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.

The MWRC Brochure can be downloaded here. 


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 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 Postdoctoral Fellow
Andrew Kloes, Ph.D.
Email: andrew.kloes@gmail.com

MWRC Postgraduate Assistant
Kelly Yates, M. A. 
Email: kelly-yates@outlook.com


Invitation to a Celebration of the Work of Dr Henry Rack

You are invited to John Rylands Library, Manchester, for a celebration of the work of Dr Henry Rack, 23 June 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

There will be a time of reflection, discussion, and reception.

In addition there will be a discussion by international scholars on the essays presented in Perfecting Perfection, a a recently published festschrift volume honouring Dr Rack. For more information, click here

Please R.S.V.P 

Dr Peter Nockles

peter.nockles@manchester.ac.uk or

Dr Robert Webster



George Whitefield, Life, Context, and Legacy now available

George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy, edited by Geordan Hammond, our co-director, and David Ceri Jones will be published this month in the UK by Oxford University Press. 

To order the book, click here

For North American discount code, click here.

For UK discount code, click here.


Methodist Studies Seminar to be held 27 April 2016 at Durham University

The biannual Methodist Studies Seminar will take place at

The Leech Hall, St John’s College, Durham University

from 09.15 to 16:00 on 27 April 2016.

Click here to see the draft programme.

Address: St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 4EB



We have a new brochure!

You can view our new brochure here. Please feel free to print and distrubute as needed.  

A special thanks to Joshua Bloor for designing it. 


Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Deadline is 31 March 2016

The MWRC appoints one fellow each academic year, normally for a six month period. The fellowship comes with free accommodation on the campus of NTC and a £50 per week stipend. Information about applying for the 2016-17 fellowship can be found here. Applications are due by 31 March 2016