Catalogue ReferenceD/N38
TitleRecords of Woolhampton Congregational Church
Description[For more information about the records in this collection please contact Berkshire Record Office.]

Summary

CHURCH ADMINISTRATION : church meeting minutes, 1927-1969; correspondence, 1958-1961; annual reports, 1931/2-1938/9 (incomplete), 1951/2.

TREASURER : accounts and correspondence, 1928-1956; bills and vouchers, 1848-1893.

PROPERTY RECORDS : estimate for repairs, 1958; bills and vouchers re alterations, 1890-1893; insurance papers, 1928-1964.

CHURCH ORGANISATIONS : Sunday School attendance register, 1923-1937; Women's Own minutes, 1928-1934, attendance register, 1928-1944, and Thrift Club accounts, 1931-1936.

REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP : register of baptisms, 1838-1859, 1877-1904, 1930-1941; register of members, 1842-1868, c.1887-1950.

SERVICE OF THE CHURCH : covenants, 1842, 1966.

OTHER BODIES : Group minutes, 1930, 1966.
Date1838-1969
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
LevelFonds
Extent9 vols, 10 bdls, 6 docs
Admin HistoryThe Congregational cause in Woolhampton began in the early 19th century with services held by John Morton of Bucklebury. A chapel was built by village shoemaker Hannah Goody, and put in trust in 1811.

In 1835, Mr G W E Brown of Newbury started a school in Woolhampton, and took charge of services. The church was formed in 1842, and in the same year Mr Brown was ordained as its pastor.

In 1969 decreasing membership led to the uniting of the church with Thatcham Congregational Church (D/N 37), with which it was already closely associated in the Thatcham Group of Congregational Churches.
AcquisitionDeposited in February 1998 (acc. 6185)

Schedule of accessions
Acc. 6185: 1/2/1-2; 1/3/1; 1/4/1-2; 5/1/1; 5/3/1-2; 6/3/1; 6/4/1-2; 6/5/1-2; 7/1/1; 7/2/1-5; 8/1/1; 9/3/1-3; 13/1/1; 14/1
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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