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Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Reference: M/SF

Catalogue Title: Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

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Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

This circuit was formed in 1935 by the amalgamation of the Spennymoor Rosa Street (ex Primitive Methodist) and the Spennymoor Central (ex Wesleyan Methodist) circuits (which, before union in 1932 were the Primitive and Wesleyan Methodist Circuits respectively). These two circuits had included Ferryhill and the change was one of terminology and not of area. In view of this explanation no attempt has been made to cross-reference the items which run continuously in date during the period of change.

Catalogue Contents

Spennymoor Primitive Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/SF 1-20)

Baptisms register, 1868 - 1877 Endorsed 'Spennymoor Branch'
Document format of M/SF 1


Baptisms register, 1877 - 1886, with one entry for 1887
Document format of M/SF 2


Baptisms register, 1887 - 1899
Document format of M/SF 3


Baptisms register, 1896 - 1904
Document format of M/SF 4


Baptisms register, 1904 - 1910
Document format of M/SF 5


Baptisms register, 1910 - 1914
Document format of M/SF 6


Baptisms registers, 1914 - 1926
Document format of M/SF 7


Baptisms register, 1902 - 1909
Document format of M/SF 8


Baptisms register, 1909 - 1920
Document format of M/SF 9


Baptisms register, 1920 - 1944, with one entry for 1919, Spennymoor Rosa Street Methodist Circuit, 1932 - 1935, Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit from 1935 to 1944
Document format of M/SF 10


Circuit plans, October 1897 - December 1931 Not a complete series
Document format of M/SF 11


Chapel schedules, property schedules, circuit reports and Sunday School, Band of Hope, Christian Endeavour and Temperance Societies reports, 1874 - 1929
Document format of M/SF 12-15


Quarterly meetings minutes, 1886 - 1899 Includes Circuit Committee meetings minutes
Document format of M/SF 16


Quarterly meetings minutes, 1899 - 1911 Includes Circuit Committee meetings minutes
Document format of M/SF 17


Local Preachers' Examining Committee minutes, 1890 - 1932 Includes also Centenary Celebrations Committee Minutes and accounts, 1907 - 1909
Document format of M/SF 18-19


Centenary Fund accounts, 1907 - 1910
Document format of M/SF 20

Spennymoor Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/SF 21-31)

Baptisms register, 1852 - 1873
Document format of M/SF 21


Baptisms register, 1873 - 1878
Document format of M/SF 22


Baptisms register, 1878 - 1889
Document format of M/SF 23


Baptisms register, 1889 - 1894
Document format of M/SF 24


Baptisms register, 1894 - 1899
Document format of M/SF 25


Baptisms register, 1899 - 1905
Document format of M/SF 26


Baptisms register, 1905 - 1913
Document format of M/SF 27


Baptisms register, 1913 - 1920
Document format of M/SF 28


Baptisms register, 1920 - 1946 Spennymoor and Ferryhill Circuit from 1935
Document format of M/SF 29


Baptisms register, 1879 - 1889
Document format of M/SF 30


Baptisms register, 1903 - 1912
Document format of M/SF 31

(Ref: M/SF 32-35)

Spennymoor Central Methodist Circuit
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Circuit schedules, 1926 - 1935, Spennymoor Wesleyan Methodist Circuit until 1932
Document format of M/SF 32


Circuit schedules, 1935 - 1937. Described as Spennymoor and Ferryhill Circuit. Central section from December 1936
Document format of M/SF 33


Property schedules, 1914 - 1935, Spennymoor Wesleyan Methodist Circuit until 1932
Document format of M/SF 34


Sunday School Council meetings minutes, Spennymoor Wesleyan Methodist Circuit until 1932, 1916 - 1936
Document format of M/SF 35

(Ref: M/SF 36-38)

Spennymoor, Rosa Street Methodist Circuit
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Circuit plans April - October, 1935
Document format of M/SF 36-37


Accounts of 'moneys and members', 1914 - 1935, Spennymoor Primitive Methodist Circuit until 1932
Document format of M/SF 38

Spennymoor Rosa Street and Spennymoor Central Methodist Circuits (Ref: M/SF 39)

Circuit plans January 1933 - April 1935
Document format of M/SF 39

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/SF 40-44)

Baptisms register, 1926 - 1955, Spennymoor Rosa Street Methodist Circuit, 1932 - 1935, Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit from 1935 and mainly baptisms at Ferryhill Methodist Church from 1939
Document format of M/SF 40


Baptisms register, 1944 - 1957 (1 volume) See also under Spennymoor Central Methodist Church


