Catalogue description METHODIST CHURCH: RYE (FORMERLY SUSSEX) CIRCUIT; (Hastings, Bexhill and Rye Circuit)

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Details of NMA/4
Reference: NMA/4
Title: METHODIST CHURCH: RYE (FORMERLY SUSSEX) CIRCUIT; (Hastings, Bexhill and Rye Circuit)
Description:

NMA/4/1-2 Registers

 

NMA/4/3 Local Preachers meeting minute books

 

NMA/4/4 Quarterly meeting minute books

 

NMA/4/5-7 Stewards Accounts

 

NMA/4/8-9 Circuit plans and schedules

 

NMA/4/10 Miscellaneous

Held by: East Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Rye Circuit

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Rev J S Pyke, Circuit Minister at Rye on 23 Apr 1982 (A2820) and the Supt Minister on 27 July 1987 (A4885)

Administrative / biographical background:

A Sussex circuit covering Rye, Winchelsea, Northiam, Bodiam, Robertsbridge and Ewhurst in East Sussex and Sevenoaks, Newbounds, Rolvenden, Woodchurch, Cranbrook, Staplehurst, Chart, Borough Green and Shoreham in Kent was formed in 1774. By 1794 when the circuit was renamed the Rye circuit, societies from Peasmarsh, Staple Cross, Wadhurst and Rotherfield in Sussex and Southborough, Plaxtol, Knockholt, High Halden, Rucking, Tenterden, Ham Street, and Maidstone in Kent had been added though Robertsbridge, Bodiam and some of the Kent societies had lapsed. By 1815 Beckley, Hurst Green, Ticehurst, Mountfield, Westfield, Brede, Guestling, Sedlescombe, Iden, East Guldeford had been added together with Wittersham, Shadoxhurst, Bethersden, Appledore Mersham, Milkhouse, East-End, Biddenden, Sandhurst, Hawkhurst and Brenzett in Kent. In 1878 the circuit contained societies in Rye, Winchelsea, Beckley, Peasmarsh, Iden, Udimore in East Sussex and Wittersham, Brookland, New Romney, Lydd and Camber in Kent. In 1966 the circuit was merged with the Hastings circuit

 

Meetings/Societies in the Sussex/Rye Wesleyan Circuit, 1774-1815 (from NMA/4/1/1-2)

 

Dates are those of lists of members (or of summary lists of societies). Plainly several in the Sevenoaks/Tonbridge/Maidstone area were separated off after 1802. In 1816 the Rye Circuit was divided between Rye and Sandhurst Circuits (for the latter see NMA/13)

 

Sussex Meetings

 

Beckley 1801-2, 1811-15

 

Bodiams 1774-1780

 

Brede 1810-1815

 

Dallington 1814

 

Ewhurst (Green) 1774-1815

 

Guestling 1811-1815 ('given up')

 

Guldeford & Iden 1815

 

Hurst Green 1808-1815

 

Mountfield 1810-1815

 

Northiam (Street) 1774-81, 1792-1815

 

Peasmarsh 1777-84, 1795-1815

 

Robertsbridge 1774-91, 1810-15

 

Rotherfield 1794-1802

 

Rye 1774-1815

 

Sedlescombe 1813-1815

 

Staple Cross 1788-1815

 

Tanhouse (Northiam) 1810-1815

 

Ticehurst 1810-1815

 

Wadhurst 1792-6, 1810-15

 

Westfield 1811-1815

 

Winchelsea 1774-1815

 

Kent Meetings

 

Aldington 1807

 

Appledore 1810-1815

 

Benenden (Street) 1801-1815

 

Biddenden 1804-1815

 

Borough Green 1774-1781

 

Brenzett 1815

 

Chart 1774-5, 1810-11

 

Chart Sutton 1780-1784

 

Cranbrook 1774-1784

 

Crockham Hill 1776

 

Crouch 1801-1802

 

Dartford 1802

 

East End 1812-1815

 

East Malling 1783-1790

 

East Sutton 1776-1788

 

(High) Halden 1791-1815

 

Ham Street 1794-1815

 

Hawkhurst 1812-1815

 

Hook Green 1801-1802

 

Knockholt 1786-1802

 

Leybourne 1779-1782

 

Maidstone 1795-1802

 

Malling 1801-1802

 

Mersham 1808-1815

 

Milkhouse 1807-1815

 

Newbounds 1774-1777

 

Otford (earlier see Shoreham) 1801-1802

 

Peckham 1801-1802

 

Plaxtol 1782-1796

 

Rolvenden 1774, 1810-1815

 

Ruckinge 1793-1815

 

Sandhurst 1805-1815

 

Sevenoaks 1774-1802

 

Sevenoaks Weald 1801-1802

 

Shadoxhurst 1812-1815

 

Shoreham 1774-1802

 

Southborough 1779-1802

 

Staplehurst 1774-1793

 

Tenterden 1793-1815

 

Tonbridge 1802

 

Warehorn 1779-1793

 

Westerham 1779-1780

 

Wittersham 1801-1815

 

Woodchurch 1774-1815

 

Military Meetings

 

N. York Militia

 

(Rye & Winchelsea) 1808

 

50th Regiment 1810

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