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Bishop Auckland Methodist Circuit

Reference: M/BA

Catalogue Title: Bishop Auckland Methodist Circuit

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Bishop Auckland Methodist Circuit

Catalogue Contents

Bishop Auckland Primitive Methodist Circuit. (Ref: M/BA 1-2)

Baptisms register, 1859 - 1876 Pasted in the front is a certificate authorising public worship to take place in the Primitive Methodist Chapel in 'the Backway in Bishop Auckland', 19 January, 1861
Document format of M/BA 1


Baptisms register, 1876 - 1888
Document format of M/BA 2

Bishop Auckland Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/BA 3-37)

Baptisms register, 1838 - 1852
Document format of M/BA 3


Baptisms register, 1852 - 1856
Document format of M/BA 4


Baptisms register, 1856 - 1860
Document format of M/BA 5


Baptisms register, 1859 - 1884
Document format of M/BA 6


Baptisms register, 1884 - 1898 (1 volume).


Baptisms register, 1899 - 1912 (1 volume).


Baptisms register, 1912 - 1931
Document format of M/BA 9


Baptisms register, 1893 - 1902
Document format of M/BA 10


Baptisms register for baptisms at West Auckland Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1893 - 1901 and 1910, and Bishop Auckland Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1902 - 1910
Document format of M/BA 11


Baptisms register, 1910 - 1921
Document format of M/BA 12


Circuit plans, August 1873 - January 1874, May - October 1874, August 1880 - October 1887
Document format of M/BA 13


Circuit schedules, 1839 - 1846, with details of collections, 1847
Document format of M/BA 14


Circuit schedules, 1847 - 1864, with details of collections to 1866
Document format of M/BA 15


Circuit schedules, 1865 - 1870
Document format of M/BA 16


Circuit schedules, 1870 - 1878
Document format of M/BA 17


Circuit schedules, 1882 - 1897
Document format of M/BA 18


Circuit schedules, 1897 - 1912
Document format of M/BA 19


Circuit schedules, 1912 - 1926
Document format of M/BA 20


Property schedules, 1855 - 1886
Document format of M/BA 21


Property schedules, 1887 - 1899
Document format of M/BA 22


Property schedules, 1900 - 1918
Document format of M/BA 23


Day and Sunday School schedules, 1869 - 1905
Document format of M/BA 24


Temperance schedules, 1907 - 1909
Document format of M/BA 25


Temperance schedules (fragmentary), 1894, 1895
Document format of M/BA 26


Quarterly Meetings minutes, 1887 - 1906
Document format of M/BA 27


Quarterly Meetings minutes, 1916 - 1934
Document format of M/BA 28


Local Preachers' meetings minutes, 1917 - 1944
Document format of M/BA 30


Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society accounts, 1906 - 1936
Document format of M/BA 31-34


Bishop Auckland Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Messenger. A monthly journal of local Methodist news and religious literature, January and December, 1889, contains The British Messenger Nos. 1 & 12 respectively
Document format of M/BA 35-36


Bishop Auckland and the Shildons Wesleyan Methodist Church Messenger, July 1918
Document format of M/BA 37


Local Preachers' meetings minutes, 1863 - 1885
Document format of M/BA 29~

(Ref: M/BA 38)

Bishop Auckland Central Methodist Circuit
(Bishop Auckland Primitive Methodist Circuit before 1932)


Baptisms register, 1912 - 1936
Document format of M/BA 38

(Ref: M/BA 39-45)

Bishop Auckland Wesley Methodist Circuit
(Bishop Auckland Wesleyan Methodist Circuit before 1932)


Baptisms register, 1884 - 1946
Document format of M/BA 39


Baptisms register, 1931 - 1954
Document format of M/BA 40


Quarterly Meetings minutes, 1934 - 1955 Includes financial statements with related papers infolded
Document format of M/BA 41


Local Preachers' meetings minutes, 1944 - 1955
Document format of M/BA 42


Accounts for preachers' and local preachers' travelling expenses, 1893 - 1949
Document format of M/BA 43


Methodist Missionary Society accounts, 1937 - 1945
Document format of M/BA 44


Performing Rights Society licence allowing copyright music to be performed in all churches in the circuit, 4 April, 1929
Document format of M/BA 45

West Auckland Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/BA 46-47)

Quarterly Meetings minutes, 1950 - 1955
Document format of M/BA 46


Register of documents in the circuit safe, 1869 - 1953, and minutes of the Yearly Trustees' Meeting of an unspecified church, 1922 [? Bildershaw, as the book is endorsed 'Bildershaw old minute books']
Document format of M/BA 47

