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.

Digital Collections

Explore the Centre’s archives, artworks, and printed material through over 3,000 freely-available images at OCMCH Digital Collections. Get access now, here:

Digital Collections

Digital Collections Highlights

Methodist Portrait Prints

Over 2,000 historic portraits dating from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. These images chart developments in engraving techniques to the advent of photography, and beyond.

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Wesley family letters

Original eighteenth-century manuscript letters by John Wesley, Charles Wesley, Sarah Wesley and others.


Methodist Satirical Collages, 1930s

Series of over 100 collages satirising issues debated at Methodist conferences in the 1930s including Methodist Union, and women’s ministry.


Westminsterians who died on service in the First World War

Poignant album gathering together portrait photographs of students and staff of Westminster College, London, who were killed in action, 1914-1918.


Westminster College photograph albums, 1857-1893

Includes group photographs of staff and students during the first decades of the Wesleyan teacher training institution, Westminster College, London.


Sketches of Indian life by A. G. Hellier

Agatha Gay Hellier (1897-1980) served as a teacher in South India from 1923-1951. She documented local life through her artwork whilst working in Royapettah and Chennai.


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