Circuit plans, October 1935 - October 1943
Document format of M/SF 42


Property schedules, 1934 - 1947, Spennymoor Rosa Street Methodist Circuit until 1935
Document format of M/SF 43


Manse account, Bank statement, 1945 - 1946
Document format of M/SF 44

(Ref: M/SF 45)

Individual churches

Byers Green Wesleyan Methodist Church


Baptisms register for 'baptisms solemnised in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and neighbourhood of Byers Green', 1866 - 1905
Document format of M/SF 45

(Ref: M/SF 46-61)

Ferryhill Methodist Church
(formerly Primitive Methodist)
For baptisms register see under Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit


Register of marriages, 1907 - 1911
Document format of M/SF 46


Register of marriages, 1911 - 1915
Document format of M/SF 47


Register of marriages, 1915 - 1919
Document format of M/SF 48


Register of marriages, 1919 - 1921
Document format of M/SF 49


Register of marriages, 1922 - 1925
Document format of M/SF 50


Register of marriages, 1925 - 1929
Document format of M/SF 51


Register of marriages, 1929 - 1935
Document format of M/SF 52


Register of marriages, 1935 - 1942
Document format of M/SF 53


Register of marriages, 1942 - 1949
Document format of M/SF 54


Register of marriages, 1949 - 1960
Document format of M/SF 55


Leaders and Society meetings minutes, 1933 - 1940
Document format of M/SF 56


Trustees' meetings minutes, 1908 - 1925
Document format of M/SF 57


Trustees' meetings minutes, 1925 - 1950, with related papers infolded
Document format of M/SF 58


Pulpit notices book, 1962 - 1966 Infolded is a circuit plan July-October, 1966
Document format of M/SF 59


Sunday School teachers' meetings minutes, 1 927 - 1940, with related papers infolded
Document format of M/SF 60


Accounts, 1863 - 1881
Document format of M/SF 61

(Ref: M/SF 62)

Ferryhill Station Methodist Church
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Wesley Guild meetings minutes, 1925 - 1936 Includes accounts, 1925 - 1926
Document format of M/SF 62

Page Bank Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 63-64)

Baptisms register, 1877 - 1910
Document format of M/SF 63


Volume containing: (1) Rules and Committee minutes of the Young Mens' Christian Association (meeting in the Methodist New Connexion Church vestry), 1862 (2) Minutes and accounts of the church Building Committee, 1872 - 1875 (3) Pledge of conformity, rules and minutes, of the Young Mens' Bible class, 1858 - 1859, with details of lessons, 1875 - 1877
Document format of M/SF 64

Page Bank Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 65-70)

Leaders', Trustees' and Society meetings minutes, 1896 - 1928
Document format of M/SF 65


Pulpit notices books, 1932 - 1941
Document format of M/SF 66-67


Accounts, 1902 - 1954
Document format of M/SF 68-70

(Ref: M/SF 71)

Spennymoor Central Methodist Church
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Baptisms register, 1946 - 1963 With an entry for a baptism at Trinity Methodist Church, Spennymoor 1964. Entries for the period 1950 - 1959 relate to the Spennymoor and Ferryhill Circuit as a whole
Document format of M/SF 71

(Ref: M/SF 72)

Spennymoor Mount Pleasant Methodist Church
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Wesleyan Institute Accounts, 1919 - 1946 The Institute was founded in August 1919. Its object was 'to cater for the social life of the members of our church and Sunday School, both young and old, where they may spend their leisure in a pure atmosphere, and as an attraction to the outside public, in the hope of building up our church and strengthening our cause in the district'
Document format of M/SF 72

(Ref: M/SF 73)

Spennymoor Rosa Street Methodist Church
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Leaders and Society meetings minutes, 1927 - 1963 Infolded is a Brandon and Deerness Valley Circuit plan, January - April 1960
Document format of M/SF 73

(Ref: M/SF 74)

Spennymoor Methodist Church
(formerly Methodist Free Church and, from 1907, United Methodist Church)


Baptisms register, 1896 - 1938 The first page is headed 'Baptisms solemnised at the house of Mr. Rodger Hardwick in the County of Durham' and contains 3 entries, all for 1896
Document format of M/SF 74

Miscellaneous (Ref: M/SF 75)

A collection of hymns for the use of the people called Methodists by the Rev. John Wesley, M.A., with a new supplement. Edition with tunes. 1877 Endorsed 'Centenary Chapel Choir' Note pp. 34-49 missing
Document format of M/SF 75

(Ref: M/SF 76-86)

