“I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power. And this undoubtedly will be the case unless they hold fast both the doctrine, spirit, and discipline with which they first set out.” John Wesley 1786

On this site you will find a growing number of articles and other sources of information about the Methodist Movement.  These will be grouped under the categories of Doctrine, Spirit and Discipline.

Inclusion of material on this site does not mean that Aldersgate2038 agrees with the views expressed; the content of articles and other material remains the responsibility of its author.

We are looking for material for this resource; particularly new articles (up to 10,000 words.)  These should be related to the Methodist Movement or our Wesleyan heritage and fall into one or more of the categories doctrine spirit and discipline.

Articles should be academically sound and you must be open to a process of peer review.  They should appeal to ordained minister, local preacher or church leader.

If you are an author and would like further guidelines for submission or to discuss our terms and conditions please contact us by using the form here.

If you have an academic thesis which you wish to make available to a wider audience, we would be happy to consider it for publication here if it is relevant to our themes.

At this time, when the British Methodist Church is in conversations with the Church of England, we are particularly interested in material relating to the views of Methodists and others on:-

  • Episcopacy
  • Apostolic Succession
  • The nature of ordained and lay ministries
  • What John Wesley was doing in making Thomas Coke a 'superintendent'
  • John Wesley's understanding of the matters above
  • The impact of the events of 1662 – the publication of the Book of Common Prayer and 'the Great Ejection' - on the growth of the free churches and on Methodism in particular.