St Andrew's Church and Tomb of Samuel Wesley
Samuel Wesley was rector of this Anglican parish church. The oldest part of the building dates back to the 12th century, with other parts added later. The church has many notable architectural features and interesting items of furniture, including a chair from the Tudor period and one left by Susanna Wesley on her departure from Epworth. Also the tomb of former highwayman, Thomas Cutforth.
The font was used to baptize all of the Wesley children, and the chalice, originally Samuel Wesley’s, was used by John Wesley for his first Holy Communion, when aged 9. The tomb of Samuel Wesley, from which John Wesley famously preached – partly because it was land the family owned and from which he could not be evicted for preaching – is to be found in the churchyard.
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