East Glamorgan Baptist Association, records

Scope and Content

East Glamorgan English Baptist Association district committee records, 1909-1933; summary of district meetings minutes, 1897-1933; lists of district officers and meetings, 1897-1933; digest of rules extracted 1899-1904; appeals for help extracted 1899-1908; and minutes, 1897-1954.

Administrative / Biographical History

The South East Wales Meeting of the Welsh Baptists was formed in 1833, and initially included English language churches. The majority of English Baptist churches in Glamorgan formed a joint association with Carmarthenshire until 1913, when the association split to form the West Glamorgan and Carmarthen English Baptist Association (including Bridgend and Swansea districts) and the East Glamorgan Association covering Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd districts. The distinction between the Welsh Baptists and English Baptists has become blurred with the decline of the number of Welsh-speaking Baptists in the district. Consequently, a number of former Welsh Baptist chapels now use English as the medium for worship.

Conditions Governing Access

Items containing information on named individuals may be closed in accordance with data protection legislation, but access may be given to such records in accordance with the Glamorgan Archives policy.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Baptist Association, East Glamorgan at various dates.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the East Glamorgan English Baptist Association records; Camrau'r Gymanfa yn cynwys Hanes a Nodweddion Cymanfa Ddwyreiniol Bedyddwyr Morganwg o 1883 hyd 1913, (Cardiff, 1914); Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History (London, 1987); Stephens, W.B., Sources for English Local History, (Cambridge, 1981).

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Related material held at the Glamorgan Archives: DBAP, 1/1-3; DBAP, 2/2-30; DBAP, 11/1.

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