Swansea Unitarian Congregation Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Swansea Unitarian Congregation, High Street, Swansea, West Glamorgan, 1930-1985, including registers, 1930-1969; annual reports and directories, 1931-1985; annual reports, budgets and balance sheets, 1949-1985; calendars, 1962-1985; periodicals, 1965-1985; publications and pamphlets about the Unitarian Church and its beliefs, 1962-1975; programmes, 1962-1985; photographs, 1942; and miscellaneous, 1956-1984; death certificates, 1887-1913; minutes of trustees meetings, 1907; account books, 1934-1945; papers relating to church property 1892-1940; correspondence and other papers 1896-1945; photographs, 1899-1900.

Administrative / Biographical History

Swansea Unitarian Congregation was founded sometime in the early 1600s. The first group to meet was probably Presbyterian and became Unitarian at a later date. The present building dates back to 1847.


Arranged into the following: registers, annual reports and directories, annual reports, budgets and balance sheets, calendars, periodicals, publications and pamphlets about the Unitarian Church and its beliefs, programmes, photographs, miscellaneous, death certificates, minutes of trustees meetings, account books, papers relating to church property, correspondence and other papers, and photographs.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

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


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea Unitarian Congregation Records, catalogue; Swansea Unitarian Church website (www.unitarian.org.uk/sewus/SWANSEA), viewed 7 September 2005.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

A collection of papers relating to the Unitarian Church, Swansea, 1887-1945, was found in the house of a former secretary of Swansea Unitarian Church.


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names