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Major accessions to repositories in 2015 relating to Religion


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives: Town House branch

  • St Margaret's Convent, Aberdeen: additional diaries 1897-1988 (Accession 1921)

Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Cawthorne Methodist Church: minutes, financial records and ephemera 20th cent (A/3610/N)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • West Midlands Methodist History Society: additional records 1876-2014 (MS 839 Additional (2015/037))

Bristol Archives

  • Bristol Archdeaconry Charities: minutes, deeds, accounts 18th-20th cent (33041/unlisted3)
  • Bristol Cathedral Choral Foundation: minutes, corresp, papers 1994-2008 (45593)
  • Eastville Sikh Temple: marriage register 2006-2014 (45633/R/1)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • International and Social Affairs Christian Network, Cambridge: minutes and agenda 1989-2013 (R115/003)

Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library

  • St Nicholas parish, Ash, Kent: registers, churchwardens' accounts, vestry and PCC minutes, tithe documents and other parish records 1558-2015 (U3-274)
  • Fragment from Sarum Breviary 15th cent (U560)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Steevens family, builders, High Wycombe: additional records incl business records, deeds, diaries and corresp, and material rel to Methodism in the area 18th-20th cent (AR 64/2015)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Arthur Basil Etheredge Brown (1917-2015), Rector of Camborne: church records 1965-2004 (AD2430)
  • Cyril Leslie Jones (1873-1932), vicar of Stratton: sermons, biography and newspaper cuttings 1911-1919 (AD2423)
  • Julian Jane Jemima Maitland Warrender (1827-1911), Mother Superior of the Community of the Epiphany: corresp with Lady Ottoline Cavendish-Bentinck, later Lady Ottoline Morrell 1895-1911 (AD2405)
  • Cornish Methodist Historical Association: circuit plans, directories, newsletters 2009-2015 (X1425)
  • Kea Parish Church: church records 1724-2014 (P97)
  • Marhamchurch Parish Church: church records 1651-1969 (P137)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Charles Benjamin Samuel Gillings (1855-1912), vicar: diary incl enclosed notes for Mayor's Sundays (1899 and 1904) and Declaration of Assent (1884) 1884-1904 (YDX 649)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Church Missionary Society, Carlisle branch: records incl minutes, financial records and corresp c1890-1995 (DCMS 1)
  • Cumberland Area Quaker Meeting: area and monthly meeting minutes, with membership records 1951-2014 (DFCF 9)

Durham County Record Office

  • Gateshead Fell parish: minutes c1825-1969 (EP/GF)
  • Sockburn parish: churchwardens' accounts 1861-1924 (D/X 2009)
  • St Patrick's Roman Catholic parish, Dipton: register of marriages 1996-2009 (RC/MR)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Christian Alliance Club, Lewes branch: log books 1938-1984 (ACC 12121)
  • Middle Street Synagogue, Brighton: minutes, leases and subscription records 19th-20th cent (ACC 12304)

Essex Record Office

  • Anne Hoffmann (fl 1960-1970), writer: research papers for '"Bocking Deanery: the story of an Essex Peculiar" 1960-1970 (A14151)
  • Chelmsford Diocesan Mothers Union: minutes and records of closed branches 1930-2014 (A14188)
  • Othona Community, Bradwell on Sea: administrative papers and strategic review programme 1994-2003 (A14299)
  • Southend Hospital: records of hospital chaplaincy including service registers 1999-2013 (S3370)
  • Southend and Chelmsford Archdeaconry: quinquennial inspections and presentation forms 1997-2014 (A14157)
  • Stansted Archdeaconry: quinquennial inspections and presentation forms 2008-2015 (A14260)
  • Woodford Green Congregational Church: papers rel to rebuild of organ and damage due to war 1874-1944 (A14300)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • William Camidge (1828-1909), solicitor, Methodist preacher, writer and local historian: research notes and family papers c1751-1947 (CDG)

Gwent Archives

  • Gwent Baptist Association: annual reports and minutes c1901-1975 (D6071)

