Society records of the Methodist Church, York, Skeldergate Wesleyan Mission Hall

Scope and Content

Register of baptisms, 1904-1940; register of marriages, with related papers, 1909-1934; accounts of Mission and Trust Fund, 1941-1949; papers relating to the building and enlargement of the chapel, 1900-1910; valuation for land duties and associated correspondence, 1914-1915, 1925

Administrative / Biographical History

The Skeldergate Mission Hall was opened on the corner of Queen's Staith Road and Skeldergate in 1900 as a permanent home for the local Mission previously housed in the old Wesleyan Sunday School in North Street. Built to accommodate 300 people, the new Hall was part of the York Wesley Circuit and included a Men's Institute from 1908.

The Mission was closed in 1939 when it was requisitioned for the war effort and in 1942 it became the King George VI Club for Officers. After the war it was sold and became a commercial premises.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in the 1980s.

Note

The Skeldergate Mission Hall was opened on the corner of Queen's Staith Road and Skeldergate in 1900 as a permanent home for the local Mission previously housed in the old Wesleyan Sunday School in North Street. Built to accommodate 300 people, the new Hall was part of the York Wesley Circuit and included a Men's Institute from 1908.

The Mission was closed in 1939 when it was requisitioned for the war effort and in 1942 it became the King George VI Club for Officers. After the war it was sold and became a commercial premises.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 23.11.16.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Accruals

Further accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Circuit records for York, Wesley Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute.

Additional Information

Published

GB193