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John Wesley Memorial,

This is the site of John Wesley’s first sermon in Wales, which was marked in October 2013 with a bust of Wesley and an interpretation panel. Wesley preached on Devauden village green on 15 October 1739 after being refused entry into the local church. In his own words:

"Upon a pressing invitation, some time since received, I set out for Wales. About four in the afternoon I preached on a little green at the foot of the Devauden (a high hill, two or three miles beyond Chepstow) to three or four hundred plain people on 'Christ our wisdom, righteousness,
sanctification, and redemption'."

Additional visitor information
Car and coach parking nearby
Access for disabled people
Village shop
Parties catered for by prior arrangement
No toilets

Also nearby
Tintern Abbey, water mill and iron works (5 miles/8km); Harold’s Stones, Trellech – three large stone monoliths (5 miles/8km); Chepstow – with the start of Offa’s Dyke, castle and history (6 miles/10km).

Devauden Village Green
South Wales
NP16 6PQ

Accessible all day, every day.

Tel: 01291 650846

Getting there
OS: ST484988
Car: Nearest towns are Chepstow (6 miles/10km) and Monmouth (11 miles/18km). From Chepstow take the A466 to the Chepstow racecourse roundabout and then the B4293 to Devauden. From Monmouth take the B4293 to Devauden. The green is on the B4293.
Bus: Services from Chepstow and Monmouth.
Train: Nearest station Chepstow (6 miles/10km).

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