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A Man Named Wesley Passed This Way / Lovely Lane Chapel

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2008
1. A Man Named Wesley Passed This Way Marker
Inscription. On October 21, 1735, John and Charles Wesley and General James Oglethorpe (founder of the colony of Georgia) and eighty-four other passengers sailed from England on the ship "The Simmonds". After a hundred and fourteen days they sailed into the Savannah River (February 14, 1736). In March of 1736, Charles Wesley accompanied General Oglethorpe to Fort Frederica; soon after John Wesley joined his brother Charles, Benjamin Ingham and Charles DeLamotte, two other members of the "Holy Club", also lived and labored on this island. No other place in America has been the scene of the labors of so many who by heroic endeavor created the Methodist Church which today numbers many millions.
HERE WE HAVE BUILT A MEMORIAL

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Lovely Lane Chapel
Built by Norman W. Dodge in 1880 and named St. James Union Church, the chapel is now the oldest church building on St. Simons Island. Repaired following a hurricane in 1897, deconsecrated in 1911 and used as a recreation center, the chapel was reconsecrated after the Methodists purchased the property in 1949. Restored under the leadership of Bishop Arthur J. Moore, the chapel is now a favorite place for worship, weddings, baptisms and prayer. The magnificent stained glass windows are irreplaceable pieces of Old English Art Glass. The Methodists renamed
A Man Named Wesley Passed This Way / Lovely Lane Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2008
2. A Man Named Wesley Passed This Way / Lovely Lane Chapel Marker
the church Lovely Lane Chapel after the site of the 1784 founding conference of American Methodism in Baltimore, Maryland.
PROVIDING AN ATMOSPHERE OF THE NEARNESS OF GOD
 
Erected by South Georgia Conference of The Methodist Church.
 
Location. 31° 10.305′ N, 81° 24.381′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Arthur J. Moore Drive 0.2 miles north of Hamilton Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Mission By The Sea / Susannah Wesley (within shouting distance of this marker); Epworth By The Sea / Epworth Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Lovely Lane Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cassina Garden Club Houses (about 400 feet away); Gascoigne Bluff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hamilton Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Gascoigne (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Gascoigne Bluff (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Simons Island.
 
Also see . . .  Glynn County, Ga. John Wesley, In 1736 the 33-year-old cleric
A Man Named Wesley Passed This Way Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. A Man Named Wesley Passed This Way Marker
accompanied James Ogelthorpe as pastor of the Georgia colonists and to preach to the local indigenous tribes...Back in London in 1738, Charles helped spread Methodism with his pen rather than oratory. His over 6,000 hymns include "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." (Submitted on October 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Lovely Lane Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2008
4. Lovely Lane Chapel
St. Simons's oldest standing church building, hosts Sunday services and is available for weddings. Constructed in 1880, it is named after the site of the 1784 founding conference of American Methodism in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
 
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