Catalogue ReferenceD/N43
TitleRecords of St Paul's Presbyterian (later United Reformed) Church, Reading
Description[For more information about the records in this collection please contact Berkshire Record Office.]

Summary

CHURCH ADMINISTRATION : AGM minutes, 1951-1972, 1988-1999; church meeting minutes, 1972-2000; annual reports, 1963-1997 (incomplete).

DEACONS : minutes, 1963-1972.

ELDERS : Session minutes, 1898-1972; elders' meeting minutes, 1972-2000 (incomplete); annual reports, 1970-1972.

COMMITTEES : managers' court (later committee of management): minutes, 1898-1961 (incomplete), and correspondence, 1946-1955; correspondence, plans and papers of committee appointed to investigate future of church, 1970-1972; stewardship committee minutes, 1972-2000; vacancy committee minutes, 1972; ideas committee report, 1977.

TREASURER : annual statements of accounts, 1949-1998 (incomplete).

PROPERTY : plans and elevations, n.d.[1902], 1946, 1963; papers re proposed redevelopments of site, 1970-1995; copy licence for use of hall for school meals, 1965; inventory of church contents, n.d.[2000].

CHURCH ORGANISATIONS : Sunday School correspondence, 1956-1963, annual reports, 1959-1961, and minutes of teachers' meetings, 1962-1968; choir accounts, 1902-1976.

REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP : births and baptisms, 1898-1989; marriages, 1898; membership rolls, 1970s, c.1983-4.

SERVICE OF THE CHURCH : special orders of service, 1973-2000; communicants' rolls, 1898-2000.

MINISTER : agreement re minister's salary, 1898; proposals for duties of a part time minister, 1981.

PUBLICATIONS : church magazines, 1952-2000 (incomplete); yearbooks, 1937, 1951/2-1961/2; history of church, 1988.

OTHER BODIES : URC pastoral visit reports, 1977-1992.

MISCELLANEOUS : fĂȘte programme, n.d.[1958-1959].
Date1897-2000
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
LevelFonds
Extent34 vols, 64 bdls, 9 docs, 2 rolls
AcquisitionDeposited in November 2000 (acc. 6652)

Schedule of accessions
Acc. 6652: 1/2/1-7; 1/4/1; 2/1/1-7; 3/1/1-11; 3/2/1-2; 4/1/1-7; 4/2/1-4; 5/2/1; 6/3/1-5; 6/5/1-2; 7/1/1-5; 7/2/1; 8/1/1; 8/2/1; 9/2/1; 9/3/1-5; 10/1-2; 12/1/1-42; 12/2/1-2; 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
Related MaterialRecords in other collections

D/EX 2166: Papers relating to proposed redevelopment of church site, 1986-1992.
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