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Bridgend Wesleyan Methodist Circuit records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWESBR

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Bridgend Wesleyan Methodist Circuit records

Short Title: Bridgend Wesleyan Methodist Circuit records

Creation date(s): 1813-1989

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.24 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Coytrahen Wesleyan Methodist New Church; Aberkenfig Wesleyan Methodist Church; Bridgend Wesleyan Methodist Church; Kenfig Hill Wesley Hall; Brynna United Methodist Church; Llanharan Methodist Church; Llantrisant Wesleyan Church; Maesteg Methodist Church; Porthcawl Wesleyan Methodist Church; Tondu Methodist Church; Pontyclun United Methodist Church


Administrative/Biographical history: Wesleyan Methodists began making in-roads in south Wales during the mid-eighteenth century, and a Glamorganshire Circuit was established in 1765. In 1796 the circuit was divided into two smaller units, Swansea serving the west, and Cardiff the east. In 1817 Cardiff was divided into English and Welsh circuits, and in 1848 Bridgend split from Cardiff, forming its own circuit. Kenfig Hill Wesley Hall was first used as a Methodist church in 1921. The present Brynna Methodist Church was built in 1908. The Pontyclun United Methodist Church was built in 1899.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Bridgend Wesleyan circuit, 1844-1989; records relating to Aberkenfig Wesleyan Methodist Church including minutes, 1926-1967; register of baptisms, 1911-1959; records relating to Bridgend Wesleyan Methodist Church including, minutes, 1945-1976; chapel pew rent book, 1875-1938; records relating to Brynna United Methodist Church including minutes, 1909-1961; correspondence, 1909-1962; Kenfig Hill Wesley Hall minutes, 1913-1957; records relating to Llanharan Methodist Church including notice books, 1962-1967; leaders meetings minutes, 1922-1951; Llanharan Society stewards account books, 1915-1932; records relating to Llantrisant Wesleyan Church including deeds and miscellaneous documents, 1813-1971; correspondence, 1897-1977; account book, 1926-1927; records relating to Maesteg Methodist Church including correspondence, 1937-1974; minutes, 1938-1981; miscellaneous documents, 1901-1967; records relating to Methodists in Ogwr Vale, 1886-1966; records relating to the Porthcawl Wesleyan Methodist Church including Sunday school records, 1902-1968; minutes, 1927-1980; correspondence, 1935-1983; collection journals, 1929-1976; account book, 1952-1974; Newton Nottage Wesleyan Chapel,Porthcawl marriage registers, 1927-1948; records relating to Tondu Methodist Church including baptism registers, 1849-1917; marriage registers, 1976-1984; Cefn Methodist Church marriage register, 1957-1966; Pontyclun United Methodist Church minute book, 1932-1975; Methodist Missionary Society circuit treasurers account books, 1954-1978; Coytrahen Wesleyan Methodist New Church account book, 1902-1939


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Archives


Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual


Related material: Tondu Methodist church (DWES1)


Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; The Methodist Church South Wales District website ( viewed 16 June 2005

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005

Methodist Church | Wales | Bridgend
Methodist Church | Wales | Kenfig Hill
Methodist Church | Wales | Porthcawl

Personal names

Corporate names
Aberkenfig Wesleyan Methodist Church (Aberkenfig, Wales)
Bridgend (Wesleyan) Circuit (Bridgend, Wales)
Bridgend Wesleyan Methodist Church (Bridgend, Wales)
Brynna United Methodist Church (Brynna, Wales)
Coytrahen Wesleyan Methodist New Church (Coytrahen, Wales)
Kenfig Hill Wesley Hall (Church : Kenfig Hill, Wales)
Llanharan Methodist Church (Llanharan, Wales)
Llantrisant Wesleyan Church (Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales)
Maesteg Methodist Church (Maesteg, Wales)
Pontyclun United Methodist Church (Pontyclun, Wales)
Porthcawl Wesleyan Methodist Church (Porthcawl, Wales)
Tondu Methodist Church (Tondu, Wales)

Aberllefenni (Wales)
Bridgend (Wales)
Brynna (Wales)
Kenfig Hill (Wales)
Llanharan (Wales)
Llantrisant (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales)
Maesteg (Wales)
Pontyclun (Wales)
Porthcawl (Wales)
Tondu (Wales)

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