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • Abbeydore Rural Deanery: chapter minutes 1862-1990 (CT51)
  • Cardington Mother's Union: minutes, photographs, corresp 1917-2002 (CT50)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Barnet Deanery Synod: synod and committee minutes 1928-2013 (DAcc 1385)
  • Hitchin Priory (Carmelite): visitors' book 1909-1928 (Acc 5772)
  • Mallory Players: records including committee meetings, AGM minutes, general and production accounts, treasurer's reports 1933-2004 (Acc 5672)
  • St Albans Diocesan Office: documents incl faculty records, sequestration papers and inspection reports c1920-1995 (DAcc 1401)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Hull Jewry: oral history recordings and transcripts 2015 (C SRL/0/1/1-4)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Braunstone St Crispin parish: service registers, annual vestry and PCC agm minutes, women's guild minutes, council minutes, photographs and ephemera 1901-2009 (DE8914)
  • Knighton St Mary Magdalene and St Guthlac parish: records rel to church music, corresp c1960-1989 (DE8893)
  • Leicester Hebrew Congregation: records incl membership lists, annual reports and financial statements, AGM papers, service agreements and newspaper clippings c1916-1979 (DE8698)
  • Misterton Parish, Leicestershire: PCC minutes and annual reports, church accounts, membership returns, corresp, building reports and photographs, quinquennial reports, faculties reports, Walcote school papers 1800-2005 (DE9089)
  • Sileby and District Christian Council: minutes 1986-2008 (DE9033)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • James Arthur Herbert Bell (1889-1982), assistant curate: typescript diary rel to his time at churches in Boston, Market Deeping and Lincoln 1970s (MISC DEP 678)
  • Capt W A Griffith (fl 1942-1945), military chaplain: records rel to time as a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany, including corresp, diaries, copies of 'The Prisoner of War' journal, identity documents and photographs 1942-1945 (MISC DON 1907)
  • Ashton's Court Christian Mission, Foster Street, Lincoln: membership and records books, constitution, service notice books, trustees meeting minutes, financial and insurance records, property surveys, corresp 1917-1996 (OD/7)
  • Lenton parish: church inventories, account books, PCC minutes and financial statements, faculties reports, marriage certificates, land certificates, corresp, insurance documentation 1866-2006 (LENTON PAR)
  • Lincoln Central Methodist Church: choir attendance registers, accounts and corresp 1940-1979 (Meth/C/Lincoln Central; SR/653)
  • Tetford Parish: parish officers book, highway surveyors accounts, parish house inventory, vestry and parish meeting minutes 1798-1868 (TETFORD PAR)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Central Committee of the Anglican Church in Belgium: official circulars from Belgian Ministry of Justice, appointments of clergy and corresp rel to residence and work permits, Belgian royal decrees rel to individual chaplaincies 1887-2005 (B15/064)
  • Christians in Finance: minutes, annual accounts, scrapbooks, newsletters, photographs 1888-2013 (B15/181)
  • Hammersmith and West Kensington Synagogue: records (transferred from Hammersmith and Fulham Archives) 1890-2001 (DD/1097)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • All Saints, Heywood: minutes 1905-2010 (GB127.L280)
  • Religious Society of Friends, Manchester and Warrington: minutes 1793-1962 (GB127.M85)
  • St Anne, Longsight, Royton parish: church registers and other records 1878-2008 (GB127.L316)
  • St Stephens Kearsley Moor parish: church registers 1870-2003 (GB127.L315)
  • Westhoughton St Bartholomew parish: church registers 1886-2000 (GB127.L122)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Kenneth Syer Cracknell (1930-2013): rubbings of brasses in churches incl St Andrew Blickling, St Mary Elsing (Sir Hugh de Hastings), St Margaret Felbrigg c1970-1979 (Acc 2015/99)
  • Heywood Gerard Benson Folland (1903-1976), clergyman and secretary of Bishop's Committee for Books and Documents: corresp and sermons c1930-1976 (ACC 2015/3)
  • Anthony Rossi, architect, Walsingham: architectural files rel to St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cathedral, Norwich 1992-2002 (Acc 2015/187)
  • Colton's Acre Trust, Norwich St Giles: minute books, accounts, leases, property files, administrative papers, chairman and secretary's papers, misc records 1895-2002 (Acc 2015/146, Acc 2015/171)

