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Major accessions to repositories in 2019 relating to Religions


Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

  • Sharnbrook Old Baptist Church: minutes, accounts, charity and property records 1719-1993 (X992)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Cheadle Hulme, St Andrew Parish: registers, PCC minutes and church building records 1941-2012 (P 343)
  • St. John the Baptist Parish, Great Meols: registers, minutes and accounts 1914-1986 (P 342)
  • Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit: minutes, Sunday school record books, cradle rolls and newsletters 1884-2019 (EMS 344)
  • Warrington Working Men's Mission Chapel: marriage register 1996-2018 (EXX 19)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • St Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, Penrith: registers, corresp, financial papers, burial survey, church history notes, parish council minutes and school records 1834-1983 (DFCRC 5)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Bamford and Derwent parish: records incl tithe map and award, PCC minutes and agendas, cash books, annual reports, marriage and service registers, Mothers' Union register and minute book, quinquennial inspection reports 1959-2007, other documents 1842-2013 (D2035)
  • Derby Diocese: confirmation returns 1976-2011 (D4979)
  • Book of sermons preached at Chesterfield, Derbyshire (1699-1701), Doncaster, Yorkshire, Thirsk, Yorkshire and Brimington, Derbyshire (1701-1723) c1699-1723 (D8256)

Flintshire Record Office

  • John Graham Canham, (1933-2019), curate: papers rel to time as curate of Hawarden parish 1904-2014 (AN5284)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Calvary Baptist Church, Treforest: duplicate marriage registers, ledgers, minutes and photographs 1953-2003 (DBAP36)
  • Cardiff Reform Synagogue: administrative records, papers of notable congregation members, papers rel to Rabbis and files on various issues and Ladies Guild records 1940-2016 (D1718)
  • Noddfa Baptist Church, Treorchy: reports 1893-1981 (D1688)
  • Caersalem Baptist Church, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil: minutes, accounts, drawings, photographs, contributions book, corresp and orders of service 20th cent (D1700)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • John Grimes, scripture reader, of Stroud: diary as peripatetic scripture reader in local villages 1857-1859 (D15066)

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • Altrincham United Reformed Church: roll books, minute books, property records and magazines c1900-2005 (GB127.C30)

Gwent Archives

  • Brynmawr Hebrew Congregation and Jewish Cemetery: minutes, financial papers and burial certificates 1905-2009 (D6528)
  • Newport Hebrew Congregation: photographs and corresp 1887-2017 (Accession 6529)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Llyn and Eifionydd Wesleyan Circuit: registers and minutes 1840-2010 (XM13637)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Rhydywern Chapel: minutes and accounts 1885-1966 (ZM7606)
  • Tywyn, Dolgellau and Barmouth Circuit: minutes 1961-2008 (ZM7618)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Bury Road United Reformed Church, Gosport/Gosport Congregational Church: Deacons' minutes; Elders' minutes; Women's Guild minutes; Sunday School attendance book and teacher's minute book; Gosport Congregational Communion register; Gosport Congregational members register; Treasurer's account books; photographs of church activities and building of new church 1826-2017 (117A19)
  • Gosport and Fareham Methodist Circuit: Portchester baptism and marriage registers, Wickham baptism register 1908-2005 (69M73)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Yelling Baptist Church: minutes 1877-2010 (FR21)

Liverpool Record Office

  • St. Michael, Parish Church of Huyton: church records 1578-2009 (ACC 7361)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Diocese of Manchester : Oldham West Deanery records 1964-2012 (2019/12)

Norfolk Record Office

  • William Jegon (1650-1710), clergyman: letters 1686-1701 (MC 3494)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Harrogate Methodist Circuit: records of restoration of Trinity Methodist Church and collection journal 1995-2019 (R/M/HRG)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Mrs R Farmer (fl1920s) of Newcastle Avenue, Worksop: spiritual diary recounting visits to listen to spiritualist preachers and mediums, and re-telling her own psychic visions c1920 (DD/2742)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • St James' Sunday School: letter books 1920-1938 (M271)

Oxfordshire History Centre

  • Banbury Methodist Circuit: records of individual chapels including minutes, and accounts 1827-2017 (6736)

Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies

  • South Dairy Baptist Church: ledgers, photographs and certificates 1882-2015 (DFC/B/)

Powys Archives

  • Roger L Brown (fl 1993-2007), vicar: papers rel to time as vicar incl corresp and parish portfolios 1993-2007 (M/EP/52)
  • Records rel to Bettws Disserth Church, Radnorshire incl terrier and inventory, list of incumbents and copy of an illuminated address for Rev. H J Jerico on his marriage to Miss C Thomas 1887-2011 (R/EP/12)
  • Records rel to Bwlch y Sarnau chapel, Radnorshire incl account books, photographs, quarterly newsletters, programmes for events and services and various local studies booklets 1900-2010 (R/NC/3/C)

