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

Many works from the Centre’s diverse art collections can be viewed at Art UK

Bletchley Park College / Lady Spencer Churchill College Collection

Includes portraits of former staff members and preparatory sketches for the Alpha and Omega panels by Evelyn Dunbar.

Blethley Park College / Spencer Churchill College Art Collection catalogue

Ward, John Stanton, 1917-2007; Dora Cohen (1904-1989)

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.

Methodist Church House Art Collection catalogue

Gush, William, 1813-1888; Reverend J. H. Bumby (1808-1840)

Smetham Collection

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

Smetham Collection catalogue

Smetham, James, 1821-1889; Woman by a Lake

Wesley Historical Society Collection

Historic pictures and prints belonging to the WHS library.

Wesley Historical Society Art Collection catalogue

unknown artist; Reverend John Wesley (1703-1791), Aged 86

Westminster College Collection

Includes portraits of former principals and art works bought by or donated to the College. Notable works include John Piper’s depiction of the College at Horseferry Road.

Westminster College Art Collection catalogue

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