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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Religions


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives: Town House Branch

  • Aberdeen and District Council of Churches: minutes, agendas, sederunt book and correspondence 1963-1998 (acc 3023)

Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office)

  • Menheniot Parish Church: tithe apportionment 1840 (P144)

Brent Archives

  • Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Willesden: digital images of Covid-19 NHS related artworks 2020 (ACC/2020/30)
  • Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Willesden: material rel to the Temple during the Covid-19 pandemic 2020 (ACC/2020/13)

Bristol Archives

  • Mary Beck (1718-1799), Quaker widow and merchant: journal of events and copy letters rel to family, business and national events 1796-1798 (46422)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • International and Social Affairs Christian Network, Cambridge: minutes and papers 1973-1991 (R120/031)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Colwyn Bay and Llandudno English Methodist Circuit: Rhos on Sea records c1883-2013 (CD14)
  • Brynmawr Methodist Calvinistic Chapel, Betws y Coed: records 1806-1961 (CX737)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Derbyshire District United Reformed Church: research for 'Congregationalism in Derbyshire' c1891-1956 (D6824)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Cottingham Parish: faculty, church restoration and fabric records, plans and elevations, church history folders, drawings of church, Evangelistic Committee minutes 1673-1997 (PE2)
  • Cowick and Pollington Church: register of members, administrative records file, register of seat rents 1849-1888 (DDX2339)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • St Margaret's, Whaddon: marriage registers 2012-2019 (15362)
  • Pamela Bailey (fl 20th cent), of Stroud: slides mainly of churches and stained glass windows from Gloucestershire and other places in the United Kingdom 20th cent (15379)

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

  • Central Methodist Church, Wednesbury: administrative and baptism records and records rel to Camp Hill Primitive Church and Vicar Street Primitive c1800-2009 (2020/03)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Bethesda Pleasant Sunday Afternoons Society, Bridgehouses, Sheffield: minutes 1884-1935 (X900)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Capel Pant-teg, Ystalyfera: minutes, accounts, membership records, annual reports, photographs, corresp, plans and ephemera c1890-2009 (D/D Ind 9/1/2-9/12/2)
  • Carmarthen Road United Reformed Church, Swansea: minutes, baptism registers, membership records, accounts, corresp, photographs and church magazines 1880-2019 (D/D E/Cong 15/1/1-15/14/5)
  • Henrietta Street Welsh Independent Chapel, Swansea: records discovered in the chapel after it had closed, including correspondence, photographs, offering registers, annual reports and ephemera, with memorial plaques removed from the chapel 19th-20th cent (D/D Ind 33/552-582)
  • Seion, Capel yr Annibynwyr, Glais: marriage registers, graveyard plan and register, members' contributions registers, chapel history, minutes of deacons' and church meetings, historical notes, annual reports, folder of material relating to the Rev. T. E. Nicholas (Niclas y Glais), photographs 1892-2017 (D/D Ind 53/1/1-53/9/4)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Non-conformist minister's diary covering Angmering (Chatsworth Hall) and Worthing 1911-1916 (19854)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Salisbury Diocese: faculty papers 2010-2019 (D1/61)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Book of Hours, Use of York (The Percy Hours) 13th cent (Add MS 89379)
  • Alphonsus Joseph-Mary Augustus Montague Summers (1880-1948), literary scholar and occultist: letters 1927-1948 (Add MS 89440)

British Library: Asian and African Studies

  • Morison Family: memoir, correspondence and notebooks of Donald Morison, medical missionary in Bengal, and his wife Isabella 1878-1914 (Mss Eur F744)

Historic England Archive

  • Trevor Reynolds (b 1928), bell ringer: photographs of churches in the UK and a personal bell ringer's peal book 1944-2002 (TRP01)

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Ecclesiastical Court, Guernsey: registered wills 1759-1893 (AQ 1637; AQ 1639 - 1648)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Cytn: Churches Together in Wales, records incl administrative and financial papers 20th-21st cent

Parliamentary Archives

  • Volume of signatures by Georgian bishops and archbishops, empowering other prelates to act and vote for them in Parliament 1767-1821

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Amy Carmichael (1867-1951), Christian missionary from Millisle, Co. Down, and members of the Dohnavur Fellowship: material incl diaries, photographs, notes, accounts, and correspondence rel to the Dohnavur Fellowship 1920-2018 (D4061/ADD)
  • Rev Dudley Cooney (1932-2019), Methodist minister: journals, correspondence, photographs, writings and personal papers c1902-2019 (D4712/UNL/2)


Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide

  • Revd John Walcot Blencowe (1886-1964), missionary and teacher: letters home and associated material, and papers rel to publication 1908-2019 (2020/03)

Lambeth Palace Library

  • John Bird Sumner (1780-1862), Archbishop of Canterbury: collection of letters and ephemera 1780-1862 (MS 5189)

Pusey House Library

  • Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Canon of Christ Church Oxford, theologian and scholar: letter to SG Hatherly, bound into a hardback volume of works by Pusey, Cardinal Edward Manning and St John Henry Newman 1860-1869 (PUS)
  • Douglas Geoffrey Rowell (1943-2017), Bishop of Gibraltar: theological research, records of ministry, personal corresp 1960-2016 (ROW)

Religious Society of Friends Library

  • Thomas Letchworth (1720-1775), Quaker: two volumes of handwritten sermons and some publications 18th cent (n/a)
  • Charles William Hope Gill (fl 19th-20th cent): papers 19th-20th cent (n/a)

Representative Church Body Library

  • Thomas Fitzpatrick (1860-1912), illustrator and cartoonist: illuminated address for Revd Bedell Stanford (1873-1945) 1901 (RCB Library MS 1107)

Wellcome Collection

  • Gabriel Vaca (fl1553), Franciscan friar and author: 'Libro muy provechoso para todo fiel christiano intitulado sermonario quadragessimal medicinal' - Medical Lenten sermons intended for delivery throughout the period of Lent, drawing parallels between the treatment and well-being of the soul and that of the physical body 1553 (MS.9311)


Cambridge University: Trinity College Library

  • Thomas Hebbes (d1766), clergyman: student diary and accounts 1755-56 (

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Society of St Gregory: minutes, correspondence, recordings, publications 1929-2019 (CSU-D21)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Reverend Henry Clark (1763-1809), vicar of the Anti-Burgher seceder congregation at Boghole: personal notebook, containing a range of entries incl finished sermons, notes for sermons and personal musings on theology c1766-1780 (Coll-1848/20-0048; SC-Acc-2020-0048)
  • Maud Hitchcock (b 1882), missionary in China: archive of letters, together forming a journal of seven years work for the Church Missionary Society in China and providing a detailed account of her journey and her mission there, mostly addressed to dear Friends of her church in Bermondsey 1901-1908 (Coll-2000; SC-Acc-2020-0064)

Manchester University: Methodist Archives and Research Centre

  • Methodist Church House: administrative departmental records c1840-2013 (Acc 2020/10)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • James Anderson (1925-1992), evangelist, writer and editor of 'The Believer's Magazine': personal papers c1950-1992 (GB 133 JAP)

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

  • William Morris Schumm West (1922-1999), Baptist minister, Principal of Bristol Baptist College: material rel to Regent's Park College, Baptist Union of Great Britain, World Council of Churches, Free Church Federal Council; also miscellaneous sermons and other material 20th cent (Acc. 492)
  • Keith Winston Clements (b1943), Baptist minister and ecumenical administrator: material rel to Bristol Baptist College, British Council of Churches, Council of European Churches c1977-2005 (Acc. 491)