Heritage: Tours & History


In 1784 a new denomination – The Methodist Episcopal Church – was established by the famous “Christmas Conference” at the original Lovely Lane Meeting House. Grown from John Wesley’s Methodist movement in Great Britain, this was the first Methodist Denomination in the world.

Now, in our Centennial Monument Building, Lovely Lane lives out a Mission of Witness – to tell the story of where we come from, and why it matters today.

Sketch of historic Lovely Lane

Pilgrimage Opportunities

Book a Tour

Request a visit to Lovely Lane and the museum, library and archives. Tours are available after Sunday worship, or through the week by appointment.

Lovely Lane Museum Entrance View

The Lovely Lane Museum

The Museum at Lovely Lane provides an overview of the United Methodist history of this area through artwork and artifacts and the landmark 1884 Lovely Lane Church, the ME Church’s Centennial monument to the Christmas Conference.