Includes church correspondence between members, deacons, and former pastors of the church.
Westminster Baptist Church: Church Correspondence files
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The archival finding aid for this collection was first begun by Miss Platt in 2012. Miss Platt, who married Jonathan Arnold, continued as the Hon. Archivist from 2012. Jonathan Arnold became pastor at Westminster Baptist Church in April 2016
Arranged chronologically by date, then by correspondence type.
Conditions Governing Access
The archive is available without restriction to current members at Westminster Baptist Church. For external researchers, the archives are readily available - with supervised access - on any period for which no person involved in the content is still in living memory (i.e., records which are 100+ years of age). Any exceptions to this may be provided on a case-by-case basis.
Other Finding Aids
1930-1939: General Correspondence.
1950-1959: General Correspondence, Member Correspondence
1960-1969: General Correspondence, Member Correspondence
1970-1979: General Correspondence, Member Correspondence, Deacon Correspondence
1980-1989: General Correspondence, Member Correspondence
1990-1999: General Correspondence, Member Correspondence, Deacon Correspondence, Visiting Preachers
2000-2009: General Correspondence, Deacon Correspondence, Member Correspondence
Unfortunately we are unable to fulfil research requests on family history queries at this time.
In the 1970s the church received a lot of archives from a former church member's family in the post, indicating these had been sitting in his attic.
Further accruals expected.