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Second deposit
Spennymoor Wesleyan Methodist Circuit


Circuit schedules, 1875 - 1890
Document format of M/SF 76


Circuit schedules, 1890 - 1908
Document format of M/SF 77


Circuit schedules, 1908 - 1923
Document format of M/SF 78


Property schedules, 1875 - 1894
Document format of M/SF 79


Property schedules, 1895 - 1913
Document format of M/SF 80


Quarterly Meetings minutes, 1893 - 1908
Document format of M/SF 81


Local Preachers' Meetings minutes, 1898 - 1929 Minutes to 1935 infolded
Document format of M/SF 82


Trustees' Meetings minutes, 1876 - 1915
Document format of M/SF 83


Schedules of Day and Sunday Schools, 1876 - 1905
Document format of M/SF 84


Accounts, 1875 - 1906
Document format of M/SF 85


Accounts, 1907 - 1925
Document format of M/SF 86

(Ref: M/SF 87)

Spennymoor Central Methodist Circuit
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Quarterly Meetings minutes, 1908 - 1936 (Spennymoor Wesleyan Methodist Circuit until 1932)
Document format of M/SF 87

(Ref: M/SF 88-91)

Individual Churches

Dean Bank, Zion Methodist Church
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Accounts, 1926 - 1936
Document format of M/SF 88


Trustees' Meetings minutes, 1914 - 1927
Document format of M/SF 89


Trustees' Meetings minutes, 1927 - 1948
Document format of M/SF 90


Accounts, 1907 - 1937
Document format of M/SF 91

(Ref: M/SF 92-94)

Dean Bank, Westcott Terrace Methodist Church
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Baptisms register, 1923 - 1968
Document format of M/SF 92


Leaders and Society Meetings minutes, 1 934 - 1968, with related papers infolded
Document format of M/SF 93


Trustees' Meetings minutes, 1908 - 1968, with related papers infolded
Document format of M/SF 94

Mordon Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 95)

Baptisms register, 1952 - 1965
Document format of M/SF 95

Spennymoor Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 96-97)

Leaders' Meetings minutes, 1907 - 1929
Document format of M/SF 96


Trustees' Meetings minutes, 1919 - 1939
Document format of M/SF 97

Unspecified Church or Churches (Ref: M/SF 98-101)

Trustees' Meetings minutes, 1913 - 1945
Document format of M/SF 98


Seat rents register, 1900 - 1934
Document format of M/SF 99


Subscription list, 1949 - 1953
Document format of M/SF 100


Wesleyan Tract Societies accounts, 1875 - 1889
Document format of M/SF 101

(Ref: M/SF 102-105)

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Third deposit
Spennymoor Wesleyan Methodist Circuit


Baptisms register, 1919 - 1932 Ferryhill section only
Document format of M/SF 102


Local Preachers' meetings minutes, 1875 - 1897
Document format of M/SF 103


Lists of trustees, with notes, 1936 - c.1938
Document format of M/SF 104


Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society Spennymoor Branch, Accounts, 1921 - 1936
Document format of M/SF 105

(Ref: M/SF 106)

Spennymoor Central Methodist Circuit
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Circuit Board (of trustees) Paying-in book (completed counterfoils and blanks), 1934 - 1937
Document format of M/SF 106

(Ref: M/SF 107)

Individual Churches

Byers Green Wesleyan Methodist Church


Copy (n.d.) of minutes of trustees meeting held 6 April 1891, appointing new trustees
Document format of M/SF 107

(Ref: M/SF 108-109)

Ferryhill Methodist Church
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Leaders' & Society meetings minutes, 1940 - 1960 Infolded are minutes and related papers concerning the proposed union of Ferryhill Village and Ferryhill Zion Methodist Churches, 1954, and a Spennymoor and Ferryhill Circuit plan, January-April, 1959
Document format of M/SF 108


Collection journal, 1925 - 1935
Document format of M/SF 109

(Ref: M/SF 110-119)

Ferryhill Station Central Methodist Church
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Baptisms register, 1933 - 1953
Document format of M/SF 110


Leaders' & Annual Society meetings minutes, 1935 - 1956 Includes also draft (and incomplete) minutes of a Leaders' meeting, 14 September, 1953. Infolded is a report on the Church (n.d. c.1955) concerning its proposed closure
Document format of M/SF 111


Pew rents register, 1900 - 1936
Document format of M/SF 112


Wesley Guild Annual Meetings minutes, 1944 - 1953
Document format of M/SF 113


Wesley Guild accounts, 1925 - 1954, with related papers infolded
Document format of M/SF 114