Northamptonshire Archives

  • Hartwell Parochial Church Council: corresp, quinquennial reports, visitation records, invoices, articles of enquiry 1982-2008 (159P)
  • St Andrews Priory, Northampton: farm accounts and pensions due to Prior William Hamond c1472-1473 (N122)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Robin McGhie (1922-2012), artist, designer and calligrapher: drawings rel to altar furniture and ornaments for the Chapel of Mary Ward College, Keyworth 1968 (8766)
  • Wesley Place Methodist Church, Stapleford: accounts, membership subscription books 1782-1822 (8735)

Peterborough Archives

  • Eye Women's Own: records 1912-2015 (2015/31)

Redbridge Local Studies and Archives

  • Newbury Park Synagogue: records incl photographs, newspaper cuttings, programmes 1968-2014 (316)

Shropshire Archives

  • Wilfrid Penfold (d 1956), clergyman of Shrewsbury: papers incl sermon notes 1933-1956 (9055)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Theodore Crane Dupuis (1830-1914), Prebendary of Wells, vicar of Burnham on Sea: diaries (from Somerset Studies Library) 1830-1909 (A\DIF)

South Lanarkshire Council, Finance and Corporate Resources (Council Archives)

  • Charles Hunter (d 1760), minister of Pettinain: small book of MS sermons 1707-1753 (Acc 140)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Lichfield Record Office

  • Altsonefield Rural Deanery: minutes 1870-1959 (B/A/25/14)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Roy Mackinnon (fl 1969-1979), church organ enthusiast: corresp to John Budgen rel to church organs and clergy of Sussex 1969-1979 (HD3322)
  • Bury St Edmunds Clerical Society: minutes, corresp, membership records, programmes, research notes 1986-1999 (GC528)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • John M Blatchly (fl 1950-2012), local historian: newspaper cuttings, research papers rel to local churches 18th-21st cent (HA445)
  • Ipswich Hindu Samaj: minutes, corresp 2006-2015 (GB476)
  • Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource: administrative records incl accounts, balance sheets, AGM papers, ephemera, reports, agendas, corresp 1984-2014 (GC836)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Eric Waldram Kemp (1915-2009), Bishop of Chichester: additional papers 1939-2001 (17962)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Mothers' Union: Ripon and Leeds Diocese: branch records incl corresp, accounts and membership lists c1960-2010 (WYL2070)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Methodist Local Preachers Mutual Aid Association, Wakefield district branch: minute book 1929-1994 (C6/C7)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Laurence Mayes (1673-1749), Professor of philosophy and poetry at the English College at Douai: 'Dialectica, sive epitome totius Artis Logicae', dictates on logic delivered by Mayes 1698 (Add MS 89139)
  • Worcester Cathedral Priory: rental of the lands of Worcester Cathedral Priory 1240-1365 (Add MS 89137)
  • Miniature prayer book c1540 (Add MS 89144)

British Library, Music Collections

  • Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739), composer: Psalm settings c1700-1739 (Music Deposit 2015/50)

Historic England Archive

  • Phillip Griffiths (b 1926), local government officer: postcard collection rel to nonconformist churches in England 1903-1973 (PGC01)

Manx National Heritage Library & Archives

  • Isle of Man Northern Council of Churches: minutes 1961-1975 (MS 13774)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Irish Council of Churches: records 1911-2003 (D4602/UNL/1)
  • Reformed Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Western Presbytery: records 1811-1973 (CR5)


Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide

  • George Patrick Benson (b 1949), Archdeacon of Hereford: papers as Director of Studies, St Andrew's Institute for Theology and Education, Kabare, Kenya, and Director of Communications, Mount Kenya East diocese; sound recordings incl Bishop David Gitari (1937-2013) 1978-1990 (Acc 2015/11)
  • Ronald Arthur Hubert Bocking (1923-2012), United Reformed Church minister: papers rel to Bocking's work for the Council for World Mission (Congregational and Reformed) 1952-1983 (Acc 2015/02)

Lambeth Palace Library

  • Broughton parish: Missal (Use of York) early 15th cent (MS 5066)
  • Nikaean Club: records rel to administration and events 1925-2008 (Acc L-2015-16)

