Circuit records of the Methodist Connexion, Easingwold Circuit

Scope and Content

Circuit schedule of Trust property, 1959-1979; circular for the Wesleyan Centenary Meeting, 1839; appeal for the chapel renovation and extension scheme in the Circuit, 1893.

Administrative / Biographical History

Easingwold was made the head of a separate Methodist Circuit of the Welseyan Methodist Connexion in 1800. At this time the Circuit included Easingwold, Stillington, Farlington, Flaxton, Huby, Sheriff Hutton, Gilling, Helmsley, Hawnby, Cold Kirby, Bilsdale, Harum, Ampleforth, Kilburn, Husthwaite, Thormanby, Craike, Tollerton, New Monkton, Newton on Ouse, Alne and Raskelf.

Helmsley later formed its own Circuit in 1858, which included Hawnby and Ampleforth. The new chapel at Coxwold was added to Easingwold Circuit in 1865.

Following the unification of the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in 1932, Easingwold became a circuit of what was now a single Methodist Connexion.

Following the unification of the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in 1932, Easingwold Circuit became part of the new unified Methodist Connexion of Great Britain.

In 1972 it joined with the York, Clifton and Monkgate Circuit to form the new York, North Circuit.

Arrangement

The archive incorporates the archives of two consecutive Methodist Circuits in a continuous record series: the records of the Easingwold Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion and the records of the Easingwold Circuit of the Connexion of the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in the 1980s.

Note

Easingwold was made the head of a separate Methodist Circuit of the Welseyan Methodist Connexion in 1800. At this time the Circuit included Easingwold, Stillington, Farlington, Flaxton, Huby, Sheriff Hutton, Gilling, Helmsley, Hawnby, Cold Kirby, Bilsdale, Harum, Ampleforth, Kilburn, Husthwaite, Thormanby, Craike, Tollerton, New Monkton, Newton on Ouse, Alne and Raskelf.

Helmsley later formed its own Circuit in 1858, which included Hawnby and Ampleforth. The new chapel at Coxwold was added to Easingwold Circuit in 1865.

Following the unification of the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in 1932, Easingwold became a circuit of what was now a single Methodist Connexion.

Following the unification of the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in 1932, Easingwold Circuit became part of the new unified Methodist Connexion of Great Britain.

In 1972 it joined with the York, Clifton and Monkgate Circuit to form the new York, North Circuit.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 09.12.16.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Accruals

Further accruals are not expected.

Related Material

The main archive of Easingwold Methodist Circuit records are deposited at North Yorkshire County Record Office (Reference: R/M/EAW).

The records of chapels within the circuit are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute, namely Alne; Coxwold; Huby; Newton on Ouse; Raskelf; Stillington; Sheriff Hutton; and Tollerton.

The Borthwick also holds the records of the York District of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion, and the York and Whitby, and York and Hull Districts of the Methodist Connexion.

Additional Information

Published

GB193