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Durham and Deerness Valley Methodist Circuit

Reference: M/DDV

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Durham and Deerness Valley Methodist Circuit
The circuit was formed in September 1972 from the amalgamation of Brandon and Deerness Valley and Durham Methodist Circuits.

There are other related circuit and individual church records in the following deposits: Brandon and Deerness Valley Methodist Circuit and the Durham Circuit.

Individual Churches

Catalogue Contents

Durham and Deerness Valley Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/DDV)Framwellgate Moor Methodist Church (Ref: M/DDV )Baptism registers (Ref: M/DDV )

For baptism registers of Framwellgate Moor (formerly Methodist New Connexion) Methodist Church, later Newton Hall Methodist Church, later amalgamating with Anglicans to create All Saints ecumenical church SEE EP/Du.AS

Collection journals (Ref: M/DDV 211)

Collection journal, 1958 - 1970
Document format of M/DDV 211

Plans (Ref: M/DDV 369-371)

Ground plan of proposed new Methodist Church at Newton Hall, Framwellgate Moor by S.W. Milburn and Partners, Sunderland, n.d. [c.1969] Scale: 1 inch to 8 feet [1:96]
Document format of M/DDV 369


Plan as at M/DDV 369, n.d. [c.1969] Scale: 1 inch to 8 feet [1:96]
Document format of M/DDV 370


Plan of sections and elevations of the new Methodist Church at Newton Hall, Framwellgate Moor by S.W. Milburn and Partners, Sunderland, n.d. [c.1969] Scale: 1 inch to 8 feet [1:96]
Document format of M/DDV 371

Sunday School (Ref: M/DDV 1551-1554)

Photograph of the members of the United Methodist Sunday School of Framwellgate Moor processing with their banner through Old Elvet, Durham, n.d., [1950s]
Document format of M/DDV 1551


Photograph of the members of the United Methodist Sunday School of Framwellgate Moor processing with their banner along Elvet Bridge, Durham, n.d., [1950s]
Document format of M/DDV 1552


Photograph of the members of the United Methodist Sunday School of Framwellgate Moor processing with their banner along Owengate, Durham, n.d., [1950s]
Document format of M/DDV 1553


Photograph of the members of the United Methodist Sunday School of Framwellgate Moor processing with their banner on Palace Green, Durham, n.d., [1950s]
Document format of M/DDV 1554

Waterhouses Primitive Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/DDV 473-474, 477)

Register of baptisms, 19 July 1914 - 23 April 1924
Document format of M/DDV 473


Register of baptisms, 19 October 1924 - 28 July 1937
Document format of M/DDV 474


Register of baptisms, 5 December 1884 - 6 August 1914
Document format of M/DDV 477

(Ref: M/DDV 1-6)

Gilesgate Methodist Chapel
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Trustees' minute book, 1912 - 1956
Document format of M/DDV 1


Trustees' minute book, 1957 - 1976
Document format of M/DDV 2


Sunday School teachers' meetings minute book, including accounts, 1 July 1903 - 30 January 1916
Document format of M/DDV 3


Sunday School attendance register, 1929 - 1934
Document format of M/DDV 4


Sunday School attendance register, 1935 - 1940
Document format of M/DDV 5


Sunday School attendance register, 1941 - 1945
Document format of M/DDV 6

Leamside Methodist Church (Ref: M/DDV 7-11)

Register of baptisms, 1 September 1958 -19 December 1972
Document format of M/DDV 7


Account book, 1897 - 1964
Document format of M/DDV 8


Sunday School accounts, 1890 - 1965
Document format of M/DDV 9


Reference cards re persons ordinarily residing on premises within Leamside, n.d. Originally enclosed in M/DDV 8
Document format of M/DDV 10-11

(Ref: M/DDV 12-20)

St. John's Church, Pittington
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)
see also: M/DDV 265


Trustees' minute book, 24 May 1955 - 2 October 1977
Document format of M/DDV 12


Minutes, accounts and rough notes re building and opening of a new Methodist church in Pittington, including estimates of cost of brickwork, painting, furnishing etc., list of donations and preparation for opening day on 12 January 1963, 15 July 1962 - 10 February 1963
Document format of M/DDV 13


Schedule of trust deeds, documents and insurances, 6 July 1861 - 28 May 1963 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 12
Document format of M/DDV 14


Minutes of trustees' meeting, 2 November 1955 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 12
Document format of M/DDV 15


Correspondence between Trustees and Methodist Church Department for Chapel Affairs re grant for "Pittington New Chapel", 12 October 1961 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 12
Document format of M/DDV 16


Trust fees re funerals, weddings and receptions, 29 January 1974 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 12
Document format of M/DDV 17


Financial statement, n.d. [1962] Originally enclosed in M/DDV 13
Document format of M/DDV 18


Member's brief essay on Methodism in Pittington, n.d. Originally enclosed in M/DDV 13
Document format of M/DDV 19


Photograph of interior of new church, taken from local newspaper, 18 January 1963 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 13
Document format of M/DDV 20

(Ref: M/DDV 21-40/1-3)

Rainton Gate Methodist Church
(formerly United Methodist Church)


Trustees' minute and account book, 1885 - 1963
Document format of M/DDV 21


Church fund account book, 1922 - 1939 (1 volume, leather quarter-bound) Parkinson Memorial Church, Sherburn Parkinson Memorial Church, Sherburn was opened in 1965. The former Methodist church in Sherburn was demolished in 1967. See also M/DDV 272, 273, 317, 318


Trustees' meetings minute book, 21 February 1955 -27 January 1968
Document format of M/DDV 23


Society and leaders' meetings minutes, 29 October 1959 - 1 June 1966
Document format of M/DDV 24


Society and leaders' meetings minutes, 15 September 1966 - 31 May 1973
Document format of M/DDV 25


Society and leaders' meetings minutes, 4 September 1973 - 29 April 1974
Document format of M/DDV 26


Church Family Committee minutes, 23 September 1974 -3 October 1978
Document format of M/DDV 27


Records of general notices, 2 January 1977 -31 August 1980
Document format of M/DDV 28


Account book, 1938 - 1974
Document format of M/DDV 29


Collection journal, 3 June 1951 - 8 August 1970
Document format of M/DDV 30


Treasurer's book for new church fund, 15 September 1952 - 28 September 1967
Document format of M/DDV 31


Organ and contingency fund, 30 June 1967 -20 November 1973
Document format of M/DDV 32


Poor fund account, 21 September 1952 - 6 February 1974
Document format of M/DDV 33


Sunday School attendance register, 5 October 1965 -19 February 1969
Document format of M/DDV 34


Sunday School teachers' and golden text register, 1964 - 1974
Document format of M/DDV 35


List re leaders' names and qualifications, n.d. Originally enclosed in M/DDV 26
Document format of M/DDV 36


Correspondence of P.C Trietline, Director of Social Services to Rev. T.W. Smith re concert party for residents of Palatine House, Durham, 1 March 1974 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 26
Document format of M/DDV 37


Correspondence of the secretary to Sherburn Village over 60 Club to Rev. T.W. Smith re former '5 committee no longer needing church hall facilities, n.d. Originally enclosed in M/DDV 26
Document format of M/DDV 38


Rough accounts, 6 June 1973 - 29 May 1974 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 26
Document format of M/DDV 39/1-5


General notices re church and Sunday School activities, n.d. Originally enclosed in M/DDV 26
Document format of M/DDV 40/1-3

(Ref: M/DDV 41-47/1-6)

Second Deposit

(Acc: 1248(D))

Brandon Primitive Methodist Circuit
This circuit was formed in 1899 from churches in Mount Calvary, Browney, Langley Moor. Later churches in Ushaw Moor and Broompark were added.


Baptism register for Sunderland Bridge, Broom and Esh, Brandon and Byshottles, 9 January 1898 -2 March 1905
Document format of M/DDV 41


Baptism register, 27 February 1905 - 12 December 1912
Document format of M/DDV 42


Baptism register, 5 January 1913 - 9 November 1921
Document format of M/DDV 43


Baptism register, 9 November 1921 - 10 June 1925
Document format of M/DDV 44


Baptism register, 21 June 1925 - 23 May 1943
Document format of M/DDV 45


Darlington and Stockton District Chapel Committee of the Primitive Methodist Connexion resolution re cost of improvements to chapel property in Brandon, 4 May 1900
Document format of M/DDV 46


Letters of resignation as local preachers of J. Kinley at Meadowfield, R. Halliday at Brandon Colliery, J.H. Swainston at Ushaw Moor Colliery, J. Adair jun. at Littleburn, and E. Johnston at Langley Moor, 23 August 1899 - 1 January 1908
Document format of M/DDV 47/1-6

(Ref: M/DDV 61-64)

Manse Property
See also M/DDV 240, 287, 288


Manse trustees' minute book, 4 February 1928 -6 April 1966
Document format of M/DDV 61


Agendas of Ushaw Moor, Langley Moor and Esh Winning annual manse trustees' meetings, 1956 - 1967
Document format of M/DDV 62


Reports and accounts re building and repair of manses with related correspondence, 21 August 1957 - 14 December 1971
Document format of M/DDV 63


Circuit manse trust account book, March 1956 -June 1972
Document format of M/DDV 64

Circuit Drama Group (Ref: M/DDV 65-81/1-39)

Circuit drama group minute book, including list of productions and acting members, 11 June 1954 -11 April 1958
Document format of M/DDV 65


Circuit drama group minutes of annual meetings, 16 May 1955 - 12 October 1956 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 65
Document format of M/DDV 66/1-2


Circuit drama group account book, 1954 - 1956
Document format of M/DDV 67


Circular letter re formation of a circuit drama group, 1 June 1954
Document format of M/DDV 68


Letter from V. Handford as author's representative to J.E. Tokell at New Brancepeth re circuit drama group's production of "The Old Man of the Mountains", 7 February 1957
Document format of M/DDV 69


Correspondence between Circuit Steward, General Secretary and Secretary to Department for Chapel Affairs, Manager of Methodist Insurance Co. Ltd., and others re financial affairs of circuit, 28 January 1958 - 1 December 1971
Document format of M/DDV 70


Correspondence of Circuit Steward, 11 February 1965 -3 June 1960
Document format of M/DDV 71