Representative Church Body Library

  • Leslie family, Baronets, of Glaslough: diaries, episcopal charges, accounts, corresp and papers incl of John Powell Leslie (1772-1854), Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh, and Charles Leslie (1810-1870), Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh 19th cent (MS 1004)
  • Dublin Diocesan Board of Education: minutes, accounts and papers 1950-2014 (MS D6 Adl)
  • Love's and Gardiner's Charity for Educational Purposes in the City of Dublin: minutes, corresp, accounts and papers 1980-2006 (MS 734 Adl)

St Bartholomew's Hospital Archives

  • Survey of tenants occupying property confiscated from the former Priory of St Bartholomew 1561 (SBHG2015/23)

York Minster Archives

  • Peter Gibson (fl 1945-2010), stained glass artist: collection of slides of stained glass (2015/8)
  • Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers: records 1815-2015 (2015/13)

Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society

  • John William Walker (1859-1953), antiquary: floor plans of Wakefield Cathedral and St Mary's church and brass rubbings of monuments in Yorkshire churches early 20th cent (MS1982 & MS1978)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Mann family of York and Stainton in Cleveland: papers, diaries, parish accounts, scrapbooks, sermon notes, corresp, photographs, research notes rel to Rev Francis Mann and his children Francis Man and Dr Margaret Mann Phillips c1816-1985 (2015/049)
  • Barbara Joan Sim (1943-2014), Church ambassador: diaries, memoirs, photographs, musical recordings, music and genealogical certificates c1940-2014 (2015/007)
  • Leslie Cyril Stanbridge (1920-2015), archdeacon of York: papers incl sermon and teaching notes 1968-2013 (2015/053)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts

  • William Owen Chadwick (1916-2015), ecclesiastical historian and priest: papers 20th-21st cent (MS Add. 10099)
  • Robert Sherborne (fl 1662), clergyman: notes for sermons, identified as by both Robert Sherborne senior and junior c1662-1670 (MS Add. 10083)
  • Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1901), Bishop of Durham: diary and related papers c1848-1852 (MS Add. 10101)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Catholic National Library: administrative files 1912-2015 (D12)
  • Catholic Women's League: records 1900-2015 (D10)
  • Dominican Secular Institute of Orleans: records incl administrative files 1910-2014 (D6)
  • National Conference of Secular Institutes: records incl administrative files 1980-2010 (D9)
  • Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus: records incl administrative files 1875-2015 (D8)
  • Leaves (2) from the "Life of St Thomas the Apostle" and the "Lives of Saints" c1100 (ADD)
  • Theology manuscript fragment 14th cent (DCD)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Robert McCulloch (1740-1824), minister of Dairsie: MS sermons 1787-1792 (Coll-1658)

Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)

  • MB Reckitt Trust: minutes, accounts, reports, corresp, funding applications 1970-2014 (U DRT)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • Christadelphians, Elland ecclesia: minutes, financial accounts and reports, library records, diaries 1922-1995 (MS 1798/4)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives and Special Collections

  • Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement: additional papers incl minutes and corresp c1990-2009 (HCA/LGCM)

London University: London School of Economics, The Women's Library

  • Patricia Edith Pinkerton (fl 1986-2008), feminist priest: papers rel to her struggle to be licensed for ministry within the Church of England 1986-2008 (Pinkerton)
  • Group for Rescinding the Act of Synod: minutes, accounts, corresp, reports, annual conference papers and other records 2001-2015 (GRAS)

