St Martin's Methodist Church
Cast of the Roger Jones musical, 'The Rock'
St Martin's Methodist Church - some of the very welcoming and cheerful congregation with the Superintendent Minister Rev Charles Gibb.
St Mary's Methodist Church.
On Tuesday, 13th September 1743 John Wesley arrived for the first time on the Isles of Scilly in a boat borrowed from the Mayor of St.Ives.
The following day in his journal he wrote, 'I had for some time a great desire to go and publish the love of God our Saviour, if it were but for one day, in the Isles of Scilly.
It was not until 45 years later however when Rev Joseph Sutcliffe (minister of St.Ives) visited the Islands with a desire, 'to preach for the souls of poor smugglers that Methodism began to take root.
Meeting the congregation of St Mary's church in the always open public space of the Superintendent's Manse. What you cannot tell from the photo is that these good people had gathered despite the fact it was pouring with rain, several came in absolutely soaked.
The flight to The Isles of Scilly take off and landing
St Martin's trip with the Rock musical