Correspondence of Circuit Steward re general circuit affairs, 4 July 1959 - 18 August 1962
Document format of M/DDV 72


Correspondence of Circuit Steward re circuit rallies, meetings, rural travel fund etc., 11 March 1963 - 19 April 1972
Document format of M/DDV 73


Correspondence between Rev. A.E. Clucas-Moore at Ushaw Moor, Rev. K. Bulcock at Peterlee, Rev. T. Ellenor at Stokesley and others re "The Anglican-Methodist Conversations" including recommendation from the annual Methodist Conference, 12 December 1964 - 8 March 1965
Document format of M/DDV 74/1-5


Correspondence received by Circuit Steward, from Rev. C.W. Smith at Manchester, Rev. T. Sutcliffe, Chairman of Darlington District, Rev. A.E. Clucas Moore, Superintendent Minister of Armley Methodist Circuit, and others, re appointment of circuit ministers, references, removal costs and invitations to circuit rallies, 22 November 1963 - 13 November 1969
Document format of M/DDV 75


General Purposes Committee objection to the granting of planning permission for the change of use of the Miners' Hall, Brandon with related correspondence, 9 November 1968
Document format of M/DDV 76


Reports re inspections of Methodist church and school property, 28 March 1957 - 27 October 1966
Document format of M/DDV 77/1-2


List of deceased trustees, 1945 - 1950
Document format of M/DDV 78


Trustees' retirement forms, January - March 1957
Document format of M/DDV 79/1-9


Circuit quarterly plan and directory, nos. 100-119, 142-148, 7 August 1960 - 27 August 1972
Document format of M/DDV 80/1-32


Expired insurance policies re Methodist church property with related correspondence, 29 October 1872 - 24 May 1972
Document format of M/DDV 81/1-39

Durham Primitive Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/DDV 82-84)

Register of deeds and documents, 28 January 1820 -March c.1932
Document format of M/DDV 82


List of trustees and manses including details of new trusts, trustees' names, addresses and dates of death, and occupants of manses, c.1888 - c.1938 (After 1935 volume became property of Durham Methodist Circuit)
Document format of M/DDV 83


List of individual church deeds with details of fire and caretaker insurance, hall worship registration numbers, May 1910 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 82
Document format of M/DDV 84

Durham Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/DDV 85/1-2-91/1-4)

Lists of deeds and documents of individual churches, 1869 - 1941 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 82
Document format of M/DDV 85/1-2


Register of deeds and documents of churches, 26 November 1830 - 5 September 1957
Document format of M/DDV 86


Schedules for classes re quarterly and annual return of membership in individual churches, August 1963 - March 1971
Document format of M/DDV 87/1-88


Schedules re individual churches annual trustees' meetings including details of trustees, documents, leasehold property, insurances and general administration, 1971 - 1972
Document format of M/DDV 88/1-52


Staff meetings minute book, 1 October 1958 -17 May 1962
Document format of M/DDV 89


Note of proposed ministerial appointments discussed at staff meeting, 6 October 1959 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 89
Document format of M/DDV 90


Minutes of staff meetings, 25 September 1962 -26 February 1963 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 89
Document format of M/DDV 91/1-4

Circuit Chapel Committee (Ref: M/DDV 92-94)

Minutes of Circuit Chapel Committee meeting, 9 February 1966
Document format of M/DDV 92


Schedules re annual meetings of the Circuit Chapel Committee including details of trustees, documents, leasehold property, insurances, general administration and circuit enquiries, 1968 - 1971
Document format of M/DDV 93/1-3


Circuit Chapel Committee meeting agenda including extract from the figures of church returns made in January 1967, 13 February 1967
Document format of M/DDV 94

Overseas Missions (Ref: M/DDV 95-97/1-7)

Overseas Missions Committee minute book, including accounts, 18 October 1935 - 23 March 1960
Document format of M/DDV 95


Overseas Missions accounts, 1948 - 1952; 1959 - 1960
Document format of M/DDV 96/1-7


Methodist Missionary Society womens' work account book, 1962 - 1972
Document format of M/DDV 97/1-7

Circuit Youth Work (Ref: M/DDV 98-127/1-12)

Circuit Youth Council minute book, 3 March 1960 - 21 July 1966
Document format of M/DDV 98


Youth Council minutes including accounts, 14 November 1969 - 5 September 1972
Document format of M/DDV 99


Local youth reports re individual churches including details of Sunday schools, guilds and fellowships, youth clubs, church membership and finance, 1949 - 1972
Document format of M/DDV 100


Circuit youth schedules for summary of the local youth reports, 1945 - 1968
Document format of M/DDV 101/1-18


Papers re Circuit Youth Council representation and the organisation of youth work at district level, n.d.
Document format of M/DDV 102


Programmes for youth eisteddfod, 17 April 1968 - 24 February 1970
Document format of M/DDV 103/1-7


Papers re activities of circuit Home Mission Committee including reports of the visiting minister at H.M. Prison, Durham and H.M. Remand Centre, Low Newton, 25 September 1963 - 19 September 1972
Document format of M/DDV 104


Trust property schedules 'C' giving current account, capital debt account, society and missions account of individual churches, September 1965 - August 1972
Document format of M/DDV 105


Schedules 'D' re statistical summary of trust property schedules 'C' as reported to the united trustees annual meeting, 1964 - 1971 See also M/DDV 105
Document format of M/DDV 106/1-8


Business report book, 19 January 1942 -26 October 1952
Document format of M/DDV 107


Treasurer's account book re individual churches' contributions to Methodist Missionary Society, 15 February 1955 - 14 January 1970
Document format of M/DDV 108


Investments with trustees for Methodist Church purposes, 1963 - 1967
Document format of M/DDV 109


List of individual churches' contributions to the colleges' connexional fund, 1961 - 1962
Document format of M/DDV 110


Circuit accounts at time of merger with Brandon and Deerness Valley Methodist Circuit with related correspondence, 31 August 1972 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 56
Document format of M/DDV 111


number not allocated


Accounts re [quarterly assessments?] for individual churches, September 1935 - September 1961
Document format of M/DDV 113


Return of endowment, investments and other funds for individual churches, n.d.
Document format of M/DDV 114


Papers re circuit policy and development including proposed building of new churches, acquisition of new sites, extensions to existing churches, amalgamation of Durham and Brandon and Deerness Valley Methodist Circuit with details of alternative schemes, financial implications and trustees meetings, circuit team ministry, and Home Mission Fund accounts, 8 March 1946 - 10 March 1972
Document format of M/DDV 115/1-82


Correspondence between Circuit Superintendent Minister, local preachers and ministers from other Methodist circuits re appointment of preachers for local services, 18 April 1959 - 24 May 1968
Document format of M/DDV 116


Correspondence between Circuit Superintendent Minister, local preachers and ministers from other Methodist circuits re appointment of preachers for local services, 25 March 1969 - 30 January 1972
Document format of M/DDV 117/1-24


Correspondence between Mr. G. Forster, circuit steward at Sacriston, Rev. H. Stanaway, circuit superintendent, his successor Rev. G. Kemp, and other local and national circuit ministers re appointment of circuit ministers, references, invitations to reception meetings for their appointment, and circuit family gatherings, with related notices and programmes, 6 February 1960 - 18 October 1968
Document format of M/DDV 118


Correspondence between Durham University Methodist Chaplainey, Home Mission Department, Methodist Education Committee, circuit superintendents and stewards re affairs of Deerness Valley Methodist Circuit including appointments of chaplain, and probationer minister, duties, student work, grant aid to Deerness Valley Methodist Circuit and various reports with related papers, 13 September 1960 - May 1973
Document format of M/DDV 119/1-77


Correspondence between J. Ratcliffe, at Crossgate Moor, Circuit Steward, Rev. E. Lincoln Minshull Chairman of the Darlington District of the Methodist Church, Rev. K.L. Waights, Chairman of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne District of the Methodist Church and other local circuit ministers re invitations to meetings for the appointment of new ministers, circuit family gatherings, and the union of the Durham and Brandon and Deerness Valley Methodist Circuits with related notices and programmes, 10 December 1967 - 9 September 1972
Document format of M/DDV 120/1-56


Copy letter of Rev. B.W. Rogers, minister for the Gilesgate, Dragon Villa, Carrville, Leamside and Rainton Gate section, to Rev. J.B. Wright 2nd Battalion, Queen's regiment, B.F.P.O.I re the work of this particular section in view of the former's appointment in September 1967, including his opinion of the individual societies, circuit staff, circuit duties, the condition of the manse, transport, and general living conditions, 10 March 1967
Document format of M/DDV 121


Report of the sub committee set up to investigate the working out of the Quarterly Meeting resolution (June 1966) to station a minister in the Gilesgate and Belmont area, 3 December 1966
Document format of M/DDV 121A


Particulars of lands and property not within the same site curtilage as the present chapel in use re individual chapels, 31 October 1969
Document format of M/DDV 122


Proposed revision of pastoral responsibility, October 1959 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 89
Document format of M/DDV 123


Survey taken from churches at Sherburn, Sherburn Hill, Pittington and North Road, Durham re attitudes to sermons, n.d.
Document format of M/DDV 124


Circuit plans and directories, nos. 138, 142, 143, 145 1 February 1970 - 29 January 1972
Document format of M/DDV 125/1-4


Contact, local preachers' magazine, October 1967 - October 1971
Document format of M/DDV 126/1-10


Expired insurance policies for individual church property, May 1925 - September 1963
Document format of M/DDV 127/1-12

Durham and Deerness Valley Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/DDV 128-133)

Circuit register of trust property and trustees in the former Brandon and Deerness Valley Methodist Circuit including details of tenure, list of deeds, insurance policies, trustees' names, addresses and dates of death and property sales since the amalgamation, 18 October 1871 - 13 July 1976
Document format of M/DDV 128


Schedules for quarterly and annual return of membership in individual churches, September 1971 - December 1972
Document format of M/DDV 129/1-3


Schedules re annual meetings of individual churches' trustees and the Circuit Property Committee including minutes of Meadowfield Church Council and details of trustees, documents, leasehold property, insurances and general administration, 1973 - 1978
Document format of M/DDV 130/1-170


