Townhill Baptist Church, Swansea, Records

Scope and Content

Townhill Baptist Church records, 1913-1986, including registers of baptisms and dedications, 1928-1982; communion register, 1929-1950; minute books, 1928-1979; accounts, 1932-1984; correspondence, 1939-1986; legal documents, 1913-1986; insurance records, 1933-1972; records relating to the church building, 1932-1968; building fund records, 1933-1953; church organisation records, 1937-1985; Sunday School records, 1960-1969; Boys' Brigade records, 1953-1955; records relating to local organisations, 1940-1955; photographs, 1933-1952.

Administrative / Biographical History

The church was founded in 1928 to meet the need for a Baptist place of worship in Townhill, Swansea. Many of the founder members came from the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in the city centre, while some came from other Baptist churches in the area. The church at Townhill continued in the mainstream Baptist Union until 1973, when, together with other Baptist churches in Swansea, it seceded from the organisation following controversial statements made by the Reverend Michael Taylor to the Baptist Union Assembly of 1971.


Arranged into the following: Registers; Minute books; Accounts; Correspondence; Legal documents; Insurance; Church building; Building fund; Branch library; Church organisation; Sunday school and Boys' Brigade; Local organisations; Photographs; Framed declaration; Poster.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Nonconformist, Baptist, Townhill Baptist Church, Swansea, catalogue

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are possible

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