Reference code(s): LMA/4358
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: REGENT SQUARE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, TAVISTOCK PLACE
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.86 linear meters
Name of creator(s): Presbyterian Church of England
The Regent Square Presbyterian Church was originally established by a fund set up by the Highland Society of London in 1808 to provide for Gaelic-language worship in London. Its first premises were in what is now Hatton Yard in Hatton Garden and it moved to its current site at the corner of Regent Square and Tavistock Place in 1827. The Church was affiliated to the Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland before joining the Presbyterian Church of England. The church was badly damaged by bombing in World War Two and was remodelled in 1965.
In 1972 when the Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches merged, the Regent Square Presbyterian Church became the Regent Square United Reformed Church. It has subsequently changed its name to the Lumen United Reformed Church. For more historical information see http://www.lumenurc.org.uk/Lumenhistory.htm (last accessed February 2009).
Scope and content/abstract:
Annual reports, 1847-1927; Trustees minute book, 1825-1848; Literary Society minute book, 1904-1910; British Women's Temperance Association minute book, 1916-1919; Communicants' roll book, 1933-1946; Disjunction certificate book, 1937-1949; Register of baptisms, 1822-1856; Register of baptisms (including the Caledonian Church, Cross Street, Hatton Garden), 1826; Register of baptisms, 1827-1840; Young Men's Association register, 1841-1911; scrap book regarding the National Scotch Church, 1823-1960 and scrap book regarding events at Regent Square, 1860-1893.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
This collection consists of records relating to meetings LMA/4358/A, registers LMA/4358/B, and correspondence and church records LMA/4358/C.
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited by the United Reformed Church (URC) History Society in 2001 (B01/024).
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
See also LMA/4303/E for some records relating to Regent Square Presbyterian Church Literary Society and LMA/4147 for marriage registers.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: January to March 2009