Conferences, Study Tours, Lectures


Each year various departments and groups within and associated with the Methodist Church hold conferences to help people engage with and think through key themes within their areas of responsibility.  Below are details of a number of these.  This is not meant to be an exhaustive listing of all such events that Methodist people might find helpful, but rather to point to those that are directly associated with the Methodist Church or which significantly assist the SRI aims of the Church.


7-8 December 2017 - Sarum College

What is the Church for?

Speakers include Professor Mike Houghton and Dr Graham Adams and details can be found at


Thursday 19 April 2018

3rd Annual Methodist Research Conference

Rylands - Library - University of Manchester -

Please see the flyer HERE. A draft programme for the day is available HERE.

Research Conference 2017

Delegates to the 2017 Research Conference listen to the presentation of a paper 

Study Tours:

17-30 November 2017

A Pilgrimage to India: Christian Witness as a Minority Religion

Led by The Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal, this study tour will seek to reflect on life as a minority Christian community and how that might impact our life and witness in Britian. For further details email Inderjit at


May 2018

Evangelism Study Tour, Kilkarney, Ireland

It is hoped to bring a small group to Killarney, Ireland to look at evangelism and church planting, based on a number of newly established Methodist Churches in that area.


Other Events: 


Thursday 19 October 2017

Friends of Dr William's Library Annual Lecture

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford

'Thomas Cromwell's Religion Revisited'

to be delivered at St Pancras Church, Euston Road, Kings Cross, London, NW1 2BA - Open to the public without charge, but booking required.

Please email  or write to Friends of Dr William's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AR to book a place if you wish to attend.

Dates for your Diary 2018/2019 

Methodist Studies Seminars:

The next seminars will be at the Wesley Study Centre, St John's College, Durham Unversity on Friday 8 December 2017 and at John Rylands Library in Manchester (organised by the MWRC and Cliff College) on Friday 20 April 2018.

For further details please go to 


August 12-19, 2018

The Oxford Institute for Methodist Theological Studies, Pembroke College, Oxford

While still a long way off, you might like to note that the British Committee is currently planning for the next OIMTS on the theme of "'Thy Grace Restore, Thy Work Revive': Revival, reform and revolution in global Methodism".
For more information please follow the link above. Please also see HERE for an invitation to the event and how to apply.


April 8-10, 2019


Answering the Call: Hearing God's Voice in Methodist Mission, Past, Present and Future.

Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church and Candler School of Theology of Emory University will co-sponsor this conference.

A call for papers is available at  

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