Catalogue ReferenceD/N28
TitleRecords of Tyndale Baptist Church, Reading
Description[For more information about the records in this collection please contact Berkshire Record Office.]

Summary

CHURCH ADMINISTRATION : church meeting minutes, 1930-1936, 1953-1987, and agendas, 1956-1967; church council minutes, 1933-1953 ; general correspondence, 1953-1981; correspondence re 50th anniversary, 1975; stewardship campaign papers, 1965-1968.

DEACONS : minutes, 1955-1985 ; agendas, 1956-1966.

COMMITTEES : local and joint [management] committee minutes, 1924-1933 ; finance committee minutes, 1934, 1936 ; house committee minutes, 1934 ; social and education committee minutes, 1967-1969.

TREASURER : general ledgers, 1954-1956, 1974-1977 ; Fairbairn memorial accounts, 1949-1957 ; statements of accounts, 1954-1990 (gaps).

PROPERTY RECORDS : plans and elevations, c.1925, 1957, 1994 ; correspondence re church buildings, 1948-1968, and re manses, 1970-1973 ; building and manse accounts, 1956-1959 ; photographs of opening ceremony, 1958 ; miscellaneous, 1925-1935.

CHURCH ORGANISATIONS :
Sunday School : class register, 1925 ; teachers' meeting minutes, 1926-1935 ; annual reports, 1927-1934, 1957 ; cradle roll, 1954-1995 ; pass book, 1962-1978 ; accounts, 1978-1985.
Women's Own : committee minutes, 1926-1940 ; attendance registers, 1928-1941 ; accounts, 1950-1972.
Men's Fellowship : accounts, 1952-1967.
Missionary Council : minutes, 1955-1971.
Boys' Club : photographs, n.d.[1930s].

REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP : register of members, 1958-1962 ; list of members, [1975] ; correspondence re membership, 1930-1934, 1953-1968 ; reports on prospective members, c.1960-1983.

SERVICE OF THE CHURCH : order of opening services, 1925 ; papers re start of services, 1924 ; registers of communicants, 1931-1969; constitutions, 1930, 1953.

MINISTER : correspondence and papers, 1933-1937, 1957-1974.

PUBLICATIONS : Tyndale Herald, 1954-1982 ; Contact, 1984, 1990-1995 ; yearbooks, 1957-1958 ; circular letters, 1956-1974.

OTHER BODIES : King's Road Baptist Church : statement of accounts, 1931.
Baptist Union : copy application for grant, 1937.
Ringing Reading Crusade : newsletters, 1959-1960 ; minutes, 1960 ; correspondence, 1959-1960.
Berkshire Baptist Association : assembly papers, 1962-1977.
Thames Valley Crusade : preparatory meeting minutes, 1981.
Regents Park College Preaching Station Society : annual report, 1928-1929.

MISCELLANEOUS : church history, 1985 ; photographs, 1933, 1970s ; printing block of church building, [1950s] ; miscellaneous, 1927-1934, 1968-1975.
Date1924-1987
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
LevelFonds
Extent21 vols, 96 bdls, 3 rolls, 1 item
Admin HistoryTyndale Baptist Church originated as The "Hut" Free Church Mission, meeting in a disused watchman's hut in Beech Road in 1924. Initially the meetings acted as a Sunday School for children living on the Shinfield council estate, although adults were also invited to attend. After several changes of site, a Sunday School building was acquired in Grosvenor [later Cressingham] Road in 1925. Adults met for worship in the attached church hall. Between 1927 and 1933, the church was served by a series of student pastors; in 1933 the first full time salaried minister was appointed. Tyndale was a daughter-church of King's Road Baptist Church until 1953, when it became autonomous. In 1957-8 a church building was erected in memory of the Revd R G Fairbairn, the minister of King's Road who had inspired the original church plant.

In 1982 Tyndale produced a daughter-church of its own, at Whitley Wood.
AcquisitionDeposited in June 1996 (acc. 5830)

Schedule of accessions
Acc. 5830 : 1/2/1-11; 1/3/1-16; 1/4/1-2; 1/5/1-8; 2/1/1-8; 2/2/1; 4/1/1-2; 5/1/1-3; 5/2/1-4; 5/3/1; 6/3/1-13; 6/4/1; 6/5/1-6; 7/1/1-7; 7/2/1-4; 7/3/1; 7/4/1; 7/5/1; 8/2/1-2; 8/3/1-3; 9/2/1-3; 9/3/1-7; 10/1/1-6; 12/1/1-11; 12/2/2-5; 13/1/1; 13/2/1; 13/3/1-3; 13/4/1; 13/5/1; 13/6/1; 14/1-7
ArrangementClassification scheme: Non-conformist churches

[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 Church administration
1/1 Church book
1/2 Church meeting minutes
1/3 General correspondence & administrative files
1/4 Papers presented to Church meeting
1/5 Miscellaneous

2 Deacons
2/1 Minutes
2/2 Miscellaneous

3 Elders
3/1 Minutes
3/2 Miscellaneous

4 Committees
4/1 Minutes
4/2 Miscellaneous

5 Treasurer
5/1 Accounts
5/2 Statements of accounts
5/3 Miscellaneous

6 Property records
6/1 Trustees minutes
6/2 Title deeds
6/3 Fabric papers
6/4 Accounts
6/5 Miscellaneous

7 Church Organisations
7/1 Sunday School
7/2 Others

8 Registration and membership
8/1 Registers
8/2 Membership registers and lists
8/3 Miscellaneous

9 Service of the Church
9/1 Service registers
9/2 Orders of service
9/3 Miscellaneous

10 Minister

11 Charities
11/1 General or united charities
11/2 Specific named charities

12 Publications
12/1 Magazines
12/2 Miscellaneous

13 Other bodies

14 Miscellaneous
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