Sunday School accounts, 1903 - 1955, with related papers infolded
Document format of M/SF 115-116


Sunday School bank statement, 1949 - 1955
Document format of M/SF 117


Sunday School cheque book, 1949 - 1956 (completed counterfoils and blanks)
Document format of M/SF 118


Sunday School paying-in slips (completed counterfoils and blanks), 1949 - 1956
Document format of M/SF 119

Page Bank Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 120)

Accounts, 1922 - 1929
Document format of M/SF 120

(Ref: M/SF 121-125)

Spennymoor Central Methodist Church
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Trustees' and Chapel Committee meetings minutes, 1875 - 1893 The earlier minutes are those of the Building Committee for the new church. Includes also minutes of a joint meeting with the trustees of Spennymoor Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Methodist Church, 9 June 1882
Document format of M/SF 121


Accounts, 1917 - 1925
Document format of M/SF 122


Receipts for pew rents (completed counterfoils, some receipts and blank receipts), 1935 - 1936
Document format of M/SF 123


Wesley Guild minutes, 1896 - 1927 Includes accounts. Programme cards infolded
Document format of M/SF 124


Wesley Guild accounts, 1896 - 1946, with related papers infolded Includes syllabuses for the Winter Sessions, 1934 - 1936
Document format of M/SF 125

Spennymoor, Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 126)

Bank book, 1875 - 1883
Document format of M/SF 126

Tudhoe Colliery Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 127)

Leaders' and Society meetings minutes, 1911 - 1937
Document format of M/SF 127

Unspecified Church or Churches (Ref: M/SF 128-133)

Class books, 1926 - 1933
Document format of M/SF 128-


Subscription lists, 1915 - 1928 and n.d.
Document format of M/SF 131-133

(Ref: M/SF 134-135)

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Fourth deposit
Spennymoor Mount Pleasant Methodist Church
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist, closed 1973)


Accounts, 1930 - 1973
Document format of M/SF 134


Trustees: meetings minutes, 1960 - 1973
Document format of M/SF 135

(Ref: M/SF 136)

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Fifth Deposit


Quarterley Meetings Minute Book, 1950 - 1964
Document format of M/SF 136

(Ref: M/SF 137-138)

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Sixth Deposit
Spennymoor Primitive Methodist Circuit


Quarterly meeting minute book, 1868 - 1886 Includes Circuit Committee meetings minutes
Document format of M/SF 137


Quarter Day account book, 1868 - 1892
Document format of M/SF 138

(Ref: M/SF 139-140)

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit
(from 1935 onwards)


Circuit Stewards' account book, 1936 - 1958
Document format of M/SF 139


Circuit Officer's account book of women's work 1934 - 1949
Document format of M/SF 140

Merrington Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 141-142/1-2)

Trustees Treasurer's account book, 1900 - 1958 For enclosures see M/SF 142
Document format of M/SF 141


Photographs of exterior and interior of Merrington Wesleyan Church , n.d. c.1970 Originally enclosed in M/SF 141
Document format of M/SF 142/1-2

Bethel Methodist Church, Ferryhill (Ref: M/SF 143)

Souvenir brochure of centenary celebrations 11 - 18 May 1977
Document format of M/SF 143

Croxdale, Darlington Road (ex. Wesleyan) Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 144/1-66)

Croxdale, Darlington Road (ex. Wesleyan) Methodist Church (closed 1938, reopened 1946) and Croxdale, Durham Road (ex. Primitive) Methodist Church (closed 1946)

Correspondence and papers of the superintendent Minister of the Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit


Circular from the Secretary, Methodist Church General Chapel Committee, Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester confirming the appointment of new trustees (un-named) of Croxdale Darlington Road Church, 4 May 1939
Document format of M/SF 144/1


Letter from J. K. Hope, Clerk to Durham County Council, enclosing form for compensation for use of vestry of Croxdale Darlington Road Methodist Church as ARP post, 28 February 1940
Document format of M/SF 144/2-3


Letters from the Secretary, Department for Chapel Affairs, Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester and from William Watchman, 1 Rogerson Terrace, Croxdale, Durham, concerning the raising of funds for repair of gale damage to the roof of the church, 15 May 1943 - 29 December 1943
Document format of M/SF 144/4-11


Letter from S. H. Nichol, 2 Catherine Street, Spennymoor, concerning proposal to purchase Darlington Road Church as parish memorial hall, 17 July 1944
Document format of M/SF 144/12


