Catalogue description Barnsley Blucher Street United Methodist Free Church records

This record is held by Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

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Title: Barnsley Blucher Street United Methodist Free Church records

This chapel was at first a Protestant church and then later became a United Methodist Free Church. The building was erected in 1857; the congregation merged with Pitt Street Methodists in 1957. Records comprising:


1. Registers 1861-1957: Comprising Baptism register (transcript and index on searchroom shelves) 1901-1957;


2. Minutes 1891-1959: Comprising, minutes of trustees meetings 1891-1950, 1950-1959, Minutes of leaders meetings 1895-1908, 1923-1947, 1947-1957;


3. Financial Papers 1891-1957: Including, Statements of account 1891-1920, Poor fund account book 1941-1957, etc;


4. Women's Meeting 1930-1957: Including, Account book 1930-1957, List of officers elected 1935-1956;


5. Choir 1937-1954: Including, Minutes of choir meetings 1937-1954, Accounts and bills 1948;


6. Correspondence 1949-1957: Comprising, miscellaneous correspondence 1949-1957, Correspondence regarding 125th anniversary of foundation 1954, Correspondence and accounts regarding the closure of Blucher Street church 1957-1959;


7. Sunday School 1855-1958: Including, Registers, Records of prizes, Class rules, Committee minutes etc;


8. Miscellaneous registers and books 1899-1953: Including, Sacramental register 1899-1905, 1906-1914, 1915-1925, 1927-1947, 1938-1953, Pew register 1901-1928; Pulpit notices 1897-1901, 1904-1909, 1914-1920;


9. Miscellaneous books 1911: Reports on members seen by visiting committee 1911;


10. Subject files 1919-1939: Comprising, Files containing reports and accounts for the annual general meeting 1919-1920, 1921, Scholars removal notes 1938-1939;


11. Quarterly preaching plans 1880-1932: Quarterly preaching plan for the Barnsley circuit, 1880-1881, 1883, 1893, 1900, 1909, 1932;


12. Printed items 1889-1971: Including, Appeal for funds 1889, Programmes 1928, 1963, Official handbook of the annual bazaar and fancy fair 1911, 1912, Attendance card with the name Walter Exley entered in 1948, Attendance card with the name Rose Townend entered in 1948, Copy of monumental inscription from the gravestone of James Dow M D, etc;


13. Miscellaneous 1892-1951: Including, Fire Insurance policy 1892, etc.

Date: 1861-1971
Held by: Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Blucher Street United Methodist Free Church, Barnsley

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Open for public access.

  • Exley, Walter, fl 1948, of Barnsley
  • Townend, Rose, fl 1948, of Barnsley
  • Dow, James, fl 19th-20th century, doctor, of Barnsley
  • Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire
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