Caerleon Methodist Church and Newport Methodist Circuit Records

Scope and Content

Minute book of Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, 1920-1924; records of Caerleon Methodist Church, 1851-1984.

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. Caerleon Methodist Church in was in Caerleon, Newport, throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. 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; Caerleon Methodist Church.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Records relating to Newport (Wesleyan) Methodist Circuit and to Caerleon (Wesleyan) Methodist Church

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 of the Newport Methodist Circuit are Gwent Record Office, D1118, D1198, D1241 D3765 and D3806

Geographical Names