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Aldersgate Flame, London

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John Wesley (1703-1791) was a minister in the Church of England and the founder of Methodism.

Theologically, Wesley emphasized free will along with predestination and faith along with works. Spiritually, he encouraged a life of prayer, Bible study, and charity work. Today, there are as many as 70 million Methodists worldwide.

On Aldersgate Street in London is a bronze memorial Methodist Flame and plaque (1981) commemorating John Wesley's conversion experience on this site on May 24, 1738. Wesley described his conversion in his journal:

Wesley's description of his experience is reproduced from the first edition of journal onto the memorial.

Quick Facts on the Aldersgate Flame

Site Information
Names:Aldersgate Flame; Aldersgate Flame, London; John Wesley's Conversion Place Memorial
Categories:Historical Sites
Faiths:Christianity; Methodist
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:London, England
Coordinates:51.517675° N, 0.096264° W  (view on Google Maps)
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Title:Aldersgate Flame, London
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:08/26/2009
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