Epworth Old Rectory is closed for the season from Saturday 28th October 2023. We will be open for our Christmas Craft Fayre on Saturday 18th November 10:00am – 3:30pm.

The Old Rectory will open again for visits from April 2024. Please contact vcm@epwortholdrectory.org.uk for more information.

This impressive Grade 1 listed house was the childhood home of John and Charles Wesley. Built in 1709, Epworth Old Rectory will transport you back in time to the formative years of these pioneering evangelists. Join us for a tour of the house, where you can learn about the different characters who made up the Wesley family. Meet “The Mother of Methodism” and the Wesley children – all ten of them!

Epworth Old Rectory Children's Nursery Samuel Wesley Junior (1690-1739) Samuel, known to the family as Sammy, was the eldest of Samuel and Susanna's children. Born on the 10 February 1690, he was named after this father and maternal grandfather. As a young child he caused his parents considerable worry. By the age of five Sammy had still not spoken his first word.

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