Abertillery Methodist Circuit Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Abertillery and Brynmawr Methodist circuits, 1849-1990, including Churches Combined Committee Garden Festival records, 1988-1992; circuit records, 1865-1987; registers, 1849-1984; miscellaneous, 1977-1990.

Administrative / Biographical History

Wesleyanism, or Wesleyan Methodism, is the doctrine of the Methodist Church established by John Wesley (1703-1790) who preached in Wales between 1739 and 1790. Wesleyan Methodism in Wales served both English- and Welsh-speaking communities, with parallel organisations (individual chapels linked to form Circuits, which were part of Districts). The Brynmawr and Abertillery circuits were part of the South Wales District. Wesleyan Methodists are known as Methodists in England and the common use of Methodist in Wales relates to the Calvinistic Methodists. Abertillery Circuit was created out of Brynmawr Circuit in 1963.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Churches Committee Garden Festival papers; Circuit records; Registers; Miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Abertillery Methodist Circuit Records, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office and the National Register of Archives

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are possible

Related Material

Further records of the Abertillery and Brynmawr Methodist Circuits are Gwent Record Office, D1995 and D2816.