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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/1172
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1861-1964
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.08 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Methodist Church of Great Britain x United Methodist Church x Wesleyan Methodist Church x Primitive Methodist Church


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Teddington Methodist Circuit comprises the churches at Teddington, Sunbury, East Molesey, Hampton and Hanworth. These were originally part of the Richmond Circuit, but in 1887 were removed to form the new Hampton Court Circuit. This became known as the Teddington Circuit in 1892. A circuit is normally a group of churches in a local area served by a team of ministers. A minister will have pastoral charge of one or more churches, but will preach and lead worship in different local churches in the circuit, along with local preachers. The arrangements for leading worship in a circuit are drawn up in a quarterly Plan.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Teddington Methodist Circuit, 1861-1964, including Circuit Meeting minute books, Local Preacher minute books and circuit schedule books; and records of the Circuit's constituent churches including registers of baptism and marriage; minutes of various committees including Leader's Meeting minutes, Trustees Meeting minutes and Finance Committee minutes; financial accounts; magazines; correspondence regarding the building of a new chapel at Teddington, 1879; correspondence regarding rebuilding Teddington Methodist Church after bomb damage, 1944; correspondence, reports and plans regarding building a youth hall at the Methodist Church, Sunbury, 1954-1958; correspondence and plans relating to the building of a Methodist Church in Hampton, 1961-1964 and papers regarding the building of a Methodist Church in Hanworth, 1951-1962.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged in six groups relating to the Circuit (this includes records of Richmond and Hampton Court Circuits), and the five individual churches. Within each group the arrangement is by type of record (e.g. registers, minutes, accounts, schedules, and correspondence).

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: Depositor

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1972.

Allied Materials

Related material:

More records of Teddington Methodist Circuit at ACC/2760, ACC/3045 and ACC/3103.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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

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