Methodist exhibition at Epworth

THE rise of the Methodist movement will be the subject of an exhibition starting at Epworth’s Old Rectory on Wednesday, March 14.

The exhibition will look at the international Methodist family from its beginnings when John and Charles Wesley spent time in Georgia, USA, in the 1730s.

It will also include the work of some of the early missionaries and the voices of current Methodists.

Five people who are now UK residents will also reflect upon their upbringing in Methodist communities in five different parts of the world.

The Old Rectory is a Grade One listed Queen Anne building and it is officially recognised as a museum.

It was the childhood home of John and Charles who co-founded the movement which became the Methodist Church.

‘The Rise and Impact of Global Methodism’ opens next Wednesday, March 14, at 11am.

It will run throughout summer and autumn during the museum’s normal opening times.

The Old Rectory is open between March and October, from 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and between 2pm and 4.30pm every Sunday.