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!

1662-1735

Samuel Wesley Childhood and Education Samuel Wesley was either born or baptised on 17 December 1662, the son of Rev John Westley, a Dissenting minister in Dorset. Sadly, Rev John Westley died when Samuel was still a child and records do not make clear whether his mother was still living. Despite becoming fatherless at a young age Samuel acquired a good education.

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