Catalogue ReferenceD/MS27
TitleRecords of Burnham Methodist Church (formerly Lent Rise Wesleyan Methodist Church), Lent Rise, Burnham, Buckinghamshire

Society administration
Trustees' meeting minutes, 1928-1973; trust accounts, 1947-1977; trust annual accounts, 1970-1973; property accounts, 1977-1986; appointments of new trustees, 1927-1965; leaders' meeting minutes, 1957-1974; Church Council minutes, 1974-2004 (incomplete); annual society meeting minutes, 1959-1967; building scheme papers, 1957-1959; stewards' accounts, 1956-1977; general accounts, 1977-1993; annual statements of accounts, 1981/2-1995/6; collection journal, 1955-1967; Finance Committee minutes, 1932-1941, 1975-1979; Finance and Property Committee minutes, 1982-1990; Building Fund Women's Committee minutes, 1956; bazaar meeting minutes, 1961-1962; Property Committee minutes and reports, 1974, 1978; correspondence, 1977-2001; quinquennial inspection reports, 2002, 2008, 2013; playgroup licence, 1988.

Society organisations
Ladies' Guild minutes, 1987-1993; Wesley Guild minutes, 1921-1940, and programmes, 1932/3-1933/4; Boys' Brigade and Girls' Brigade miscellaneous, 1978-1983.

Service of the church
Special orders of service, 1958, 1962.

Class lists, 1966; directory, 1969; community roll, 1988.

Sunday School and Sunday Institute
Sunday School teachers' meeting minutes, 1931-1955; Sunday School Council minutes, 1956-1961; Sunday School balance sheets, 1955-1956; cradle roll, 1960-1989.

Printed material/Miscellaneous
Copy Ecclesiastical Census return, (1851); press cuttings, 1988-1990; church magazines, 1977-1986 (incomplete); programmes for church events, 1958-1997; history of the church, 1997.
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
Extent20 vols, 29 bdls, 22 docs
Admin HistoryLent Rise Wesleyan Methodist society was formed in 1895 as part of the Windsor and Maidenhead Circuit. The church was built in 1897.

The church moved to new premises in Burnham in 1959.
AcquisitionDeposited in June 1994 (acc. 5443 part); December 1997 (acc. 6145 part); August 2003 (acc. 7257); April 2004 (acc. 7398); October 2006 (acc. 7897); April 2010 (acc. 8574); November 2013 (acc. 9307); January 2016 (acc. 9792); November 2018 (acc. 10400)

Schedule of accessions
Acc. 5443 (part): 1A/1; 1B/1-2; 1G/1; 2B/1-3; 2C/1-2; 2E/1
Acc. 6145 (part): 8/1-2
Acc. 7257: 1B/3; 2A/1-3; 2B/4-6; 2C/3-4; 3A/1; 3C/1-3; 4B/1-2; 6A/1; 7A/1-2; 7B/1; 8/3-5
Acc. 7398: 1C/1
Acc. 7897: 8/6
Acc. 8574: 2A/4-5
Acc. 9307: 2A/6-8; 2B/7; 2C/5-6; 2D/1-2; 2E/2-19; 3D/1-2; 6A/2-3
Acc. 9792: 2E/10
Acc. 10400: 2E/11
ArrangementClassification scheme for Methodist society (chapel or church) records

[This scheme shows how the collection is arranged. This collection does not include every type of record in the scheme. See the summary for records included in this collection.]

1 Trustees
1A Trustees' meeting minutes
1B Trust accounts
1C Chapel property [deeds, certificates, licences, appointments of trustees]
1D Correspondence
1E Related committees
1F Other property [eg manse, hall, school]
1G Other

2 Leaders and society stewards/Church Council)
2A Leaders' meeting/Church Council minutes
2B Accounts
2C Committees
2D Correspondence
2E Other

3 Society organisations
3A Women's groups [except Women's Work
3B Men's groups
3C Joint fellowship [except Sunday Institute]
3D Youth organisations [except Sunday School]
3E Missions [including Women's Work]
3F Other

4 Service of the church
4A Pulpit notices
4B Orders of service
4C Ministers' papers
4D Other

5 Registration
5A Baptism
5B Marriage
5C Burial

6 Membership
6A Registers, class books and directories
6B Young disciples
6C Other

7 Sunday School and Sunday Institute
7A Sunday School minutes and accounts
7B Sunday School registers and cradle rolls
7C Other Sunday School records
7D Sunday Institute

8 Printed material/Miscellaneous
Related MaterialRecords in other collections

D/MC 14, 17, 19: Circuit records
Access ConditionsWith the exception of registers of baptism, marriage and burial, and other material whose contents have been made public, records of the Methodist Church are closed for 30 years, and pastoral records for 75 years, in accordance with Methodist Church standing orders.
Applications for access to closed records must be made in writing to the County Archivist.
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