Epworth Old Rectory is open on Bank Holiday Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:30am – 3:30pm. We look forward to your visit!

Please contact our Visits and Collections Manager on vcm@epwortholdrectory.org.uk if you have any queries. Best wishes, Epworth Old Rectory Team

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!


Susanna Wesley Susanna Wesley, mother of John and Charles Wesley, was one of their most influential teachers. She inspired much of her sons' work, earning the epithet The Mother of Methodism. Childhood Susanna Annesley was born on 20th January 1669 in Spitalfields, London. The daughter of Rev Dr Samuel Annesley and his second wife, she was the twenty-fourth child of Annesley's twenty-four

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