(Ref: M/BA 48)

Bishop Auckland Methodist Circuit
Formed in 1955 by the amalgamation of the Bishop Auckland Central, Bishop Auckland Wesley and West Auckland Methodist Circuits


Baptisms register, 1921 - 1962 Bishop Auckland Wesleyan Methodist Circuit until 1932, Bishop Auckland Wesley Methodist Circuit, 1932 - 1955, Bishop Auckland Methodist Circuit from 1955
Document format of M/BA 48

(Ref: M/BA 49-71)

Individual Churches

Bildershaw Methodist Church
See under West Auckland Methodist Circuit

Bishop Auckland Bondgate Methodist Church
Formerly Wesleyan Methodist and in Brougham Place


Leaders' meetings minutes, 1865 - 1888
Document format of M/BA 49


Leaders' meetings minutes, 1889 - 1917, with related papers infolded Also includes an appeal from the officers of Whitby & Darlington District for subscriptions towards providing for Wesleyan Methodist soldiers stationed at Catterick Camp, 7 July, 1917
Document format of M/BA 50


Trustees' meetings minutes, 1877 - 1918
Document format of M/BA 51


Trustees' meetings minutes, 1918 - 1947 Includes minutes of meetings of Russell Street School trustees, minutes of the Wesley and Gaunless Bank manses and manses trusts accounts
Document format of M/BA 52


Pew rent accounts, 1886 - 1940 M/BA 53 includes general cash accounts, 1886 - 1901
Document format of M/BA 53-55


Adult Bible Class, lists of prizes, 1895 - 1899 Infolded are blank attendance cards 1900 - 1902 and 1906 - 1907 (3 cards), an attendance card for Mrs. Gunnell, Thompson's Cottages, 1906 - 1907, and bookplates for prizes for the half-year ending November 1898, all of which are blank except for a bookplate for a First Grade Prize for Jennie Stracken
Document format of M/BA 56


Collection journals, 1878 - 1889, 1917 - 1928
Document format of M/BA 57-59


Plan of the church, surveyed by John Ross, architect, Darlington, 2 May 1864 Scales 8 feet to 1 inch [1:96] and 1 foot to 1 inch [1:12]
Document format of M/BA 60


Plan of the church and schools with a plan of the gallery pasted on, by Gordon & Gunton, architects, Finsbury House, Blomfield Street, London E.C., April 1912 Scale: 10 feet to 1 inch [1:120]
Document format of M/BA 61


'Plan and elevation of Mr. Swale's property facing north elevation of church', August 1913 (Rough plan only) Scale: 1/4 inch to 1 foot [1:48]
Document format of M/BA 62


Plan showing discharge of rainwater into a drain on adjoining property Scale: 1/8 inch to 1 foot [1:96] Endorsed: 'Trustees copy 11 August 1913. H. Fawcett' (Clerk of the Works)
Document format of M/BA 63


Plan showing water main as laid on 14 November 1913 Endorsed: 28 November 1913
Document format of M/BA 64


Rough (pencil) ground plan of the church, n.d.
Document format of M/BA 65


Bishop Auckland Wesleyan Bazaar. Favourite Quotations, March 1908
Document format of M/BA 66


Brochure for Grand Forest Bazaar in aid of the New Church Building Fund, 4 - 6 March, 1913
Document format of M/BA 67


Newscuttings showing: (1) Wesley Church, Bishop Auckland, n.d. (2) Rev. Charles Close M.C. (photograph), n.d. (3) Mr. Chadwick (photograph), n.d (4) The removal of Rev. W. H. Campbell (formerly of the Bishop Auckland Primitive Methodist Circuit) to Birmingham, n.d., c.1938 (includes photograph) Cuttings from printed works (unspecified) (5) (a) Rev. B. Dewhurst (photograph) (b) Message of greeting (fragmentary, but with photograph) from the Rev. Harold Strawbridge
Document format of M/BA 68


Cuttings from the Auckland Chronicle, n.d. and the Evening Gazette 22 June 1964, showing the minister, the Rev. W. Thompson, with some of the officials and guests at the jubilee reunion
Document format of M/BA 69-70


Handbill advertising the laying of the foundation stone of the Day and Sunday School and a Public Tea and Public Meeting following it, 29 June, 1858
Document format of M/BA 71

