Epworth discusses protecting Wesley headstone

The Scunthorpe Telegraph reports the Epworth Town Council has discussed safeguarding historic headstones.

The clerk has been asked to get quotes for insurance to cover damage by vandalism in the whole closed churchyard, after which the council will look at the next steps moving forward.

Brothers John and Charles Wesley are credited with founding the Methodist movement.  They were born in Epworth in the early 18th century.  Their father, Samuel Wesley, was the rector of Epworth from 1695 to 1735 and their childhood home, the Old Rectory, is now a tourist attraction.

Samuel Wesley’s grave to be insured against vandals

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