Tour of Britain celebrates Charles Wesley

A unique tour of historical British sites has been announced for all local Methodist churches and the general public, and space is still available with a March 1 deadline for reservation.

In commemoration of the 300th anniversary of church founder and hymn writer Charles Wesley, whose hymns appear in most denominations’ hymnals, this eight-day tour of favorite Methodist properties from London to Bath to Bristol and beyond is offered for June 9-17.

Major Methodist sites to be visited throughout the south of England and London, include “The New Room,” Charles Wesley’s House and Heritage Center, Wesley’s Chapel in London, Bunhill Fields, John Wesley’s house, and the Museum of Methodism.

Many of the most famous and popular British tourist attractions are also included, such as Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, the Roman Baths, Windsor Castle, Chichester Cathedral, Arundel Castle, Portsmouth Harbor with the famous HMS Victory, Mary Rose and Museums, Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

In addition, the tour will travel through some of the most charming countryside and quaint little villages in all of England, with their delightful country churches and popular pubs, with opportunities to socialize with local British residents, a perfect combination of enjoying the beautiful English landscape, visiting fascinating Methodist Heritage sites, and mixing with British folks.

Information sessions will be held at various churches and at the Lindstrom Travel office on Guilford Road in the next few weeks. Or, for more information, call (815) 398-8888.

From the Feb. 28-March 6, 2007, issue

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