Dunbar Methodist Church
in 1764, and originally developed from Moravian roots, Dunbar is
Scotland's oldest Methodist church and was a favourite of John Wesley.
Both John and his brother Charles were Trustees and John preached at
the Dunbar chapel on 21 occasions.
church features Victorian stained glass and an oak pulpit from St
Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh. How they ended up in Dunbar remains a
mystery. There is a spelling error on one of the windows and one theory
is that they were ordered but rejected because of that mistake.
memorial to 31 year-old Wesleyan Revd Holdsworth, who drowned while
bathing in 1892, can be seen in the graveyard of the nearby parish
church. It was erected by the people of Dunbar in memory of a minister
"who was at all times their friend".
Additional visitor information
Car parking available nearby
Sunday 10am at St Anne's Scottish Episcopal Church.
Dunbar is an established seaside resort with historic buildings and
opportunities for golf, bird-watching, rambling, fishing and sailing.
John Muir's Birthplace museum, on the High Street, documents the life
and work of the nineteenth-century Scottish born naturalist, who
emigrated with his parents to the United States where he campaigned for
the preservation of natural environments: www.jmbt.org.uk
10 Victoria Street
East Lothian EH42 1ET
For worship services and otherwise by special request.
Getting there [NT678791]
50km/30 miles east of Edinburgh. From the A1 (Edinburgh), at Spott
roundabout take the first exit towards Dunbar, continue straight along
Spott Road. Turn left onto Queen's Road (A1087) and then left onto
Countess Road (A1087). Turn right into Abbey Road and continue into
High St, at roundabout go straight over and continue to end. Turn right
into Victoria St. Church situated opposite the leisure pool.
Train: Nearest station is Dunbar, 1/2 mile away.
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