Bishop Auckland Wesleyan Day School, Russell Street (Ref: M/BA 72)

Minutes of Committee, Trustees' Committee and Trustees and Public meetings, 1857 - 1909, 1913; Public Meetings minutes 1857 - 1862 only; Principally contain reports on the school Includes: (1) An engraving of the school by W. Bevan, York, n.d. (2 copies) (2) Handbill advertising a Public Meeting, 30 October 1857, 'to communicate information respecting the Educational Plans and Prospects of the Wesleyan Methodists in this town and neighbourhood, and to raise subscriptions towards the erection of a Day School at the head of Tenters' Street' (3) 'Subscription list for Bishop Auckland Wesleyan Day School', n.d., c.1857 (4) Works and music to be sung by the Sunday School children of the circuit at the foundation stone laying, 29 June 1858 (5) Subscription list and accounts, 1859 (6) Photographs of various school officials interspersed in the volume
Document format of M/BA 72

(Ref: M/BA 73)

Bishop Auckland Newgate Methodist Church
See M/DA 79

Bishop Auckland Peel Street, Wesleyan Methodist Mission


Committee meetings minutes, 1890 - 1895
Document format of M/BA 73

(Ref: M/BA 74)

Bishop Auckland South Road Methodist Church
(formerly United Methodist, and, before 1907, United Methodist Free Church)


Trustees meetings minutes, 1906 - 1934, with related papers infolded See also M/DA 79
Document format of M/BA 74

(Ref: M/BA 75-78)

Bishop Auckland United Methodist Free Church
See M/DA 79

Bishop Auckland West Terrace Wesleyan Methodist Mission Hall


Collections journal, 1909 - 1912 Includes list of Peel Street Society Stewards, 1884, 1886, 1899 - 1910
Document format of M/BA 75


Accounts, 1896 - 1912
Document format of M/BA 76-78

Bishop Auckland United Methodist Free Church, Bishop Auckland South Road United Methodist Free Church and Bishop Auckland Newgate St. Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 79)

Baptisms register (1) Bishop Auckland United Methodist Free Church, 1876 - 1904 (2) Bishop Auckland, South Road United Methodist Free Church, 1905 - 1935 (3) Bishop Auckland, Newgate Methodist Church, 1934 - 1938
Document format of M/BA 79

(Ref: M/BA 80)

Escomb Methodist Church
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Pew rent accounts, 1858 - 1880, and general cash accounts, 1857 - 1881 Includes: some of the accounts of expenses incurred in building and opening the church; an account of 'subscriptions towards a given tea on the laying of the foundation stone of Wesleyan Sabbath School, Escomb, n.d.; brief accounts, mainly for 'Mr. Marsden's expenses', 1861 - 1874, and accounts and related papers, 1881 - 1904
Document format of M/BA 80

(Ref: M/BA 81-82)

Etherley Methodist Church
Formerly Wesleyan Methodist


Trustees? meetings minutes, 1866 - 1939 Includes draft minutes for the yearly trustees' meeting, March 1904, and trustees' attendance register, 1867 with related papers infolded. Pasted in the front is a handbill announcing a Tea Meeting, 27 July, 1861, the opening services in the church, 28 July, 1861 and the service on 4 August, 1861
Document format of M/BA 81


Pew rent accounts, 1861 - 1925, and general cash accounts, 1861 - 1937 At the front of the book are names of trustees, 1861 and 1878
Document format of M/BA 82

Evenwood Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 83-84)

Trustees' meetings minutes, 1906 - 1953
Document format of M/BA 83


Pew rent accounts and general cash accounts, 1854 - 1906
Document format of M/BA 84

(Ref: M/BA 85)

Lands Methodist Church
Formerly Wesleyan Methodist


Trustees' meetings minutes, 1907 - 1951, with related papers infolded
Document format of M/BA 85

(Ref: M/BA 86)

Leasingthorne Methodist Church
Formerly United Methodist


Baptisms register, 1908 - 1926
Document format of M/BA 86

Toft Hill Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 87)

Sunday School attendance register, c.1849 - c.1852 Includes copies of yearly reports (statistics only), 1841, 1847 and 1849; names of Superintendents 1840 - 1843; lists of payments by scholars for books 1846 - c.1847; and minutes of Sunday School teachers meeting, 12 October 1844, passing a resolution allowing members of the Society to use the Sunday School library books
Document format of M/BA 87

Town Head Wesleyan Methodist Mission Church (Ref: M/BA 88-89)