Redbridge Local Studies and Archives

  • Wycliffe Congregational Church, Ilford: minutes, correspondence, property documents 1896-1966 (2019/36)

Rotherham Archives and Local Studies

  • Kimberworth Road Congregational Church: cash book, registers and Second World War photographs (22) of service men and women from various regiments incl Navy, RAF and Army all from the Rotherham area, all in uniform and all named 1915-1986 (1092-N)

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

  • St Paul's Church, Blackheath: parish registers 1972-2012 (2019/43)
  • St Mark's Church, Londonderry, Smethwick: registers of services, baptisms and confirmations 1933-2015 (2019/12)
  • St John's Church, Langley: AGM minutes 1952-2010 (2019/13)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Freemantle Congregational/URC: marriage registers 1952-1990 (SC/BMD)

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

  • Staffordshire Historic Churches Trust: minutes, accounts, annual statements, annual reports, various leaflets, brochures and publications, radio appeal by Sir Charles Wheeler 1952-2017 (D7705)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Stoke Green Baptist Church, Ipswich: Deacons Meeting minutes, 1944-1977; Church Meeting minutes, 1953-1971; Sunday School, Teachers Meeting minutes, 1877-1952 1773-1971 (FK2/1)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Crimsworth Dean Wesleyan Methodist Church, Hebden Bridge: treasurer's account book, financial papers incl balance sheets, corresp and bank statements and Sunday School account book 1890-1996 (WYC:1920)
  • St Andrew's Methodist Church, Halifax: records incl baptism certificate book, financial records, church club and choir records, publications and scrapbooks rel to church events 1959-2010 (WYC:1681)
  • Wesley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Halifax: financial papers 1930-1950 (WYC:1904)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Burley Wesleyan Sunday School: admission register for boys incl index of pupil names 1927-1938 (WYL2603)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Revd Edward Harold Foreshaw (fl 1908-1974): personal papers incl letters of institution and orders, financial papers, holiday logs and notebook of services and events [NB some personal papers contain sensitive personal information and are therefore access restricted] 1908-1974 (WYW1935)


British Library: Asian and African Studies

  • Revd William Francis Garrod (1893-1964), Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment and his wife Isobel Agnes Garrod (1898-1976): correspondence, files, maps, printed papers and photographs 1867-1978 (Mss Eur F730)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Traditional Cosmology Society: records 1984-2013 (Acc.14108)
  • James Kelly (1759-1804), Church of Scotland minister: lecture notes on natural philosophy and astronomy 1780 (Acc.14047)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Presbyterian Historical Society: material including annual reports, congregational directory and orders of service 1988-2001 (CR3/55)
  • Rev Dudley Cooney (b1932), Methodist minister: photograph albums and journals c1905-2018 (D4712)


Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide

  • Rt Revd Derek Rawcliffe (1921-2011): papers as missionary in Melanesia 1947-2009 (Acc.2019/03)
  • Revd Leonard Jones (1907-1992), Anglican clergyman: papers and photographs, especially from Belgian Congo 1924-1973 (Acc.2019/12)

Lambeth Palace Library

  • Henry Evington (1848-1912), Bishop of Kyushu, Japan: journals, diaries and other material 1876-1927 (MS 5152-5160)

Pusey House Library

  • Society for the Maintenance of the Faith: deeds of churches under the patronage of the Society 19th-20th cent (2019/6)
  • Forward in Faith: records 1992-2012 (2019/7)
  • Community of the Servants of the Cross: community records 20th-21st cent (2019/4)

Religious Society of Friends Library

  • China Interest Group of the Religious Society of Friends: organisational papers c1940-2000 (2019A21)
  • Winifred M. White (fl 20th cent), Quaker: personal papers 20th cent (2019A07)
  • Dorice White (fl1920-1930), writer and Quaker worker in Russia: personal papers 1920s-1930s (2019A14)
  • Edwin Randall (fl1942-1946), Quaker: personal papers 1942-1946 (MSS 1042)

Representative Church Body Library

  • Revd Canon Claude Lionel Chavasse (1897-1983): corresp, articles, scrapbooks and papers rel to ecumenical dialogue 1938-1980 (RCB Library MS 806)
  • Mabel Kelly-Coe (1918-2013), member of the Church of Ireland: daily diaries 1927-2009 (RCB Library MS 1091)
  • Donald Arthur Richard Caird (1925-2017), Archbishop of Dublin: sermons, photographs and miscellaneous papers, documenting career, and interests in the Irish language and life of President Douglas Hyde 1970-2006 (RCB Library 1200)

