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. 

 

Search
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.
Email:
hstocker@nazarene.ac.uk 

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

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

Fellows

METHODIST STUDIES SEMINARS

The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, Oxford Brookes University, and the Manchester Wesley Research Centre have worked in partnership for several years. In 2012, the centres established a bi-annual seminar series that has now extended to include the Wesley Study Centre, St John’s College, Durham University; Wesley House, Cambridge; and Cliff College. The seminars provide an opportunity for established and emerging scholars of Methodist Studies to present the findings of their research. We conceive of Methodist Studies broadly and aim to provide opportunities for students of history, theology, literature, art, material culture and other fields related to Methodism.

The next seminar will be in Durham Wednesday 27 April 2016. The draft programme can be found here. 

The inaugural seminars were held in April 2012 in Oxford and December 2012 in Manchester, the 2013 seminars in April 2013 in Oxford and November 2013 in Manchester, the 2014 seminars in April 2014 in Oxford and December 2014 in Manchester, and the 2015 seminars in April in Oxford and December in Manchester. The audio of Prof Michael Nausner's December 2015 keynote address can be found here


Call for Papers

Papers delivered at the seminars can be considered for publication in journals connected to the sponsoring institutions: Wesley and Methodist Studies (Manchester and Oxford), Theology and Ministry (Durham), Holiness (Cambridge). 

For enquiries relating to Oxford seminars contact Dr Clive Norris: cnorris@brookes.ac.uk

For enquiries relating to Manchester seminars contact Dr Geordan Hammond: ghammond@nazarene.ac.uk and Dr George Bailey: george.bailey@methodist.org.uk

For enquiries relating to Durham seminars contact Dr Calvin Samuel: c.t.samuel@durham.ac.uk

For enquiries relating to Cambridge seminars contact Dr Jane Leach: jl332@cam.ac.uk