- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- International Airfare
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Live Audio Headsets
- Guided Tours
- Deluxe Hotels
- Study Guide
- Overseas Transfers
Day 1 Depart USA
Depart on an international overnight flight.
Day 2 Birmingham and Coventry
Your guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to your motorcoach. In Birmingham, you’ll visit the boyhood home of Francis Asbury. Sent to America by Wesley, Asbury became the first elected bishop of the American Methodist Church. On the evening of November 14, 1940, a holocaust of bombs and fire destroyed much of Coventry. Experience the pain and the triumph of the townspeople when you visit the beautiful cathedral. The charred ruins of the old cathedral sit next to the exciting architecture of the modern cathedral. They stand together as a tribute to the indomitable spirit of the British people. Tonight, you will join the people of Coventry Cathedral for Evensong (when school is in session).
Day 3 Epworth
The quiet English countryside and green, rolling hills will delight you as you travel to remote Epworth in the Fen Country. Here Samuel and Susanna Wesley raised their brood of children in the Old Rectory while he served the Parish Church for 39 years. You’ll become familiar with the upbringing and early life of John and Charles Wesley when you visit their childhood home. You’ll see Memorial Church, built with contributions from around the world. Then visit St. Andrews Church at Epworth. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. This evening, have a lecture on the influence of John Wesley on the 18th Century church.
Day 4 Oxford
Learn about the Wesley Brothers and other non‐conformists who attended and graduated from Oxford. You’ll visit the Sheldonian Theater complex, where the Wesley’s and other leaders have received their earned and honorary degrees. Continue on to Christ Church College and visit the dining hall where John Wesley and other alumni are honored on the walls. Learn about other leaders from Oxford that have challenged the social mores of their day that the Gospel and the church would reach everyone. Continue to London for overnight. (Dinner on own in London)
Day 5 London
Begin the day at the Tower of London. Learn about its many prisoners who suffered for their beliefs amidst its 900+ year history. Then enjoy a driving tour of the city with a visit to Westminster Abbey. This afternoon and evening is yours to explore, shop and attend on your own. (Dinner on own in London)
Day 6 Wesley’s London
John and Charles Wesley left their marks on the town of London. You’ll have a lecture at City Road Chapel, site of John Wesley’s home and grave. Across the street in Bunhill Fields Cemetery, Susanna Wesley is buried along with other famous personages such as John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe. You’ll walk on Aldersgate Street where on May 24, 1738; John Wesley had his “Warming of the Heart” experience. You’ll walk past the entrance of “Little Britain” where Charles Wesley had his conversion experience just three days earlier. You will visit St. Paul’s Cathedral where John Wesley often worshipped. On the day of his conversion, Wesley came here for an afternoon service and was deeply moved by the choir’s anthem, "Out of the Deep Have I Called Unto Thee, O Lord". Tonight learn about the progression from Henry VIII’s Protestant changes to the Non‐conformist movement that inspired the likes of Susanna Wesley and her children. (Dinner on own in London)
Day 7 Todpuddle and Bristol
Travel today to Todpuddle, an agricultural town near the sea in Southwest England with thatched roof cottages and a village green. Here in 1834, Methodists and others were arrested and sent to Australia for creating a trade union. Visit the Martyr’s Museum and learn about the injustice visited upon these men and how the church and the press joined forces to have their sentences overturned. In the ancient port city of Bristol, you’ll have a lecture in one of Wesley’s early centers of ministry, the “New Room”. This oldest Methodist building in the world is unusually attractive in its basic simplicity. Then visit the home of Charles Wesley, the famous hymn writer. Dinner and overnight in Bristol.
Day 8 Gloucester and Englesea Brook
This morning travel to Gloucester and see the Cathedral here that was spared by Henry VIII because it was the burial place of King Edward II. Behind the cathedral is a small church that changed the world! You’ll and the Protestant Movement in England The Legacy of John Wesley learn about George Whitefield, who grew up in the congregation of St. Mary de Crypt and went on to minister in America. St. Mary de Crypt also produced Robert Raikes, founder of the Sunday School movement and the first Women’s Society. Continue on to Englesea Brook near Manchester. Visit the Museum and Chapel dedicated to the Primitive Methodism movement that sprung forth as a result of the Campmeeting revivals that were imported from America. The museum is dedicated to reflect how people live out their faith through social action. Enjoy a lecture here on how to take what you have learned home with you to apply in your church and community. Finish your day in Manchester for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 Return to USA
Return to USA
September 27, 2019From $3698