Welcome to the MWRC

The Manchester Wesley Research Centre promotes and supports research on the life and work of John and Charles Wesley, their contemporaries in the 18th century Evangelical Revival, their historical and theological antecedents, their successors in the Wesleyan tradition, and contemporary scholarship in the Wesleyan and Evangelical tradition. This includes areas such as theology, history, biblical studies, education, ethics, literature, mission, philosophy, pastoral studies, practical theology, and social theology.

The MWRC is located on the campus of Nazarene Theological College in the Manchester suburb of Didsbury and is affiliated with the Methodist Archives, housed in The John Rylands Library. These research centres provide magnificent resources for students and researchers in this field.

Contact Us

If you are interested in further information about the Wesley Centre and its programmes, or would like to be placed on the mailing list for information about forthcoming events, please contact the Director at the following address:

Manchester Wesley Research Centre
Dene Road
Didsbury, Manchester
England M20 2GU

MWRC Director
Geordan Hammond, Ph.D.
Email: ghammond@nazarene.ac.uk

MWRC Assistant
Helen Stocker, M.Theol.

MWRC Postgraduate Assistant
Kelly Yates, M.A.
Email: kelly.yates-2@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk


Congratulations to 2013-14 Graduates 

The MWRC would like to congratulate Junior Fellows who completed their doctorates at The University of Manchester/Nazarene Theological College during the 2013-14 academic year. In Wesley Studies and Theology: Hunter Cummings, Christine Johnson, Josh McNall, and Jerome Van Kuiken; and and in Biblical Studies: Chris Foster. Click here for details about their work.


Oxford-Manchester Methodist Studies Seminar 

A draft programme for the next seminar in Manchester on Saturday 6 December is available here


'GEORGE WHITEFIELD AT 300' Conference 

The 'George Whitefield at 300' conference took place at Pembroke College, Oxford in June 2014. The conference brought together 60 scholars to share and discuss the fruits of their research on Whitefield's life, context, and legacy. More than 40 papers were presented by scholars from the UK, Germany, the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. For a news story on the conference, click here, and for a blog recap of the conference, click here


Video Recordings of Recent Events

Video recordings of presentations at the recent Nazarene Theological College One-Day Theology Conference, MWRC Annual Lecture, and MWRC Postgraduate Colloquium are available on NTC's live-stream page at: http://www.livestream.com/ntcmanchester Follow this link for information about the events


10th MWRC Annual Lecture 

The 2014 MWRC annual lecture entitled 'Scriptural Holiness: The Wesleys' Use of Scripture' was given by Professor Morna Hooker on 17 June 2014. A video recording of the lecture is available