Canterbury Congregational / United Reformed Church

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection of records comprises several different Canterbury nonconformist churches, including the Independents, St Andrew's United Reformed Church, the Presbyterians, the Congregational Union and the Churches of Christ. The records themselves relate to church meetings, the Committee of the Church Meeting, the Deacons, the Trustees, the Sunday School, and affiliated organisations.

Administrative / Biographical History

The United Reformed Church came into being in 1972 as a result of a union between the Presbyterian Church of England, the Congregational Union and the Churches of Christ. Previously the Presbyterians and the Congregationalists had in some years worshipped together and in others worshipped apart.

Arrangement

Catalogued according to the Kent Archives Service cataloguing scheme for non-Anglican Church records.

Conditions Governing Access

Some restrictions are possible on later records.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed hard copy catalogue is available in the searchroom.

Accruals

Further accruals are possible.

Related Material

See also U37.

Bibliography

H. F. Taylor, 'The Free Churches of Canterbury' (1929). Duncan Harrington's introduction to the memorial inscriptions of the Wincheap Nonconformist Burial Ground. (pamph CA 80.WIN).