Correspondence with the Secretary, Department for Chapel Affairs concerning conditions of proposed sale of Darlington Road Church, Croxdale, 27 September - 11 October 1944
Document format of M/SF 144/13-16


Correspondence with L.E.P. Transport Ltd., Goole, Yorkshire, concerning compensation for damage incurred during their tenancy of the Darlington Road Church, 1 - 6 December 1944
Document format of M/SF 144/17-18


Correspondence with Henry B. Slee and Son, Assessors and Surveyors, Coronation Chambers, 70 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1, concerning the valuation of Darlington Road Methodist Church, 19 December - 20 December 1944
Document format of M/SF 144/19-21


Correspondence with the Secretary, the Department for Chapel Affairs, discussing the sanction for the sale of church property and enclosing Official Consent thereto, 7 February - 14 May 1945
Document format of M/SF 144/22-32


Correspondence with the Secretary, the Department for Chapel Affairs and F. Corner, "The Loggins," Tudhoe concerning the decision to sell the Durham Road Church and re-use the Darlington Road Church, 19 December 1945 - 28 January 1946
Document format of M/SF 144/33-41


Correspondence with W. and T. Milburn, architects, 17 Fawcett Street, Sunderland concerning renovation of Darlington Road Methodist Church, 13 February - 1 April 1946
Document format of M/SF 144/42-44


Plan of Darlington Road Methodist Church, Croxdale, and of proposed alterations, April 1946 Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch [1:96]
Document format of M/SF 144/45-46


Correspondence with the Secretary, The Methodist Chapel Committee and Messrs. Wilkes, Wilkes and Marsham, Solicitors, Tubwell Row, Darlington, concerning the purchase by Mr. Corner of the Durham Road Church 2 April - 30 July 1946
Document format of M/SF 144/47-59


Letters from S. H. Nichol, 2 Catherine Street, Spennymoor, concerning the renovation of the Darlington Road Church, 28 July 1946
Document format of M/SF 144/60-61


Correspondence with L.E.P. Transport, Goole, Yorkshire, concerning repairs to the Darlington Road Church, 21 May - 5 July 1946
Document format of M/SF 144/62-64


Correspondence with the Secretary, Department for Chapel Affairs, concerning the proceeds of the sale of Durham Road Church Croxdale, 9 September - 3 October 1947
Document format of M/SF 144/65-66

(Ref: M/SF 145/1-22)

Wood Street Methodist Chapel, Middlestone Moor

Correspondence addressed to the Superintendent Minister, Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit


Correspondence with the District Valuer, Darlington concerning compensation for use of the Vestry at the Weardale Street Church, Low Spennymoor, of the Methodist Church at Croxdale and of the Methodist Church at Middlestone Moor and of the Stratton Street Methodist Church, Spennymoor 15 June - 26 June 1940.


Letter from the Accountant's Department, Shire Hall, Durham enclosing an agreement for use of Middlestone Moor Methodist Church as ARP post, 9 December 1940
Document format of M/SF 145/7-8


Rating valuation of warehouse, Middlestone Moor Methodist Church, 4 November 1943
Document format of M/SF 145/9


Correspondence with ARP Department and Clerk to Durham County Council concerning compensation for use of schoolroom in Middlestone Moor Methodist Church, 7 December 1944 - 7 April 1945
Document format of M/SF 145/10-13


Correspondence with the Secretary, Middlestone Moor W.I., enquiring about purchase of Methodist Chapel, 5 May, 1946 and 13 August 1946. (paper, 2 folios)


Correspondence with the Secretary, Department for Chapel Affairs, Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester concerning sale of the church 9 April 1947 - 23 October 1947
Document format of M/SF 145/19-22


Correspondence with L.E.P. Transport Ltd., Goole, Yorkshire, terminating the latter's tenancy of Middlestone Moor Methodist Chapel, 6 June 1946 - 15 August 1946
Document format of M/SF 14516-18

(Ref: M/SF 146/1-26)

Stratton Street United Methodist Church

Correspondence addressed to the Superintendent Minister, Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit.


