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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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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Centre – 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London and the Harcourt Hill Bell

The bell that now hangs at Harcourt Hill is a seventeenth-century bell originally from All Hallows by the Tower in London, and has a notable history. The bell was cast in the … Continue reading

September 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Archives & Library – La Magasin Méthodiste Des Iles De La Manche

The OCMCH has recently acquired two copies of La Magasin Méthodiste des Iles De La Manche, or the ‘Methodist Magazine of the Channel Islands’, for August 1887 and September 1891. … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fellows – Dr Emmanuel Betta, Visiting Research Fellow 2016/2017

The aim of my research is to develop the history of Catholic biopolitics, meaning the creation of a doctrine of the Catholic Church concerning the ways in which the different … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fellows – Simon Lewis, Visiting Research Fellow 2016/2017

Simon Lewis, who is a visiting research fellow in the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History for 2016-17, writes of his research for the year; During my Visiting Fellowship, … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fellows – Dr Jane Platt, Visiting Research Fellow 2016/2017

Since February 2016 I have been hand-listing the Centre’s collection of papers and correspondence relating to Professor Kingsley Barrett, the National Liaison Committee, and the failed attempt at Anglican-Methodist [re]union … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fellows – Dr Brett McInelly, Visiting Research Fellow 2015/2016

Opportunities to fully immerse oneself in his or her research for weeks at a time are a rare indulgence, at least for those of us who are odd enough to … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Centre – Patron receives honorary degree

At Oxford Brookes University’s graduation ceremony on Friday 24th June 2016, Lord Griffiths of Pembrey and Burry Port, patron of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, received the … Continue reading

July 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Research – Doctoral Student Success

Dr Linda Ryan graduated from Oxford Brookes University on 24 June 2016 with a PhD, having been supervised by Professor William Gibson, Joanne Begiato and Dr Peter Forsaith. Dr Ryan’s thesis … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

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