• 13/03/2018Wesley Study Centre Research Seminar May 16th 3.30 – 5.30

    ‘Location Matters’ – Michael Hirst

    If, as John Wesley declared ‘The world is my parish’, what is the significance of where the church locates and focusses its mission and ministry?
    Michael Hirst is an Honorary Fellow of the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York. From research in human geography and lectureships in Uganda and Australia, he moved into the field of social policy at the University of York. Since then, much of his work has focused on health, employment, financial, and social costs of disability, caring, and bereavement, and the evaluation of services and benefits for disabled people and carers.

  • ‘Faith in Conflict’ review in Church Times

    The Revd Dr Stuart Bell is a Wesley Study Centre Visiting Fellow at St John’s College. he recently published a book titled ‘Faith in Conflict: The impact of the Great War on the faith of the people of Britain’. The Church Times has published a book review, which can be read here:

    SEVERAL books on religion and the First World War have been reviewed here since centenary commemora­tions began, but this is, perhaps, the first systematic study of …
  • John’s student wins prestigious prize for PhD

    Rob Haynes

    Rob Haynes has been awarded the Dissertation of the Year Award by the Wesleyan Theological Society for his thesis ‘Consuming Mission’ which explores the nature of short term missions in different parts of the world.

    It was supervised by Revd Professor David Wilkinson and Dr Mathew Guest. To read more about Rob and his work please follow this link


  • 16/11/2017Methodist Studies Seminar

    22 November 2017, 15:30
    Location: Etchells Room St John

    Dr Martin V. Clarke

    ‘The Role of Hymnody in Methodist Identity’

    Martin V. Clarke’s primary research interest lies in the relationships between music and theology, and especially their articulation in the music and religious practice of eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain, and the Methodist movement more widely.  He has recently published ‘British Methodist Hymnody:Theology, Heritage and Experience’, examining the theological, musical and cultural significance of Methodist Hymnody.

    Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017

    Time: 3.30 coffee, 4pm seminar

    Venue: Etchells Room in 16 South Bailey, St John’s College, Durham

    Free - all welcome

    Please contact p.a.bissell@durham.ac.uk if you wish to attend