The origins of the My United Methodists website lie in a community archive network supported by the Methodist Church, launched in February 2013. The site is developed and edited by volunteers.
The aim of this site is to share information and research about every aspect of the United Methodists and those groups that formed them, from the 1790s to Methodist union in the 1930s.
Three main nineteenth century Methodist movements came together in 1907 to form the United Methodists – the Methodist New Connexion (1797-1907), the Bible Christians (1815-1907), and the United Methodist Free Churches (1857-1907). To find out more about them, click here.
Many people have ancestors who were United Methodists or from their various component parts. You can use the site to share your stories, memories, photos, research and comments about people, places and topics such as memorabilia, Church groups and organisations.
You can add a comment about anything on the website by clicking on the ‘Add a comment’ link at the bottom of each page. You can also submit your own photos, stories or information to the site by clicking on ‘Add your story’ at the top of the page.
In 1932, the United Methodists joined with the Primitive Methodists, who were much larger, and the Wesleyan Methodists, who were largest of all, to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain we know today. Contributions about the other Methodist denominations are welcome on our sister websites:
My Methodist History – continuing the story after 1932