Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Records.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, 1840-1966, including baptismal registers, 1840-1877; chapel records, 1860-1966.

Administrative / Biographical History

Wesleyanism, or Wesleyan Methodism, is the doctrine of the Methodist Church established by John Wesley (1703-1790) who preached in Wales between 1739 and 1790. Wesleyan Methodism in Wales served both English- and Welsh-speaking communities, with parallel organisations (individual chapels linked to form Circuits, which were part of Districts). The Newport Circuits is part of the South Wales District and included St Woolos Methodist Church, Castleton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Marshes Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Pillgwenlly Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Portland Street United Methodist Chapel, Price Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and Victoria Avenue Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Wesleyan Methodists are known as Methodists in England and the common use of Methodist in Wales relates to the Calvinistic Methodists.


Arranged into the following: Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit; St Woolos Methodist Church, Newport, and others; Castleton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel; Marshes Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Newport; Pillgwenlly Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Newport; Portland Street United Methodist Chapel, Newport; Price Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Newport; Victoria Avenue Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Maindee, Newport.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit : baptismal registers for the circuit and/or St Woolos Methodist Church and Castleton, Marshes Road, Pilgwenlly, Portland Street, Price Street and Victoria Avenue Chapels, 1840-1966.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office and the National Register of Archives

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records relating to the Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit are Gwent Record Office, D1118, D1198, D1241 and D3806

Geographical Names