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.

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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 Visiting Director at the following address:

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

MWRC Visiting Director
Howard A. Snyder, Ph.D.
Email: howard.snyder@asburyseminary.edu 

MWRC Co-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

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Upcoming Public Events

The Methodist Studies Seminar at Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, on Saturday 5 December 2015. For further information, click here

The Nazarene Theological College 'One Day Theology Conference' will be on Saturday 11 June 2016. 

The 2016 MWRC Annual Lecture will be on Tuesday 14 June at 5pm. For further information, click here

The annual MWRC Postgraduate Colloquium will be on Wednesday 15 June 2016. For further information, click here

*Most MWRC events are now webstreamed through the Nazarene Theological College livestreaming page

Ongoing Events promoted by the Centre

  • The MWRC Lecture, an annual major scholarly event in Manchester which includes a paper read by one or more of the Fellows of the Centre.
  • The annual Postgraduate Colloquium in Wesley Studies featuring papers from MWRC Junior Fellows (i.e. doctoral students at partner institutions). 
  • Periodic conferences hosted by one or more MWRC partners in areas linked to the Centre’s purpose.
  • The annual 'One Day Theology Conference' at Nazarene Theological College. 
  • Popular ‘Walk with Wesley’ events aimed at international visitors.