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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): N/C/02
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1856-1952
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.25 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Congregational Church of England and Wales


Administrative/Biographical history:

Chelsea Congregational Church, Markham Square, was registered for Congregationalists in 1860 in succession to Radnor Congregational chapel, Radnor Street. There were 890 evening worshippers in 1886, but later the church was burdened with debt from building costs; there were reports of dissension in 1916 and of members joining the Methodist church in 1923. Attendance in 1903 was 307 in the morning and 501 in the evening, the largest attendance at any protestant nonconformist chapel except Chelsea Baptist Chapel. The Church was demolished for housing in 1953. The name of Chelsea Congregational Church was adopted by the Edith Grove Church in 1960.

From: A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 12: Chelsea (2004), pp. 263-272.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Chelsea Congregational Church, Markham Square including volume containing roll of members, 1884-1952; Church Book, 1856-1939, including historical account of Church, 1902, minutes of Church Meetings, 1867-1887, register of marriages, 1892-1939 and register of baptisms, 1868-1939; minute books of Church Meetings, 1856-1867 (includes account of foundation) and 1888-1930.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Church books and Minute books.

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 1964 (AC/64/048).

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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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