Draft memorandum of appointment of new trustees, 6 December 1902
Document format of M/SF 146/1


Correspondence with E. D. Cornish, Chapel Secretary of the United Methodist Church, 41 Wellington Road, Eccles, Lancashire, concerning the position of trustees in the sale of chapel property, 8 September 1913 - 28 February 1917
Document format of M/SF 146/2


Undertaking by trustees of Spennymoor Chapel, Bishop Auckland, to repay £100 to Treasurer of the Loan Fund of the United Methodist Church, 31 March 1923.
Document format of M/SF 146/3


Memorandum of appointment of trustees of Oxford Street, Spennymoor, United Methodist Church, 28 June 1924.
Document format of M/SF 146/4


Application to the United Methodist Church Loan Fund for the Stratton Street, Spennymoor Methodist Church, 24 April 1924.
Document format of M/SF 146/5(i-ii)


Memorandum of consent to act as trustees of the Stratton Street, Spennymoor chapel, n.d. c.1925
Document format of M/SF 146/6


Letter from Messrs. Sanderson, Townend and Gilbert, Surveyors, Bondgate, Darlington, enclosing survey of Stratton Street Church Hall on its requisition, 26 July 1940
Document format of M/SF 146/7-8


Notices of derequisition of Stratton Street Church Hall, 8 and 15 January 1942
Document format of M/SF 146/9


Rating assessment of Warehouse, Stratton Street, Methodist Church, Spennymoor, 2 November 1943
Document format of M/SF 146/10


Letter from L.E.P. Transport, Goole, Yorkshire, concerning compensation for damage done to Clarence Street Chapel, 7 June 1946
Document format of M/SF 146/11


Letter from Aunger and Lavery, Acetylene Welders and Car Sprayers, 40 Clyde Terrace, Spennymoor, requesting a lease of Drake Street Chapel, n.d., c.1945
Document format of M/SF 146/12


Correspondence with the Methodist Insurance Company concerning insurances of Stratton Street Chapel during its use as a motor garage, 16 July - 23 November 1946.


Letter from the Methodist Insurance Company, and cancelled policy, on Stratton Street Chapel, Spennymoor, 27 November 1946.
Document format of M/SF 146/16-17


Copy letter to Aunger and Lavery with draft agreement for lease of Stratton Street Chapel, 13 August 1946
Document format of M/SF 146/18


Letter from W. Lancaster and Son offering to purchase Stratton Street Chapel, 23 September 1947
Document format of M/SF 146/19


Sanction issued by the Department for Chapel Affairs, Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester 1, for the sale of Stratton Street Chapel, 14 October 1948
Document format of M/SF 146/20


Letter from Spennymoor U.D.C. concerning sale of Stratton Street Chapel, 6 December 1950
Document format of M/SF 146/21


Correspondence with Wm. Blakey, Secretary to Whitworth N.S.U. Church, and the Department for Chapel Affairs concerning the purchase by the Spiritualist Church of Stratton Street Chapel, 10 September 1951 - 20 March 1952.
Document format of M/SF 146/22-25


Letter from C. F. Meikle, Solicitor, 2 Clyde Terrace, Spennymoor, making offer for land belonging to Rosa Street Methodist Church, Spennymoor, 18 February 1952.
Document format of M/SF 146/26

(Ref: M/SF 147/1-152)

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Seventh Deposit
Bishop Middleham Wesleyan Methodist Church


Trustees' meeting minute book, 14 April, 1910 - 11 November 1976 For enclosures see M/SF 147/2-7
Document format of M/SF 147/1


Draft minutes of trustees meeting, 14 June 1964 Originally enclosed in M/SF 147/1
Document format of M/SF 147/2


Letter from the Department for Chapel Affairs, Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester 1, to the Rev. Arthur H. Bryant, "Waverley House", 59 Whitworth Terrace, Spennymoor, concerning proposed gift of land to Bishop Middleham Village Hall Committee, 11 August, 1965 Originally enclosed in M/SF 147/1
Document format of M/SF 147/3


Draft circular letter signed by the Rev. B.W. Boshier, and Trust Treasurer and Trust Secretary calling for support for Bishop Middleham Methodist Church Originally enclosed in M/SF 147/1
Document format of M/SF 147/4


Circular letter from Blackett and Howdon Ltd., Organ Builders, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, concerning repair and servicing of organs Originally enclosed in M/SF 147/1
Document format of M/SF 147/5


Circulars issued by the Methodist Church, Division of Property, Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester concerning administration of church property, n.d. c.1970. Originally enclosed in M/SF 147/1
Document format of M/SF 147/6-7


Guild Account Book, 1951 - 1969
Document format of M/SF 148


Guild Secretary's account book, 1956 - 1973
Document format of M/SF 149


Guild tea fund account book, 1964 - 1973
Document format of M/SF 150


Women's Fellowship Treasurer's Account Book, 1966 - 1973
Document format of M/SF 151


Women's Fellowship Treasurer's Book, 1969 - 1973
Document format of M/SF 152

(Ref: M/SF 153)

