The Ministerial Monthly Meetings

  • Reference
      GB 133 UCC/5/3A
  • Dates of Creation
      1889-1917
  • Physical Description
      5 items

Scope and Content

Four minute books relating to the activities of this group. I-IV pasted on covers.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Ministerial Monthly Meetings (also known as 'The Brotherhood') was a group of 'younger ministers of Manchester district, who are outside of all ministerial fellowship' who met 'monthly at each other's homes for social intercourse'. It was a separate and distinctive group from the other ministers meeting under a similar name [see The Monthly Conference of Ministers, UCC/5/3]. Over time it was decided that a paper be presented at each gathering. Although it had formal rules, it was less restricted in membership than the other group. There was a membership fee, and anyone attending a meeting and living within a radius of 24 miles from Manchester was invited to join. In 1896 membership was defined as being open to 'all ministers settled or living in the district, and all ex-students who have completed their collegiate course and have been welcomed into the ministry and are seeking congregational charge'.