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Glynn County Historical Markers

Susannah Wesley


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Susannah Wesley
  • Location: Epworth By The Sea Methodist Retreat on St. Simons Island

SUSANNAH WESLEY “The Mother of Methodism”

We are proud of our spiritual ancestors. They were men and women of high character and superior intelligence. Susannah Wesley, known as the “mother of methodism” was the gifted daughter of a famous clergyman. One has said she was probably the most capable woman in all England in her day. In early life she was married to the Reverend Samuel Wesley and became the queen of the rectory at Epworth. Few women have done so much for the world through her children. As the mother of John and Charles Wesley, she is the mother of Methodism.

HER CHILDREN RISE UP AND CALL HER BLESSED.