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit Eighth Deposit
Bishop Middleham Wesleyan Methodist Church


Leaders' Meeting Minute Book, October 1952 - December 1967
Document format of M/SF 153

Kirk Merrington Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 154)

Church Fund Account Book. December 1945 - November 1965 Attached: Order of Service for centenary celebrations, 1961
Document format of M/SF 154

Bethel Methodist Church, Ferryhill (Ref: M/SF 155)

Society Stewards' Account Book, September 1954 -November 1964
Document format of M/SF 155

Weardale Street Methodist Church, Spennymoor (Ref: M/SF 156-157/1-110)

Correspondence between the Rev. H. Godfrey, the National Coal Board, The Department for Chapel Affairs, Manchester, and Spennymoor U. D.C. concerning the adoption by the N.C.B. of part of the land belonging to the chapel, 1959 - 1960
Document format of M/SF 156


Correspondence concerning the disposal of Weardale Street Methodist Church, Trinity Methodist Church and the Central Schools in Spennymoor occasioned by the building of an arterial road and industrial development in Spennymoor in connection with the Hailsham plan for the North East. The correspondence is mainly between the representatives of the U.D.C., the County Council, the Department for Chapel Affairs, G.H. Edkins, and Sons, Estate Agents, the Rev. J. Chilton, Whitworth Terrace ,Spennymoor, 1966 - 1971 Includes: /9 Memorandum of meeting to discuss the future of Methodism in Spennymoor /10 Letter from G.H. Edkins and Son, Estate Agents to the Rev. W. Edwards describing existing Methodist churches in Spennymoor. /12 Letter from G.H. Edkins and Son describing the possible development of the church sites. /15 Memorandum of meeting between Spennymoor U.D.C., the County planning authority and Messrs. Snappes, architects and members of the Trinity Development Committee detailing development planned in Spennymoor, 17 February, 1967.
Document format of M/SF 157/1-110

Central Methodist Church Spennymoor (Ref: M/SF 158/1-32)

Correspondence between the Rev. J. Chilton, Spennymoor, Spennymoor U.D.C., The Department of Chapel Affairs and others concerning the closure of the Central Methodist Church, Spennymoor. The correspondence concerns the changes in Spennymoor occasioning the closure and negotiations with a contractor for its demolition, 1968 - 1969
Document format of M/SF 158/1-32

Trinity Church, Spennymoor (Ref: M/SF 159/1-15)

Correspondence concerning the proposed new church at Bishop's Close, Spennymoor, 1967 - 1972 Includes: /13 Sketch plan of proposed church, 1972. /14 Prospectus of Lanner Ltd., Chevet Works, Wakefield /15 Sketch plan of proposed church, Lion Green, Haslemere
Document format of M/SF 159/1-15

(Ref: M/SF 160-162)

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Ninth Deposit


Directory of Services, 12 July 1964
Document format of M/SF 160


Directory of Services (No. 13/15), 2 November 1975
Document format of M/SF 161


Directory of Services, (13/15), 7 May 1978
Document format of M/SF 162

(Ref: M/SF 163-175(i-ii))

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Tenth Deposit


Register of deeds, certificates and to policies relating to churches within the circuit, 1842 - 1966
Document format of M/SF 163


Trinity Methodist Church, Spennymoor Cash book, January 1950 - January 1964
Document format of M/SF 164


Trustees' minute book, 2 October 1966 - 15 July 1977 For enclosures see M/SF 166-175
Document format of M/SF 165


Programme for Harvest Festival, 1967 Originally enclosed in M/SF 165
Document format of M/SF 166


Copy letter from Rev. John Chilton, 59 Whitworth Terrace, Spennymoor, to Mr. Hodgson concerning repairs to caretaker's house, 25 March 1969 Originally enclosed in M/SF 165
Document format of M/SF 167


Copy memorandum and covering letter of meeting with Town Clerk and Surveyor concerning plans for new church building, 26 March 1969 Originally enclosed in M/SF 165
Document format of M/SF 168(i-ii)


Letter from Rev. John Chilton to Mr. Roberts concerning decision to sell Central Methodist site to Spennymoor U.D.C., 2 October 1972 Originally enclosed in M/SF 165
Document format of M/SF 169


Letter from Rev. David Nixon to Mrs. Wintersgill concerning the farmer's officiating at the Harvest Festival Service, 3 March 1977 Originally enclosed in M/SF 165
Document format of M/SF 170


Letter from A.J. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Sedgefield District Council, to Mrs. Wintersgill, Spennymoor concerning discussions [on sale of church?], 12 September 1977 Originally enclosed in M/SF 165
Document format of M/SF 171


