Further Records Relating to the Newport Methodist Circuit

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Newport Methodist Circuit, 1841-1968, including Stow Hill Circuit records, 1891-1932; Commercial Road Methodist Church records, 1841-1895; Gwehelog Methodist Church foreign mission accounts, 1941-1968; Victoria Avenue Methodist Church records, 1892-1960; Hereford Street Methodist Church trust documents, 1909-1957.

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, Stow Hill and Hill Street Circuits are 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: Stow Hill Circuit; Commercial Road; Gwehelog Methodist Church; Victoria Avenue; Hill Street Circuit, Hereford Street.

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, Further Records relating to the Newport Methodist Circuit, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.

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 Wesleyan Methodist Circuit are Gwent Record Office, D1198, D1241 and D3806 and further records of Stow Hill Methodist Circuit, Gwent Record Office, D1198, D3350/21-24 and D3765.1-3.

Geographical Names