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

  • John Beech (1926-2012), Methodist minister and missionary to West Africa: letters (7) of John Beech and his wife Johanne Beech whilst working in Kumsai, Ghana to his parents in England, rel to personal and family matters, educational missionary work among students, and wider political developments in Ghana (Gold Coast) 1951-1957 (MS 381242)
  • Howard Diamond (fl 1928-1952), Treasurer of the London Missionary Society: diaries incl of the voyage of the mission ship John Williams VI from Grimsby to Suva, Fiji, for the London Missionary Society; visits to New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, India and Pakistan, 1948-1949; and of a visit to Bengal, India, 1951 1948-1951 (MS 381232)
  • Arthur Robert Down (b 1907), missionary, Madagascar: papers incl diaries, photographs, sketches and sound recordings (on cassette and MP3) c1935-1949 (MS 381281)
  • Elizabeth May Gillison (1868-1936), medical missionary in China: letters of Thomas Gillison and his wife Bessie between 1859 and 1937, while serving as medical missionaries in China with the London Missionary Society, with published transcripts of letters 1859-2011 (MS 381064)
  • Arthur Samuel Huckett (1853-1922), missionary in Madagascar: personal papers incl letters, photographs and printed material c1880-1922 (MS 381276)
  • Daisy Barbara Lea (b 1918), nurse and missionary: papers rel to service as a medical missionary in central Africa with the London Missionary Society, incl papers, photographs and publications c1911-1979 (MS 381275)
  • Norman Sargant (1909-1982), Methodist missionary and Bishop of Mysore, South India: personal papers with circular letters, photographs, slides, reports, printed and published material c1930-1983 (MS 381245)
  • Interserve England and Wales: additions to missionary archive incl committee minutes and papers, general secretary's papers, project files, property files, financial papers, publications, rel to work overseas,administration in UK and liaison with other Christian organisations 1931-2000 (INT)
  • Churches of Christ Missionary Committee: papers rel to the mission fields of the British Churches of Christ, with work in India, Thailand and Malawi; incl minute books, corresp, publications, and the papers of four individuals who worked in Malawi (Nyasaland) Ernest Gray, Mary Bannister, Edward Terry and Henry Philpott, secretary to Missionary Committee c1890-1980 (CoC)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Josiah Hocken (1798-1853), Wesleyan Methodist minister: diary and ephemera 1816-1850 (MA 2015/44)
  • Epworth Press, Methodist publisher: minutes and papers of the Editorial committee 1995-2008 (MA 2015/49)
  • Hartley Victoria College, Manchester: institutional records incl papers rel to Luther King House Educational Trust and the Partnership for Theological Education 1907-2015 (MA 2015/36)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • Ralph Baron (1739-1814), clergyman: original manuscript poetry 1810 (11484)
  • Luttrell Wynne (1739-1814), rector of St Erne: notebooks rel to travels in France and Italy 18th cent (11824)

Oxford University: Regent's Park College, Angus Library and Archive

  • Ghazi bin Mohammad (b 1966), Prince of Jordan: papers and publications rel to 'A Common Word' project for Muslim-Christian understanding 2006-2013 (RPC Acc 66)
  • Arnold Edmond Sewell (1921-2002), Baptist missionary: papers of A.E. and Gladys Sewell rel to mission in the Congo c 1952-2000 (BMS Acc 309)
  • Baptist Missionary Society: records rel to East Asia and Europe in general, and to BMS partners in Africa, Europe, East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Other missionary material incl documents rel to Democratic Republic of the Congo. c 1914-2014 (BMS Acc 307)
  • Downton Baptist Church, Wiltshire: ms history of Downton Particular Baptist Church (Gravel Close) to 1823 1823 (Acc 399)
  • St Thomas Street General Baptist Church, Portsmouth: ms history of the church up to 1802, incl transcribed documents from 1742 onwards c 1802 (Acc 397)

Oxford University: St Antony's College: Middle East Centre Archive

  • Jerusalem and the East Mission: additional corresp, memoranda, reports and printed materials 1856-2015 (0161)

Trinity College Dublin

  • Compilation of historical texts from library of St Mary's Abbey, Dublin 14th cent (IE TCD MS 15000)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • Leslie Dixon Weatherhead (1893-1976), Methodist minister and author: publications and papers compiled by Rev Dr John Charles Travell, clergyman and biographer of Dr Leslie Weatherhead c1923-1995 (LW)
  • John Michael Wilson (1916-1999), clergyman, senior lecturer in Pastoral Studies: papers rel to work in public health and pastoral care c1970-1989 (US146)
  • National Christian Education Council: additional records incl minutes, deeds, trust documents and papers rel to the International Bible Reading Association 1942-2003 (NCEC)

University of Southampton Library

  • Diana Bailey (fl 1963-2008), bibliographer: papers rel to her work on the Bibliography of Rev Dr James Parkes c1963-2008 (MS 419)
  • James William Parkes (1896-1981), historian and theologian: corresp with David Tabor, Secretary, Cambridge University Jewish Society 1939-1940 (MS 423)