Online books: Handbooks and Manuals of Polity

1: Wesleyan Methodism

Burton, Henry R . A Manual of Methodism and of Wesleyan Polity.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1881, 67pp
https://archive.org/details/amanualmethodis00burtgoog

Gregory Benjamin . A Handbook of Scriptural Church Principles and of Wesleyan-Methodist Polity and History, in Two Parts, fourth thousand.
London: Wesleyan-Methodist Book-Room, 1888, vii, 278 pp.
https://archive.org/details/15340958.emory.edu

Grindrod, Edmund A Compendium of the Laws and Regulations of Wesleyan Methodism, with Notes and an Appendix. 3rd ed
London: John Mason, 1848, xxiii, 464 pp.
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112087646920

Grindrod, Edmund A Compendium of the Laws and Regulations of Wesleyan Methodism, with Notes and an Appendix. 8th ed
London: Wesleyan Conference Office, 1865, xxiii, 464 pp
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nnc1.cr59918098

Peirce, William. The Ecclesiastical Principles and Polity of the Wesleyan Methodists; Comprising a Full and Impartial Account of all their Ordinances, Institutions, Laws, Regulations and General Economy, Carefully Compiled and Classified from Mr Wesley's Journals, the Minutes of Conference and other Valuable, Scarce and Authentic Records, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time.
London: Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1854, xv, 668 pp.
https://archive.org/details/ecclesiasticalpr00pieruoft

Peirce, William. The Ecclesiastical Principles and Polity of the Wesleyan Methodists; Comprising a Complete Compendium of their Laws, Regulations and General Economy, together with a Full Account of all their Ordinances, Institutions, Funds and Customs, Carefully Compiled and Classified from Mr. Wesley's Journals, the Minutes of Conference and other Authentic Records, from the Year 1774 to 1872 Inclusive, revised by Frederick James Jobson, third edition.
London: Wesleyan Conference Office, 1873, xiii, 812pp.
https://archive.org/details/ecclesiasticalp00jobsgoog

Povah, Charles . A Handy Digest of Wesleyan Rules and Usages; Containing the Laws and Regulations of the Wesleyan-Methodist Connexion. Compiled from the Printed Minutes of the Conference.
London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1883,176 pp.
https://archive.org/details/ahandydigestwes00povagoog

Warren, Samuel. Chronicles of Wesleyan Methodism, First Department: A Digest of all its Laws and Regulations, with a Comprehensive Statement of its Principal Doctrines.
London: John Stephens, 1827, xx, 419 pp.
https://archive.org/details/chronicleswesle00stepgoog

Williams, Henry Wilkinson . The Constitution and Polity of Wesleyan Methodism; Being a Digest of its Laws and Institutions, Brought down to the Conference of 1880.
London: Wesleyan Conference Office, [1881], viii, 325 pp.
http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/
dlDisplay.do?vid=OXVU1&docId=oxfaleph014440016

Williams, Henry Wilkinson . The Constitution and Polity of Wesleyan Methodism; Being a Digest of its Laws and Institutions, Brought down to the Conference of 1881.
London: Wesleyan Conference Office, [1882], viii, 364 pp. https://archive.org/details/constitutionpoli00williala

Williams, Henry Wilkinson. The Constitution and Polity of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, on the Plan of the Work by the Late Henry W. Williams, D.D., new and enlarged edition, brought down to the Conference of 1898 [by] David J. Waller.
London: Wesleyan Methodist Book-Room, 1898, x, 659pp. https://archive.org/details/theconstitutiona00walluoft

 

2: Primitive Methodism

Primitive Methodist Connexion . The General Consolidated Minutes of the Primitive Methodist Connexion: Approved by the Thirtieth Annual Conference thereof, Held at Sunderland, on June 6-16 1849.
London: Thomas Holliday, 1849, viii, 220 pp.
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433070792605

Primitive Methodist Connexion . The General Rules of the Primitive Methodist Church, Revised by Order of the Ninety-Third Annual Conference Held at Norwich, June 12-20 1912
London:William A. Hammond, 1912, xi, 256 pp.
http://archive.org/stream/thegeneralruleso00unknuoft#page/n3/mode/2up

 

3: Methodist New Connexion

Baggaly, William. A Digest of the Minutes, Institutions, Polity, Doctrines, Ordinances and Literature of the Methodist New Connexion.
London: William Cooke, 1862,253 pp.
https://archive.org/details/adigestminutesi00bagggoog

Methodist New Connexion. General Rules for the Government of the New Connexion of Methodists.
Leeds: printed by Edward Baines, 1803,32 pp.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=zDNcAAAAQAAJ

 

4: Bible Christians

None currently available

 

5: Wesleyan Methodist Association

None currently available

 

6: United Methodist Free Churches

Rules of the United Societies of the Wesleyan Association and the Wesleyan Reformers, (London, North)
London: Adams and King Printers, 1857
http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Rules.html?id=HTFcAAAAQAAJ&redir_esc=y

 

7: United Methodist Church

None currently available

 

8: Other movements

Wesleyan Protestant Methodists. Rules of the Societies of the Wesleyan Protestant Methodists, first established in Leeds, August 27 1828.
Leeds: Printed by A. Pickard, 1829
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=izFcAAAAQAAJ

Wesleyan Reform Union hand book : containing declaration of principles, constitution of the union, rules for churches, missionary society, chapel fund, and of the Wesleyan Reform Union Ministers' Provident Society.
London: Wesleyan Reform Book Room, 1879 16pp
https://archive.org/details/wesleyanreformun456lond

 


 

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