Epworth Old Rectory will reopen for the season on Saturday 30th March 2024. We look forward to your visit!

In the meantime 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!

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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