Epworth By the Sea, Saint Simons Island

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Epworth by the Sea is an 83-acre Christian conference and retreat center in Georgia, United States. It is used for Methodist-based events. It is located on the banks of the Frederica River, north of Gascoigne Bluff on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. The center was named “Epworth by the Sea” in honor of Epworth, the boyhood home of Charles and John Wesley, founders of Methodism. It is owned and operated by the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Epworth is located on part of Hamilton Plantation which was purchased on October 29, 1949. It opened to the public in 1950, under the leadership of Bishop Arthur James Moore. Moore, from Georgia, was an elected bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and also a leader of the Atlanta Area of the Methodist Church. At the start, the center featured only a few rural camp facilities and old plantation buildings. Epworth's stated mission is “to provide a Christian place for worship, study and fellowship.”
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  • Most beautiful place in SSI, pictures don't do justice, the place is very peaceful and it's a lovely place to spend some time. 
    Most beautiful place in SSI, pictures don't do justice, the place is very peaceful and it's a lovely place to spend some time.  more »
  • I can not recommend this enough. Please put it on your list. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. Lovely Lane Chapel will send you back in time and will inspire you by being in its... 
    I can not recommend this enough. Please put it on your list. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. Lovely Lane Chapel will send you back in time and will inspire you by being in its...  more »
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  • A serene, beautiful and one-of-a-kind place right on the Mackay River on Saint Simons Island. Loved the fact that we never had to leave the grounds because they have their own cafeteria with a friendly staff. Everything about Epworth was magical. Thank you to the people who organize and upkeep this very special place.
  • Clean quiet and reverent place. Miss Nancy Wainwright is head of housekeeping and the wonderful soul that you have ever had the fortune to make the acquaintance to meet. You will be privileged to come in contct with her of you do.

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