2015 Annual Meeting Information

You are invited to Attend the 25th Annual Meeting of The Charles Wesley Society!

This meeting will be held July 23-25, 2015 at Edgehill Theological College in Belfast, N. Ireland.

To attend this conference, please fill out a Registration form (UK) or Registration form (USA) and submit the completed form, as well as your check or money order for the full amount to:

Peter S. Forsaith
Oxford Centre for Methodism & Church History
Oxford Brookes University
Harcourt Hill
Oxford OX2 9AT


Robert Williams
The Charles Wesley Society
P.O. Box 127
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

For more details about registration or to pay membership dues, please check here.

Conference Fees:

Residential (full meeting)* – $260
Non-residential, part attendance pro-rata per day (housing excluded; lunch included) – $35

*Note: full meeting, residential registration includes 3 nights ensuite lodging at Elms Village (23-25 July) with breakfast included, lunch on Friday and Saturday, transportation for daily excursions, and admission to all sessions. Evening meals require individual payment.

2015 Annual Meeting Schedule of Events

Thursday, 23 July
-Arrivals and registration at 3:00 in the Edgehill College foyer
-3:30-4:30: Meeting of the Board of Directors (Methodist Historical Society of Ireland room)
-5:30: Depart for dinner at the Malone Lodge Hotel (individual pay)
-7:30: Wesley hymn sing and 25th Anniversary Commemoration (Edgehill College Chapel)

Friday, 24 July
-Breakfast in accommodations
-8:45: Morning worship (Edgehill College Chapel)
-9:15-12:15: Morning papers/presentation (Edgehill College lecture theatre)
-9:15-10:00: Andrew Holmes: “The 18th Century Religious Situation and The Grown of    Early Methodism”
-10:00-11:00: Harold Good: “Churches and the Role of Peacemaking in N. Ireland”
-11:00-11:15: Break
-11:15-12:15: Kenneth Newport: “Charles Wesley and Methodism in Ireland: A  Reconstruction from his Writings”
-12:30: Lunch
-1:45-5:30: Excursion to Rosemary Street Presbyterian Church; Methodist College of Belfast, and Stormont Houses of Parliament
-6:00: Dinner (individual pay)
-7:45-8:30: Annual Business Meeting

Saturday, 25 July
-Breakfast in Accommodations
-8:45: Morning worship (Edgehill College Chapel)
-9:15-12:30: Morning papers/presentation (Edgehill College lecture theatre)
-9:15-10:15: John Lenton: “Letters IN to Charles Wesley”
-10:15-10:30: Break
-10:30-11:30: Clive Norris: “Riches Unsearchable: The Profitability of Charles Wesley’s
-11:35-12:35: Julie Lunn: “A Perspective on Sanctification in the Hymns of Charles Wesley”
-12:45: Lunch
-1:30: Leave for excursion to Gracehill Moravian Village
-2:30: Arrive at Gracehill – talk on John Cennick by Rev. Sarah Groves
-3:00: Refreshments – tea/coffee and scones (charge pp. £3.50)
-3:15: Tour of Village
-5:00: Return to Belfast
-6:00: Dinner (individual pay)
-Evening free

For a PDF of these events, please download this Schedule of Events.