Things to do in Epworth, Lincolnshire
Take the Epworth, Wesley Trail - and discover how this pretty North Lincolnshire town became the birthplace of world Methodism.
St. Andrew's, Epworth is the beautiful church where Samuel Wesley, John's father was rector after the family moved to Epworth in 1695. His tomb lies in the churchyard and it was from here that John gave rousing speeches to crowds after he was denied the use of the church itself, due to his unorthodox beliefs.
The Old Rectory, is an imposing Queen Anne building which dates from 1709 and replaces an earlier residence which was burnt down by arsonists. The Wesley family lived here for almost forty years and it is now a museum housing Wesley memorabilia.
Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Epworth was built in 1889 as a memorial to the contributions made by John and Charles Wesley to world religion. Note the beautiful stained glass window featuring the two brothers looking in the direction of the Old Rectory where they were born.