Minutes of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference
As well as telling us what was discussed at the annual conference, the minutes list all the ministers for that year and where they are to be stationed, and which ministers have stopped being ministers. They also list the ministers who died in the previous year, with a short obituary.
We have a full set of minutes at Methodist Church House, as do the Methodist Archives and Research Centre in Manchester, but we are delighted to be able to tell you that many of the earlier years have been digitised, and made freely available on the internet.
If you want to know about an ancestor who was a Wesleyan Methodist minister who died between 1744 and 1860 or in a number of years between 1870 and 1900 follow these links.
1861-1864 Not available online
1866-1869 Not available online
1880-1882 Not available online
1886-1887 Not available online
1889 Not available online
1892-1894 Not available online
1896-1897 Not available online
A full set of volumes, covering 1744 to 1932 is available on a pay to view basis at https://www.britishonlinearchives.co.uk/group.php?cat=&sid=BOAREL&cid=9781851172092&date_option=equal&pid=72092msa
If you are looking for a minister who died between 1861 and 1869, the obituaries were reprinted in The Wesleyan Methodist Magazine. You will need to check the index (sadly at the end of each volume) to find the obituaries. Electronic copies of the volumes for 1861-1862 and 1864-1869 may be found here
For access to those years not available online, including those from after 1900 , contact either the University of Manchester
Tel: 0161 275 3764
or Methodist Church House
Tel: 020 7486 5502