Gwennap Pit

Two friends in Gwennap Pit in 2006

Just imagine crowds numbering into thousands in this pit with John Wesley at the centre declaring the gospel; Tin miners and their families gathering to taste the Word of God!

Gwennap Pit, in Cornwall, was created by mine subsidence in the mid C18th. It was then used as an amphitheatre by people such as John Wesley during the revival at that time – sometimes called the Methodist revival.

The pit is a visual reminder of how Dissenters had to use any suitable place to preach, such as a field, barn or mine subsidence, because churches were closed to them.

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