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United Reformed Church (Province of Wales), records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 UNIREFURCH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: United Reformed Church (Province of Wales) Records

Short Title: United Reformed Church (Province of Wales), records

Creation date(s): 1868-1973 [accumulated 1973]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.229 cubic metres (8 boxes)

Name of creator(s): United Reformed Church (Province of Wales)

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The United Reformed Church was formed in 1972 by the union of the Congregational Church in England and Wales (previously the Congregational Union of England and Wales) and the Presbyterian Church of England (churches which declined to merge formed the Congregational Federation). The Congregational Church in England and Wales comprised individual Congregational churches grouped together into regional and district unions. In Wales, English- and Welsh-language Reformed Churches had developed separately: the Congregational churches are English-medium; the Welsh-language equivalent is the Union of Welsh Independents (Undeb yr Annibynwyr Cymru). The United Reformed Church is organised into provinces, one of which is the Province of Wales.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records collected by the United Reformed Church in Wales, 1868-1973, including Wood Street English Congregational Church, Cardiff, registers, 1891-1959, and roll books, minute books and accounts, 1868-1972; St John's English Congregational Church, Flint, subscription books, 1970-1973; English Congregational Union of North Wales, minutes and other papers, 1882-1970; Flintshire District English Congregational Union, minutes and other papers, 1935-1972; Montgomeryshire English Congregational Union, minutes, 1928-1973; trust deeds and legal papers, 1948-1968; Pembrokeshire English Congregational Union, meeting attendance book, 1952-1972; and miscellaneous correspondence, printed material and addresses, 1954-1972. ; church accounts, 1930-1949 ; minute book of Wood Street Congregational Church, Cardiff, 1868-1873; attendance book of Association and executive committee meetings of the Pembrokeshire English Congregational Union, 1952-1972.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by deposit and type into the following: Wood Street Congregational Church; City United Reformed Church, Cardiff; St John's English Congregational Church, Flint; English Congregational Union of North Wales; The Congregational Church in England and Wales; Flintshire District English Congregational Union; Montgomeryshire English Congregational Union; and periodicals, journals, histories, addresses; and Pembrokeshire English Congregational Union; Hay-on Wye Congregational Church; Roath Park Congregational Church, Cardiff; and correspondence.

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 regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Gareth Jones, Department of Education, University College Swansea, 1981-1986.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, United Reformed Church Records; United Reformed Church website (www.urc.org.uk), viewed 7 April 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Congregational churches | Wales
Congregationalism | Wales
Congregationalists | Wales
United Reformed Church in England and Wales. | Province of Wales | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
English Congregational Union of North Wales
Flintshire District English Congregational Union
Montgomeryshire English Congregational Union
Pembrokeshire English Congregational Union
St John's English Congregational Church (Flint, Wales)
United Reformed Church in England and Wales | Province of Wales
Wood Street English Congregational Church (Cardiff, Wales)

Places
Wales ()

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