Monmouthshire Baptist Association Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of the Monmouthshire Baptist Association, 1814-1981, including letters and annual reports, 1902-1974; printed church histories, [post 1890]-1988; photocopies of manuscript histories, [late 20th century]; Monmouthshire Baptist Women's Missionary Auxiliary records, 1905-1964; English Baptist Church, Abercarn, records, 1877-1908; Ebenezer Baptist Church, Abertillery, 1879-1941; Bethel Baptist Church, Bassaleg, 1837-1947; Salem Baptist Church, Blaina rules and constitution, 1936; Alma Street Baptist Church, Newport, photocopy [late 20th century] of booklet in memoriam, 1900; Llanthewy Road Baptist Church, Newport, photocopy [late 20th century] of year book, 1905; Upper Trosnant Chapel, Pontypool records, 1814-1889; Carmel Baptist Church, Sirhowy records, 1833-1970; Twyn Gwyn Baptist Church, Ynysddu, records, [pre 1863]-1929.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Baptist denomination is not centrally organised. Each local Baptist chapel is a separate, autonomous body, self-governed by the church meeting. Ministers of each Baptist chapel are chosen by its members, and they do not necessarily have to be ordained or have any formal theological training. There are, however, various area associations, including the Monmouthshire Baptist Association.


Arranged into two groups: Group one consists of Monmouthshire Baptist Association, Church histories, Photocopies of manuscript histories, Monmouthshire Baptist Association Women's Missionary Auxiliary, English Baptist Church, Abercarn, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Abertillery, Bethel Baptist Church, Bassaleg, Salem Baptist Church, Blaina, Alma Street Baptist Church, Newport, Llanthewy Road Baptist Church, Newport, Upper Trosnant Chapel, Pontypool, Carmel Baptist Church, Sirhowy, Twyn Gwyn Baptist Church, Ynysddu; Group two consists of Churches in Fellowship, a short history of the English Baptist Associations of South Wales, Church histories, church celebrations and miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of the records of Monmouthshire Baptist Association, Monmouthshire Baptist Women's Auxiliary, numerous Baptist chapel histories and records of several Baptist chapels; Baptist Union of Great Britain website (, viewed 28 February 2006.

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 are not expected

Related Material

Further records are Gwent Record Office, D2270/1-2.

Geographical Names