Salem Chapel, York

Scope and Content

Constitution, 1830s.
Leadership records, comprising Church Meeting minute books, 1839-1933; Deacons’ Meeting minute books, 1922-1939.
Church membership records, comprising registers of church members, 1816-1921; church year books, 1905-1906; list of members transferred from Salem Chapel, 1921-1950; information about attendance and legacies, c.1939; and correspondence, 1945-1962.
Records of sacraments and services, comprising baptismal registers, 1839-1949; communion attendance registers, 1922-1945; and printed service book, 19th century.
Financial records, comprising general account books, 1874-1932; Free-Will Offering account book, 1928-1951; pew rent book, 1865-1881; balance sheets, 1932-1957; Yorkshire Congregational Union Subscription collection book, 1925-1941; and correspondence, 1914.
Sunday School records, comprising Teachers’ Meetings minute books, 1925-1936; and correspondence concerning resignation of teacher, 1933.
Building and property records, comprising papers relating to the letting and sale of Salem Chapel, 1947-1963; and letter from caretaker concerning chapel maintenance, 1949.
Records of social events and fundraising, comprising church membership cards for swimming and cricket clubs, 1886-1896; and programme for sale of work, 1926.
Church magazines, 1927-1932.
Photographs, pictures and prints, comprising an engraving of Reverend Parsons, 1841; and a picture of Salem Chapel, c.1893.


Further accruals are not expected.

Additional Information