Manchester Wesley Research Centre

NTC is home to the Manchester Wesley Research Centre

The MWRC promotes and supports research on the life and work of John and Charles Wesley, their contemporaries in the 18th century Evangelical Revival, their historical and theological antecedents, their successors in the Wesleyan tradition, and contemporary scholarship in the Wesleyan and Evangelical tradition. This includes areas such as theology, history, biblical studies, education, ethics, literature, mission, philosophy, pastoral studies, practical theology, and social theology.


The MWRC is affiliated with the Methodist Archives, housed in The University of Manchester John Rylands Library. These research centres provide magnificent resources for students and researchers in this field.

The Centre is a working partnership between a range of institutions:

Each partner is already actively engaged in research in this field, and the object of the collaboration is to develop a centre for research with a national and international profile.