Market Square Congregational Church, Merthyr Tydfil, records

Scope and Content

Church meeting minutes, Deacons' meeting minutes

Administrative / Biographical History

On 30 December 1838 a public meeting was convened to establish an English Independent Church, and on 11 June 1840 the foundation stone was laid. The Church opened for worship on 4 May 1841 with the service conducted in English and Welsh. The Church held its last service in this building during November 1968. It was subsequently demolished and a new Church built nearby with a first service held in November 1970. Soon after the union of the Congregational Church in England and Wales and the Presbyterian Church of England led to the formation of the United Reformed Church and in October 1974 Market Square took part in the first United Service with Hope Church. Market Square United Reformed Church merged with Hope Church in 2005.

Arrangement

Chronological within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Secretary of Hope and Market Square United Church

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives, with reference to 'Market Square United Reformed Church Merthyr Tydfil 1838-1988'

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.

Accruals

Accruals are possible

Related Material

Market Square: English Independent / Congregational Church marriage registers (ref.: DECONGMARR/19), 'Market Square United Reformed Church Merthyr Tydfil 1838-1988' (Ref.: DX567/1) held at Glamorgan Archives