Sunday School teachers' meetings minutes, 1874 - 1877
Document format of M/BA 88


Accounts, 1888 - 1937
Document format of M/BA 89

(Ref: M/BA 90-95)

West Auckland Methodist Church
(formerly Wesleyan Methodist)


Trustees' meetings minutes, 1891 - 1933 Includes accounts, with related papers infolded
Document format of M/BA 90


Accounts, 1857 - 1937, with related papers infolded Included in M/BA 91 are the minutes of a Committee meeting, 5 September 1859, convened to thank the owners of the West Auckland Colliery for their donation to the funds being raised for repairing and painting the church with details of trustees, 24 February 1863, and 5 April 1864
Document format of M/BA 91-92


Collection journals, 1901 - 1911, 1928 - 1939
Document format of M/BA 93-94


Sunday School attendance register (statistics only), states who opened and concluded the school and any remarks connected with the school each Sunday, e.g. bad weather, a special lecturer etc., 1842 - 1850 Includes minutes of Sunday School Teachers' meetings, n.d. and 6 December 1842
Document format of M/BA 95

Witton Park Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 96-97)

Volume containing: - (1) Pew rent accounts, 1855 - 1860 (2) Trustees' and Committee meetings minutes, 1855 - 1892, with minutes of Leaders' meeting, 20 December 1892. The earlier minutes, which also include general notes and minutes of a Society Meeting, 15 July 1857, concern the building of the church (3) Accounts 1855 - 1860, includes details of the issue of collecting cards for the new church, 1859 - 1860, and Sunday School accounts, n.d., c.1869


Sunday School subscription list and accounts, 1869 - 1871, foundation stone was laid 20 December 1869 and the School opened 14 November 1870
Document format of M/BA 97

Miscellaneous (Ref: M/BA 98-101)

Copies of baptismal entries relating to the Crook, Willington, Sunnybrow and Byers Green areas from the Bishop Auckland Primitive Methodist Circuit registers, 1877 - 1927. The transcriber's name is not given but M/BA 100 is endorsed 'Baptismal Register from the late Henry Custes...' M/BA 99 also contains miscellaneous accounts not obviously connected with Methodism
Document format of M/BA 98-101

Bishop Auckland Methodist Circuit(Second Deposit) (Ref: M/BA 102-104)

Directory and Plan of Services (No. 35), May 1964
Document format of M/BA 102


Directory and Plan of Services (No. 36), August 1964
Document format of M/BA 103


Directory and Plan of Services (No. 89), 16 October 1977
Document format of M/BA 104

Bishop Auckland Methodist Circuit(Third Deposit) (Ref: M/BA 105-108)

Plan and directory, 15 October 1978 - 7 January 1979
Document format of M/BA 105


Plan and directory, 14 January - 8 April 1979
Document format of M/BA 106


Plan and directory, 15 April - 8 July 1979
Document format of M/BA 107


Plan and directory, 15 July - 7 October 1979
Document format of M/BA 108

(Ref: M/BA 109-152)

BISHOP AUCKLAND METHODIST CIRCUIT(Fourth Deposit)
Bishop Auckland Primitive Methodist Circuit
(after 1932 see Bishop Auckland Central Methodist Circuit)


Register of baptisms, 18 October 1888 - 1 February 1906
Document format of M/BA 109


Register of baptisms, 12 August 1907 - 11 November 1945
Document format of M/BA 110


Minutes of quarterly meetings, 5 December 1871 - 5 December 1888
Document format of M/BA 111


Minutes of quarterly meetings, 2 March 1889 - 19 October 1895
Document format of M/BA 112


Minutes of quarterly meetings, 30 November 1895 - 2 December 1905
Document format of M/BA 113


Minutes of quarterly meetings, 3 March 1906 - 1 March 1913
Document format of M/BA 114


Minutes of quarterly meetings, 28 May 1913 - 2 June 1923
Document format of M/BA 115


Minutes of quarterly meetings, 1 September 1923 - 8 December 1937
Document format of M/BA 116


Quarterly account book, 13 March 1872 - 2 June 1894
Document format of M/BA 117


Quarterly account book, 25 August 1894 - September 1915
Document format of M/BA 118


Quarterly account book, December 1915 - 12 December 1934
Document format of M/BA 119


Quarterly account book, 4 June 1892 - March 1912
Document format of M/BA 120


Quarterly account book, September 1912 - September 1930
Document format of M/BA 121


Accounts of individual chapels in the circuit, 1902 - 1936
Document format of M/BA 122


