St Andrew, Epworth

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St Andrew's Epworth is a C15 Perpendicular style Church developed from an earlier C13 church.There are traces of this earlier building and it could well be that there was a church here in Saxon times. It is best known for the fact that Samuel Wesley was Rector from 1695 to 1735 and his sons John and Charles were born and brought up in Epworth. It is therefore seen as the Birthplace of Methodism; the Wesley children were baptised in the font and probably received their first Communion from the C17 chalice which is still used on special occasions. John Wesley assisted his father as curate in the 1720's and after Samuel's death he famously preached from his father's tomb which can be seen just outside the south door.

An extensive programme of restoration has taken ten years and was completed in 2009. A major re-ordering of the inside of the church was completed in summer 2013 resulting in the re-siting of the font and the provision of a meeting room and enhanced facilities for both visitors and worshippers. Funding was received from Heritage Lottery Fund and other bodies to enable us to carry out this work which has enhanced the Church's role as a Heritage Centre. As a result of this we were nomonated for an English Heritage Angel award in 2013.

St Andrew's welcomes visitors and pilgrims from many parts of the world, often drawn to the Methodist connection. The Old Rectory where Samuel and Susanna Wesley brought up their family was rebuilt after a notorious fire in 1709 and was sold to the World Methodist Council in 1955. It is now a museum and heritage centre and is situated a short walk from St Andrew's Church

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The Rev'd Ian Walker
St Andrew's Rectory
16 Belton Road
Epworth
DN9 1JL
(01427) 873790 (Rector)

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Holy Communion
Midweek Eucharist using Book of Common Prayer
No service on Dec 24 or 31 2015 every Thursday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
 
Family Worship
A less formal non-eucharistic service of the word.
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments
 
Parish Communion
Every second and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
 
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Sunday

Family Worship
A less formal non-eucharistic service of the word.
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments
Parish Communion
Every second and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship

Thursday

Holy Communion
Midweek Eucharist using Book of Common Prayer
No service on Dec 24 or 31 2015
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer

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(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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Church Open St Andrews is open to visitors 2pm-4pm 1 March to 31 October.
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Incumbent: The Revd Ian Richard Stevenson WALKER
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14749
Built: 13th Century
Style of worship: Central/modern catholic
Our Patron: Crown
Archdeaconry: STOW and LINDSEY (212)
Deanery: AXHOLME (21201)
Benefice: Epworth Group (21/133CP)
Parish Legal Name: Epworth (210279 )
CofE Church Info: (621279 21/279)
Short URL: acny.uk/14749/
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The current editor is: Ian Walker

This page was last updated on Tuesday 6th December 2016
 
 
 
St Andrew : Church Street, Epworth, North Lincolnshire, DN9 1ES - Situated on a hill beyond the King's Croft car park. St Andrew's is a mediaeval building with a tower. In 2013 the interior was extensively reordered revealing the ancient fabric and making it more suitable for contemporary use.

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