Reports received at annual circuit meetings re Circuit Ministries Committee, Education and Youth Committee, G.P. Committee and Social Responsibility Committee, March 1977 - March 1978
Document format of M/DDV 131/1-7


Register of trustees of individual churches in the former Durham Methodist Circuit, 7 October 1949 - November 1977
Document format of M/DDV 132


Circuit survey prepared on behalf of the General Purposes Committee by the working party re formulation of a five year policy plan, including sketch plan of circuit, 1975
Document format of M/DDV 133

Overseas Missions (Ref: M/DDV 134-144)

Overseas Missions' minute book, including list of church secretaries, 29 October 1968 - 5 December 1974
Document format of M/DDV 134


Account of Overseas' Missions income, 1973 - 1978
Document format of M/DDV 135/1-2


Methodist Missionary Society womens' work accounts, 1973 - 1975
Document format of M/DDV 136/1-3


Trust property schedules 'C' re current account, capital debt account, society and missions account, of individual churches, September 1972 - August 1975
Document format of M/DDV 137


Trust property schedules re statistical summary of trust property schedules 'C', 1973
Document format of M/DDV 138/1-2


General accounts re circuit trusts, quarterly assessments and home missions fund contributions, 1972 - 1977
Document format of M/DDV 139/1-18


Correspondence between J. Ratcliffe, Circuit Steward, at Crossgate Moor, Rev. Canon G.J.C. Marchant, St. Nicholas Vicarage, Durham and others re the induction service and welcome meeting for Rev. D. Collinson and Rev. G. Watkin, 18 July - 1 September 1973
Document format of M/DDV 140/1-10


Bundle of notices re the proposed re-alignment of ministerial boundaries, including numbers of society members, circuit ministers, policy and the future shape of the circuit, 1976
Document format of M/DDV 141/1-7


Nominations and voting cards re Meadowfield area election of church stewards and council representatives, 28 December 1977 - 8 January 1978
Document format of M/DDV 142/1-54


Plans and directories, nos. 4, 19, 20, 21, 6 May 1973 - 30 September 1977
Document format of M/DDV 143/1-4


Expired insurance policies and reports with related correspondence, 23 August 1963 - 25 December 1975
Document format of M/DDV 144

Thornley Primitive Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/DDV 145/1-2)

Thornley Station Primitive Methodist Sabbath appointments, 1871 - 1872
Document format of M/DDV 145/1-2

Crook Circuit (Ref: M/DDV 146)

Plan and directory, 15 July 1962 - 7 October 1962
Document format of M/DDV 146

Spennymoor and Ferryhill Circuit (Ref: M/DDV 147)

Directory of services, 7 May 1978 - 30 July 1978
Document format of M/DDV 147

(Ref: M/DDV 148-150)

Individual Churches

Bearpark (Central) Methodist Church
(formerly United Methodist Church, closed 1964)


1964 (1) Norman Dawson of 4 Wayside Court, Bearpark, miner and others (2) Herbert Edward Prested of 27 Lawson Terrace, Durham City, organ builder Draft conveyance from (1) to (2) of a parcel of land (480 sq. yds.)at Bearpark formerly known as Bearpark Methodist Church. Recites previous deeds Consideration: £500 Attached: Related correspondence, 6 November 1963 - 22 March 1965
Document format of M/DDV 148


Trust account book, 12 November 1927 - 1 September 1967
Document format of M/DDV 149


Bill for renovation, 19 June 1959 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 149
Document format of M/DDV 150

(Ref: M/DDV 151/1-2-152/1-3)

Bearpark, Durham Road Methodist Church
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Annual trustees' meeting minutes, 10 November 1964
Document format of M/DDV 151/1-2


Accounts, 1958 - 1969
Document format of M/DDV 152/1-3

(Ref: M/DDV 153-157)

Bowburn Methodist Church
In 1964 Bowburn Methodist Church was formed from the two existing societies of Bowburn Central and Bowburn Durham Road, using the former's premises for worship and the latter's for Sunday school work. In 1969 the church at Durham Road was sold with Sunday school activities continuing in the adjoining schoolroom and premises.


Register of baptisms, (Durham Road), 1 January 1949 - 23 January 1961
Document format of M/DDV 153


Minutes of the society, Sunday school and annual trustees' meetings, including minutes of the joint meeting of Bowburn central and Bowburn Durham Road re the formation of a new society. Also contains notices of removal, related accounts and correspondence, 20 September 1963 - 20 February 1972
Document format of M/DDV 154


Trustees' treasurer's account book, (Bowburn Central), 1 September 1966 - 31 August 1969
Document format of M/DDV 155


Rating document for premises in Durham Road with related correspondence of Rev. G.W. Dolbey as Secretary to the Department of Chapel Affairs, Manchester, to Rev. L. Gaimster, Superintendent Minister re grant aid for the conversion of shops in Durham Road to youth premises, 24 April 1970 - 14 January 1972
Document format of M/DDV 156/1-4


List of Sunday school scholars, 1965
Document format of M/DDV 157

(Ref: M/DDV 158-168/1-3)

Mount Calvary Methodist Church, Brandon
(formerly Brandon Colliery Primitive Methodist church)
For baptisms see M/DDV 242


Trustees' meetings minute book, 12 September 1963 - 20 November 1976
Document format of M/DDV 158


Trustees' meetings minute book, including list of names and addresses of trustees, 18 March 1937 - 13 November 1964
Document format of M/DDV 159


Church council minute book, 8 December 1974 - 21 July 1977
Document format of M/DDV 160


Church council minutes with related correspondence, 21 July 1977 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 160
Document format of M/DDV 161


Treasurers' account book, 1904 - 1954 (Formerly the account book of Brandon Colliery Primitive Methodist Church)
Document format of M/DDV 162


Trustees' treasurer's account book, 4 October 1967 - 30 October 1977
Document format of M/DDV 163


Collection journal, 1935 - 1936
Document format of M/DDV 164


Society account book, December 1963 - August 1974
Document format of M/DDV 165


Diary re collections, dates and minutes of meetings, services and attending preachers, 23 November 1969 - 19 June 1973
Document format of M/DDV 166


List of members of church council, 1976 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 160
Document format of M/DDV 166a


Correspondence received by Rev. F.H. Sutton, Superintendent Minister, from the Methodist Insurance Company at Manchester re amendments to church and boiler insurance policies, 13 November 1969 - 13 March 1970
Document format of M/DDV 167


Programme, brochure and order of worship re church centenary including a short history of the church, and roll of ministers, 7 - 8 April 1973
Document format of M/DDV 168/1-3

Browney Colliery Wesleyan Chapel (Ref: M/DDV 170/1-2-171)

Wesleyan Chapel Committee official sanction to the erection and opening of a vestry, 3 February - 29 March 1897
Document format of M/DDV 170/1-2


Plan of proposed heating apparatus, n.d. Scale: 1 inch to 1 foot [1:12]
Document format of M/DDV 171

(Ref: M/DDV 172)

Browney Primitive Methodist Church
(closed in 1928, church moved to Browney Lane)


Estimate re cost of painting and decorating chapel with related correspondence, 29 November - 30 November 1907
Document format of M/DDV 172

(Ref: M/DDV 173-186)

Browney Lane Methodist Church
(opened as the Browney Lane Primitive Methodist Church, 1929)
For baptisms see M/DDV 242


Leaders and Society meetings minutes, 12 January 1954 - 10 November 1972
Document format of M/DDV 173


Constitution of the leaders' meeting, 18 November 1969 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 173
Document format of M/DDV 174


Trustees' account book, January 1928 - 17 March 1958 (formerly property of Browney Primitive Methodists)
Document format of M/DDV 175


Trustees' account book, 15 January 1958 -28 September 1976
Document format of M/DDV 176


Collection journal, 19 April 1959 - 8 December 1968
Document format of M/DDV 177


Collection journal, 15 December 1968 - 27 November 1977
Document format of M/DDV 178


Society cash book, 1950 - 1977
Document format of M/DDV 179


Envelope collection register, no.2, 1962 - 1977
Document format of M/DDV 180


Correspondence of J. Bell, Circuit Steward; R. Clough, Trustees' Secretary to Willington Methodist Church; C. Bartlett, Overseas Missions Treasurer; Rev. E.L. Minshull, Chairman of Darlington District of the Methodist Church; Rev. R. Davison, South Shields Methodist Church; M. Skelton; Robert Muckle, Son & Hall, solicitors at Newcastle upon Tyne and others to Rev. L. Long, re appointment of Rev. R. Waller at Elvet Methodist church, appointment of Overseas Missions Secretary at Brandon Lane Methodist Church, transfer of Willington Methodist Church property to Custodian Trust, donation of M. Skelton, and invitations to Brandon Lane Methodist Church's 40th anniversary celebrations, 10 March 1969 - 6 April 1968
Document format of M/DDV 181/1-21


Correspondence of A. Gilmore Ltd. to Rev. T. Hall re estimate of alterations to church, 13 November 1950
Document format of M/DDV 182


Brandon and Byshottles U.D.C. notice of approved plan for proposed erection of vestry and lavatories with related correspondence, 3 April 1951
Document format of M/DDV 183


Plan of proposed primitive Methodist chapel and school, 12 March 1928 Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch [1:96]
Document format of M/DDV 184


Programme of 40th anniversary celebrations including list of ministers (1929 - 1969), 4 October 1969
Document format of M/DDV 185


Child's prayer card, n.d.
Document format of M/DDV 186

(Ref: M/DDV 187-188/1-4)

Elvet Methodist Church, Durham
(Formerly Wesleyan Methodist and located in Court Lane (1770) and Chapel Passage (1808))


Minutes of trustees' annual general meeting with related accounts, 10 October 1972
Document format of M/DDV 187


Accounts, 1972 - 1974
Document format of M/DDV 188/1-4

(Ref: M/DDV 189)

Jubilee Methodist Church, North Road, Durham
(Formerly Primitive Methodist)
This church was demolished in 1961 when amalgamation took place with Bethel Church, now known as North Road Methodist Church


List of trustees, 1 September 1961
Document format of M/DDV 189

(Ref: M/DDV 190-199)

