JOHN WESLEY SET 18th CENTURY BRITAIN ON FIRE with his open air preaching. The Methodist societies he organised and nurtured grew with phenomenal speed. Encounters with John Wesley brings to life the legendary preacher’s search for faith, his tireless travelling, the violent opposition he faced, and his passionate, single-minded drive ‘to do what good I can’

Mark Topping is John Wesley. His father, Frank Topping appears as Joseph Butler, the Bishop of Bristol, Alan Covenay is Charles Wesley and Alan Moore appears as Beau Nash.

Filmed on location - including the New Room, Bristol, the oldest Methodist chapel in the world and at Charles Wesley’s House, also in Bristol.

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Encounters with John Wesley runs for 25 minutes - with 'extras' the total running time of the DVD is 90 minutes.
© Mark Topping and Bristol Film and Video Society 2008.