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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/1609
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1877-1960
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.72 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:

A Methodist 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, 1877-1960, of the Fernhead Road Methodist Church (minute books and notices); the Harrow Road Methodist Church (insurance policies); the Sutherland Avenue Methodist Church (papers regarding property and trusteeship, financial accounts, minute books, pulpit notices books, attendance registers, Sunday School papers); and the London Methodist Mission (North West) Circuit (financial accounts).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In four sections: ACC/1609-1: Fernhead Road Methodist Church, ACC/1609-2: Harrow Road Methodist Church, ACC/1609-3: Sutherland Avenue Methodist Church, ACC/1609-4: London Methodist Mission Circuit.

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:

Deposited by the Revd. W. Malcolm Wainwright, Superintendent Minister, 26 January 1981 (ACC/1609).

Allied Materials

Related material:

For related records see catalogues N/M, ACC/1848, ACC/1945 and ACC/2313. Baptisms for Fernhead Road 1885-1949 and other papers including those of the Sunday School, 1886-1934, the Paddington Circuit , the North West London Mission and the South Kilburn Mission, are held at the City of Westminster Archives Centre, Ref: M:Acc 556.

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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