The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History (OCMCH)

Promoting historic links between Oxford Brookes University and the Methodist Church through archives, artworks, publications and research.

Welcome to the OCMCH

For all the latest news from the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History (OCMCH). The OCMCH promotes historic links between Oxford Brookes University and the Methodist Church through archives, … Continue reading

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OCMCH Events

This page features information about upcoming OCMCH events – please check back regularly for updates on events coordinated by the OCMCH, and the activities of the staff  and associates of the Centre. … Continue reading

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Events – Methodist Studies seminar at Oxford Brookes University

On Saturday 3 December 2016 the bi-annual Methodist Studies Seminar (held in conjunction with the Manchester Wesley Research Centre, the Wesley Studies Centre of St John’s College, Durham, Wesley House … Continue reading

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Research – OCMCH Visiting Research Fellow wins $1000 essay prize

Simon Lewis, one of the visiting research fellows in the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History for 2016-17, has won a $1000 prize for his article entitled ‘”A Diversity of … Continue reading

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Research – John Rylands Library: over a hundred manuscript conversion narratives now online

  The John Rylands University Library in Manchester has placed over a hundred conversion narratives, largely written to John and Charles Wesley in the eighteenth century online. The documents can … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Resarch – ‘Religion, Loyalty and Sedition: The Hanoverian Succession of 1714’ published

The special issue of the Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture for 2016 has been issued. The special issue is also available as a book entitled: Religion, Loyalty and … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Research – ‘Future of Religious Heritage in Europe’ conference

By Peter Forsaith. Across Europe, Britain included, the huge (and accelerating) decline in traditional churchgoing over the last 50 years has left a legacy of redundant and deserted church buildings. Some … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Research – Latest issue of Wesley and Methodist Studies

We’re pleased to announce that in addition to a range of book reviews, the following articles will appear in Wesley and Methodist Studies (vol. 9:1). Jeremy Black, John Wesley and History … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Events – Symposium on Medicine and Religion

On 8 November 2016, the OCMCH and the Centre for Medical Humanities at Oxford Brookes University jointly presented a Symposium on Medicine and Religion at Harcourt Hill campus. This event was … Continue reading

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Research – MA studentship opportunity

The Department of History, Philosophy and Religion are pleased to offer two MA by Research studentships, one in the field of Methodist History and Culture and the second in the … Continue reading

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Centre – Westminster Society annual reunion service features Donald Bell, VC

  The annual reunion of the Westminster Society in September 2016 concluded with the usual service in the chapel at Harcourt Hill. This year’s event was made special by inclusion … Continue reading

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Research – John Rylands Library: Rapture and Reason: Accounts of Evangelical Conversion in Georgian Britain

The John Rylands Library has recently announced the publication of digitised versions of documents from their collections pertaining the Evangelical Revival of the eighteenth century. These include letters of the Wesleys, George … Continue reading

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