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Presbyterian Church of Wales, surveys

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CMASUR

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: CMA: Presbyterian Church of Wales Surveys

Short Title: Presbyterian Church of Wales, surveys

Creation date(s): 1986-2002

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.115 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Presbyterian Church of Wales


Administrative/Biographical history: In 1996, the Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Wales commissioned a survey into the Church's human and material resources, to be undertaken by the Open University in Wales. In order to test the methodology of this social survey, a pilot project was run in twenty-two churches in north Wales in 1996, in which the secretary of each church was asked to complete a bilingual questionnaire. The main survey was conducted in 1997, involving a twenty per cent sample of all the denomination's churches which were open in that year, and analysis of the results was completed and published in 1999. --- In addition to this, from 1986 to 1997 the Church in northern Ceredigion collected annual statistics of its ministers, membership and financial resources.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to statistical surveys undertaken by Calvinistic Methodist churches in Wales.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh and English. The larger group is bilingual, and the other is entirely in Welsh.

System of arrangement: Arranged at NLW into two groups: social survey; and surveys in North Ceredigion.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids:


Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Dr W. T. Rees Pryce, Open University in Wales, Cardiff, one of the survey's Directors of Research, in November 2002.



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Moore. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: papers within the archive.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003


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Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church


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