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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New book on prayer in the Early Modern World.

The latest issue of the Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture, which is edited from the Centre, will be published in November and is a special themed issue on … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research – John Wesley, Practical Divinity and the Defence of Literature, by Emma Salgård Cunha

John Wesley (1703-1791), leader of British Methodism, was one of the most prolific literary figures of the eighteenth century, responsible for creating and disseminating a massive corpus of religious literature … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research – New book on Wesley and Children’s Education by Linda A. Ryan

Scholars have historically associated John Wesley’s educational endeavours with the boarding school he established at Kingswood, near Bristol, in 1746, primarily because of the importance he himself placed on it. … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research – Peter Forsaith on ‘Image, Identity, and John Wesley’

‘A man in the dark in a picture frame/ So mystic and soulful’ Ultravox, Vienna More than twenty-five years ago I complained about the state in which the historic pictures … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

September 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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