Letter from Doris Richardson requesting permission to hire church hall to give dancing lessons, n.d., c.1977 Originally enclosed in M/SF 165
Document format of M/SF 172


Note in unidentified hand of furnishings to be retained from the church, n.d., c.1977 Originally enclosed in M/SF 165
Document format of M/SF 173


Statement of accounts for Trinity Methodist Church, 1974 - 1976 Originally enclosed in M/SF 165
Document format of M/SF 174(i-v)


Account of income and expenditure of Trinity Church re-building fund, 1975 - 1976 Originally enclosed in M/SF 165
Document format of M/SF 175(i-ii)

Ferryhill Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 176)

Account book, 1 January 1951 - 31 August 1977
Document format of M/SF 176

(Ref: M/SF 177)

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Eleventh Deposit
Dean Bank (Zion) Church Ferryhill


Dean Bank (Zion) Church Ferryhill Baptism register, 16 December 1937 - 25 February 1979 (Church closed 31 August 1979)
Document format of M/SF 177

Metal Bridge, Bethel Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 178-179)

Bethel Methodist Church, Metal Bridge, Society Stewards account book, 19 April 1875 - 8 January 1923
Document format of M/SF 178


Sunday School teachers meeting minute book, 20 December 1926 - 29 January 1950
Document format of M/SF 179

(Ref: M/SF 180-201)

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Twelfth Deposit
Zion Methodist Church, Dean Bank, Ferryhill


Church Council and leaders' meetings minute book, 11 January 1965 - 19 April 1977
Document format of M/SF 180


Church Council meetings minute book, 19 April 1977 - 14 August 1979
Document format of M/SF 181


Suggested Church Council agenda, [1970]
Document format of M/SF 182


Brief agenda of Church Council meeting, n.d.
Document format of M/SF 183


Rough minutes of Church Council meeting, 5 June 1979
Document format of M/SF 184


Notice of Church Council meeting, 20 November 1979
Document format of M/SF 185


Memorandum of sale of Zion Methodist Church, Ferryhill, 6 February 1980
Document format of M/SF 186


Treasurer's account book, 1907 - 1934
Document format of M/SF 187


Treasurer's account book, 1935 - 1959
Document format of M/SF 188


Treasurer's account book, 1960 - 1974
Document format of M/SF 189


Treasurer's account book, 1974 - 1979
Document format of M/SF 190


Women's Own secretary's minutes, 13 February 1924 - 13 January 1952
Document format of M/SF 191


Women's Own secretary's minutes 6 February 1952 - 17 January 1978
Document format of M/SF 192


Women's Own treasurer's account book, 1926 - 1948
Document format of M/SF 193


Women's Own treasurer's account book, 1949 - 1970
Document format of M/SF 194


Women's Own cash book, 1963 - 1979
Document format of M/SF 195


Minutes of Sunday School teachers' meetings, 2 February 1916 - 7 November 1920
Document format of M/SF 196


Minutes of Sunday School teachers' meetings, 6 February 1921 - 25 November 1926
Document format of M/SF 197


Minutes of Sunday School teachers' meetings, 23 January 1927 - 30 October 1932
Document format of M/SF 198


Minutes of Sunday School teachers' meetings, 19 November 1932 - 7 September 1953
Document format of M/SF 199


Minutes of Sunday School teachers' meetings, 21 September 1958 - 23 June 1974
Document format of M/SF 200


Sunday School treasurer's account book, 1932 - 1969
Document format of M/SF 201

(Ref: M/SF 202-203)

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Thirteenth Deposit
Broom Mission Church
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Womens Own account book, 26 November 1956 - 12 July 1973
Document format of M/SF 202


Minute book of trustees, with an outline history of the foundation of the church, 12 December 1908 - 1 November 1932
Document format of M/SF 203

(Ref: M/SF 205-206)

Croxdale Methodist Chapel
(formerly Primitive Methodist)
204 Minute book of trustees, 18 January 1921 - 15 September 1975
(1 volume, card bound)
Spennymoor and Ferryhill Methodist Circuit

Fourteenth Deposit
Bishop Middleham Methodist Church


Register of baptisms, 16 February 1947 - 30 July 1975
Document format of M/SF 205


Register of baptisms, 12 September 1976 - 22 February 1981
Document format of M/SF 206

Spennymoor Central Methodist Church (Ref: M/SF 207)

Minutes of leaders' meetings, 20 May 1959 - 23 November 1967
Document format of M/SF 207