Reference code(s): GB 0214 DBAP22
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Baptist Union of Great Britain
Short Title: Baptist Union of Great Britain
Creation date(s): 1924, [c. 1972]
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: (2 items)
Name of creator(s): Baptist Union of Great Britain, East Glamorgan Association
Administrative/Biographical history: The Baptist denomination is not centrally organised. Each local Baptist chapel is a separate, autonomous body, self-governed by the church meeting. Ministers of each Baptist chapel are chosen by its members, and they do not necessarily have to be ordained or have any formal theological training. There are, however, various area associations, including the East Glamorgan Baptist Association, and a Union of Baptist churches, known as The Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland, was formed in 1891. It held its annual assembly in Cardiff in 1924.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, including official handbook of the annual assembly, Cardiff, 1924; and History of the South Wales Joint Board 1915-1972, anonymous, [c. 1972].
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
Physical characteristics: Good to fair condition
Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the East Glamorgan English Baptist Association on 2 July 1986 (accession number 6090).
Related material: Related units of description in the Glamorgan Archives: DBAP48, Cardiff Baptist Union.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Archives, Catalogue of records for the Baptist Union of Great Britain; Payne, E. A., The Baptist Union: a Short History (London, 1959); Baptist Union of Great Britain website (www.baptist.org.uk/index.htm), viewed 2 December 2003.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003