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An Orb and a White Cross is the present symbol of the Methodist Church in Ireland.
Methodism began in England in the 18th century as a revival movement within the Anglican Church and was led chiefly by John Wesley and his brother Charles. The Christian Bible is the key holy book of the Church, which shares the principal beliefs of other traditions of Christianity.
The Church has approximately 75 million members worldwide. The Methodist Church in Ireland extends throughout the island and has its own governance structure.
Methodist clergy are called ministers.