Books, postcards and downloads

A Guide to the Methodist Modern Art Collection

This title is now out of print and a  new edition of the Guide is currently under development.






March 2018 - a new booklet of 24 postcards from the Methodist Modern Art Collection is now available from Methodist Publishing, price £4.99 plus postage. Order online or call 0845 017 8220 for further details.


Other resources

A critique of the paintings in the MMAC by Francis Hoyland as presented at the opening of an exhibition of the Collection at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, January 2003. (Please note - not all works in this critique are available on this website due to copyright restrictions(

Making the Most of the Methodist Modern Art Collection - a leaflet designed to provide organisers of exhibitions of the Collection with some ideas to help them make the most of the event. (Word doc)

Praying with Art 
Sarah Middleton introduces the Methodist Modern Art Collection and its resource Creative Spirit, as well as offering a way to reflect on pictures and use them as an aid to prayer. 

Theology and Art - a reflection on the use of art in the Church.

Friends Newletters - keep up to date with news via the twice-yearly Friends newsletter

A Review of the Collection by Culture Northern Ireland

Ways of looking - A helpful guide to looking at pictures from the Tate Gallery

The Public Catalogue Foundation - A project aimed to catalogue all oil and acrylic paintings in public ownership in the UK. The fundamental idea was that the public owned works of art they never saw, and to bring them into view. That then went on line as ‘ArtUK’. Although the Methodist Modern Art Collection is not a participating body as it is not a public one, its eligible works are included under Oxford Brookes University (OBU) where most of the Collection is housed when not touring.

The Pool of Bethesda - by Edward Burra - an illustrated talk by Revd Bruce Thompson.

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