Annual station report forms, Sunday School reports and chapel schedules, 1871 - 1878
Document format of M/BA 123


Annual station report forms, Sunday School reports and chapel schedules, 1880 - 1889
Document format of M/BA 124


Annual station report forms, Sunday School reports and chapel schedules, 1890 - 1899
Document format of M/BA 125


Annual station report forms, Sunday School reports, chapel schedules etc., 1900 - 1910
Document format of M/BA 126


Annual station report forms, Sunday School reports, chapel schedules and statistical returns, 1911 - 1920
Document format of M/BA 127


Annual station report forms and statistical returns, 1921 - 1932
Document format of M/BA 128-149


Home and foreign missionary account books, 1892 - 1901
Document format of M/BA 150


African Fund account book, 24 February 1902 - 8 February 1916
Document format of M/BA 151


New Minister's House Fund account book, 1898 - 1923
Document format of M/BA 152

Bishop Auckland Central Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/BA 153-157)

Minutes of quarterly meetings etc., 9 March 1938 - 3 December 1952
Document format of M/BA 153


Minutes of quarterly meetings etc., 4 March 1953 - 1 June 1955
Document format of M/BA 154


Quarterly account book, December 1930 - March 1948
Document format of M/BA 155


Circuit stewards' account book for the Central Circuit, 1947 - 1955 and for the new Bishop Auckland Circuit, 1955 - 1957
Document format of M/BA 156


Schedules of Methodist trust property, endowments etc., 1934 - 1954
Document format of M/BA 157

(Ref: M/BA 158-168)

Bishop Auckland United Methodist Circuit
(formerly United Methodist Free Church and later Bishop Auckland Newgate Methodist Circuit)


Minutes of quarterly meetings for the west side of the Darlington Circuit, 14 September 1885 - 4 June 1892
Document format of M/BA 158


Minutes of quarterly meetings, 3 September 1892 - 27 August 1938
Document format of M/BA 159


Minutes of local preachers' meetings, 26 May 1906 - 13 March 1926
Document format of M/BA 160


Membership register, May 1876 - December 1878
Document format of M/BA 161


Membership register, 1 March 1892 - March 1895
Document format of M/BA 162


Accounts including those for the Bishop Auckland section of the Darlington Circuit, 1886 - 1903
Document format of M/BA 163


Quarterly account book, 1904 - 1926
Document format of M/BA 164


Quarterly account book, 1927 - 1938
Document format of M/BA 165


Annual Circuit trust schedules and statistical returns, 1911 - 1918
Document format of M/BA 166


Annual Circuit trust schedules and statistical returns, 1919 - 1927
Document format of M/BA 167


Annual Circuit trust schedules and statistical returns, 1928 - 1930
Document format of M/BA 168

(Ref: M/BA 169-168)

Bishop Auckland Wesleyan Methodist Circuit
(from 1932 Bishop Auckland Wesley Methodist Circuit)


Membership register, 1 March 1892 - March 1895
Document format of M/BA 162


Accounts including those for the Bishop Auckland section of the Darlington Circuit, 1886 - 1903
Document format of M/BA 163


Quarterly account book, 1904 - 1926
Document format of M/BA 164


Quarterly account book, 1927 - 1938
Document format of M/BA 165


Annual Circuit trust schedules and statistical returns, 1911 - 1918
Document format of M/BA 166


Annual Circuit trust schedules and statistical returns, 1919 - 1927
Document format of M/BA 167


Annual Circuit trust schedules and statistical returns, 1928 - 1930
Document format of M/BA 168


Minutes of General Purposes Committee, 22 November 1952 - 13 May 1955
Document format of M/BA 169


Minutes of General Purposes Committee, 22 November 1952 - 13 May 1955
Document format of M/BA 169


Minutes of General Purposes Committee and of trustees of the Bishop Auckland Circuit, 1 October 1954 - 23 August 1961
Document format of M/BA 170


Minutes of General Purposes Committee and of trustees of the Bishop Auckland Circuit, 1 October 1954 - 23 August 1961
Document format of M/BA 170


Quarterly account book, 1878 - 6 June 1909
Document format of M/BA 171


Quarterly account book, 1878 - 6 June 1909
Document format of M/BA 171


Quarterly account book, 15 September 1909 - September 1955
Document format of M/BA 172


Quarterly account book, 15 September 1909 - September 1955
Document format of M/BA 172


