2013 Schedule

The Charles Wesley Society:
2013 Programme


Board Meeting

3.00 pm Arrival and Registration

4.00 pm Welcome and Introduction – All sessions will take place in The Wallis Room
Session 1: Untying the Knot: The Afterlife of Charles and Sally Wesley’s Marriage Settlement 1749-1800 – Clive Norris

6.00 pm Dinner
Session 2: Methodist Heritage in the North-East: A New Initiative (work in progress) – Geordan Hammond, Peter Forsaith, Mary Cheng (various contributors)
Evening Worship


8.00-8.30 am Breakfast
8.45 am Morning Prayer [Cathedral]

Session 3: Papers and Presentations
– Randy Maddox: ‘Anticipate Our Heaven Below’? Shifting Dynamics in Charles Wesley’s Eschatology
Tom Albin: Charles Wesley’s Role in the Spiritual Formation of the People Called Methodists

12.30-1.30 pm Lunch

Free afternoon to visit Durham Cathedral and city, etc.
Optional excursion to Yarm octagonal Methodist Chapel (built 1763, celebrating 250 years)

6.30 pm Dinner
Annual Society meeting
Evening Worship


8.00-8.30 am Breakfast
8.45am Morning Prayer [Cathedral]

Session 4: Papers and Presentations
– Dick Watson: Wesley Content in the New Julian’s Dictionary of Hymnology
– Tim Underhill: Another Look at Charles Wesley’s Shorthand

12.00-1.00 pm Lunch

1.30 pm Excursion to Local Heritage Sites (Coach departs White Gates, Quarry Heads Lane)
– High House chapel and museum, Weardale
– Newbiggin, Teesdale (the world’s oldest Methodist chapel in continuous Methodist use, from 1759)
5.45 pm return

6.30 pm Annual Dinner
– Guests: Rt. Hon. Sir Alan Beith, P.C. (member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed; President, The Chapel Society); Revd. Ruth Gee (Chair, Darlington Methodist District, President of the Methodist Conference 2013); Revd. Leo Osborn (Chair, Newcastle upon Tyne Methodist District, Past President of the Methodist Conference, 2011)
– Musical Presentation on Avison: David Hughes (the Charles Avison Society)

Evening Worship


8.00-8.30 am Breakfast
8.45am Morning prayer [Cathedral] (optional)

Excursion (by train) to Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Visit Brunswick Church, and site of the Orphan House, Kellmen’s Hospital (of which Charles Wesley was a chaplain); St. Andrew’s Church (where Charles Wesley married Grace Murray to John Bennet, also the tomb of Jane Smith, nee Vazeille, John Wesley’s step-daughter), the Literary an Philosophical Society.

1.00pm (approx) Annual Meeting ends

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