Westminster Baptist Church: Church Subject Files

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Includes publications and documents which are not primarily correspondence, but document the church's history. Includes information about its association with the Baptist Union, maps, facilities information, reports, various publications, a modern church constitution, and trust deeds.

Administrative / Biographical History

The archival finding aid for this collection was first begun by Miss Platt in 2012. Miss Platt, who married Jonathan Arnold, continued as the Hon. Archivist from 2012. Jonathan Arnold became pastor at Westminster Baptist Church in April 2016.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Conditions Governing Access

The archive is available without restriction to current members at Westminster Baptist Church. For external researchers, the archives are readily available - with supervised access - on any period for which no person involved in the content is still in living memory (i.e., records which are 100+ years of age). Any exceptions to this may be provided on a case-by-case basis.

Other Finding Aids

LOCATION C.1

Baptist Union, 1954-1972: London Baptist Association; Withdrawal from the Baptist Union (Nov. 1969); Withdrawal from London Baptist Association (Nov. 1969).

Church Constitution: Includes Amendments (April 1991)

Copyright Clearance for Hymns.

Instructions for Facilities

Maps of Churches: Includes map for Marsham St new building, drawn with pencil (August 1930); Includes Romney Street copy plan on deed of November 1895 and April 1896).

LOCATION C.2

Pension Arrangement for Ministers (1963-1965).

Plan of Grosvenor Estate.

Publisher's Association Book Agent's Licenses

Reports and Publications

Sale of Romney Street Chapel July 1932

LOCATION C.3.1

Trust Deeds: Schedule of Trust Definitions.

Archivist's Note

Unfortunately we are unable to fulfil research requests on family history queries at this time.

Custodial History

In the 1970s the church received a lot of archives from a former church member's family in the post, indicating these had been sitting in his attic.

Accruals

Further accruals expected.