Records of Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, 1875-1993, comprising registers 1877-1908, 1963; minute books, 1912-1978; financial records, 1878-1993; Sunday School attendance registers, 1940-1982; Ladies Guild minutes, 1935-1961; correspondence, 1877-1949; deeds and documents, 1875-1946.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan (now Neath Port Talbot), began when English-speaking members of Bethesda Welsh Independent chapel in Briton Ferry formed a building committee to establish an English congregation. A lease of a plot of land in Ritson Street was acquired in 1875 from the Briton Ferry Estate, and a congregation began to meet in 1877. The church was built in 1880. It joined the Congregational Federation in 1972 and closed in 2003.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: registers; minute books; financial records; Sunday School records; Ladies Guild; correspondence; deeds and documents.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.

Note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Nonconformists - English Congregational - Records Of Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, 1875-1993, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names