North Road Methodist Church, Durham
(Formerly known as Bethel Chapel)


Trustees' meetings minute book, 25 September 1939 - 21 July 1961
Document format of M/DDV 190


Minutes, accounts and related correspondence re society affairs including the acquisition of new society members from other churches in the Durham circuit, 21 December 1962 - 27 May 1968
Document format of M/DDV 191


Minutes of the joint committee of North Road Methodist Church and Durham, St. Margaret's church and rough plans re proposed sale of Bethel Methodist Church, the construction of a new church in South Street, Durham City, and sharing of Durham, St. Margaret's church, 4 January 1967 - 30 October 1972
Document format of M/DDV 192


Minutes of the meetings of trustees of North Road Methodist Church, Durham, St. Margaret and North Road churches, concerning the unification of the Jubilee and Bethel churches to form the North Road Methodist church, proposed new church on the site of Bethel church or suitable site nearby, problems caused by Durham City through road development scheme to extension of Bethel church, inability to secure suitable new site and eventual alterations on existing Bethel church with photographs of completed alterations and related correspondence and plans, c.1967 - 1972 See also M/DDV 197/1-2, 198
Document format of M/DDV 193/1-313


List of trustees, 3 January 1951
Document format of M/DDV 194


File of correspondence between Rev. G. Kemp at Bethel Manse; Methodist Youth Department; Durham County Council; Methodist Insurance Co. Ltd.; the Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes and others re affairs of church, including restoration, elected representatives for the Durham and District Free Church Federal Council, proposed food distribution centre, insurance and donations to other societies, 16 October 1962 - 12 February 1970
Document format of M/DDV 195


Minutes, reports, programmes and other papers re church christian stewardship campaigns with related correspondence, 16 September 1965 - 14 March 1973
Document format of M/DDV 196/1-11


Plans of proposed alterations to church, August 1968 Scale: 1 inch to 8 feet [1:96]
Document format of M/DDV 197/1-2


Plan of church and surrounding area, August 1968 Scale: 1:500
Document format of M/DDV 198


Plan of church and surrounding area, n.d. Scale: 1:250
Document format of M/DDV 199

Esh Winning Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Ref: M/DDV 200/1-13-202/1-2)

Consent of the Methodist conference at Hull to the sale of chapel to Pease & Partners Ltd., Crook, 21 January 1913 - 4 May 1921
Document format of M/DDV 200/1-13


Consent of the Wesleyan Chapel Committee at Manchester to the erection of a temporary building (the new church) and school hall, 4 May 1921
Document format of M/DDV 201


Correspondence of the Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School Department to Rev. J. Holmes, Superintendent Minister for the Crook Methodist Circuit re grant for chairs in Sunday school, 15 April - 20 July 1921
Document format of M/DDV 202/1-2

(Ref: M/DDV 205-210)

Manse Property
See also M DDV 287


List of trustees of Esh Winning manse, June 1944 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 61
Document format of M/DDV 205


Correspondence between Rev. J. Nield at Crook and Henry H. Cave, Rugby, estate agent for Sir Robert Smyth re the building, negotiations for land and lease of manse, 2 September 1902 -10 March 1904
Document format of M/DDV 206


Correspondence between the Rev. J. Henderson, Esh Winning; Department for Chapel Affairs, Manchester; H.E. Ferens & Son, solicitors at Durham; Crute & Sons, solicitors at Sunderland re purchase of the freehold of Esh Winning manse, 5 March - 18 November 1949
Document format of M/DDV 207


Proposal for alteration of valuation list re structural alterations to manse with related correspondence, 10 March 1971 - 28 July 1971
Document format of M/DDV 208/1-8


Plan of front, back and side elevations of proposed church and school, 21 October 1931 Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch [1:96]
Document format of M/DDV 209


Ground floor plan of proposed church and school, 21 October 1931 Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch [1:96]
Document format of M/DDV 210

(Ref: M/DDV 212-217)

In 1954 the amalgamation took place of the three churches in Langley Moor, High Street South, Rehoboth and the Boyne, to form the Langley Moor Methodist Church. The premises at the Boyne were retained while High Street South and Rehoboth were sold in 1958.

High Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor
(Formerly Primitive Methodist)
For baptisms see M/DDV 242


Form certifying chapel as a place of meeting for religious worship, 7 July 1875
Document format of M/DDV 212


Certificate of registration for the solemnization of marriages, 21 August 1891
Document format of M/DDV 213


Sunday school teachers' meetings minute book, 9 January 1935 - 16 December 1946
Document format of M/DDV 214


Sunday school teachers' meetings minute book (from 22 September 1954, minutes of Langley Moor United Methodist Sunday School), 8 June 1947 -March 1957
Document format of M/DDV 215


Christian Endeavour report book, 25 May 1950 -26 June 1956
Document format of M/DDV 216


Plan of proposed church, 7 October 1904 Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch [1:96]
Document format of M/DDV 217

(Ref: M/DDV 218-220)

Rehoboth Methodist Church, Langley Moor
(Previously United Methodist)


Baptism register, 12 March 1912 - 19 September 1937
Document format of M/DDV 218


Certificate of chapel as a place of meeting for religious worship, 11 July 1934
Document format of M/DDV 219


Sunday school attendance register, 1953 - 1954
Document format of M/DDV 220

(Ref: M/DDV 221-239)

Langley Moor Methodist Church
(Formerly Wesleyan Methodist and previously known as Boyne Methodist Church)
For baptisms see M/DDV 242


Baptism register, 17 March 1927 - 27 September 1953
Document format of M/DDV 221


Baptism register, 26 October 1958 - 4 January 1976
Document format of M/DDV 222


Report of a joint meeting of the leaders of Boyne, High Street South and Rehoboth churches re their amalgamation, 10 September 1954
Document format of M/DDV 223


Sunday school meetings minute book, 26 January 1941 - 7 January 1952
Document format of M/DDV 224


Sunday school record book with index, 1954 - 1964
Document format of M/DDV 225


Sunday school boys' attendance register, 1949 - 1954
Document format of M/DDV 226


Sunday school girls' attendance register, 1949 - 1953
Document format of M/DDV 227


Sunday school girls' attendance register, 1954
Document format of M/DDV 228


[Sunday school] attendance register, 1952
Document format of M/DDV 229


Sunday school boys' register, 1954
Document format of M/DDV 230


Sunday school register for beginners, primary and juniors, c.1965
Document format of M/DDV 231/1-4


Church steward's diary, 1977
Document format of M/DDV 232


Vestry cash book, no.1, 13 October 1963 - 10 September 1967
Document format of M/DDV 233


Vestry cash book, no.1, 17 September 1967 - 28 August 1971
Document format of M/DDV 234


Collection accounts, 12 November 1966 - 21 June 1970
Document format of M/DDV 235


Correspondence between the Rev. A.C. Langford; Department for Chapel Affairs at Manchester; F. Hedley, chartered architect at Durham and others re amalgamation of the High Street, Rehoboth and Boyne churches in Langley Moor and retention, repairs and extension of Boyne chapel including plan of proposed extension, 21 September 1954 - 14 November 1962
Document format of M/DDV 236/1-18


Correspondence between Rev. D.E. Wright, Superintendent Minister; Rev. O. Phillipson, Secretary to the Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, at Manchester and Rev. J.S.B. Phippen, Secretary to the Methodist Chapel Aid Association Ltd., re securing of financial aid, 9 September - 8 December 1958
Document format of M/DDV 237/1-8


Correspondence received by Rev. J. Williams and Rev. F.H. Sutton, successive Superintendent Ministers, from the Methodist Insurance Company at Manchester and Llewellyn Bradshaw & Hartley, Loss Adjusters at Newcastle upon Tyne re fire damage and repairs to the church organ, 9 May 1969 - 20 June 1972
Document format of M/DDV 238


Expired insurance policies re chapel and school buildings with related correspondence, 10 November 1933 - 1961
Document format of M/DDV 239

(Ref: M/DDV 240/1-3)

Manse Property
See also M/DDV 61-64


Correspondence between G. Bowman, Acting Secretary and J. Johnson, Society Steward, re meetings of society and "Burn Brae" manse trustees, 18 March 1948 - 3 May 1948 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 61
Document format of M/DDV 240/1-3

Langley Moor, Boyne and Trinity, Brandon Methodist Churches (Ref: M/DDV 241)

Notice of receipt signed by Rev. H. Saunders, Superintendent Minister, re deeds and documents from Boyne and Brandon, Trinity, churches upon their transfer from the [Durham Methodist Circuit], 6 December 1935 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 82
Document format of M/DDV 241

Boyne and High Street South, Langley Moor, Browney Lane and Mount Calvary Methodist Churches (Ref: M/DDV 242)

Register of baptisms, 8 February 1951 - 25 August 1958
Document format of M/DDV 242

(Ref: M/DDV 243-248)

Littletown Methodist Church
(Formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Schedule re trust deeds, documents and insurances, 9 October 1858 - November 1963 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 244
Document format of M/DDV 243


Trustees' minute book, 27 January 1919 - 29 October 1971
Document format of M/DDV 244


Minutes of trustees' meeting, 11 January 1958 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 244
Document format of M/DDV 245


Leaders' minute book, February 1898 - 28 January 1971
Document format of M/DDV 246


Treasurer's account book, 1926 - 1958
Document format of M/DDV 247


File of correspondence between National Coal Board and Rev. C.W. Smith at Sherburn re annual tenancy and possible purchase of land on which church stands, 22 September 1971 - 17 November 1971 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 244
Document format of M/DDV 248

Nevilles Cross Methodist Church (Ref: M/DDV 249-251)

Register of baptisms, 22 May 1955 - 7 October 1973 Includes baptisms solemnised in Pity Me Methodist Church, 18 January 1931 - 22 December 1937
Document format of M/DDV 249


Agenda for annual trustees meeting, 24 October 1972
Document format of M/DDV 250


Collection journal, 2 January 1949 - 20 December 1959
Document format of M/DDV 251

(Ref: M/DDV 252-255)

New Brancepeth Methodist Church
(Formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Agenda for quarterly meeting, June 1972
Document format of M/DDV 252


