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Commemorates the founder of the Methodist Church.
In 1742 John Wesley published his doctrine of Christian Perfection, which provoked much debate over the next couple of centuries and Wesley`s teachings and preaching continued to attract more people. However, it also continued to upset the leaders in the Church of England. Wesley therefore came under great persecution wherever he went.During the 1750s through the 1760s, Wesley continued to build his "societies" of followers and developed schools and orphanages. His preaching and teaching took him throughout Britain, and his writings and publications were being read around the world by all social classes. Wesley wrote in such a way that the common man could understand what was being said.
This brought an understanding of God`s word to the common man, which ignited revival fires throughout the land. In 1784, Thomas Coke, a disciple under Wesley, was headed far America to oversee the "societies" there. Wesley ordained Coke and gave him a certificate as general superintendent of the Methodists in America, effectively beginning the Methodist denomination in America and formally splitting from the Church of England.
|Address:||148 Lonsdale Street, Wesley Uniting Church, Melbourne, 3000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.810239|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Paul Montford|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 5th November, 1935|