The Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research promotes and supports research on the life, work and times of John and Charles Wesley, their historical and theological antecedents, their successors in the Wesleyan tradition, and contemporary scholarship in the Wesleyan tradition. This includes areas such as theology, biblical studies, history, education, ethics, literature, mission, cultural studies, philosophy, pastoral studies, worship, preaching, practical theology, and social theology.

Currently the ACWR is a working partnership formed by a number of Wesleyan theological institutions. They are:

  • Nazarene¬†Theological¬†College¬†(Church of the Nazarene, based in Brisbane, Australia)
  • Kingsley Australia (Wesleyan Methodist, based in Melbourne, Australia)
  • Booth College (Salvation Army, based in Sydney, Australia)
  • Catherine Booth College (Salvation Army, based in Melbourne)
  • Booth College of Mission (Salvation Army, based in Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (Church of the Nazarene, based in Manila, Philippines)

Each centre provides quality resources for students and researchers in this field. We are actively seeking to enlarge our range of partners throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as further afield.



Due to a number of unforeseen circumstances, we have decided to postpone the 2015 ACWR Annual Conference that was due to be held in Brisbane at Nazarene Theological College on 14-15 August, 2015. It will be rescheduled for next year in Brisbane and we will give you further details when they come to hand.

We would still like to invite scholars to submit suitable articles for our peer-reviewed journal, Aldersgate Papers, and full details of the process can be found on the relevant web page.