Undeb Bedyddwyr Cymru - Welsh Baptist Union records

Scope and Content

Section 1: Yearbooks, periodicals and minutes of the Welsh Baptist Union

1. Yearbooks, annual reports and periodical publications by the Welsh Baptist Union, 1926-date

2. Minutes of the annual meeting of the Baptist Union of Wales and of the Joint Council and committees, 1902-1998

3. Minutes of the directors of the Welsh Baptist Union Corporation Limited, 1928-1957

4. Minutes of the council and annual meeting of the English Assembly of the Baptist Union of Wales and Monmouthshire, 1922-1996

5. Minutes of the Baptist Bookroom Limited

Section 2: Records relating to the Welsh Baptist Assurance Trust/Company Ltd., 1888-2004

A 1. Minutes, 1888-1956

A 2. Records of directors of the Welsh Baptist Assurance Trust, 1902-1918

A 3. Annual returns and lists of shareholders, 1914-2004

A 4. Records relating to shares, share transfers and the payment of dividends, 1888-1987

A 5. Annual accounts and returns, 1890-2001

A 6. Account books, 1888-1991

A 7. Records relating to war damage insurance, 1941-1944

A 8. Files containing share certificates and items regarding the company's constitution, 1892-1988

Section 3: Records relating to the Baptist Building Fund for Wales

B 1. Minutes and annual reports, 1864-1957

B 2. Loan records, 1863-2006

B 3. Ledgers and cash books, 1862-2006

B 4. Records relating to the jubilee of the Baptist Building Fund for Wales, 1912

B 5. Records relating to the Century Loan Fund

Section 4: Records relating to pensions and to the financial support of ministers, 1922-1998

P 1. Registers of sustentation grants for the support of chapel ministers, 1922-1981

P 2. Records relating to the Ministerial Pension Fund Appeal, 1974-1991

P 3. Records relating to pensions

Section 5: Additional items relating to the activities of the Welsh Baptist Union, 1885-1989

X 1. Records relating to newspapers, publications and research, 1885-1989

X 2. Pictures and items for display, 1898-1920s

X 3. Records relating to Ilston Baptist Church, Parkmill, 1913-1946

Administrative / Biographical History

Undeb Bedyddwyr Cymru (Welsh Baptist Union) is an organisation to which Baptist churches are affiliated, many of whose services are held in the Welsh language. Most English Baptist churches are affiliated to the sister organisation, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and some churches are affiliated to both unions. Its headquarters were until the 2010s at T? Ilston, 94 Mansel Street, Swansea, but since then it has moved to premises on the campus of Trinity College, Carmarthen. Baptist congregations are affiliated to (rather than governed by) the Welsh Baptist Union, which provides support to them in a number of ways. One function of the Union has been the provision of insurance, by means of the Welsh Baptist Assurance Trust (later Company) Ltd., formed in 1888 to broker buildings and contents insurance for affiliated member congregations. It ceased to function at the end of 2003 and its services were then provided by a new company, Welsh Baptist Insurance Services Ltd. Another function has been the provision of loans to finance the building or rebuilding of chapels, through the Baptist Building Fund for Wales, which was established in 1862. The Union has also administered funds for the financial support of superannuated ministers.

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