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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P94/MTS
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1848-1993
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.49 linear metres (187 documents).
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Matthias, Stoke Newington | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

Saint Matthias parish was formed in 1849; while the church was constructed in 1851-53, to the designs of William Butterfield. The parish was united with Saint Faith by Order in Council dated 13 December 1951, to form the parish of Saint Faith with Saint Matthias. Saint Matthias Church became the parish church of the united parish. The Saint Faith register of baptisms was used as the register of baptisms for the united parish.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Matthias, Wordsworth Road, Stoke Newington, including registers of baptisms, marriages, banns and confirmations; registers of church services; financial records; papers relating to the parish schools; Trust records; parish magazines; records of church personnel; papers relating to parish boundaries and the benefice; records regarding the church building, vicarage and church hall; papers of parish charities; and historical publications.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records have been sorted into categories which reflect divisions between the different functions and operations of the parish and its administration. Order within these categories reflects chronology.

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 to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited by the vicar, October 1974.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For the church of Saint Faith see P94/FAI.

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:
April to June 2010.

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