Wesley wanted to preach the Gospel, something most ministers did not do and he wanted to stir up the Church of England that was in a pretty sorry state. He was a Church of England minister and he remained one until he died and it was only after his death that his followers formally created a new church. He encouraged his followers to not only meet together but to also go to the parish church regularly; he himself did this and often preached outside the church after the service he attended had finished.
. Charles Wesley visited St Just three times and his brother 27 times. They would regularly attend St Just Parish Church as would most of the early Methodists. The parish register records the burial of Elizabeth Thomas in 1889, aged 87 who was the last Wesleyan Methodist regularly attending Holy Communion.