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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/2313
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1896-1982
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.65 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 of the London Mission (North-West) Circuit, including Quarterly Meetings Attendance book, 1964-1983; correspondence, memoranda and accounts, 1978-1984.

Records of the Paddington Methodist Circuit including Local preachers' meetings minute book, 1897-1910; Circuit schedule books, 1920-1947; trust schedules, 1932-1949 and schedule of contributions from 1939-1943 made by the circuit to the Methodist Church London Mission and Extension Committee, 1944.

Register of baptisms for Cambridge Road Methodist Church (Feb 1929-Dec 1933) and Percy Road Methodist Church (May 1938-July 1946).

Records of the Fernhead Road Methodist Church including books of baptism certificate stubs 1964-1981; book of marriage certificate stubs for marriages in 1964, and 1977-1982; Trustees' meetings minute book, 1953-1977; Trust and Society general account books, 1956-1979; Finance Committee minute book, 1964-1971; Finance Committee (later Finance and Property Committee) Secretary's file, 1974-1978; correspondence and memoranda, 1972-1979; rebuilding accounts book, 1954-1964; invoices and receipts, 1958-1971; Leaders' meetings minute books, 1941-1966; cash book, 1940-1955; collection journal, 1957-1969; Youth Club account book; 1960-1967; pulpit notices books, 1967-1986; services programme for centenary services, 1985.

Fowell Street Methodist Church, Harrow Road Methodist Church and Seymour Place Methodist Church register of baptisms, 1896-1933.

Gospel Oak Methodist Church Parish magazine (centenary edition), 1982.

Kensal Rise Methodist Church Trustees' meetings minute book, 1949-1977; Trustees' file regarding church fabric and site, including plans, planning applications and correspondence, 1965-1977; Trustees' file regarding damage by fire and vandalism, 1966-1979; Trustees' files regarding renovation and sale of church, 1977-1980; plans, 1974-1979; Leaders' meetings minute book, 1936-1947 and 1965-1973.

Sutherland Avenue Methodist Church registers of baptisms, 1873-1979 and Trustees' meetings minute book, 1937-1959.

Quex Road Methodist Church pulpit notices book, 1980-1982.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Circuit records; Church records

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:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

For records of London Methodist Mission (North West) Circuit see also: ACC/1848, ACC/1945, ACC/2503, and N/M/27/1-13. 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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