Good research allows the Church to understand what it is, what it has been and what it can or might become. Only by learning about itself can the Church make informed decisions about how best to serve its God-given mission.

The Strategic Research Team is working on various research projects and aims to support Methodists in their research, whatever their interests and whatever their context.

Details of current and past work can be found below, as well as resources to support you in your own research. For more information, or to get involved in ongoing research, please contact

  • Connexional Research projectsCurrent and past research projects of the SRI TeamRead more  
  • Methodist Research NetworkBringing together people interested in Methodist researchRead more  
  • Useful information for researchersResources for best practice in research and consultationsRead more  
  • Honorary Research FellowsInformation on becoming an Honorary Research FellowRead more  
  • Regional Research GroupsEstablishing regional research groupsRead more  
  • Research MaterialAccess to digitised manuscripts at the University of ManchesterRead more  
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