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* Methodist

The Methodists are a subset of the Anglican church of England. Until 1784, Methodists were not a "church" but only a group of societies without a major central authority. It was after the Revolutionary War that the Methodists decided to form a separate church with a recognizable authority. As with the Anglican church, the Methodists set up divisions in every colony of the new country and their congregations flourished.

Contacts and Sources

The Archives and History Center of the United Methodist Church
The Methodist Historical Society
36 Madison Avenue
Drew University
P.O. Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940
Telephone: (201) 408-3189

United Methodist Historical Center
c/o Saint George Church
235 N. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone: (215) 925-7788

Web Sites

In Helpful Web Sites, you can find links to useful resources about Methodists.


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