Annual Circuit trust schedules and statistical returns, 1918 - 1938
Document format of M/BA 173


Quarterly circuit schedules and statistical returns, June 1926 - June 1954
Document format of M/BA 174


Minutes of the Bishop Auckland Wesleyan Sunday School Union, 12 June 1882 - 30 May 1894
Document format of M/BA 175

(Ref: M/BA 176-190)

West Auckland Primitive Methodist Circuit
(also known as St. Helen's Auckland Primitive Methodist Circuit)


Register of baptisms, 19 July 1858 - 19 June 1872
Document format of M/BA 176


Register of baptisms, 15 November 1871 - 23 July 1890
Document format of M/BA 177


Register of baptisms, 20 August 1890 - 18 December 1909
Document format of M/BA 178


Register of baptisms, 26 December 1909 - 14 June 1922
Document format of M/BA 179


Register of baptisms, 30 April 1919 - 22 August 1947
Document format of M/BA 180


Minutes of quarterly meetings, March 1887 - 5 December 1903
Document format of M/BA 181


Minutes of quarterly meetings, 12 March 1904 - 28 May 1921
Document format of M/BA 182


Minutes of quarterly meetings, 27 August 1921 - 23 March 1935
Document format of M/BA 183


Minutes of quarterly meetings, 22 June 1935 - 10 September 1949
Document format of M/BA 184


Quarterly account book, St. Helen's Auckland Circuit, 7 December 1861 - 1 March 1884
Document format of M/BA 185


Quarterly account book, 11 June 1898 - 2 June 1917
Document format of M/BA 186


Quarterly account book, September 1917 - 23 December 1933
Document format of M/BA 187


Quarterly account book, 5 December 1903 - 3 June 1922
Document format of M/BA 188


Annual circuit schedules and statistical returns, March 1934 - March 1954 (1 volume, paper cover)


Annual 'chapel schedules, balance sheets and statistical returns for St. Helen's Auckland Station (in Darlington Circuit 1860) , 1860 - 1869
Document format of M/BA 190

Bishop Auckland Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/BA 191-192)

Minutes of local preachers' meetings, 5 September 1955 - 25 May 1964
Document format of M/BA 191


Quarterly account book, 4 September 1957 - 7 June 1967
Document format of M/BA 192

(Ref: M/BA 193-197)

Individual Churches

Bildershaw Church
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Minutes of trustees' meetings, January 1938 - 22 December 1964
Document format of M/BA 193


Secretary's account book, 1941 - 1954
Document format of M/BA 194


Treasurer's account book, 1945 - 1962
Document format of M/BA 195


Minutes of Bildershaw Primitive Methodist Sunday School, 21 January 1931 - 3 October 1961
Document format of M/BA 196


Bildershaw Sabbath School secretary's account book, 1912 - 1951
Document format of M/BA 197

Binchester Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 198-200)

Minutes of trustees' meetings, 27 October 1899 - 2 March 1950
Document format of M/BA 198


Steward's account book, 1 January 1897 - 21 April 1943
Document format of M/BA 199


Trustees' treasurer's account book, 1915 - 1950
Document format of M/BA 200

(Ref: M/BA 201)

Binchester Methodist Church
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Minutes of trustees' and society meetings, 15 January 1919 - 29 February 1956, with Annual accounts, 1950 - 1954
Document format of M/BA 201

(Ref: M/BA 202-213)

Bishop Auckland Central Methodist Church
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 15 February 1932 - 23 March 1954
Document format of M/BA 202


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 17 May 1954 - 22 May 1967
Document format of M/BA 203


Minutes of quarterly leaders' meetings, 25 November 1924 - 2 December 1957
Document format of M/BA 204


Pulpit notices, 11 February 1940 - 14 February 1941
Document format of M/BA 205


Pulpit notices, 16 February 1941 - 15 December 1944
Document format of M/BA 206


Pulpit notices, 17 December 1944 - 30 December 1945
Document format of M/BA 207


Collection journal, 2 December 1923 - 18 March 1934
Document format of M/BA 208


Collection journal, 25 March 1934 - 24 September 1944
Document format of M/BA 209


Trust account book, 1911 - 1921
Document format of M/BA 210


Trustees' treasurer's account book, 1939 - 1945
Document format of M/BA 211


Account for year ending 31 December 1950
Document format of M/BA 212


Minutes of the Diamond Jubilee Committee, 11 July - 27 September 1963
Document format of M/BA 213

(Ref: M/BA 214-216)

