Reference code(s): ACC/1850-7
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: BOW CIRCUIT, POPLAR AND BOW MISSION, BOW MISSION
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.17 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Methodist Church of Great Britain x United Methodist Church x Wesleyan Methodist Church x Primitive Methodist Church
The Bow Circuit was the first Home Mission circuit in Methodism, and the newly formed Metropolitan Wesleyan chapel Building Fund purchased land in Bow Road for future development. Alexander McAulay was appointed superintendent of the newly created Bow Circuit in 1861. In September 1900 Bow and Poplar Circuits were united to become the Poplar and Bow branch of the London Mission (the successor of the Metropolitan Wesleyan Chapel Building Fund which had helped to establish Bow in 1863). In 1961 Poplar and Bow Mission was divided into two separate circuits of Poplar and Bow.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Bow Circuit (active 1861-1900), Poplar and Bow Mission (active 1900-1961) and Bow Mission (active 1961-date) including Quarterly meeting minute books, 1866-1977; Circuit Steward's account books, 1863-1961; Local Preachers' meeting minute book, 1865-1964; Circuit schedules, 1861-1892; Circuit trust schedule relating to the finance and material condition of each chapel and manse, 1941-1960; Circuit preaching plans, 1931-1966; War damage account book, 1941-1947; book of newspaper cuttings, 1933-1940; Bow and East End mission leaflets, 1887-1964; correspondence and certificates, 1828-1888.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
According to catalogue.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
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:
Received in 1983 (Acc/1850).
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
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