John Wesley in Exeter Cathedral - 29 August, 1762

from The Journal of John Wesley, page 280:

I preached at eight on Southernay Green, to an extremely quiet congregation. At the cathedral we had a useful sermon, and the whole service was performed with great seriousness and decency. Such an organ I never saw or heard before, so large, beautiful, and so finely toned; and the music of "Glory Be to God in the Highest" I think exceeded the Messiah itself. I was well pleased to partake of the Lord's supper with my old opponent, Bishop Lavington. Oh, may we sit down together in the kingdom of our Father!
cite as

John Wesley, and Percy Livingstone Parker (ed.), The Journal of John Wesley (1951), p. 280. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Exeter Cathedral


John Wesley
Cleric, Theologian, Writer

Listening to

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Organ music
written by George Frideric Handel, William Crotch

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 August, 1762
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


John Wesley attends a service at Exeter Cathedral.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:41:23 +0100
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:39:18 +0000