John Wesley in Bristol Cathedral - 17 August, 1758

from The Journal of John Wesley, page 243:

I went to the Bristol cathedral to hear Mr. Handel's Messiah. I doubt if that congregation was ever so serious at a sermon as they were during this performance. In many parts, especially several of the choruses, it exceeded my expectation.

cite as

John Wesley, and Percy Livingstone Parker (ed.), The Journal of John Wesley (1951), p. 243. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Bristol Cathedral


John Wesley
Cleric, Theologian, Writer

Listening to

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written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 August, 1758
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:25:19 +0100
Approved on Fri, 13 Nov 2015 20:58:11 +0000