GB 0210 UNIREFURCH
United Reformed Church (Province of Wales) Records,
- 1868-1973 [accumulated 1973] / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.229 cubic metres (8 boxes)
Name of creator
The United Reformed Church was formed in 1972 by the union of the Congregational Church in England and Wales (previously the Congregational Union of England and Wales) and the Presbyterian Church of England (churches which declined to merge formed the Congregational Federation). The Congregational Church in England and Wales comprised individual Congregational churches grouped together into regional and district unions. In Wales, English- and Welsh-language Reformed Churches had developed separately: the Congregational churches are English-medium; the Welsh-language equivalent is the Union of Welsh Independents (Undeb yr Annibynwyr Cymru). The United Reformed Church is organised into provinces, one of which is the Province of Wales.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Gareth Jones, Department of Education, University College Swansea, 1981-1986.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Records collected by the United Reformed Church in Wales, 1868-1973, including Wood Street English Congregational Church, Cardiff, registers, 1891-1959, and roll books, minute books and accounts, 1868-1972; St John's English Congregational Church, Flint, subscription books, 1970-1973; English Congregational Union of North Wales, minutes and other papers, 1882-1970; Flintshire District English Congregational Union, minutes and other papers, 1935-1972; Montgomeryshire English Congregational Union, minutes, 1928-1973; trust deeds and legal papers, 1948-1968; Pembrokeshire English Congregational Union, meeting attendance book, 1952-1972; and miscellaneous correspondence, printed material and addresses, 1954-1972. ; church accounts, 1930-1949 ; minute book of Wood Street Congregational Church, Cardiff, 1868-1873; attendance book of Association and executive committee meetings of the Pembrokeshire English Congregational Union, 1952-1972.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..
Accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged by deposit and type into the following: Wood Street Congregational Church; City United Reformed Church, Cardiff; St John's English Congregational Church, Flint; English Congregational Union of North Wales; The Congregational Church in England and Wales; Flintshire District English Congregational Union; Montgomeryshire English Congregational Union; and periodicals, journals, histories, addresses; and Pembrokeshire English Congregational Union; Hay-on Wye Congregational Church; Roath Park Congregational Church, Cardiff; and correspondence.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Title supplied from contents of fonds
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Place access points
Name access points
- United Reformed Church in England and Wales. Province of Wales. (Creator)
- United Reformed Church in England and Wales. Province of Wales -- Archives (Subject)
- United Reformed Church in England and Wales(Province of Wales) (Subject)
- Wood Street English Congregational Church (Cardiff, Wales) (Subject)
- English Congregational Union of North Wales. (Subject)
- Flintshire District English Congregational Union. (Subject)
- Montgomeryshire English Congregational Union. (Subject)
- Pembrokeshire English Congregational Union. (Subject)
- St. John's English Congregational Church (Flint, Wales) (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, United Reformed Church Records; United Reformed Church website (www.urc.org.uk), viewed 7 April 2003.