Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Bangor English Methodist Circuit records

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/20

Held at:

Title: Bangor English Methodist Circuit records

Short title: Bangor English Methodist Circuit records

Dates of creation: 1832-1957

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium:

Name of creator(s): Bangor English Methodist Circuit


Administrative and biographical history: Methodist churches were grouped into circuits, with a superintendent minister; several circuits formed a district. The Caernavon English [Wesleyan] Circuit, Caernarfonshire, was later known as Caernarvon and Bangor English [Wesleyan] Circuit. In 1897, the Caernarvon and Bangor English [Wesleyan] Circuit established a missioner at Porthmadog. The Caernarvon and Bangor English [Wesleyan] Circuit was later known as Bangor English Methodist Circuit.


Scope and content: Minute and account books, 1841-1947; correspondence, 1832-1931; circuits schedule books, trust schedules and other statistical and financial records, 1835-1957; circuit plans of the Caernavron and Bangor English Wesleyan Methodist circuit, 1857-1969; Bangor society, 1901-1957, and trustees' records, 1884-1921; Caernarfon society, 1878-1909, and trustees' records , 1843-1926; and Porthmadog society, 1892-1897, and trustees' records, 1836-1902.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: circuit records; Bangor; Caernarfon; and Porthmadog.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caenarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.



Publication note: James Egan Moulton, Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, 1982, p. 492; and John H. Davis, St. John Methodist Church Bangor, A Story of a People and their Buildings (Bangor, 1975).

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Bangor English Methodist Circuit records; Methodism in Wales website ( viewed 27th September 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: July 2004



Bangor English Methodist Circuit | Archives

Methodism | Wales | Bangor

Methodism | Wales | Caernarfon

Methodism | Wales | Porthmadog

Methodist church | Wales | Gwynedd

Methodists | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names

Bangor English Wesleyan Methodist Circuit