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


MWRC Visiting Fellowship

The MWRC invites applications for our summer 2015 Visiting Fellow Programme. In addition to accommodation, we are now offering a modest weekly stipend to the fellowship recipient. Applications are due by 31 January. Details about the programme can be found at: http://www.mwrc.ac.uk/visiting-fellows/ 


Academic Post at Nazarene Theological College

Nazarene Theological College (Manchester, UK) is currently accepting applications for an academic post. The post is open to candidates with specialism in Church History, Historical Theology, Theology or a combination of the three (closing date: 12 Jan. 2015). For details visit the NTC website.


John Rylands Research Institute-MWRC Joint Visiting Fellowship 

The MWRC is pleased to announce the launch of a new Joint Visiting Fellowship with the John Rylands Research Institute aimed to promote research in the Methodist and Wesleyan traditions. The Fellowship offers accommodation and a stipend for up to six weeks. Applications for the summer 2015 Fellowship are due by 15 December. Full details can be found at: http://www.jrri.manchester.ac.uk/opportunities/manchester-wesley-research/


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