About Wesley Memorial Methodist Church
Wesley Memorial Methodist Church is a vibrant Methodist Church in the heart of Oxford that is welcoming to everyone.
The building is now a focus for various social activities alongside Christian worship. Its excellent acoustics enables it to function well as a concert venue for orchestras or small chamber groups.
John and Charles Wesley, who studied at the University of Oxford, began the Methodist movement, and the congregation was founded in 1783.
The first Wesleyan chapel in New Inn Hall Street was built on land to the rear of the present church to designs by William Jenkins and opened in 1818.
The present church was designed by Charles Bell of London and the main contractors, Messrs Simm & Co, and was opened in 1878.