A taste of 'earthly paradise' near Spilsby

Wesleys Chapel at Raithbyby Spilsby will be opened to the public.
Wesleys Chapel at Raithbyby Spilsby will be opened to the public.

Visitors are invited to experience a taste of 'earthly paradise' this month.

Over the next two weekends, the doors of Wesley’s Chapel at Raithby by Spilsby will be opened to the public.

Completed in 1779 for John Wesley’s own use by his great friend Robert Brackenbury, the delightful Grade I listed building has recently been restored and refurbished as befits its status of national importance.

Built above a stable in the lovely grounds of Raithby Hall, Wesley called this place ‘an earthly paradise’.

In addition to having personnel on hand to explain the history and architecture, the chapel will be decorated with herbs, fruit and flowers to reflect Wesley’s interest in herbal remedies about which he wrote a best-seller called ‘Primitive Physic’.

Wesley’s Chapel is open September 7, 8, 20 and 21 from 11am to 4pm each day. Refreshments will be available from the village hall, itself an interesting building formerly the village school.