John Wesley preaching from his father’s tomb

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of John Wesley standing on his father’s tomb to preach to villagers beside the church at Epworth, Lincolnshire, 1742. John Wesley’s father had been the rector of Epworth. During this visit John Wesley, being a Methodist, was not allowed to preach inside the church; his sermons in the churchyard attracted large congregations.