The brothers visited St Gennys around eight times between them.
John wrote in his journal on August 12th 1753. 'I never saw so many people in this church; nor did I ever speak so plainly to them. They hear; but when will they feel? Oh, what can man do toward raising either dead bodies or dead souls!'
His final visit was in 1782 when he rushed to the death-bed of the vicar who was fearful of dying. He was a strong supporter of Wesley but was unable to pass on his message to his congregation.