Methodist records

  1. Methodism arrived in the 18th century and John Wesley is generally regarded as being the founder. Methodists are Nonconformists who objected to the liturgy and ceremonies of the established church. They also objected to church government, authority of bishops and links with the state.

  2. What's available

    We hold various Methodist records at Central Library including information about:

    • types of Methodists
    • the circuits system
    • collections of records are based on circuits
    • district records
    • church records

  3. How to access

    See our pages for more about Methodists or use our Church register list to find records of births, marriages and burials.

  4. Related information

    You can read about the national Methodist Archive and Research Centre on the John Rylands University Library website.

    Information about church registers, records of Catholics and non-conformists is also available.

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