St Gennys - Wesleys (1744-1782)

This was one of the few parish churches where the Wesleys were permitted to preach. Mr Thompson was the vicar and he died in 1782, hence no more visits here by John Wesley.

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.

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