In collaboration with Theos Thinktank, we’re delighted to present this report: Ashes to Ashes: Beliefs, Trends, and Practices in Dying, Death, and the Afterlife, produced by SWF Senior Researcher Lia Shimada and Theos’ Marianne Rozario. Report summary: This project investigated current trends on, and attitudes towards dying, death, and the afterlife in the UK, and […]
Executive summary: This report outlines the findings of a preliminary study, funded by the Susanna Wesley Foundation, on the awareness of local congregation members of the different structural layers of the Methodist Church carried out by Dr Krystin Zigan, with Dr Alan Le Grys. Based on 24 semi-structured interviews with Circuit leaders, Ministers, lay leaders […]
Exciting new resource for ministers and their communities
A new short published essay by SWF’s Emma Pavey
Transcript and audio of ‘Worship in Lockdown’, a focus group in London.
This report and accompanying recorded conversation presents the findings of a research project carried out by four researchers at the University of Roehampton with the goal of exploring the pedagogical challenges faced by lecturers teaching ministerial theology in a university context to students from non-traditional community churches which are often charismatic/pentecostal with much membership drawn […]
A downloadable pdf with our quotes about flourishing
This report tells the story of the Southlands College buildings, which opened in 1997 and form part of the University of Roehampton. Designed in numerous ways to reflect the college’s long heritage of Methodism, the architect and college principal have created an enduring legacy of those faith origins. It is a design approach that has […]