The Methodist Philatelic Society (MPS) was formed in 1970 to encourage the study of philately with Methodist Associations and to provide a means of communication between members.
Since the inaugural meeting held on 19th September 1970 at Darlington Street Methodist Church, Wolverhampton the Society has sponsored many special covers, cards and postmarks.
It was around the end of 1968 that the idea of forming the MPS was first suggested. And so it was that fourteen founder members of the Society met in Wolverhampton and discovered a kindred interest of many in Methodism both in the United Kingdom and overseas.
The Society offers its members:-
For more information about the Methodist Philatelic Society - and to become a member - please contact:-
Mr Terry Smart
11 Northwood Park
Phone:- 0113 282 6988
The President of the Methodist Conference 2016-2017 is the Rev Roger Walton.
Roger is also now our new President of the Methodist Philatelic Society because all Presidents of the Methodist Conference always take on the role of President of the MPS.
This the special commemorative
cover that we created for the Methodist Conference 2016 in London
Our previous President, Rev Steve Wild, is still a member of the Methodist Philatelic Society and for some time he has been a passionate collector of Methodist Postcards.
Rev Steve Wild
"I am honoured to have been the President of the Methodist Philatelic Society, it is good that we have such a society within Methodism. A real bonus to being a member is the excellent magazine, always full of interesting articles and printed to the highest quality, so that it is a credit to our church.
I have collected Methodist Postcards for many years. I specialise particularly in postcards that illustrate the mission of Methodism and that is my passion."
Please click HERE to view three of Steve's favourite postcards - and why these postcard are important to him.
On March 17th 2016, Steve was the special guest preacher at the Big Sing, arranged by the Gwent Hills and Vale and Newport and Lower Wye Methodist Circuits, which took place at the Blackwood Methodist Church.
To mark this occasion the Society decided to create a commemorative stamp cover:-
The Methodist Philatelic Society have produced many commemorative stamp covers since 1970. We hope to include as many as possible during the next few months.
The Society have a large number of commemorative covers available from 1970
to the present day. If you would like a stock list
please email Ronnie MacMillan : - email@example.com
Many of our
commemorative covers represent anniversaries involving
the Wesleys and Itinerant Preachers. Please click on the link below to
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