This record is held by Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Details of NR6
Reference: NR6

The United Reformed Church was founded in October 1972 by union of the Congregational Church in England and Wales and the Presbyterian Church of England. However not all the churches belonging to these two denominations agreed to accept the 1972 Scheme of Union. The records of those Hertfordshire churches which remained separate are catalogued under the reference NC.




NR6/1 Church Books


NR6/2 Church Meeting


NR6/3 Deacons


NR6/4 Registers


NR6/5 Committees and church organizations


NR6/6 Church Finance


NR6/7 Church Property


NR6/8 Sunday School


NR6/10 Membership


NR6/13 Miscellaneous




NR1 Barnet, Wood Street United Reformed Church


NR2 Bushey United Reformed Church


NR3 Barley United Reformed Church


NR4 St Albans, Trinity United Reformed Church


NR5 Letchworth Free Church


NR6 Ware United Reformed Church


NR7 Royston United Reformed Church


NR8 Hitchin United Reformed Church


NR9 Radlett United Reformed Church


NR10 Wheathampstead United Reformed Church


NR11 Hemel Hempstead, Adeyfield Free Church (affiliated to the United Reformed Church


NR12 Bishops Stortford United Reformed Church


NR13 Harpenden United Reformed Church


NR14 Hertford United Reformed Church


NR15 New Barnet United Reformed Church


NR16 Knebworth United Reformed Church

Date: 1778-1966
Related material:

Further Reading


Urwick, Non-Conformity in Hertfordshire pp 719-720


For Walkern United Reformed Church see D/EX838

Held by: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Ware United Reformed Church, Ware, Hertfordshire

Ware Congregational Church, Ware, Hertfordshire

Physical description: 34 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were deposited in the Record Office by the Minister of Ware United Reformed Church on 18th March 1976.


Acc 1496

  • Ware, Hertfordshire
  • Religion
Administrative / biographical background:



The records in this deposit concern the Ware Congregational Church which was established on 1st July 1918 from two Independent Meetings, the first in Church Street and the second in High Street.


Church Street Meeting


There had been a meeting of Protestant Dissenters in Ware since the end of the seventeenth century, but the first church was not erected until 1778 in Church Street, when the first Church Book was begun (see NR6/1/1). The church seated about four hundred and fifty people.


High Street Meeting


This meeting had its origins in a Sunday evening lecture organised in the High Street, from about 1778, by Mr Richard Gridley. The congregation was formed in 1811 (see NR6/1/2) and a chapel built in the High Street in 1859.


When the two congregations amalgamated on 1 July 1918 (see NR6/2/3) to form Ware Congregational Church, they moved into the High Street Chapel. A new Sunday School building and hall were erected in 1933 (see NR6/7/4) and a manse in 1948-1949 (see NR6/7/3). The building in Church Street was sold, and the organ donated to the Methodist Church in 1919.


On 5 Oct 1972 Ware Congregational Church became Ware United Reformed Church. In 1978 they were joined by the Methodists and the church is now known as Leaside.

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