North-East England & Yorkshire
North-West England & Isle of Man

Central & Eastern England
London & South-East England
South-West England & Channel Islands



Salisbury Methodist Church

Francis Asbury (born near Birmingham, see Bishop Asbury Cottage) was superintendent minister here before responding to John Wesley's request for ministers for America in 1771, where he became leader of the American Methodists.

He was ordained in Baltimore at the 1784 "Christmas" Conference by the Revd Dr Thomas Coke (see Coke Memorial Methodist Church) to be joint superintendent, adopting the title, "Bishop". Original preaching house (1759) replaced in 1810, and later remodeled; refurbished 1992.

On display: the Creation embroidery and Asbury watercolours.

Groups by request.

Additional visitor information
Induction loop
Car park and coach access nearby

Worship services
Sunday 10.30am & 6.00pm (NB Holy Communion: 8.30am 1st Sunday, 10.30am 2nd, 6.00pm 3rd )


St Edmund's Church Street
Wiltshire SP1 1EF

Daily 10am–12pm. Groups by request.

Administration Team
Tel/Fax: 01722 322755

Getting there [ST996172]
Car: A36 rings Salisbury centre and car access to the church is difficult. Nearest car park in Salt Lane.
Bus: good coach service from London or local services from Winchester.
Train: good connections to London, Bristol and Cardiff.

View Methodist heritage sites in a larger map


Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Did you find what you
were looking for?
Send us your feedback

Copyright and Disclaimer
Copyright ©2013 Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes.
The Methodist Church Registered Charity no. 1132208