Catalogue ReferenceD/MS3
TitleRecords of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Church Lane (later Charnham Street, then Bath Road), Hungerford
Description[For more information about the records in this collection please contact Berkshire Record Office.]

Summary

Society administration
Trustees’ meeting minutes, 1841, 1854, 1871-1929, 1960; trust accounts, 1841-1902; papers relating to Charnham Street site, 1833, 1864-1870; papers relating to Bath Road site, 1923-1964; miscellaneous property records, 1897-1955; minutes of school trustees' meetings, 1910-1925; school trust bank pass book, 1924; church accounts, c.1868-1946; collection journals, 1902-1911, 1931-1967; Envelope Scheme accounts, 1925-1967; finance committee minutes, 1925-1935.

Service of the church
Pulpit notices, 1943-1960.

Registration
Marriages, 1886-1897 (unofficial), 1923-1968.

Printed material/Miscellaneous
Wesleyan Day School managers' minutes, 1897-1910.
Date1833-1968
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
LevelFonds
Extent25 vols, 19 bdls, 7 docs
Admin HistoryThe Wesleyan Methodist chapel in Church Street, Hungerford, was established by a deed of 1807. It was also known as Ebenezer Chapel.

In 1868-1869 a new chapel was built in Charnham Street, Hungerford. The church retained the Church Street premises for use as a Wesleyan Day and Sunday School.

In c.1925 a further move took place to the new Bath Road Methodist Church.

The church closed in 1968.
AcquisitionDeposited in July 1967 (acc. 1335 part); in June 1972 (acc. 1748 part); in December 1977 (acc. 2271 part); in August 1992 (acc. 5072 part); December 2015 (acc. 9742 part)

Schedule of accessions
Acc. 1335 (part): 1A/1; 1C/1-6, 8-10; 1F/3-8; 2B/1-5, 7-9; 4A/1-5
Acc. 1748 (part): 1A/2; 1B/1; 1C/7; 1F/1-2; 1G/1-2; 8/1
Acc. 2271 (part): 5B/1-6
Acc. 5072 (part): 2B/6
Acc. 9742 (part): 1C/11-12; 1D/1-4
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 10, 12-13: Circuit records, 1810-1968
D/MC 11/7A/2: Baptism register, 1937-1965
D/MS 44/3A/1: Women's Fellowship minutes.
D/MS 44/8/1: Photograph of Ebenezer stone.
D/MC 13/3C/1: Charnham St Manse trustees' minutes, 1961-1966.
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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