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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Research – New book on Methodist identity

The Routledge Methodist Studies series has just published Brian E. Beck’s new book, Methodist Heritage and Identity, a collection of essays exploring the nature of Methodism in Britain in the … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Archives & Library – ‘Archives of the College’ report and the creation of the Westminster College Archives, 1974

Ongoing work to organise uncatalogued material in the Westminster College Archives has revealed documents that pinpoint the creation of the college archives.         On 5 February 1974, … Continue reading

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Research – New book on Methodist hymnody published

Martin Clarke’s new book on Methodist hymnody has been published in the Routledge Methodist Studies series, edited from the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History. Hymnody is widely recognised … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research – New issue of the Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture is published.

The June 2017 issue of the Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture has been published (vol 3 no 1). In addition to a wide range of book reviews, it … Continue reading

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Research – New issue of Wesley and Methodist Studies is published

The new issue of Wesley and Methodist Studies has been issued (volume 9 No 2). In addition to a wide range of book reviews, it includes the following articles: ‘The Method … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Events – Annual Ecclesiastical History Colloquium

On Thursday 22 June, the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History will hold its annual Ecclesiastical History Colloquium. This year the Colloquium is being held in conjunction with Brigham … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research – Dr Clive Norris writes on early Methodist financing.

This post is featured on the LSE Business Review blog at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2017/05/16/sophisticated-financial-management-underpinned-18th-century-methodism/ ‘Are our people good economists?’ the Methodist leader John Wesley asked his assembled preachers in 1765. He continued: … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Archives and Library – Kingsley Barrett Papers

Dr Jane Platt, Visiting Research Fellow, writes on an aspect of her work cataloging papers related to the Anglican-Methodist Union talks. Charles Kingsley Barrett, Professor of Divinity at Durham University … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Events – 2017 Wesley Lecture Announced

The 2017 Annual Wesley Lecture will take place at 5pm on Tuesday 23 May at Lincoln College, Oxford. The Wesley Lecturer for 2017 will be Grayson Ditchfield, Emeritus Professor of History at the … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research – OCMCH Director Elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries

On 30 March, Professor William Gibson, Director of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, was elected as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. The Society … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

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