Bishop Auckland, Newgate Methodist Church
(formerly United Methodist)


Minutes of church meetings, 23 February 1903 - 2 March 1931
Document format of M/BA 214


Minutes of church meetings, 27 April 1931 - 30 July 1959
Document format of M/BA 215


Minutes of trustees meetings, 22 January 1935 - 4 January 1960
Document format of M/BA 216

Bishop Auckland, South Road United Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 217)

Membership register, March 1897 - September 1930
Document format of M/BA 217

Bishop Auckland Tenters Street Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 218-220)

Minutes of society meetings, 14 December 1866 - 14 January 1884
Document format of M/BA 218


Minutes of society meetings, 14 January 1884 - 7 March 1898
Document format of M/BA 219


Minutes of trustees' and society meetings, 6 October 1914 - 24 February 1942
Document format of M/BA 220

Bishop Auckland Wesley Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 221-225)

Minutes of society and leaders' meetings, 9 January 1918 - 1924 January 1950
Document format of M/BA 221


Minutes of trustees' annual meetings for the above and for Russell Street Sunday School, 2 February 1948 - 13 February 1956
Document format of M/BA 222


Minutes of finance committee, 27 April 1923 - 3 July 1957
Document format of M/BA 223


Minutes of the Wesley Tennis Club, 8 June 1931 - 6 June 1946
Document format of M/BA 224


Minutes of teachers' meetings of the Russell Street Sunday School, 9 October 1893 - 23 March 1942
Document format of M/BA 225

Butterknowle Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 226)

Income and expenditure accounts, 1878 - 1911 with Pew rent accounts, 1880 - 1903
Document format of M/BA 226

Cockton Hill Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 227)

Minutes of trustees' meetings, 6 March 1912 - 23 October 1961 and Trustees' minutes for Woodhouse Close Estate Methodist Church, 1959 - 1961
Document format of M/BA 227

(Ref: M/BA 228-229)

Coundon Gate Methodist Church
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 28 January 1937 - 11 May 1959
Document format of M/BA 228


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 29 June 1959 - 16 December 1963
Document format of M/BA 229

Escomb Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 230)

Trustees' treasurer's account book, 1905 - 1912
Document format of M/BA 230

(Ref: M/BA 231-237)

Escomb Methodist Church
(formerly Wesleyan)


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 29 January 1906 - 28 January 1959
Document format of M/BA 231


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 24 September 1969 - 28 January 1977
Document format of M/BA 232


Pew rent account book, 1881 - 1912
Document format of M/BA 233


Trustees' treasurer's account book, 1923 - 1972
Document format of M/BA 234


Sunday School account book, 1927 - 1976
Document format of M/BA 235


Sunday School attendance register, 1 June 1949 - December 1954
Document format of M/BA 236


Letter from Donald Insall and Associates, architects, London, regarding alterations to the church, 13 February 1973
Document format of M/BA 237

(Ref: M/BA 238-239)

Etherley Dene Methodist Church
(formerly Primitive Methodist)


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 18 January 1949 - 27 June 1977
Document format of M/BA 238


Secretary's account book for the Primitive Methodist Sabbath School, January 1878 - March 1914
Document format of M/BA 239

(Ref: M/BA 240-241)

Evenwood, Brookside Methodist Church
Formerly Evenwood Primitive Methodist Church


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 21 January 1929 - 15 March 1960
Document format of M/BA 240


Treasurer's account book, 1913 - 1960
Document format of M/BA 241

(Ref: M/BA 242-260)

Hamsterley Methodist Church
Formerly Primitive Methodist


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 1 February 1921 - 1 September 1946
Document format of M/BA 242


Minutes of trustees' meetings, with a list of the duties of the caretaker, 13 January 1948 - 14 March 1961
Document format of M/BA 243


Pulpit notices, 8 March 1936 - 8 June 1941
Document format of M/BA 244


Collection journal, 14 September 1941 - 20 December 1953
Document format of M/BA 245


Collection journal, 6 December 1953 - 16 November 1959
Document format of M/BA 246


Treasurer's cash book, 1864 - 1916
Document format of M/BA 247


Secretary's cash book, 1887 - June 1971
Document format of M/BA 248


Choir membership and subscription book, January 1919 - March 1944
Document format of M/BA 249


Choir membership and subscription book, March 1944 - 1949
Document format of M/BA 250


Minutes of choir, 8 January 1923 - 14 February 1944
Document format of M/BA 251


Sunday School attendance register, 3 April 1904 - June 1909
Document format of M/BA 252


