Madeley parish in Shropshire was at the heart of the early ‘industrial revolution’ around Coalbrookdale. Its Vicar between 1760-1785 was the Revd. John Fletcher, best known as an associate of the Wesleys, but with wider evangelical links. His widow, Mrs Mary Fletcher, continued to minister in the parish until her death in 1815, a rare example of female ministry.
This conference aims to attract both a general and specialist audience, and its success will depend greatly on both the range of interests as well as new and established scholars present.
It will bring together authorities in the areas of church history (Methodist, Anglican and other), theology and gender studies, with social and industrial historians as well as local historians from Shropshire. More generally, the wider significance of the people and events of this area will appeal to scholars from associated fields.
Dr. Peter Forsaith
Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford OX2 9AT U.K.
tel – +44 (0)1865 488319
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