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SAINT JOHN'S SQUARE CHURCH

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LMA/4008/SJS
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SAINT JOHN'S SQUARE CHURCH
Date(s): 1899-1970
Level of description: subfonds
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Extent: 0.33 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Methodist Church of Great Britain x United Methodist Church x Wesleyan Methodist Church x Primitive Methodist Church

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Saint John's Square Church was built by Wesleyan Methodists in 1849. It established the London Central Mission in 1886. In May 1941 it was totally gutted on the worst night of the London Blitz. The congregation met in various temporary premises including St James' Anglican church, Clerkenwell and Finsbury Town Hall. In 1949 temporary buildings were opened on the original site, however, in 1957 the church was closed and the remaining buildings were demolished.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Saint John's Square Methodist Church, 1899-1970, including Trustee's correspondence, meeting minutes and financial accounts; correspondence regarding war damage, temporary premises and re-building, including plans and elevations showing proposals for the rebuilding of the church; correspondence regarding Church staff; papers of various church groups and organisations, including the Wesley Guild and the Sunday School; issues of Church magazines and newsletters; leaflets and pamphlets; newspaper cuttings; annual reports and photographs.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

In sections: Trustees and Buildings; Ministers and other Staff; Church Groups and Organisations; Magazines and Newsletters; Printed Items; Photographs.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1983 (Acc/1849)

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also N/M/43/21/1


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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