There is little evidence that either the Methodist New Connexion or the Bible Christians had much of an influence in Oxfordshire. However from the 1840s pressure for change nationally coincided with local disagreements and tensions. Over the next twenty or so years there were both expulsions and resignations from the Wesleyan Methodist Church in the Oxford area.

Although for some time it was hoped that disputes could be resolved, by 1860 most 'Reformers' had become part of the United Methodist Free Church.  Kidlington and Rose Hill Methodist Churches are still active churches the current Oxford Methodist Circuit. Along with several others they were part of the United Methodist Free Church until union in 1932.