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.

Art Collections

Art collections

The Methodist Church Collection of Modern Christian Art is a travelling collection and contains works by noted artists such as Elizabeth Frink, Graham Sutherland, and Edward Burra. The collection may also be booked through the Centre.

The Smetham Collection

James Smetham was an associate of the pre-Raphaelites and the first drawing master of Westminster College. The family collection comprises some 40 paintings and etchings as well as books, diaries and sketchbooks.

Methodist Church House Collection

Portraits and pictures formerly held in the offices of the Methodist Church and the headquarters of the Methodist Missionary Society in London.

Westminster College Collection

This includes portraits of former principals as well as art works bought by or donated to the College. Notable works include John Piper’s depiction of the College at Horseferry Road, and Peter Collingwood’s Wallhanging.

Wesley Historical Society Collection

Historic pictures and prints belonging to the WHS library.

More updates to follow.


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