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The Wesley Historical Society Welcomes You and Values Your Interest

The Wesley Historical Society was founded in 1893 for the advancement of interest in the history of all branches of the Methodist Church.

Rev John Wesley
1703 - 1791

Rev John Wesley
'I look upon the whole
world as my parish'

Rev Charles Wesley
1707 - 1788

Rev Charles Wesley
'God buries His workmen,
but carries on His work'

Wesleyan and Methodist heritage is an integral part of the history of countries worldwide and we welcome everyone who is interested in their own roots, culture and history to visit the pages in this web site.

Wesley Historical Society Library at Oxford Brookes.

Could members please note that though the Oxford Brookes site has not returned to normal functioning, the W.H.S Library and OCMCH collections generally are now open for business 'virtually'. The staff will do their utmost to check references and  scan pages from books. This will be so long as they can continue to have access to the campus. Please email the generic address, admin.ocmch@brookes.ac.uk

WHS Essay Competition 2020: Winner

The Society is delighted to announce that the inaugural (2020) WHS Essay Competition was won by Paul Norris of Cambridge University, for his essay '"The Most Obstinate Belief": John Wesley, Hypochondria and Faith'. The essay is published in the February edition of the Proceedings. No award was made in the Sixth Form category. Details of the 2021 competition will appear here shortly.   Original details  Click here

The Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, Cumulative Index to Volumes 51 to 60,
prepared by Dr Christine E. Jones, is now available on the Biblical Studies.org.uk website. Our thanks Dr Jones for her extensive work on this project. The direct link is https://biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/whs/51-60-index.pdf

New details of all of Wesley Historical Society Meetings, see Events page or click here.

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