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 University of Manchester 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 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.
Email: hstocker@nazarene.ac.uk    

MWRC Postgraduate Assistant
Kelly Yates, M.A.
Email: kelly.yates@sbcglobal.net

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Monday
Sep012014

'GEORGE WHITEFIELD AT 300' Conference 

The 'George Whitefield at 300' conferene 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

Tuesday
Jul012014

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

Monday
Jun162014

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 

Thursday
Mar272014

Visiting Fellows 2014

Three visiting fellows have been appointed for summer 2014.

Dr Keith Beebe from Whitworth University, Washington will be researching George Whitefield and John Wesley in Scotland; Dr Rebecca Laird from Point Loma Nazarene University will be working on George Whitefield, Mary Bosanquet Fletcher’s children’s catechism, and a new Wesleyan Spiritual Formation textbook; and Dr Andrew Winckles from Siena Heights University, Michigan will be researching early Methodist women's writing as literature.

Monday
Mar172014

Dennis Dickerson Lecture 

A lecture titled 'Wesleyan Social Holiness, African Methodism, and the U. S. Civil Rights Movement' will be given by Dr Dennis C. Dickerson on Tuesday 1 April 2014 on the campus of Nazarene Theological College. A recording of the lecture can be watched here.