An overview of some of the key dates in our history.
|John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, first visits Salisbury to see his mother. This is the first of over 40 more visits during his life.
|As a result of John Wesley’s preaching, the first Methodist groups meet at Ditchampton and Greencroft Street.
|New preaching house is built in St Edmunds Church Street, John Wesley’s signature appears on original deeds.
|Francis Asbury, the founder of American Methodism, is appointed to the Salisbury Circuit as Superintendent.
|Francis Asbury attends Methodist Conference in August and responds to Wesley’s appeal for preachers to go to America.
|John Wesley preaches in Salisbury for the last time.
|Old Church Street chapel is demolished and a new church built on same site.
|New Church is enlarged.
|School hall is built at the rear of the Chapel.
|Methodist Union formally combines Wesleyan, Primitive and United Methodist churches into one church.
|Salisbury Methodist Church is formed by the union of Dews Road, Harnham and Church Street congregations.
|Salisbury Methodist Church is rebuilt following demolition of the rear premises.