ursula Franklin
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For a list of the Wesley Historical Society Publications please Click Here.

Contact Info

(Please contact Alison Travis/The District Office only for matters that relate to the Methodist District. For Local Church or Circuit matters please contact the people on the individual Circuit and Church pages.)

01603 625765

Alison Travis

The District Office
Chapel Field Road Methodist Church

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