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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/3393
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1896-1999
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 9.01 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:

Harrow Methodist Circuit is now Harrow and Hillingdon Methodist Circuit of 17 churches, covering the London Boroughs of Hillingdon and Harrow and stretching from West Drayton and Hayes in the South to Kenton and Wealdstone in the North. 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.

For histories of the individual churches in ACC/3393 please see the sub-fonds record for each church (ACC/3393/BR, ACC/3393/CA and so on).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Harrow Methodist Circuit and churches in the circuit, 1896-1999: Harrow Church, Bessborough Road; Pinner Church, Cannon Lane; Eastcote Church; Harrow Weald Church; Ruislip Church, Ickenham Road; Kenton Church; North Harrow Church; Northwood Church, Oaklands Gate; Ruislip Common Church; Ruislip Manor Church; South Harrow Church; South Ruislip Church; Harrow Church, Welldon Crescent and Wealdstone Church.

The majority of these records were accumulated by the circuit archivist of the Harrow Methodist Circuit, and include minutes of meetings of Church Trustees, Church Leaders and various Church societies and groups, registers of baptisms, papers relating to construction of new buildings, correspondence, newsletters and magazines, orders of service, leaflets, programmes, circulars and newspaper cuttings, financial accounts, membership rolls, annual reports and photographs.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In sections: ACC/3393/BR: Harrow Church, Bessborough Road; ACC/3393/CA: Pinner Church, Cannon Lane; ACC/3393/CR: Circuit Records; ACC/3393/EA: Eastcote Church; ACC/3393/HW: Harrow Weald Church; ACC/3393/IR: Ruislip Church, Ickenham Road; ACC/3393/KE: Kenton Church; ACC/3393/NH: North Harrow Church; ACC/3393/NW: Northwood Church, Oaklands Gate; ACC/3393/RC: Ruislip Common Church; ACC/3393/RM: Ruislip Manor Church; ACC/3393/SH: South Harrow Church; ACC/3393/SR: South Ruislip Church; ACC/3393/WC: Harrow Church, Welldon Crescent and ACC/3393/WE: Wealdstone Church.

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:

Received in 1991 with an additional accession in 2001 (ACC/3801, ACC/3393, B01/058).

Allied Materials

Related material:

London Metropolitan Archives has other holdings relating to some of the churches within the Harrow Circuit, as follows:

Harrow Methodist Chapel ACC/1391/1-87

Bessborough Road, Harrow Church ACC/1388/27-34

Welldon Crescent, Harrow Church ACC/1388/35-38

Hallowwell Road, Northwood Church ACC/1388/80-82

Harefield Methodist Church ACC/2567/1-20

Harefield Methodist Church ACC/2270/1-2

Ruislip Common Church ACC/3430/1.

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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