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Mothers Union, Llandaff Diocese, records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DMUL

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Mothers Union, Llandaff Diocese, records

Short Title: Mothers Union, Llandaff Diocese, records

Creation date(s): 1903-2012

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.12 cubic metres ( 1 box, 71 booklets, 37 vols, 5 cards, 3 envelopes, 3 photographs, 4 bundles & 8 papers)

Name of creator(s): Mothers Union, Llandaff Diocese


Administrative/Biographical history: The Mothers' Union was established in the Diocese of Llandaff in 1893, as part of a nationwide organisation for women in the Church of England. The Diocesan Mothers' Union coordinates fund-raising and activities, and also has an Overseas Committee.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Mothers Union, Llandaff Diocese, 1903-1987, includes: minutes of the Diocesan Executive and Diocesan Council, 1903-1983; accounts books, 1949-1984; Deanery returns, 1955-1963, 1970-1987, recording details of annual contributions and membership numbers for branches within each rural deanery; cash book, 1971-1972, recording money raised from publications sales for individual branches; record of callers and letters received at Mothers' Union Offices, 1946-1984; annual reports and handbooks, 1917-2012; correspondence concerning insurance of the Mothers' Union banner and removal of the banner from the cathedral during the Blitz, 1932-1942; Overseas Committee minutes, 1982-1994; a copy of The Mothers Union in the Diocese of Llandaff 1883-1968; records of the St Matthews, Pontypridd branch 1910-1983, St Donat's, Abercynon, branch, 2000-2011;Penarth and Barry deanery, 1971-2009; records of Indoor Members Prayer Circle 1980s-1990s; financial statements 1973-1985; and forms of service for special occasions 1913-2010; records of St Fagans branch 1928-1994; records of Glan Ely branch 1968-2011; records of Penarth branch (St Augustine, Penarth with Lavernock) 1934-2002


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to date and type.

Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Glamorgan Archives policy.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Physical characteristics: Good to fair condition

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


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

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the President of the Mothers' Union, Llandaff Diocese on 13 March 1989. Further deposits were made on the 28 October 1993, 1 March 1999, 23 January 2003, 20 July 2006, 7 Sep 2010, 22 Mar 2012, 1 Aug 2012 and 28 Feb 2013.


Related material: DMULD, Llandaff Deanery Mothers Union Records DMUS, Mothers Union, Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, has been transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Mothers Union, Llandaff Diocese. Revised by H Price and M Wilcox for Glamorgan Archives.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004, revised March 2012, August 2012 and March 2013.

Mothers' Union. | Diocese of Llandaff | Archives
Women and religion | Wales | Glamorgan
Women | Wales | Glamorgan | Societies and clubs

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