Sunday School attendance register, January - December 1915
Document format of M/BA 253


Sunday School attendance register, January 1916 - September 1920
Document format of M/BA 254


Sunday School attendance register, n.d. [September 1920 - December 1922]
Document format of M/BA 255


Sunday School attendance register, January 1923 - December 1928
Document format of M/BA 256


Sunday School attendance register, January 1929 - December 1934
Document format of M/BA 257


Sunday School attendance register, January 1935 - December 1940
Document format of M/BA 258


Sunday School attendance register, January 1941 - March 1951
Document format of M/BA 259


Sunday School attendance register, April 1951 - 1968
Document format of M/BA 260

South Church Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 261-263)

Minutes of trustees' meetings, 16 March 1870 - 29 November 1898
Document format of M/BA 261


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 4 January 1899 - 1926
Document format of M/BA 262


Treasurer's account book, 1901 - 1935
Document format of M/BA 263

(Ref: M/BA 264-267)

Tindale Crescent Methodist Church
Formerly Primitive Methodist


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 1954 - 13 December 1972
Document format of M/BA 264


Minutes of leaders' meetings, 12 January 1956 - 27 September 1971
Document format of M/BA 265


Treasurer's account book, 1917 - 1935
Document format of M/BA 266


Treasurer's account book, September 1960 - September 1973
Document format of M/BA 267

(Ref: M/BA 268)

Toft Hill Methodist Church
Formerly Primitive Methodist


Christian Endeavour minute book, 30 October 1946 - 18 November 1975
Document format of M/BA 268

(Ref: M/BA 269-271)

Town Head Methodist Mission
Formerly Wesleyan Methodist


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 29 January 1906 - 22 February 1972
Document format of M/BA 269


Minutes of leaders' and society meetings, 16 April 1953 - 26 September 1968
Document format of M/BA 270


Treasurer's account book, 1953 - 1968
Document format of M/BA 271

West Auckland Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 272)

Minutes of trustees' meetings, 12 February 1935 - 8 November 1976
Document format of M/BA 272

(Ref: M/BA 273-276)

Westerton Methodist Church
Formerly Wesleyan Methodist


Treasurer's account book, 1887 - 1961
Document format of M/BA 273


Treasurer's account book, 1961 - 1979
Document format of M/BA 274


Collection journal, 12 August 1973 - 31 December 1978
Document format of M/BA 275


Minutes of trustees' meetings, January 1955 - 23 February 1979; Minutes of Sunday School council meetings, 3 - 5 July 1938 and Trust Accounts, 1954
Document format of M/BA 276

Witton le Wear Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/BA 277)

Minutes of trustees' meetings, 21 June 1883 - 3 May 1899
Document format of M/BA 277

(Ref: M/BA 278)

Witton Park Methodist Church
Formerly Wesleyan Methodist


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 10 March 1923 - 26 February 1925
Document format of M/BA 278

(Ref: M/BA 279)

Woodland New School
Formerly Primitive Methodist


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 3 May 1902 - 8 January 1951
Document format of M/BA 279

Miscellaneous (Ref: M/BA 280-290)

Secretary's account book for the Darlington and Stockton on Tees District Missionary Committee's African Fund, 1891 - 1919
Document format of M/BA 280


Minutes of the Federation of Evangelical Free Churches, Stanley and District Council, 18 October 1897 - 12 July 1919
Document format of M/BA 281


Bishop Auckland, Shildon and New Shildon Wesleyan Methodist Church Record and the Wesleyan [Methodist Church Pulpit ?], 1887
Document format of M/BA 282


Proposed scheme for circuit amalgamations in S.W. Durham, 1953
Document format of M/BA 283


Missionary account book, January 1872 - March 1881
Document format of M/BA 284


Circuit account and offertory book, 9 October 1881 - 9 January 1897
Document format of M/BA 285


Minutes of trustees' and society meetings, 28 January 1916 - 26 November 1929, and accounts, 1914 - 1929
Document format of M/BA 286


Treasurer's account book, 1917 - 1939
Document format of M/BA 287


Chapel Aid loan repayments, 1921 - 1927, income and payments accounts, 1933 - 1942
Document format of M/BA 288


Minutes of trustees' meetings, January 1919 - 3 September 1961, and accounts, 1920 - 1952 [Station Road?]
Document format of M/BA 289


Subscriptions for connexional orphanage, 1894 - 1918
Document format of M/BA 290