Memorial Baptist Church, Walter Road, Swansea, Records

Scope and Content

Records relating to the closure and demolition of the original building, 1992; Marriage registers, 1953-1991; Minutes of Deacons' meetings 1906-1992; Minutes of Church Meetings 1913-1966; Other volumes 1915-1992; Lithographs and engravings, n.d.; Photographs; Commemorative lists; Weekly contributions books containing names and addresses of contributors, 1883-1991; Minutes of Deacons' Meetings (continuation), 1962-2006; Minutes of the Annual General Meetings, 1969-2017; Minutes of Church Meetings (continuation), 1873-1913; Minutes of Church Council Meetings, 2006-2017; Minutes of Quarterly Church Meetings, 1995-2008; Deeds, 1874-2007; Orders of Service for Inductions, 1995-2008; Photographs, n.d., c. 20th century; Other Church Documents, 1923-2017; South District Rangers Girl Guides, 1947-1957.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1873 76 members of Bethesda Chapel, High Street, Swansea, formed a separate church in the lower part of the town. They first met in the Albert Hall, Swansea, and the first building in Walter Road was opened in 1875. The first minister of the church was the Rev. F. C. White. In 1877 47 members left to form the Welsh Baptist Church, later known as Capel Gomer. In 1992, the church on Walter Road was demolished and a new chapel built on the same site with flats above it. In 2017, following a decline in membership, the decision was taken to close the church.


Arranged into series by document type.

Conditions Governing Access

All records except registers are closed for 30 years after date of creation

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, Memorial Baptist Church, Walter Road, Swansea, catalogue

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

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


Accruals are unlikely.

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