Wesley Concert by the Madding Crowd


We are pleased to welcome members of the Madding Crowd to Hedge End Methodist Church on Saturday 19th October at 7.30 p.m. The Madding Crowd specialises in music and singing from the times  1660 to 1861.

The concert celebrates the 350th anniversary of the birth of Susanna Wesley, who is often regarded as the ‘mother of Methodism’, using music and words from the Wesley family.   Her son John (1703-1791)  is regarded as the founder of Methodism, and his brother Charles wrote hundreds of hymns, some of the most well known being  “Hark the Herald Angels sing”, “Love divine all loves excelling” and “O for a thousand tongues to sing”. But without the influence of Susanna, their talents might never have flourished.

More about the Wesleys can be found on a previous blogs on this site,

Susanna Wesley

Wesley Chapel and Home

the picture above was taken at the Wesley Chapel in London.

More details about the Madding Crowd can be found at


The Cost of Admission to the concert will be £10 per person. and will include refreshments in the interval. Details of how to purchase tickets will be posted here nearer the time.

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