Catalogue ReferenceD/MS30
TitleRecords of Caversham Heights Wesleyan Methodist Church

Society administration
Trustees' meeting minutes, 1909-1977; organ committee minutes, 1914; annual statements (incomplete), 1936-1937, 1952-1973/4; papers on new organ, 1914; sketch of sanctuary design, 1966; church fabric papers, 1970-1976; correspondence, 1930-1937, 1968-1977; special committee minutes, 1909, 1914; building committee minutes, 1929; Improvement Fund committee minutes, 1974; papers re Wesley Hall, 1939-1941; plans of new manse, 1973-1974; leaders' meeting minutes, 1910-1969; annual society/church meeting minutes (incomplete), 1912-1989; Church Council minutes, 1975-1993; seat rent accounts, 1909-1921; collection accounts (incomplete), 1909-1948; steward's accounts, 1919-1922, 1933-1936; envelope offering accounts, 1922-1954; Haiti Project audited accounts, 1980; finance committee minutes, 1968-1989, and correspondence, 1974-1987; Family committee minutes, 1974-1994; pastoral sub-committee minutes, 1974; world service, mission and neighbourhood committee minutes, 1974-1994; property committee minutes, 1977-1988, and papers, 1977-1989; secretary's correspondence, 1983-1989; papers presented to leaders' meetings, 1949-1964; annual reports, 1971-1975; papers on proposed Youth Opportunity Scheme kitchen extension, 1981; details of office holders' responsibilities, 1976.

Society organisations
Ladies' Sewing Circle minutes, 1931-1981; Women's Fellowship minutes, 1972-2002, and programmes, 1972-2002; tennis club accounts, 1922-1933; table tennis club minutes and accounts, 1937-1946; social club committee minutes, 1946-1952, accounts, 1949, and annual reports, 1950-1952; Guild minutes, 1953-1970, accounts, 1966, and programme, 1941.

Service of the church
Pulpit notices (incomplete), 1937-1962; thanksgiving order of service, 1985.

Marriage registers, 1911-1994.

Class book, 1929-1940; directory, 1975.

Sunday School and Sunday Institute
Sunday School Council minutes, 1938-1955; annual statements (incomplete), 1942-1955; JMA reports, 1953-1956.

Printed material/Miscellaneous
Demobilised soldiers' prayer card, 1945-6; newsletters, 1979-1983, 1996-2000; magazines, 2001?; choir concert programme, 1975.
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
Extent41 vols, 71 bdls, 18 docs
Admin HistoryCaversham Heights Wesleyan Methodist Church opened in 1909 in Woodcote Road, Caversham.
AcquisitionDeposited in August 1978 (acc. 2333 part); August 1984 (acc. 3446 part); June 1986 (acc. 3584); October 1987 (acc. 4108 part); August 1992 (acc. 5068 part); October 1992 (acc. 5106 part); January 1996 (acc. 5750); January 1997 (acc. 5961); February 1998 (acc. 6188); December 2000 (acc. 6662); April 2002 (acc. 6990); April 2003 (acc. 7195 part); December 2004 (acc. 7559); January 2009 (acc. 8332); November 2014 (acc. 9509); July 2021 (acc. 10787)

Schedule of accessions
Acc. 2333 (part): 6A/2
Acc. 3446 (part): 2B/2; 8/2-6, 12-13
Acc. 3584 : 1F/1-3; 2B/3-8,10; 3A/1; 3C/2,4,8; 4A/1-6; 7A/1-4; 8/1
Acc. 4108 (part): 1A/2-3; 1B/2; 2A/1-7; 2B/9; 2E/1; 3C/1
Acc. 5068 (part): 4B/1
Acc. 5106 (part): 1A/1; 1C/1; 1E/1-2
Acc. 5750: 2A/12; 2D/1; 2E/3
Acc. 5961: 1B/1; 1D/1; 2A/9-11; 2C/3-6,8,10-11,13-17; 2E/4; 3C/3,5-7; 6A/1
Acc. 6188: 1A/4-5; 1B/3; 1C/2-7; 1D/2-3; 1E/3; 1F/4; 2B/1; 2C/1-2,7; 2E/2; 4A/7-10
Acc. 6662: 8/7-11
Acc. 6990: 2A/13; 2C/9,12
Acc. 7195 (part): 2B/11
Acc. 7559: 8/14-17
Acc. 8332: 8/18-22
Acc. 9509: 3A/2-4
Acc. 10787: 5B/1-9
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

Circuit records D/MC1, 5, 6, 21

Church property file 1986-2010 D/MC6/3A/5

Quinquennial report 2008 D/MC6/3A/32
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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