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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): N/M/039
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1894-1973
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.05 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:

Wesleyan Methodists first met in 1886 in a house in College Road, Kensal Rise. A tin chapel opened in 1887 in Hiley Road, replaced by a brick chapel in 1900 at the corner of Chamberlayne Wood Road and Ladysmith Road (later Wrentham Avenue), near Kensal Rise railway station. Attendance in 1903 was 330 for morning service and 568 for evening service. The Chapel was sold to the Roman Catholic Church in 1977, although the Methodists continued to meet in an adjacent hall. In 2006 the hall hosted a temporary advice and support centre following a tornado strike on Chamberlayne Road.

From: 'Willesden: Protestant nonconformity', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 7: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden (1982), pp. 242-246.


Scope and content/abstract:

Minutes of Trustees' Meetings and related papers, 1919-1949; Treasurer's balance sheets, 1936-1938; Trust accounts, 1939-1940 and 1952-1962; receipts and payments, 1947-1948; cash book, 1898-1904; Treasurer's cash book, 1900-1912; Trustees Treasurer's account book, 1945-1964, including Paddington Circuit, Willesden Circuit and Kilburn and Hampstead Circuit; Trustees Treasurer's statements, cash accounts and other documents, 1923-1937; minutes of Kensal Rise organ trust, 1900-1907; scheme for debt clearing on organ and school building, 1907-1908; papers regarding organ reconstruction and other repairs to the Church, 1947-1960; trust papers, accounts, receipts and correspondence, 1923-1937; correspondence, 1945-1951; minutes of the Manse Trust, 1920-1958; correspondence, accounts, and other papers relating to the Manse trustees, 1922 and 1950-1957; minutes of Leaders' Meetings, 1900-1909; minutes of Leaders' Meetings and minutes of Annual Society Meetings, 1910-1936 and 1947-1965; minutes of Teachers' Meetings, 1894-1906; minutes of Finance Committee, 1935-1941; Class book, 1897-1899.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In sections according to catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1975 (AC/75/080).

Allied Materials

Related material:

Further records for Kensal Rise Methodist Church can be found at LMA/4073, N/M/037 and ACC/2313.

City of Westminster Archives Centre holds Trustees' minutes, 1906-1919 (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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