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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LMA/4008
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1866-1976
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 2.33 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 London Central Mission Circuit of the Methodist Church had its origins in 1886 with the establishment of the London Central Mission at the already well-established Wesleyan Methodist church in St. John's Square, Clerkenwell, which became the principal church of the circuit. Many of the records of the circuit as a whole were lost when the St. John's Square church was destroyed by enemy action in 1941. The circuit was abolished in 1960, when its remaining churches were transferred to the London Mission (North) Circuit and the London Mission (Hackney and Clapton) Circuit.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London Central Mission Methodist Circuit, 1866-1976, including records of the circuit itself and the records of the following constituent churches and missions: St. John's Square Church, Clerkenwell (LMA/4008/SJS); Islington Central Methodist Church and its predecessors (LMA/4008/ICMC); Haggerston Church (LMA/4008/HAG); Maidstone Street Church/Harbour Light Church (LMA/4008/MSHL); Camden Street and Camden Town Churches (LMA/4008/CAM); Kings' Cross Mission, Crestfield Street (LMA/4008/KCCM); Kings' Cross Mission, Charlotte Street/Carnegie Street (LMA/4008/KCCS); Caledonian Road Primitive Methodist Church (LMA/4008/CRPM); Caledonian Road Wesleyan Methodist Church (LMA/4008/CRWM); Mayfield Road, Dalston Church (LMA/4008/MRD); Penton Hall/Twyford Hall Church (LMA/4008/PHTH); Railton Road, Herne Hill Church (LMA/4008/RRHH).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Divided into Circuit records and the records of individual churches within the 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:

Received in 1983 (Acc/1849)

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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