Papers re formation of a trust (1891), renewal of a lease (1933), erection and disposal of the Boy's Brigade hut with related correspondence, c .1891 - 1954
Document format of M/DDV 253/1-32


Correspondence received by Rev. F.H. Sutton, Superintendent Minister and J.E. Tokell, Circuit Secretary from the Methodist Insurance Company at Manchester re installation and insurance of a new heating boiler, 16 February 1971 - 3 May 1972
Document format of M/DDV 254


Specifications of alterations to chapel, June 1953
Document format of M/DDV 255

All Saints, Newton Hall Methodist Church (Ref: M/DDV 256/1-18-262/1-2)

Newsletters, calendars etc. re church activities, June 1964 - June 1967
Document format of M/DDV 256/1-18


Bills of quantity re proposed new church, August 1965
Document format of M/DDV 257


Accounts re new church and manse with related correspondence, 6 April 1967 - 23 May 1969
Document format of M/DDV 258


Plans re site for proposed Methodist church, 2 November 1964 Scale: 1:500
Document format of M/DDV 259/1-2


Plan re proposed site for Methodist church, n.d. [1964] Scale: 1:500
Document format of M/DDV 260


Plan of proposed Methodist church, 4 May 1965 Scale: 16 feet to 1 inch [1:172]
Document format of M/DDV 261


Plans re proposed Methodist church, 30 June 1965 Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch [1:96]
Document format of M/DDV 262/1-2

(Ref: M/DDV 263/1-2-264)

Manse Property
See also M/DDV 258


Plans of proposed new manse, March 1962 Scale: 4 feet to 1 inch [1:48]
Document format of M/DDV 263/1-2


Amended plan of proposed new manse, 30 August 1967 Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch [1:96]
Document format of M/DDV 264

St. John, Pittington Methodist Church (Ref: M/DDV 265)

Financial statement, 31 August 1972
Document format of M/DDV 265

(Ref: M/DDV 266)

Pity Me Methodist Church
See M/DDV 249

Quebec Methodist Church


Trustees' treasurers account book, 4 February 1950 - 24 February 1966
Document format of M/DDV 266

(Ref: M/DDV 267-268)

Jubilee Methodist Church, Sacriston
(closed 1974)


Trustees' meetings minute book, including list of trustees, and details of sale of church, 24 January 1947 - 7 November 1974
Document format of M/DDV 267


Trustees treasurers' account book, 1959 - 1974
Document format of M/DDV 268

St. John's Methodist Church, Sacriston (Ref: M/DDV 269-270)

Trust account book, 1 January 1935 - 31 August 1961
Document format of M/DDV 269


List re new trustees, n.d. Originally enclosed in M/DDV 269
Document format of M/DDV 270

Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church, Sherburn (Ref: M/DDV 271)

Sketch plan, n.d.
Document format of M/DDV 271

Parkinson Memorial Methodist Church, Sherburn (Ref: M/DDV 272-273)

Trustees' minute book, 29 October 1968 -16 February 1978
Document format of M/DDV 272


Plan of proposed manse, March 1960 Scale: 1:2500
Document format of M/DDV 273

(Ref: M/DDV 274)

Bethel Methodist Church, Sherburn Hill
(Formerly Primitive Methodist)


Trustees' meetings minute book, 4 January 1923 - 26 January 1968 Includes list of trustees, 1928
Document format of M/DDV 274

(Ref: M/DDV 275-280)

Ebenezer Methodist Church, Sherburn Hill
(Formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Trustees' meetings minute book, including list of names and addresses of trustees, 19 February 1931 - 3 June 1957
Document format of M/DDV 275


Trustees' meetings minute book, with list of trustees' names and addresses, 17 October 1968 - 2 December 1976
Document format of M/DDV 276


List of trustees' names and addresses, October 1969 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 276
Document format of M/DDV 277


Form of resolution re appointment of new trustees, 20 November 1970 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 276
Document format of M/DDV 278


Teachers' meetings minute book, including accounts, 25 December 1928 - 21 March 1948
Document format of M/DDV 279


Sunday school schedule, 1946 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 279
Document format of M/DDV 280

(Ref: M/DDV 281-283)

Durham Road Methodist Church, Ushaw Moor
(Formerly Primitive Methodist)


Character reference for J. Stephenson, local preacher and class leader, upon his transfer from Lymington Terrace, Waterhouses Station to Ushaw Moor, Brandon Station, 14 February 1904
Document format of M/DDV 281


Correspondence received by Rev. J. Williams, Superintendent Minister from the Methodist Insurance Company at Manchester re installation of a new heating boiler, 21 November 1967 - 18 July 1968
Document format of M/DDV 282


Rough plan, n.d.
Document format of M/DDV 283

(Ref: M/DDV 284-286/1-13)

Esh Road Methodist Church, Ushaw Moor
(Formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


8 May 1899 (1) Frederick Elliot Tweddel, Scarborough, gentleman (2) Trustees of the Ushaw Moor Primitive Methodist Church (3) Rev. Daniel McKinley, Spennymoor, Superintendent Minister of the Brandon Primitive Methodist Circuit Copy of conveyance made by (1) to (2) of a plot of ground (60' x 60') in Ushaw Moor for the purpose of erecting and building a chapel Consideration:£49 7s. 0d.
Document format of M/DDV 284


List of deeds and documents, 1899 - 1964
Document format of M/DDV 285


Department for Chapel Affairs sanction to the sale of chapel with related correspondence, 17 September 1954 - 3 December 1958
Document format of M/DDV 286/1-13

(Ref: M/DDV 287-288)

Manse Property
See also M DDV 61-64


Ushaw Moor and Esh Winning Manse Committee minute book, 5 February 1951 - 12 January 1956
Document format of M/DDV 287


Report of the Circuit Ministerial and Finance Committee and minutes of the meeting of the trustees of Waterhouses manse re disposal of Waterhouses manse and a new manse at Ushaw Moor, with related correspondence, 24 March 1936 -18 November 1937
Document format of M/DDV 288

Bourne Methodist Church, Waterhouses (Ref: M/DDV 289-291)

List of deeds and documents, 1871 - 1954
Document format of M/DDV 289


Trust account, 1929 - 1949
Document format of M/DDV 290


Correspondence of [the Secretary to the Trustees of Bourne Methodist Church?] to Rev. J. Williams, Circuit Superintendent re the arrangement of a special trustees' meeting in view of the proposed closure of the church, 26 September 1968
Document format of M/DDV 291

Russell Street Methodist Church, Waterhouses (Ref: M/DDV 292-293)

Copy list of second new trustees with details of residence, occupation, change of address, and deaths, 7 June 1962 - 1964
Document format of M/DDV 292


Correspondence between Rev. A.E. Clucas-Moore, Superintendent Minister and National Coal Board re National Coal Board's desire to use church access road as a route to their woodland property, 12 March - 5 April 1965
Document format of M/DDV 293

(Ref: M/DDV 294/1-2)

Manse Property
See M/DDV 288

Bourne and Russell Street Methodist Churches, Waterhouses


Correspondence between Rev. J. Williams, Circuit Superintendent; J. Tokell, Circuit Steward and F. Hedley, chartered architect and surveyor, Durham re condition of both churches with the view to using only one church as a place of worship, 22 June - 24 July 1968
Document format of M/DDV 294/1-2

Miscellaneous (Ref: M/DDV 295/1-24-305)

Handbook of Rev. L. Long, elected representative of the Darlington District Synod, re Wesley Guild Tenth National Conference (1932) with related correspondence and newspaper cuttings, 1930-1932
Document format of M/DDV 295/1-24


Correspondence of Miss M. Pope at Claredon and Bath to Rev. J.S. White at Spennymoor re loan of £60, 12-31 August 1898
Document format of M/DDV 296/1-4


Newspaper cutting re obituary to Rev. A. Bowes, 13 January 1977
Document format of M/DDV 297


Programmes re Durham County Methodist big meeting, 25 June 1966 - 20 June 1970
Document format of M/DDV 298/1-2


Photographs of the Bethany Memorial Independent Methodist Church, Grindon, October 1956
Document format of M/DDV 299


Photographs re interior of Penrith Methodist Church with related correspondence, 5 June 1972
Document format of M/DDV 300/1-4


Principles map of the county of Durham showing trends in population level, probably used by Methodist church as an aid to the siting of new churches, March 1951 Scale: 1 inch to 1 mile [1:63360]
Document format of M/DDV 301


Survey of Methodist churches in the Darlington district, 1965 Scale: 1/2 inch to 1 mile [1:126720]
Document format of M/DDV 302


Plan of proposed church site at Flass Street, Durham City, n.d. Scale: 16 feet to 1 inch [1:192]
Document format of M/DDV 303


Plan of proposed new church at Flass Street, Durham City, January 1967 Scale: 16 feet to 1 inch [1:192]
Document format of M/DDV 304


Plan of proposed Methodist Church, Station Approach, Durham, n.d. Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch [1:96]
Document format of M/DDV 305

(Ref: M/DDV 306-316/1-2)

Third Deposit

(Acc: 1290(D))
Individual Churches

Browney Lane
See also M DDV 173-186, 242


Trustees' meetings minute book, 16 January 1928 -3 June 1952 (Formerly property of Browney Primitive Methodists)
Document format of M/DDV 306


Trustees' meetings minute book, 3 July 1952 -10 November 1975
Document format of M/DDV 307


List of new trustees, 22 July 1940 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 306
Document format of M/DDV 308


Account book re Sunday School collecting cards for the building of the new church, January 1928 - 23 September 1929
Document format of M/DDV 309


Women's Guild treasurer's account book, 1933-1940
Document format of M/DDV 310


Methodist Chapel Committee notice of grant aid towards the debt incurred by the building of the new church in 1929, 19 April 1939 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 306
Document format of M/DDV 311


Estimates of cost for repairs and installation of a blower to the church organ, 4 May 1945 -25 September 1948 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 307
Document format of M/DDV 312/1-2


Accounts re church restoration fund, 1970-1972 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 307
Document format of M/DDV 313


Correspondence of Mrs. N. Moore at Ushaw Moor to M.T. Hall [Trustees' Secretary] re resignation of former as a trustee, 4 April 1966 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 307
Document format of M/DDV 314


