Rochdale Unitarian Church Annual Reports

Scope and Content

These pamphlets are the annual reports for the Rochdale Unitarian Church, though the issues for 1891-1898, and for 1901 and 1902 are missing. They seem to have been circulated to the congregation or to anyone who subscribed. They summarise the progress of the church over the previous year, for example detailing events which have taken place such as social gatherings or fundraisers, and lay out the church's plans for the next year. They also provide insight into the social life of the congregation by marking significant events in the lives of its members, such as weddings or funerals or any work undertaken on behalf of the community or church, such as raising money for a particular cause. The reports give an honest insight into the struggles of the church financially or otherwise, showing how open they were with the congregation.