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United Reformed Churches

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DUR

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Title: United Reformed Churches

Short title: United Reformed Churches in Glamorgan

Dates of creation: 1950-1992

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (29 items)

Name of creator(s): United Reformed Church, Bridgend; Ely United Reformed Church, Cardiff; Providence United Reformed Church, Mountain Ash; New Trinity United Reformed Church, Cardiff; Highfield United Reformed Church, Porthcawl


Administrative and biographical history: The United Reformed Church (URC) was formed in 1972, when most of the congregations of the Congregational Church in England and Wales and the Presbyterian Church of England joined together. A small number of Congregational churches continued to be independent. Later the United Reformed Church was also joined by the The Churches of Christ in 1981, and in the year 2000, the Congregational Union of Scotland joined the URC. Individual Congregational churches were renamed as United Reformed Churches, maintining their own marriage registers. In Glamorgan, these included the United Reformed Church, Bridgend; Ely United Reformed Church, Cardiff; Providence United Reformed Church, Mountain Ash; New Trinity United Reformed Church, Cardiff; and Highfield United Reformed Church, Porthcawl.


Scope and content: Records of United Reformed Churches, 1950-1992, including: minutes, miscellaneous papers, correspondence and general papers of United Reformed Church, Bridgend, 1950-1992; marriage register, United Reformed Church, Ely, Cardiff, 1982-1989; marriage register, Providence United Reformed Church, Mountain Ash, 1984-1988; marriage register, New Trinity United Reformed Church, Cardiff, 1982-1992; and marriage registers, Highfield United Reformed Church, Porthcawl, 1965-1984.


Language/script: English

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Good condition

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: DUR/5/1-21, United Reformed Church, Bridgend; DURMARR/2/1, Cardiff, Ely United Reformed Church, Grand Avenue, Ely; DURMARR/3/1, Mountain Ash, Providence United Reformed Church, Union Street; DURMARR/4/1, Cardiff, Canton, New Trinity United Reformed Church; DURMARR/5/1-3, Highfield United Reformed Church, Porthcawl.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by private individuals at various dates.


Related units of description: Related units of description held in the Glamorgan Archives: DECONG 9/1-3 and DX 707/5.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the United Reformed Church; United Reformed Churches website (, viewed 17 March 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: March 2004



Church records and registers | Wales | Glamorgan

Congregational churches | Wales | Bridgend

Congregational churches | Wales | Cardiff

Congregational churches | Wales | Mountain Ash

Congregationalists | Wales | Bridgend

Congregationalists | Wales | Cardiff

Congregationalists | Wales | Mountain Ash

Marriage records | Wales | Glamorgan

Religious institutions | Wales | Bridgend

Religious institutions | Wales | Cardiff

Religious institutions | Wales | Rhondda Cynon Taff

Personal names

Corporate names

Bridgend United Reformed Church (Bridgend, Wales)

Ely United Reformed Church (Cardiff, Wales)

Highfield United Reformed Church (Porthcawl, Wales)

New Trinity United Reformed Church (Cardiff, Wales)

Providence United Reformed Church (Mountain Ash, Wales)




Mountain Ash