Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWESCIR
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Society of Cirplanologists' Glamorgan Wesleyan Circuit plan collection
Short Title: Cirplanologists' Glamorgan Wesleyan Circuit plan collection
Creation date(s): 1965-1996
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (32 papers, 31 booklets, 5 files)
Name of creator(s): Various Glamorgan Wesleyan Methodist circuits
Administrative/Biographical history: A characteristic feature of Methodism is the provision of a 'Plan' . The plan is in essence no more than a diary of appointments for the group of preachers working within a certain circuit - in practice they are considerably more complex than this and cover more than just the Sunday services. The need for such a plan comes from one of the major structural differences between the Established Church (and its parent the Roman Catholic Church) with its beneficed vicars attached for an indefinite period to their parish church and responsible for conducting all services there, and the Chapel arrangement in which chapels are grouped into circuits, provide a nucleus of Local Preachers nearly all of whom would be in full-time employment, supplemented by a few 'travelling preachers' appointed by conference, for a limited period (typically 3 years) to supervise and provide full-time pastoral support. Within such a scheme there is need for both these Travelling Preachers (or Ministers) to regularly visit and officiate at the various chapels and for the Local Preachers to take turns, both in their local chapel, and elsewhere. The Society of Cirplanologists was founded in 1955 to encourage the study and collection of such plans - it publishes a twice yearly newsletter, CIRPLAN.
Scope and content/abstract: Barry circuit, 1980-1986; Bridgend circuit, 1979-1984; Caerphilly circuit, 1972-1973; Cardiff Wesleyan circuit, 1973; Mid Glamorgan Mission, 1979-1980; Penarth circuit, 1970-1981; Rhymney Valley circuit, 1973-1977; Cardiff Roath circuit, 1965-1975; Cardiff circuit, 1975-1996.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1987
Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.
Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005