Description of brick-laying ceremony at opening of the new church, 6 April 1929 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 306
Document format of M/DDV 315


Ministry of Works building licence for alterations to church with related correspondence, 25 August - 8 November 1950
Document format of M/DDV 316/1-2

Parkinson Memorial Methodist Church, Sherburn (Ref: M/DDV 317-318)

Notices book, 2 February 1975 - 2 January 1977
Document format of M/DDV 317


Notices book, 1 June 1964 - 14 December 1968
Document format of M/DDV 318

(Ref: M/DDV 319/1-3)

Fourth Deposit

(Acc:1253(D))


Circuit plan and directory, nos. 31-33, 1 January 1980 - 30 September 1980
Document format of M/DDV 319/1-3

(Ref: M/DDV 320-340)

Fifth Deposit

(Acc: 1319(D))
Sacriston Methodist Church,
(formerly St. John's Wesleyan Methodist Church, Sacriston)


Trustees' minute book, 30 June 1915 - 23 March 1949
Document format of M/DDV 320


Trustees' minute book, 22 April 1949 - November 1965
Document format of M/DDV 321


Trust Treasurer's account book, 1960 - 77
Document format of M/DDV 322


Programme for ceremony of laying corner stones, 1 September 1897
Document format of M/DDV 323


Programmes for opening services, 8 June 1898
Document format of M/DDV 324-325


Programme for inauguration of new organ, 17 March 1907
Document format of M/DDV 326


Christmas greetings postcard with photograph of Rev. T. Harrison Burnett and Sacriston Wesleyan Church, c.1930
Document format of M/DDV 327


Photographs of St. John's Wesleyan Methodist Church, Sacriston, c.1935
Document format of M/DDV 328


Correspondence concerning the requisitioning of St. John's Methodist church hall, October 1940 - April 1945
Document format of M/DDV 329


Correspondence between Durham County Council and S. Wardle, Sacriston, concerning the use of St. John's Church hall as an air raid warden's post, January - June 1941 and its use as a child welfare centre, January 1945 - February 1951
Document format of M/DDV 330


Correspondence concerning the occupation of the church hall by Sacriston boys' school, 1948 - 1952
Document format of M/DDV 331


Correspondence concerning alterations to the church hall, 1945 - 1956
Document format of M/DDV 332


Correspondence between the Trustees of St. John's Methodist Church and the Sacriston Joint Burial Committee concerning alterations to the lavatories, 1940 and September 1951 - May 1953
Document format of M/DDV 333


Correspondence concerning the fabric of the church, 1957 - 1960
Document format of M/DDV 334


General correspondence concerning the church including insurance, functions and arrangements for preachers, 27 October 1933 - 31 June 1964
Document format of M/DDV 335


Correspondence concerning insurance for the boiler, 1931 - 1962
Document format of M/DDV 336


Correspondence concerning the repair and tunning of the organ, 5 May 1942 - 1 November 1956
Document format of M/DDV 337


Programme for the celebration concert to mark the 50th anniversary of the installation of the organ, 5 October 1957
Document format of M/DDV 338


Newspaper cutting describing concert celebrating the installation of the organ in St. John's Church, c.1957
Document format of M/DDV 339


Minutes of a meeting of members of St. John's church called to consider a recommendation that St. John's be closed down and the congregation transfer to Jubilee Church, 20 September 1964
Document format of M/DDV 340

Jubilee Primitive Methodist Church, Sacriston (Ref: M/DDV 341)

Trustees' secretary's cash account book, 1907 - 1933
Document format of M/DDV 341


Trustees' secretary's cash account book, 1907 - 1933
Document format of M/DDV 341

Unidentified Church in Sacriston (Ref: M/DDV 342-344)

Envelope system account book, 8 July 1951 - 28 June 1953
Document format of M/DDV 342


Envelope system account book, 8 July 1951 - 28 June 1953
Document format of M/DDV 342


Envelope system account book, 5 July 1953 - 19 June 1955
Document format of M/DDV 343


Envelope system account book, 5 July 1953 - 19 June 1955
Document format of M/DDV 343


Envelope system account book, 7 March 1965 - 19 February 1967
Document format of M/DDV 344


Envelope system account book, 7 March 1965 - 19 February 1967
Document format of M/DDV 344

Quebec Street Primitive Methodist Church, Langley Park (Ref: M/DDV 345-340)

Programme for the celebration concert to mark the 50th anniversary of the installation of the organ, 5 October 1957
Document format of M/DDV 338


Newspaper cutting describing concert celebrating the installation of the organ in St. John's Church, c.1957
Document format of M/DDV 339


Minutes of a meeting of members of St. John's church called to consider a recommendation that St. John's be closed down and the congregation transfer to Jubilee Church, 20 September 1964
Document format of M/DDV 340


Trustees' minute book, 11 November 1876 - 10 August 1903
Document format of M/DDV 345


Trustees' minute book, 11 November 1876 - 10 August 1903
Document format of M/DDV 345


Trustees' minute book, 11 January 1904 - 13 January 1919
Document format of M/DDV 346


Trustees' minute book, 23 September 1968 - 11 March 1977
Document format of M/DDV 347


Trust Treasurer's account book, 1876 - 1908
Document format of M/DDV 348


Trust Treasurer's account book, 1908 - 1924
Document format of M/DDV 349


Trust Treasurer's account book, 1962 - 1974
Document format of M/DDV 350


Treasurer's cash book 1898 - 1918
Document format of M/DDV 351


Treasurer's cash book, 1919 - 1936
Document format of M/DDV 352


Treasurer's cash book, 1937 - 1962
Document format of M/DDV 353


Choir minute book, 20 January 1938 - 6 February 1958
Document format of M/DDV 354


Choir minute book, 9 January 1958 - January 1971
Document format of M/DDV 355


Choir account book, 1934 - 1945
Document format of M/DDV 356


Choir account book, 1952 - 1971
Document format of M/DDV 357


Choir contributions account book, 1954 - 1971
Document format of M/DDV 358


Bible class attendance register, 1952 - 1953
Document format of M/DDV 359


Report on and plan of Quebec Street Primitive Methodist Church by S.W. Milburn and Partners, Chartered Architects, 9 The Esplanade, Sunderland, c.1930
Document format of M/DDV 360


Ground plan of Quebec Street Primitive Methodist Church and Sunday School, Langley Park, c.1930
Document format of M/DDV 361

Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Church Langley Park (Ref: M/DDV 362-366)

Leaders' and Society meetings minute book, 10 September 1888 - 25 October 1927
Document format of M/DDV 362


Missionary collection book, 1932 - 1952
Document format of M/DDV 363


Women's Pleasant Hour minute book, 7 February 1926 -1926 February 1934
Document format of M/DDV 364


Sisterhood minute book, 26 February 1934 - 9 January 1967
Document format of M/DDV 365


Church Ladies Working Party bank pass book, 1976 - 1978
Document format of M/DDV 366

Nettlesworth New Connexion Methodist Church (Ref: M/DDV 367-368)

Sunday School teachers' minute book, September 1857 - 2 April 1899
Document format of M/DDV 367


Society's minute book, 25 July 1882 - December 1907
Document format of M/DDV 368

(Ref: M/DDV 369-371)

Sixth Deposit

(Acc:1333(D))

(Ref: M/DDV 374-405)

Mount Calvary Methodist Church Brandon Colliery
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Minute Book of Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1908 - 1922
Document format of M/DDV 374


Minute Book of Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1922 - 1934
Document format of M/DDV 375


Minute Book of Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1935 - 1950
Document format of M/DDV 376


Minute Book of Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1951 - 1958
Document format of M/DDV 377


Minute Book of Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1958 - 1966
Document format of M/DDV 378


Minute Book of the Primitive Methodist Young People's Society of Christian Endeavour, Brandon Colliery, 1899 - 1920
Document format of M/DDV 379


Minute Book of Mount Calvary Youth Club, Brandon Colliery, 1943
Document format of M/DDV 380


Admissions Book 1891 - 1896 and Attendance Register (1896) for Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1871 - 1876
Document format of M/DDV 381


Attendance Register of Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1895 - 1899
Document format of M/DDV 382


Attendance Register of Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1899 - 1909
Document format of M/DDV 383


Attendance Register of Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1909 - 1919
Document format of M/DDV 384


Attendance Register of Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1919 - 1926
Document format of M/DDV 385


Attendance Register of Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1927 - 1934
Document format of M/DDV 386


Attendance Register of Mount Calvary (formerly Primitive Methodist) Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1935 - 1943
Document format of M/DDV 387


Attendance Register of Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1945 - 1951
Document format of M/DDV 388


Attendance Register of Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1952 - 1956
Document format of M/DDV 389


Attendance Register of Mount Calvary Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1957 - 1961
Document format of M/DDV 390


Attendance Register, Mount Calvary Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1961 - 1966
Document format of M/DDV 391


Attendance Register, Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1966 - 1971
Document format of M/DDV 392


Attendance Register, Mount Calvary Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1971 - 1976
Document format of M/DDV 393


Attendance Register of Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1942 - 1946
Document format of M/DDV 394


Attendance Register (Primary) of Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1947 - 1949
Document format of M/DDV 395


Attendance Register (Primary) for Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1950 - 1955
Document format of M/DDV 396


Attendance Register (Primary) of Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1956 - 1963
Document format of M/DDV 397


Attendance Register (Primary) of Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1963 - 1971
Document format of M/DDV 398


Attendance Register of Teachers at Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1922 - 1928
Document format of M/DDV 399


Attendance Register of Teachers at Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1929 - 1935
Document format of M/DDV 400


Attendance Register of Teachers at Mount Calvary (formerly Primitive Methodist) Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1936 - 1946
Document format of M/DDV 401


Attendance Register of Teachers at Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1947 - 1952
Document format of M/DDV 402


Attendance Register of Teachers at Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1953 - 1958
Document format of M/DDV 403


Attendance Register of Teachers at Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1958 - 1964
Document format of M/DDV 404


Attendance Register of Teachers at Mount Calvary Methodist Sunday School, Brandon Colliery, 1964 - 1970
Document format of M/DDV 405

High Street South, Rehoboth and Boyne Methodist Churches, Langley Moor (Ref: M/DDV 406-407)

