Researching Methodist History

The Dictionary of Methodism in Britain and Ireland
Website with over 3,000 entries including information on prominent Methodists from all ages, pre-1932 Methodist groups, many Methodist Churches and Circuits, Theological colleges and Methodist organisations.

Reproduced by courtesy of the University Librarian and Director, The John Rylands Library, The University of ManchesterHow to find Methodist archives and libraries and how to use them
Collections of institutional and personal records relating to Methodism, and a range of libraries that contain collections of material.

Blasts from the past : some important books available online
A guide to all the books you can now read online in the comfort of your own home, rather than have to visit a library.

Theses and dissertations: what has been written about Methodism
Methodism has been the subject of doctoral research by quite a few scholars.

Methodist Historical writings since 1974
Dr Clive Field has been producing an annual bibliography for the Wesley Historical Society which covers everything written about British Methodist history since 1974. His guides to what was written between 1974 and 2007 may be accessed from his website at

These guides do not include full text, but the full text of anything published in the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society between 1893 and 2008 can be accessed at



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