Abergavenny Methodist Circuit Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Abergavenny Methodist Circuit, 1925-1987, including Circuit minute books, 1951-1984; minute books of Castle Street Chapel, Abergavenny, 1931-1987; Llanddewi Skirrid Chapel records, 1946-1977; Penrhos Chapel records, 1925-1974.

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 Abergavenny Circuit is part of the South Wales District. 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: Circuit records; Chapel records.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Rev. R. P. Ingrouille


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project.The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of the records of the Abergavenny Circuit of the Methodist Church; Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Records of the Anglesey Wesleyan Circuit catalogue

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 possible

Related Material

Further records of the Abergavenny Methodist Circuit are Gwent Record Office, D3468.

Geographical Names