Minutes of two joint meetings of high Street South, Rehboth and Boyne Methodist Churches, chiefly concerning an evangelical campaign, May - October 1938
Document format of M/DDV 406-407

Boyne Methodist Church, Langley Moor (Ref: M/DDV 408-412)

Letter from 'JW' to "Will" concerning the early history of Boyne Colliery chapel, as material for a proposed history and containing reminiscences, 9 May 1949
Document format of M/DDV 408


A Short History of Wesleyan Methodism in Langley Moor, including a list of ministers associated with Boyne Methodist Church, c.1949
Document format of M/DDV 409


Minute Book of Trustees of Boyne Wesleyan Chapel, Langley Moor, 1905 - 1942
Document format of M/DDV 410


Cash Book of Boyne Methodist Church Trust, Langley Moor, 1935 - 1955
Document format of M/DDV 411


Cash Book of Boys Club (unidentified), associated with Boyne Methodist Church, Langley Moor, 1956 - 1963
Document format of M/DDV 412

(Ref: M/DDV 413-426)

High Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Minute Book of Trustees of High Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor, Including extracts from Spennymoor Circuit Records, 1871 - 1875 concerning history of Brandon Circuit, 1919 - 1935
Document format of M/DDV 413


Minute Book of Trustees of High Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor, 1935 - 1954
Document format of M/DDV 414


Minute Book of Leaders of High Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor, 1939 - 1948
Document format of M/DDV 415


Register of Names and Addresses of High Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor, 1960's
Document format of M/DDV 416


Account Book of High Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor, 1934 - 1945
Document format of M/DDV 417


Account Book of High Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor, 1935 - 1949
Document format of M/DDV 418


Account Book of High Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor, 1950 - 1955
Document format of M/DDV 419


Minute Book of Teachers at a Sunday School (title page missing). Associated with papers of High Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor, 1949 - 1954
Document format of M/DDV 420


Attendance Register of Sunday School. No identification. Amongst records of High Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor, 1933 - 1939
Document format of M/DDV 421


Correspondence concerning upkeep of High Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor, 1949 - 1953
Document format of M/DDV 422


Correspondence, all conveying apologies for inability to attend and perform at Methodist entertainments, of high Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor, 1952 - 1954
Document format of M/DDV 423


Photograph of group dressed for Christmas story. Associated with high Street Methodist Church, Langley Moor papers, 1937
Document format of M/DDV 424


Photograph of amateur theatrical group. Endorsed 1937, no further identification associated with high Street Methodist Church, Langley Moor papers, 1937
Document format of M/DDV 425


Photograph of unidentified group, 2 adults, 16 children in front of an organ. Associated with photographs dated 1937, in high Street South Methodist Church, Langley Moor, 1930's, n.d.
Document format of M/DDV 426

(Ref: M/DDV 427-428)

Eighth Deposit

(Acc: 1348(D))
Eshwood Street Methodist Church, New Brancepeth


Minute Book of Society and Leaders, 1967 - 1980
Document format of M/DDV 427


Minute Book of Sunday School, 1939 - 1966
Document format of M/DDV 428

(Ref: M/DDV 429)

Rainton Gate New Connexion Methodist Church
(from 1911 United Methodist)


Register of baptisms, January 1876 - April 1893, July 1910 - January 1970 (one entry for 1907)
Document format of M/DDV 429

(Ref: M/DDV 430)

Ninth Deposit

(Acc: 1363(D)
Quebec Street Methodist Church Langley Park


Cash book of Sunday School, 1950 - 1980
Document format of M/DDV 430

(Ref: M/DDV 431-432)

Witton Gilbert Methodist Church
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Register of baptisms, June 1868 - August 1947
Document format of M/DDV 431


Register of baptisms, September 1947 - March 1961
Document format of M/DDV 432

(Ref: M/DDV 433-434)

Tenth Deposit

(Acc: 1381(D))
Leamside Methodist Church


Minute Book of Leaders, 1960 - 1965
Document format of M/DDV 433


Minute Book of Trustees, 1959 - 1976
Document format of M/DDV 434

(Ref: M/DDV 437-439)

Eleventh Deposit

(Acc: 1476 (D))
Brandon and Deerness Valley Circuit
This circuit combined with the Durham Circuit in 1972 to form the Durham and Deerness Valley Circuit.


Account book of contributions to Methodist Missionary Society, 1948 - 1961
Document format of M/DDV 437


Account book of contributions to Methodist Missionary Society, 1962 - 1967
Document format of M/DDV 438


Account book of contributions to Methodist Missionary Society, 1968 - 1972
Document format of M/DDV 439

Brandon Colliery Wesleyan Church (Ref: M/DDV 448)

Account book of Sunday School, January 1929 -August 1977 For enclosures see M/DDV 9, M/DDV 10
Document format of M/DDV 448

Browney Lane Methodist Church (Ref: M/DDV 449)

Register of baptisms, 21 December 1958 - 2 August 1981
Document format of M/DDV 449

Esh Winning Methodist Church (Ref: M/DDV 450-452)

Account book of the Esh Winning Sisterhood, 10 October 1932 - December 1973
Document format of M/DDV 450


Bank deposit book of the Esh Winning Methodist Women's Fellowship, December 1945 - July 1964
Document format of M/DDV 451


Account book of the Esh Winning Women's Fellowship, December 1966 - December 1976
Document format of M/DDV 452

Durham Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/DDV 453-460)

Minute book of circuit quarterly meetings, 16 March 1910 - 27 May 1920
Document format of M/DDV 453


Account book of contributions to Church Missionary Society, 1960 - 7 August 1962
Document format of M/DDV 454


Account book of contributions to Methodist Missionary Society, February 1962 - March 1964
Document format of M/DDV 455


Account book of contributions to Church Missionary Society, January 1964 - January 1966
Document format of M/DDV 456


Account book of contributions to Methodist Missionary Society, January 1966 - January 1971
Document format of M/DDV 457


Account book of contributions to Methodist Missionary Society, January 1971 - January 1975
Document format of M/DDV 458


Account book of contributions to Methodist Missionary Society, January 1975 - January 1979
Document format of M/DDV 459


Accounts for Overseas Missions, 1947 - 1963
Document format of M/DDV 460

(Ref: M/DDV 461)

Individual Churches

Bowburn Methodist Church


Sunday School summary and journal, April 1957 - September 1961
Document format of M/DDV 461

Unspecified Churches (Ref: M/DDV 462-463)

Collection record book, 1 September 1974 - 25 September 1977
Document format of M/DDV 462


Newspaper cutting from Northern Despatch 12 March 1954 concerning Durham County Women Methodists' Rally at Crook
Document format of M/DDV 463

(Ref: M/DDV 464/1-13-468)

Twelfth Deposit

(Acc: 1511(D))
Carrville Methodist Church


Accounts of central trust, 1 September 1962 - 31 August 1969
Document format of M/DDV 464/1-13


Accounts, 1 September 1962 - 30 November 1971
Document format of M/DDV 465


Accounts, 1 September 1974 - 31 August 1982
Document format of M/DDV 466


Accounts of Church Society and building fund, 1 September 1971 - 19 August 1974
Document format of M/DDV 467


Pulpit notices, 23 March 1969 - 7 February 1971
Document format of M/DDV 468

Durham City, North Road Methodist Church (Ref: M/DDV 469-472)

Minutes of Women's Work Department, 1 February 1960 - 9 February 1983
Document format of M/DDV 469


Reports of Women's Work Annual Society meetings, 1965 - 1973
Document format of M/DDV 470/1-7


Roll of members, 1973 - 1980
Document format of M/DDV 471


Ministers visiting book
Document format of M/DDV 472

(Ref: M/DDV 475)

Individual Churches

Bearpark United Methodist Church


Register of baptisms, 1 September 1926 - 16 April 1944
Document format of M/DDV 475

Bearpark and Bearpark Colliery Methodist New Connexion Chapel (Ref: M/DDV 476)

Register of baptisms: Witton Gilbert, 16 December 1861 - 29 January 1874; Sleetburn, 28 December 1876 - 2 May 1879; Bearpark / Bearpark Colliery, 23 May 1878 - 18 December 1926
Document format of M/DDV 476

(Ref: M/DDV 479-480)

Cornsay Colliery Methodist Church
(formerly New Connexion)


Register of baptisms, 15 November 1892 - 3 October 1920
Document format of M/DDV 479


Register of baptisms: Hamilton Row, Waterhouses, 24 November 1888 - 15 June 1911; Cornsay Colliery, 3 October 1920 - 6 May 1956
Document format of M/DDV 480

(Ref: M/DDV 481-483/1-156)

Esh Winning Methodist Church
(formerly Wesleyan)


Register of baptisms, 3 April 1894 - 21 April 1940
Document format of M/DDV 481


Register of baptisms, 21 April 1940 - 26 October 1958
Document format of M/DDV 482


Documents relating to the financing and building of the New Methodist Church, Esh Winning, 7 February 1928 - 26 June 1933
Document format of M/DDV 483/1-156

(Ref: M/DDV 484)

Hamilton Row, Waterhouses Methodist New Connexion Church
See M/DDV 480 above

Hedley Hill and East Hedley Hope Wesleyan Methodist Chapel


Register of baptisms, 10 February 1894 - 27 August 1934
Document format of M/DDV 484

Sherburn Wesleyan Chapel (Ref: M/DDV 485-490)

Minutes of leaders, 6 January 1927 - 20 December 1951
Document format of M/DDV 485


Minutes and records of Sherburn Women's Bright Hour, 15 December 1925 - 29 December 1930; record of speakers at weekly meetings, 11 January 1926 - 2 December 1929
Document format of M/DDV 486


Minutes of Women's Bright Hour, 24 November 1930 -17 December 1945; records of weekly meetings, 6 January 1930 - 16 December 1945
Document format of M/DDV 487


Register of Women's Bright Hour, 8 January 1940 - 7 January 1946
Document format of M/DDV 488


Minutes of Women's Bright Hour, 7 January 1946 - 14 May 1951; register of members, 10 January 1949 - 17 November 1951
Document format of M/DDV 489


Notices book, 13 June 1948 - 17 February 1952
Document format of M/DDV 490

(Ref: M/DDV 491)

