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United Reformed Churches in Glamorgan

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DUR

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: United Reformed Churches

Short Title: United Reformed Churches in Glamorgan

Creation date(s): 1950-1992

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (29 items)

Name of creator(s): United Reformed Church, Bridgend; Ely United Reformed Church, Cardiff; Providence United Reformed Church, Mountain Ash; New Trinity United Reformed Church, Cardiff; Highfield United Reformed Church, Porthcawl

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The United Reformed Church (URC) was formed in 1972, when most of the congregations of the Congregational Church in England and Wales and the Presbyterian Church of England joined together. A small number of Congregational churches continued to be independent. Later the United Reformed Church was also joined by the The Churches of Christ in 1981, and in the year 2000, the Congregational Union of Scotland joined the URC. Individual Congregational churches were renamed as United Reformed Churches, maintining their own marriage registers. In Glamorgan, these included the United Reformed Church, Bridgend; Ely United Reformed Church, Cardiff; Providence United Reformed Church, Mountain Ash; New Trinity United Reformed Church, Cardiff; and Highfield United Reformed Church, Porthcawl.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of United Reformed Churches, 1950-1992, including: minutes, miscellaneous papers, correspondence and general papers of United Reformed Church, Bridgend, 1950-1992; marriage register, United Reformed Church, Ely, Cardiff, 1982-1989; marriage register, Providence United Reformed Church, Mountain Ash, 1984-1988; marriage register, New Trinity United Reformed Church, Cardiff, 1982-1992; and marriage registers, Highfield United Reformed Church, Porthcawl, 1965-1984.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: DUR/5/1-21, United Reformed Church, Bridgend; DURMARR/2/1, Cardiff, Ely United Reformed Church, Grand Avenue, Ely; DURMARR/3/1, Mountain Ash, Providence United Reformed Church, Union Street; DURMARR/4/1, Cardiff, Canton, New Trinity United Reformed Church; DURMARR/5/1-3, Highfield United Reformed Church, Porthcawl.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Physical characteristics: Good condition

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by private individuals at various dates.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Related units of description held in the Glamorgan Archives: DECONG 9/1-3 and DX 707/5.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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 Record Office, Catalogue of records for the United Reformed Church; United Reformed Churches website (www.urc.org.uk/), viewed 17 March 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Church records and registers | Wales | Glamorgan
Congregational churches | Wales | Bridgend
Congregational churches | Wales | Cardiff
Congregational churches | Wales | Mountain Ash
Congregationalists | Wales | Bridgend
Congregationalists | Wales | Cardiff
Congregationalists | Wales | Mountain Ash
Marriage records | Wales | Glamorgan
Religious institutions | Wales | Bridgend
Religious institutions | Wales | Cardiff
Religious institutions | Wales | Rhondda Cynon Taff

Personal names

Corporate names
Bridgend United Reformed Church (Bridgend, Wales)
Ely United Reformed Church (Cardiff, Wales)
Highfield United Reformed Church (Porthcawl, Wales)
New Trinity United Reformed Church (Cardiff, Wales)
Providence United Reformed Church (Mountain Ash, Wales)

Places
Bridgend (Wales)
Cardiff (Wales)
Mountain Ash (Wales)
Porthcawl (Wales)

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