From that time he regarded “all the world as my parish”. He had phenomenal energy, and rode over 200,000 miles on horseback in order to preach, delivering some 40,000 sermons, most of them in the open air. He encountered disruptions from press-gangs and various rowdies, physical violence from ‘the mob’ and hostility within his own Church.
He seems to have antagonised Joseph Butler, the Bishop of Durham, who said to him, “Sir, the pretending to gifts of the Holy Ghost is a horrid thing, a very horrid thing”. Charles died in 1788, John in 1791. Their day is 24th May. See John’s ‘Journal’ for more.