Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 11-3pm Please note: Saturday 18th September we are closing at 1pm. We do apologise, this is due to unforeseen circumstances.

Fridays by pre-booked appointment, tel: 01427 872268

We are undergoing some maintenance work on our windows and currently have external scaffolding around the building. This will not affect your house tour. Thank you for your understanding.

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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