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Welcome to the Methodist Church's Research Network

The network brings together people doing research for, in or relating to the Methodist Church in Britain. It has a range of tools which help to share information, work and resources, discuss and explore ideas, and provide updates on current research activities and events.

Getting started with the Methodist Research Network is simple and easy. Here are some things that you can do on the Methodist Research Network:

1.  Fill out your MyPage to let others know more about your research interests and projects and your connection to the Methodist Church.
2.  Share your current research interests and upload any work you wish to share through the Research Portfolio tool
3.  Share photos and videos relating to research resources, activities and events
4.  Join and create groups that bring people together around areas of work, institutional affiliation or other attributes.
5.  Use the discussion pages to run your ideas by others and to ask for or share advice.
6.  Read more about and contact the Research and Statistics Team at Methodist Church House

Please do invite your colleagues and fellow researchers to help this network expand and grow.

Research into Evangelism within the Methodist Church



The place of religion in Rethinking Society for the 21st Century.

Started by Dee Gee in Methodist Statistics. Last reply by Dee Gee Jul 26. 4 Replies

Rethinking Society for the 21st Century.Under the aegis of an Advisory Committee chaired by Amartya Sen, the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) brings together social scientists from all over the world. Their goal? Inspire the public to imagine answers to the challenges and transformations of our times.Today (2 Sept 16) we (IPSP) are opening up the first draft of the IPSP report for comments from the public. For this purpose, we have set up a commenting platform at…Continue

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Impact of Regrouping for Mission

Posted by Hamish Leese on October 24, 2016 at 14:51 0 Comments

The Methodist Conference in 2015 directed the Strategic Research Team (SRT) to investigate the impact of the Regrouping for Mission process on the life of the Methodist Church.

A mixture of quantitative and qualitative approaches were used, with statistical analysis at the national level complementing interviews and focus groups at a local level. A Connexion-wide survey was conducted alongside this to form a broad and deep understanding of the impact of Regrouping for…


Thesis online and IAMS in August 2016

Posted by Rev Dr Val Ogden on December 17, 2015 at 20:27 0 Comments

Just to share that the full text of the Colin Morris thesis 'Information made Intimate' is now at Reactions and responses welcome. Will present on the 'transcriptive space' aspect at Seoul in Aug at the International Association of Mission Studies Assembly. Anyone else involved in this?

Latest on Rev Dr Colin Morris research project

Posted by Rev Dr Val Ogden on July 16, 2015 at 10:29 0 Comments

Glad to share that the PhD research project examining the ministry and mission of the Revd Dr Colin M Morris is now complete - the biggest blessing being that Colin himself was gracious enough to read it.I attach the abstract and his personal response for your interest, though he resolutely made no comment on my findings and conclusions. He has been stunningly generous.…


The Methodist Church in Britain: A growing movement?

Posted by Hamish Leese on February 26, 2015 at 12:00 1 Comment

The topic of growth has been much debated and studied in recent years, but questions remain about what this means for the Methodist Church. The Research Officers in the Connexional Team are undertaking a significant piece of research which seeks to answer 3 broad questions:

What does growth look like in the contemporary Methodist Church?

In the context of the Church, the term ‘growth’ is generally seen to refer to an increase in attendance at worship or of membership,…




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