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Asbury Cottage,
Great Barr,
Open Day

The childhood home of Bishop Francis Asbury, first Bishop of the American Methodist Episcopal Church, will be open to the public again on a Sunday 

in May 2008 (to be confirmed) 

2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

(last admission at 4.30 pm)
At 3.30 pm David Hallam, a Methodist Preacher and  biographer of Eliza Asbury will give a short talk on Francis Asbury at Newton Roard United Reform Church, just across the road from the cottage. Admission to the cottage and talk is free of charge.

(Parking, tea and toilets will be provided by courtesy of the friendly congregation at the Newton Road United Reformed Church opposite the cottage on the corner of the Newton A4041 and Hamstead B4167 Roads.

Sunday Morning services at 10.45 am
Minister Rev Pamela Turner - 0121 455 9413)

Location of Asbury's Cottage

David Hallam, author of "Eliza Asbury" will be available to talk about his book and sign copies.
For location of other local Asbury sites in the area go to

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Some recent news
Is Revival Returning to Asbury's home Borough?

The Sandwell and Great Barr Chronicle reports that there has been a sharp increase in attendance at Anglican churches in the Sandwell Borough during the last twelve months.

Sandwell includes the former hamlets of Great Barr, Newton, West Bromwich and Wedneabury where Methodism met its first test and the young Francis Asbury first heard the word.

Sandwell and Great Barr Chronicle 19 January 2006

"Trailblazin Bishop" - The Rev Mark Winter, a UMC evangelist, has developed a 45 minute drama on the life of Francis Asbury.

Available now! The index of Francis Asbury's Journal available on this site. A fantastic resource for family and local history researchers!

Asbury Journal Index

* "Wells of Revival" - in the light of recent correspondence from the US some notes have been added to:

* Are you especially interested in the life of Francis Asbury's friend Henry Foxall? Researching the family tree? There's a special message for you on

A full review of David Hallam's book "Eliza Asbury", which tells the story of Francis Asbury's mother, appears in the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society (Vol 54 Part 6, October 2004).

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