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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LMA/4451
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1827-1976
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3.85 linear meters
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 Denbigh Road Methodist Church was founded in 1823 and built in 1856. The Lancaster Road Methodist Church was built in 1879. The two institutions subsequently merged and are now called the Notting Hill Methodist Church. The Church is based on Lancaster Road while the old Denbigh Road premises are used by the church as the Etheline Holder Hall.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Denbigh Road Methodist Church, Kensington, 1827-1971, including registers of baptisms, 1854-1968; registers of marriage, 1859-1911; Leader's meeting minutes; financial accounts; rebuilding plans; papers and correspondence regarding property owned by the Church; Young Men's Mutual Improvement Society minute book; Sunday School Committee minutes; Denbigh Road Church Yearbook, 1960 and booklets, leaflets, flyers and programmes for events commemorating the 70th and 100th anniversaries of the Church.

Also records of Lancaster Road Methodist Church, 1871-1975, including Trustee's Meeting minutes; Leader's Meeting minutes; Sunday School Committee minutes; Choir minutes; pulpit notices; collection journals; Dodsworth Sick Benefit Society papers and general correspondence. Also Trustee's minutes and Treasurer's accounts for Silchester Road Methodist Church, predecessor of Lancaster Road Church.

Also preaching plans, schedule books and steward's account books for the Bayswater Circuit, 1861-1976; Local Preacher's minute book for the Kensington Circuit, 1882-1922; Trustee's minutes for Kensal Town Methodist Church, 1859-1926 and Trustee's meeting minutes for Dalling Road Methodist Church, 1875-1949.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

LMA/4451/01: Bayswater Circuit; LMA/4451/02: Kensington Circuit; LMA/4451/03: Denbigh Road; LMA/4451/04: Kensal Town; LMA/4451/05: Dalling Road; LMA/4451/06: Lancaster Road and LMA/4451/07: Printed Items.

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 2003 (B03/047).

Allied Materials

Related material:

For more records of Denbigh Road Methodist Church see ACC/2384, ACC/2890 and N/M/043/069.

The Hammersmith and Fulham Archives and Local History Centre holds records for Lancaster Road Methodist Church, Dalling Road Methodist Church and Kensal Road Methodist Church. The Westminster Archives also holds registers for Kensal Town Methodist Church.

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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