Susanna Wesley (1669-1742) – 350th anniversary

This year marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of the mother of John & Charles Wesley (& their 17 siblings).  Various commemorations have been arranged including a “Bright Succession” Conference at Lincoln University from 12-14 July.  The Conference includes an excursion to Epworth Rectory, her home with the Rev Samuel Wesley, for nearly 40 years.

Susanna’s influence is of course best seen through the lives of her sons John and Charles; however, from her own Puritan-family background, she offered a clear example of devotional Christian living – her writings include letters, meditations & extended commentaries, and prayers, some of which have been included in Methodist Prayer Handbooks.

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