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Zion Presbyterian Church, Penyffordd (Hope), records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ZIONPF

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: CMA: Records of Zion Presbyterian Church, Penyffordd (Hope)

Short Title: Zion Presbyterian Church, Penyffordd (Hope), records

Creation date(s): 1896-1994

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 box, 1 outsize volume

Name of creator(s): Zion, Penyffordd (Hope)

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Around 1842, Thomas Evans of Hope rented a barn for the purpose of preaching the Gospel and founding a Sabboth School. Although the congregation consisted of only seven members to start with, the membership soon grew rapidly and due to the increasing size of the congregation, a larger site was required. In 1862, with the help of members and generous donations, a chapel vestry and stables were built at Vaunog Hill.
Few changes were made for half a century, until the early 1920s when many improvements and renovation work took place. In 1934, a church hall was opened, and in 1940 it was commandeered for the temporary accommodation of evacuees from Liverpool.
From about 1956 onwards the Church saw a steady decline in membership although it was still active into the 1990s. In 1994 the Church Elders decided to unite with the two other churches in Pen-y-ffordd in a venture to form the Trinity Chapel. The congregations joined together in a special service on 9 October 1994. It was decided that the new Trinity Chapel should be based at the buildings of Pen-y-ffordd Methodist Church.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: The fonds contains the records of Zion Presbyterian Church, Penyffordd (Hope), 1896-1994, including account books; church minute books; members' contribution books; Womens Circle minute books; a church register; and a treasurer's weekly receipt book.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged at NLW into four series: account books; Church minute books; members' contribution books; and Womens Circle minute books; and two files.

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: A hard copy of this list is available in CMA: Records of Welsh Chapels in NLW 2001-.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mrs Gwawr Booth, Wrexham, December 2002.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Marriage registers, 1937-1969, 1969-1970, and 1972-1975, of Zion Presbyterian Church, Penyffordd (Holt) are in NLW, CMA/O22/1-3.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Owain Schiavone.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Then and Now, A History of Penyffordd and Penmynydd (1992); and NLW, CMA: Records of Zion Presbyterian Church, Penyffordd (Hope).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003


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Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Penyffordd
Religious institutions | Wales | Penyffordd
Zion Presbyterian Church (Penyffordd, Wales) | Archives

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