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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P97/FRA
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1953-1979
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.67 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Saint Francis, Eltham | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

Saint Francis, Eltham was originally a daughter church of Saint John the Baptist, Eltham and was used as a mission church until 1962. Between 1946 and 1953, it appears to have been known as Talbot Settlement Number 2 and was located in a temporary structure in Hengist Road.

In 1953, a permanent church, designed by Ralph Covell, opened at the corner of Sibthorpe Road and Hengist Road.

Between 1981 and 2006, the church was leased to Horn Park Community Association.

From 2006, the church was used by the parish of Saint Saviour, Eltham.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Francis, Eltham, including registers of baptisms (1967 - 1979), marriages (1955 - 1971) and confirmations (1953 - 1968); service registers (1945 - 1972), plan of proposed church, minutes of annual general meetings and church committee meetings, correspondence papers of the Secretary, accounts, balance sheets, papers of the Treasurer.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged by sub-fonds then into series; thereafter files are listed in chronological order by creation date.

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 is held by the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 2013.

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:
Added Jul 2014. Updated Mar 2020.

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