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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Wesley College Library is now closed. All enquiries should go to Methodist Church House
Email: helpdesk@methodistchurch.org.ukTelephone: 020 7486 5502

Name of Library: Wesley College Library

Address: College Park Drive, Henbury Road, Bristol BS10 7QD

Town: Bristol

Telephone: 0117 959 1200

Fax: 0117 950 1277

E-mail: wesleycollegelibrary@gmail.com


Alternative names


Dr Michael Brealey

Job Title


Purpose and main user community of the library

Primarily serves staff and students of the college

Terms of access

Preferably by appointment only

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 0900-1700

Disabled access

First floor of library accessible by staircase only


Books lent only to libraries in the Bristol Federation for Theological Education or through the ABTAPL scheme.



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



Mss. (also videos, cassettes, slides taken in resource centre)

Volumes added per year



Emphasis on Biblical studies, Theology, Church history, Social studies, with particular

strength in Methodist history.

Special Collections

Methodist history, strong in tracts and pamphlets, largely devoted to Methodist divisions and controversies (including anti-Methodist material).Methodist Church Music Society Library: Housed in the library.


Wesley letters, documents and memorabilia, and other material relating to the early history of

Methodism. Official papers of Didsbury College in its Manchester and Bristol locations.

Research resource

Methodist history; Writings of the Wesley family; Hymnology.

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue

Other facilities


Full Time Staff 1

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff 1 student
  Future plans

We are working with the National Register of Archives (NRA) to digitise the handlist to our important manuscript collection. We hope this will then be made available online in a searchable format.

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