Catalogue ReferenceD/MS68
TitleRecords of Ledgers Road (former Chalvey) Primitive Methodist Church, Slough
Description[For more information about the records in this collection please contact Berkshire Record Office.]


Society administration
Trustees' meeting minutes, 1899-1977; trust accounts, 1901-1979 (incomplete), and statements of accounts, 1899-1914, 1958-1976 (incomplete); certificate of registration as place of worship, 1862; insurance policies on church, 1878, 1900; papers re building new church, 1899-1902; appointments of new trustees of chapel, 1933-1970; agreement to let 69 Hencroft Street, Slough, 1902; insurance policy on 69 Hencroft Street, 1910; miscellaneous insurance policies, 1911-1930; leaders' meeting minutes, 1933-1973; society meeting minutes, 1949-1977; Church Council minutes, 1974-1978; Property Committee minutes 1977-1987; society accounts, 1959-2006; annual statements of accounts, 1958-1977 (incomplete); collection journals, 1931-1958 (incomplete); quinquennial reports, 2008-2013; fabric papers, 1970-1992; reports on 92 Ledgers Road, 2004-2010.

Society organisations
Sisterhood annual statement, 1975/6; Men's Fireside Hour scrapbook, 1952-1978; Christian Endeavour minutes, 1926-1953, and accounts, 1921-1953; photograph of Girl Guides, 1957.

Service of the church
Special orders of service, 1906-1908; order of service for re-dedication of church, 1992.

Membership rolls, 1942-1951; class ticket, 1910.

Sunday School and Sunday Institute
Sunday School teachers' meeting minutes, 1902-1950; directory of scholars, 1971.

Printed material/Miscellaneous
Printed miscellanea, 1897-1961; photographs of church, 1901, c.1948; memoir of church history, c.1948; centenary papers, 1947-1948, 2001; magazines and newsletters, 1962-1987 (incomplete); annual report, 1960/1; Chalvey Stanzas, c.1930s; scrapbooks, 1900-1987; history of church, 2001.
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
Extent22 vols, 33 bdls, 22 docs
Admin HistoryPrimitive Methodist worship began in Chalvey, Buckinghamshire, in 1848, at Hope Cottage, 12 The Green. In 1854 the society purchased a former Congregational chapel (later described as "small and inconvenient", with only one room, situated at 20 Chalvey Road (East).

In 1900 a new church was built in Ledgers Road. The old chapel was sold in 1903. In 1989 the church united with St Andrew's Methodist Church (D/MS 69), St Mary's, St Peter's and St Laurence's Anglican churches and Kingsway United Reformed Church to form the Ecumenical Parish of Upton-cum-Chalvey, serving central Slough, although each church continued to maintain a separate identity.
AcquisitionDeposited in May 1981 (acc. 2897); June 1994 (acc. 5443 part); December 1997 (acc. 6145 part); April 2004 (acc. 7401); February 2013 (acc. 9170); November 2013 (acc. 9311); October 2014 (acc. 9479); January 2016 (acc. 9795); November 2018 (acc. 10404)

Schedule of accessions
Acc. 2897: 8/1-3, 5-8
Acc. 5443 (part): 1A/1-2; 1B/1-5; 1C/1-5; 1F/1-2; 1G/1; 2A/1-4; 2B/1-4; 2E/1; 3C/1-4; 7A/1-2; 8/4, 11
Acc. 6145 (part): 4B/1; 8/9
Acc. 7401: 1C/6
Acc. 9170: 1A/3; 2B/5-8; 4B/2-3; 6C/1; 8/12-14
Acc. 9311: 2B/9; 2D/1-3; 2E/2-4; 3A/1; 3B/1; 3D/1; 7B/1; 8/15-20
Acc. 9479: 8/21-22
Acc. 9795: 2E/5
Acc. 10404: 2E/6-7
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 15-19: 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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