United Reformed Churches
Reference code(s): GB 0214 DUR
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.
ACCESS AND USE
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 Record Office conditions apply.
Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.
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 Record Office: 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 (www.urc.org.uk/), 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