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
Parties catered for by prior arrangement
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
Accessible all day, every day.
Tel: 01291 650846
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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