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Old Rectory reopens to the public

The Old Rectory in Epworth.  (Buy this photo E1820TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

The Old Rectory in Epworth. (Buy this photo E1820TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

Epworth’s historical Old Rectory will be opening its doors to the public again from today (Saturday, March 1) for its latest season of visits.

Manager at the Old Rectory, Rev Claire Potter, said: “If you’ve never been before, then why not come this year? If you have been before, come back and see all the changes.”

The Grade 1 listed building is known throughout the world as the childhood home of John and Charles Wesley, who formed a movement that went on to become the international Methodist Church.

All visitors receive a guided tour with trained guides will explaining the history of the building and the inspiration of the Wesley family who used to live there.

The Old Rectory is an accredited museum and underway is a development project to restore the house to how it would have looked when it was occupied by the Wesley family in the early 1700s.

Groups of more than ten people are asked to book in advance by telephoning the office on 01427 872268.

 

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