Sleetburn Methodist New Connexion Chapel
See M/DDV 476 above

Ushaw Moor Primitive Methodist Chapel


Form of application for grant towards the reduction of debt on the primitive Methodist Chapel Trust, 16 January 1915
Document format of M/DDV 491

Ushaw Moor Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Ref: M/DDV 492)

Register of baptisms, 26 August 1900 - 1 December 1968
Document format of M/DDV 492

Methodist Church, Waterhouses (Ref: M/DDV 493)

Collection journal, 3 January 1904 - 17 January 1909
Document format of M/DDV 493

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Waterhouses (Ref: M/DDV 494)

Register of baptisms, 6 May 1875 - 23 May 1930
Document format of M/DDV 494

(Ref: M/DDV 495)

Russell Street Methodist Church, Waterhouses
(formerly Wesleyan)


Register of baptisms, 20 August 1933 - 9 August 1981
Document format of M/DDV 495

(Ref: M/DDV 496-517)

Fourteenth Deposit

(Acc: 1695(D))


Minutes of Leaders' Meetings of Langley Moor Church, 4 January 1955 - 7 July 1977
Document format of M/DDV 496


Minutes of Trustees' Meetings of Langley Moor Church, 16 March 1963 - 30 September 1976
Document format of M/DDV 497


Minute book (no. 3) of the Durham and District Free Church Council, 1 April 1927 - 15 November 1957
Document format of M/DDV 498


Class book for the meetings led by [ ], Browney [Lane] Methodist Church, 1961 - 1964
Document format of M/DDV 499


Class book for the meetings led by L. Buttle, Durham North Road Methodist Church, January 1964
Document format of M/DDV 500


Class book for the meetings led by Mrs. E. Hall, Browney Lane Methodist Church, December 1967
Document format of M/DDV 501


Roll book for Durham Jubilee Methodist Church, 1952 - 1953
Document format of M/DDV 502


Roll book for [Durham] Jubilee Methodist Church, 1953 -1954
Document format of M/DDV 503


Roll book for Durham Jubilee Methodist Church, c.1956, and for Leamside Methodist Church, Rainton Gate Church and Carrville Church, c.1956
Document format of M/DDV 504


number not allocated


Roll book for Nevilles Cross Methodist Church and Shincliffe Methodist Church, September 1959 - September 1961
Document format of M/DDV 506


Roll book for Bowburn Methodist Church, September 1961
Document format of M/DDV 507


Roll book for Gilesgate Methodist Church, September 1961 - June 1962
Document format of M/DDV 508


Roll book for Bowburn Methodist Church, December 1961 - December 1965
Document format of M/DDV 509


Roll book for Nevilles Cross Methodist Church, December 1961 - June 1968
Document format of M/DDV 510


Roll book for Coxhoe Methodist Church and for Tursdale Methodist Church, c.1961
Document format of M/DDV 511


Church Register of Members for Durham, North Road Methodist Church, c.1962
Document format of M/DDV 512


Roll book for Durham, North Road Methodist Church, March 1964 - December 1965
Document format of M/DDV 513


Roll book for Bowburn Methodist Church, March 1966 - June 1968
Document format of M/DDV 514


Roll book for Durham, North Road Methodist Church, March 1966 - September 1973
Document format of M/DDV 515


Roll book for Durham, North Road Methodist Church, June 1968 - March 1972
Document format of M/DDV 516


Roll book for Nevilles Cross Methodist Church, June 1968 - December 1976
Document format of M/DDV 517

(Ref: M/DDV 518-543)

Fifteenth Deposit

(Acc: 1799(D))
Pittington Methodist Church
(formerly St. John's Wesleyan Methodist Church, Clayton Street, Pittington)


Sunday School minute book, 17 May 1955 - 26 April 1964
Document format of M/DDV 426


Trustees' minute book, 10 July 1900 - 4 October 1955
Document format of M/DDV 518


Trustees' minute book, 25 November 1911 - 19 February 1955
Document format of M/DDV 519


Papers relating to appointment of new trustees, 1949; and two lists of trustees, n.d.
Document format of M/DDV 520


Trust account book, 16 August 1955 - 31 August 1977
Document format of M/DDV 521


Account book, 23 March 1966 - 10 January 1969
Document format of M/DDV 522


Account book, 23 March 1966 - 10 January 1969
Document format of M/DDV 523


Church Fellowship minute book, 11 August 1955 -28 January 1958
Document format of M/DDV 524


Leaders' quarterly minutes, 30 March 1971 - 29 January 1974
Document format of M/DDV 525


Sunday School teachers' roll, 7 August 1955 - 26 September 1965
Document format of M/DDV 527


Sunday School scholars' roll, 7 October 1962 - 26 April 1970
Document format of M/DDV 528


Building Fund Committee minute book, 19 May 1951 - 10 February 1963
Document format of M/DDV 529


Property Committee minute book, 2 April 1979 - 4 June 1979 For enclosure see M/DDV 531
Document format of M/DDV 530


Property Committee notes, 2 April - 4 June 1979 Originally enclosed in M/DDV 530
Document format of M/DDV 531


Entertainments Committee minutes, 12 February 1963 - 13 January 1964
Document format of M/DDV 532


Youth Club minute book, 9 March 1966 - 7 January 1969
Document format of M/DDV 533


Youth Club shop accounts, 22 March 1966 - 10 January 1969
Document format of M/DDV 534


"Cash Book": record of collections, 21 March 1937 - 24 February 1963
Document format of M/DDV 535


"All purpose register": membership list and record of payments, 23 March 1966 - 15 November 1968
Document format of M/DDV 536


Papers relating to building and opening of new Methodist church, 9 June 1962 - 6 January 1984
Document format of M/DDV 537


Invitations to silver jubilee celebrations, 1988
Document format of M/DDV 538


Issue of Durham Circuit Monthly, May 1916
Document format of M/DDV 539


Plans and directories of the Durham Circuit, 7 May - 5 August 1961 and 4 November 1962 - 2 November 1963
Document format of M/DDV 540


Plans and directories of the Durham and Deerness Valley Circuit, January - March 1985, October - December 1987
Document format of M/DDV 541


Plan and directory of the Durham and Deerness Valley Circuit, January - March 1988
Document format of M/DDV 542


Letter from the Local Preachers' Department of the Methodist Church, Westminster congratulating Mrs. Thompson on 50 years as a local preacher, January 1960 and newspaper cutting from the following year relating to Mrs. Thompson
Document format of M/DDV 543

Pittington Primitive Methodist Church, Dixon Street, Pittington (Ref: M/DDV 544-546)

Trustees' minute book, 1 May 1901 - 18 January 1933
Document format of M/DDV 544


Register of baptisms, 7 March 1939 - 7 September 1954
Document format of M/DDV 545


Brief notes on the history of the Primitive Methodist Church in Pittington, n.d.
Document format of M/DDV 546

(Ref: M/DDV 547)

Sixteenth Deposit

(Acc: 1854(D))
Durham Circuit


Women's meetings minute book, 4 December 1963 - 22 September 1981
Document format of M/DDV 547

Brandon Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/DDV 551)

Brandon Wesleyan Guild minute book, 25 April 1932 - 29 May 1946
Document format of M/DDV 551

Witton Gilbert Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/DDV 552-554)

Trustees' treasurer's account book, 1882 - 1951
Document format of M/DDV 552


Annual Leaders' meetings minute book, 29 January 1959 - 16 February 1983
Document format of M/DDV 553


Notice book, September 1974 - 1 February 1981
Document format of M/DDV 554

Durham and Deerness Valley Circuit (Ref: M/DDV 555-558)

Circuit meeting minutes, 14 June 1971 - 25 June 1984
Document format of M/DDV 555


General Purposes Committee minutes, 3 September 1971 - 28 August 1984
Document format of M/DDV 556


Missionary Women's Work account book, 1971 - 1982
Document format of M/DDV 557


Account book, 1983 - 1986
Document format of M/DDV 558

Durham Circuit (Ref: M/DDV 563-567)

Minutes of quarterly meetings, of the Circuit Executive Committee subsequently Finance and General Purposes Committee, and of other circuit committees, January 1935 - January 1955
Document format of M/DDV 563


Minutes of quarterly meetings and of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, March 1955 - December 1963
Document format of M/DDV 564


Minutes of quarterly meetings and of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, March 1964 - December 1966
Document format of M/DDV 565


Minutes of quarterly meetings and of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, with related papers, February 1967 - March 1969
Document format of M/DDV 566


Minutes of quarterly meetings and of the Finance arid General Purposes Committee, with related papers, May 1969 - June 1971
Document format of M/DDV 567

(Ref: M/DDV 568)

Sherburn Colliery
(formerly Primitive Methodist Church)


Treasurer's book: annual statements of receipts and expenditure, 1908 - 1952
Document format of M/DDV 568

Ushaw Moor (Ref: M/DDV 569)

Minutes of leaders' meetings, 1 December 1964 - 21 January 1974
Document format of M/DDV 569

(Ref: M/DDV 570)

Eighteenth Deposit

(Acc: 1886(D))


Roll book, Bethel and Ebenezer Chapels, Sherburn Hill, 1960 - 1961
Document format of M/DDV 570

(Ref: M/DDV 571)

Nineteenth Deposit

(Acc: 1831(D))


Plan and directory, July - September 1988
Document format of M/DDV 571

Acton Road Methodist Church, Esh Winning (Ref: M/DDV 202a-204)

Receipt of Messrs. Blount, Lynch and Petre at London for charges for the preparation and completion of a lease to Charles Todd and others of a piece of land in Acton Road, Esh Winning, 2 December 1921
Document format of M/DDV 202a


Correspondence between Rev. H. Fletcher, Superintendent Minister of the Crook Methodist Circuit; the Methodist Chapel Committee and others, re grant in aid of the reduction on the debt incurred by building of new chapel and includes the General Home Missions Committee's favourable disposition towards the formation of the Brandon and Deerness Valley Methodist Circuit, 16 January - 15 August 1935
Document format of M/DDV 203


Correspondence between Rev. D. Wright, Superintendent Minister; Durham County Council and Sunderland and South Shields Water Company re obstruction to church premises by laying of water main, 16-24 December 1958
Document format of M/DDV 204