Reference code(s): GB 0074 P84/JS
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: SAINT JAMES NORLANDS, KENSINGTON: SAINT JAMES GARDENS, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.9 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St James Norlands, Kensington | Church of England
The church was built during 1844-1845 in white brick to a design of Lewis Vulliamy. The interior originally featured a polychrome interior decoration, which was removed in 1950. However, a number of other original features remain, including the stained glass windows. The church organ has been part of the church since 1921; it was restored in 1966 and is the focal point of many performances. The church provides the venue for performances by the W11 Opera Company for Young People. The church briefly appeared in the film Notting Hill. Fundraisers made marketing history by raising £150,000 towards restoration costs from a single mail-shot; 90% of donors never having given to the church before.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the parish of St James Norlands, Kensington, including registers of baptisms, marriages and banns; church services registers; church notices; papers relating to church income including terrier; papers relating to the construction and maintenance of the church; financial accounts; Parochial Church Council minutes; and papers of Saint Gabriel's Mission Church (closed in 1931).
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
The records have been sorted into categories which reflect divisions between the different functions and operations of the parish and its administration. Order within these categories reflects chronology.
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:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Parish records deposited by the incumbent on 3 December 1990.
Notting Hill and Holland Park Book, Tames, Richard, (2004), LMA Library reference 92.11 NOT.
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: April to June 2010.