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.

Events – Ecclesiastical History Colloquium announced: 22 June 2017

The programme for the annual Ecclesiastical History Colloquium at Oxford Brookes University has just been announced. The colloquium will meet on 22 June 2017 at Harcourt Hill. The programme is: … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Archives & Library – Westminster College ‘Student Archivist’, 1973

During ongoing work to organise and list previously uncatalogued material in the Westminster College Archives, documents have been discovered which shed significant light on the ways in which evidence of … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Events – Seminar on Sex and the Church in the Eighteenth Century

Professors Joanne Begiato and William Gibson, co-authors of the forthcoming Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century (to be published by I.B. Tauris next month) are speaking on the … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Events – Methodist Studies seminar at Oxford Brookes University

On Saturday 3 December 2016 the bi-annual Methodist Studies Seminar (held in conjunction with the Manchester Wesley Research Centre, the Wesley Studies Centre of St John’s College, Durham, Wesley House … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Research – OCMCH Visiting Research Fellow wins $1000 essay prize

Simon Lewis, one of the visiting research fellows in the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History for 2016-17, has won a $1000 prize for his article entitled ‘”A Diversity of … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Research – John Rylands Library: over a hundred manuscript conversion narratives now online

  The John Rylands University Library in Manchester has placed over a hundred conversion narratives, largely written to John and Charles Wesley in the eighteenth century online. The documents can … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Resarch – ‘Religion, Loyalty and Sedition: The Hanoverian Succession of 1714’ published

The special issue of the Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture for 2016 has been issued. The special issue is also available as a book entitled: Religion, Loyalty and … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Research – ‘Future of Religious Heritage in Europe’ conference

By Peter Forsaith. Across Europe, Britain included, the huge (and accelerating) decline in traditional churchgoing over the last 50 years has left a legacy of redundant and deserted church buildings. Some … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Research – Latest issue of Wesley and Methodist Studies

We’re pleased to announce that in addition to a range of book reviews, the following articles will appear in Wesley and Methodist Studies (vol. 9:1). Jeremy Black, John Wesley and History … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Events – Symposium on Medicine and Religion

On 8 November 2016, the OCMCH and the Centre for Medical Humanities at Oxford Brookes University jointly presented a Symposium on Medicine and Religion at Harcourt Hill campus. This event was … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

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