About Methodist Heritage - Telling the Story of the People called Methodists

'Methodist Heritage' is the name for the work of the Methodist Church in Britain aimed at preserving its heritage and using it as a tool for contemporary mission.

In 2008, the Methodist Church's governing body, the Methodist Conference, received a report highlighting the value and untapped potential of the Methodist Church's historic sites and archives. The Conference approved recommendations in that report to convene a strategic Methodist Heritage Committee and employ a Heritage Officer within the Connexional Team to coordinate and support its heritage resources.

The Methodist Heritage Committee has overseen the publication of a full-colour visitors' guide to Methodist heritage sites of historic importance, the Methodist Heritage Handbook, and supported its distribution through travel trade and Christian exhibitions, as well as directly to church congregations and visitors to Methodist Heritage sites. The Methodist Heritage Committee also publishes a twice yearly newsletter: Heritage News.

The Methodist Heritage Committee has done work on the theology of heritage as a mission tool and on the organisation of its sub-committees and groups to improve support and service to those with interest in and/or the care of Methodist heritage across  Britain.

To learn more about Methodist Heritage across Britain see: http://www.methodistheritage.org.uk



About the Wesley Historical Society

There is also a Wesley Historical Society founded in 1893

The aims of this Society are to promote:

The study of the history and literature of early Methodism
Research into the Wesleys
Investigation into the beginnings and development of Methodism
The history of all sections of The British Methodist Church that United in 1932 and of other Wesleyan and Methodist
denominations

To learn more about the WHS see: http://www.wesleyhistoricalsociety.org.uk/