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Methodist Church
Isleworth, England

  • June 24, 1876 - December 20, 1876

When Vincent lived in Isleworth, he attended Monday evening prayer meetings at the Wesleyan Methodist church. On 29 October 1876, he delivered his first sermon there, and he hoped to give many more. He wrote enthusiastically to his brother Theo:

“When I stood in the pulpit I felt like someone emerging from a dark, underground vault into the friendly daylight, and it’s a wonderful thought that from now on, wherever I go, I’ll be preaching the gospel.” Read the complete letter

Vincent preached on the theme of “A Pilgrimage through Life”. The entire sermon can be read in his letter to Theo of 3 November 1876. Read the complete letter


Martin Bailey
Young Vincent: the story of Van Gogh's years in England
London, 1990

Kristine Groenhart and Willem-Jan Verlinden
Hoe ik van Londen houd: wandelen door het Londen van Vincent van Gogh
Amsterdam, 2013

Jan Meyers
De jonge Vincent: jaren van vervoering en vernedering
Amsterdam, 1989

Ronald Pickvance
English influences on Vincent Van Gogh 
London, 1974

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