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.


22nd June 2018

Methodism and Politics Conference: Wesley House, Cambridge

This is a one-day conference considering the themes related to Methodism and politics. it is being held in conjunction with the triennial residential conference of the Wesley Historical Society on 22-23 June, which ends with the WHS Annual Lecture on the afternoon of 23 June. Participants can attend the Friday 22 June and/or Saturday 23 June sessions (at no cost) or pay to attend the full residential conference (to incude dinner and overnight accommodation).

To book into the one-day conference on Friday 22 June please go to:       

To book into the WHS events on Saturday 23 June, or the full residential WHS conference over both days, please email

To offer a paper for the Friday conference, please send an abstract of 250 words to on the theme of 'Methodism and Politics', broadly interpreted. See call for papers flyer HERE.

Study Tours:


5-16 July 2018

Contextual Theology Study Tour: Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth

For the 6th year Rev'd Dr Stephen Skuce and Ian White (Cliff College) will bring a group to Israel/Palestine to consider issues of contexual theology. As we consider this context we learn better to reflect on our own contexts. The study tour includes some nights in Jersualem and Nazareth, and a night spent with Palestinian families in Bethlehem. This tour is very different to the standard pilgramage experiences and is largely on foot or using public transport. Participants will need to be able to walk about 7 miles in a day, noting its usually in hot weather on cobbled streets. for full details please see 


Dates for your Diary 2018/2019 

Methodist Studies Seminars:

The next seminars will be at the John Rylands Library in Manchester (organised by the MWRC and Cliff College) on Friday 20 April 2018.

For further details please go to 

The second 2018 seminar will be at The Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham (organised by Queen’s and the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History) on Saturday 8 December

The MWRC Annual Lecture

The 2018 annual lecture will be given by Dr Ulrike Schuler, Professor of Church History, Methodism, and Ecumenism at Theologische Hochschule Reutlingen (Reutlingen School of Theology) in Germany. The lecture will be on Monday 18 June 2018 at 5pm at the J.B. Maclagan Chapel on the campus of Nazarene Theological College.. A poster for the lecture is available HERE. The title of her lecture is ‘Re-formation: Liberty in a Wesleyan Spirit and Praxis’.


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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