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!


John and Charles Wesley stained glass window at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Epworth John Wesley is perhaps the best known member of the Wesley family. Alongside his younger brother, Charles, he was a founder of the Methodist movement. Childhood at Epworth Rectory John was born on 17 June 1703 in Epworth, the fifteenth child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley. Like the majority

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