John Wesley - 12 September, 1743

from The Journal of John Wesley, page 119:

I had had for some time a great desire to go and publish the love of God our Saviour, if it were but for one day, in the Isles of Scilly; and I had occasionally mentioned it to several. This evening three of our brethren came and offered to carry me thither if I could procure the mayor’s boat, which, they said, was the best sailer of any in the town. I sent, and he lent it me immediately. So the next morning, Tuesday, 13, John Nelson, Mr. Shepherd, and I, with three men and a pilot, sailed from St. Ives. It seemed strange to me to attempt going in a fisher-boat, fifteen leagues upon …   more >>

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John Wesley, and Percy Livingstone Parker (ed.), The Journal of John Wesley (1951), p. 119. accessed: 24 July, 2024


John Wesley
Cleric, Theologian, Writer

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A hymn performed by John Wesley, Sailors

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 September, 1743
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors


At sea travelling from St Ives to the Isles of Scilly

Originally submitted by acusworth on Sat, 23 May 2015 12:06:58 +0100
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:06:21 +0100