St George's Chapel Archives and Chapter Library

  • John White (fl1990-2000), Canon of St George's Chapel, Windsor: Canon Precentor's files rel to the arrangement and administration of services and music in the Chapel 1990s-2000s
  • Chapter Clerk, College of St George: Royal Peculiars Review Group: administrative papers rel to the development and publication of the Royal Peculiars Report 1999-2001
  • Chapter Office, College of St George: annotated order of service and corresp rel to the Advent Creation Liturgy service, incl a sermon given by HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh 1988 (SGC CL 1585)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Society of the Sacred Mission, religious order: papers of Brother George Every, incl corresp from TS Eliot, Valerie Eliot and W.H. Auden, poem by George Every annotated by TS Eliot, copy of tss talk by TS Eliot to Kelham students and copy of poetry pamphlet by John Heath-Stubbs 1934-1989 (SSM/2019/041)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Chadwick, Henry (1920-2008), theologian and church historian: correspondence with Patrick Henry, and related items 1965-2019 (MS Add.10320)

Cambridge University: Jesus College Archives

  • Cecil Tyndale Biscoe (1863-1949), clergyman: personal and family papers, incl correspondence, travel journals, sketchbooks, photographs, and copies of log books of Church Mission Society (CMS) schools in Kashmir (originals destroyed in floods in 2014) c1882-2001 (PP/Tyndale-Biscoe)

Cambridge University: Scott Polar Research Institute

  • Augustus Reginald Hoare (1871-1920), Episcopal missionary: a series of letters to his wife and children, covering the twenty years he lived in Alaska as a missionary and the lives of his family who remained in California, mostly written to his mother in Scotland 1898-1924 (MS 2304)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Canon Wilfrid Widdas Tymms (1918-2004): manuscript sermons c1942-1980 (ADD)
  • Catholic Social Workers Guild: minutes, correspondence, administrative papers and newsletters 1958-2018 (D19)
  • Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception: institutional archive of a Catholic female religious order and their communities at Clacton and Bocking 1890-2019 (MFS)
  • Timothy Dudley Smith (b1926), bishop of Thetford, hymn writer: papers 1966-2019 (TDS)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Palm-leaf manuscript collection, from Sri Lanka, probably Buddhist works in the Pali language, collected by Nigel Seeley (1942-2004), forensic scientist and Head of Conservation at the National Trust 18th-19th cent (Coll-1970 // SC-Acc-2019-0107)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • Leslie Samuel Purches, (1898-1955), Church of England vicar: photographs, typescript mss, newspaper cutting and book rel to a mission in Selbourne, Hampshire 1931-1955 (MS 2422)

London University: Senate House Library

  • Griffith Lambell (fl 1803-1808), scribe: manuscript material on Joanna Southcott (1750-1814), religious prophetess 1803-1808 (MS1258)

Manchester University: Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre

  • North West Islamic Media Forum: digital archive of the North West Islamic Media Forum 2006-2016 (2019/2)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Church of God in Belfast: papers inc minute books and roll books, church publications, Bible study resources and legal, financial and church governance records 1897-2018 (2017/54, 2019/42,and CGB)
  • Endlesham Hall, Christian Brethren Assembly: papers incl membership and attendance records, corresp, administrative papers, ephemera, photographs and postcards c1910-1978 (2019/83)
  • Industrial Mission Association: papers rel to the ministries of Chris Beales and Bill Wright c1959-2004 (2019/87)
  • Methodist New Connexion: annual committee minutes 1861-1877 (2019/99)
  • Thomas Beale, (1733-1805), Evangelical Anglican minister: mss letters 1754-1776 (2019/54)
  • Thomas Robinson Ferens, (1847-1930), Methodist businessman, historian, philanthropist and MP: corresp and associated papers on Methodism 1788-1919 (2019/41)

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

  • Elizabeth Clow, Ellen Menzies Clow and James Menzies Clow, Baptist Missionary Society medical missionaries in China: family photograph albums, loose photographs, and transcripts of letters, mostly from China in the 1930s, also rel to Boxer Rebellion 1913-2018 (BMS Acc. 336)
  • Geoffrey William Rusling (1920-2007), Baptist minister and historian: historical papers on subject of education; drafts, corresp and notes c1950-1980 (Acc. 487)
  • Particular Baptist Fund: additional leases, deeds, pamphlets 1717-1980 (Acc. 489)
  • New Bevan Baptist Church, Hertfordshire: records of church merged from Bevan Park and New Barnet churches c1870-1993 (Acc. 476)
  • Geoffrey Reginald Cowley Allen, (b1926) and Margaret Edith (b1931), Baptist Missionary Society missionaries in Congo: records incl Lukolela Dispensary Medical Records; BMS Lukolela minute-book; station log book; notes and reports 1927-1961 (BMS Acc. 340)

Swansea University: Richard Burton Archives

  • Cymric Federation Press Chapel: minute book 1956-1979 (2019/24)
  • Seion Chapel, Glais: account books, contribution books, chapel certificates, Sunday School attendance register, collection cards, Whitsun festival accounts, corresp and newspapers 1902-1961 (2019/27)