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Methodist Church (Eglwys Fethodistaidd)

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/NC/4A

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Title: Methodist Church (Eglwys Fethodistaidd)

Short title: Montgomeryshire Wesleyan Methodists, records

Dates of creation: 1846-1947

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (12 items)

Name of creator(s): The Rev. H. M. Pennant Lewis (Llanasa); The Methodist Church


Administrative and biographical history: The Methodist Church was established by John Wesley (1703-1790) who preached in Wales between 1739 and 1790. In Wales the movement was known as Wesleyanism or Wesleyan Methodism to distinguish it from the Calvinistic Methodists. Individual chapels linked to form Circuits, grouped into Districts.


Scope and content: Rules, plans and printed material relating to the Llanfyllin, Llanidloes and Llanrhaeadr Circuits, Montgomeryshire, 1846-1936; posters, 1927, 1947; agenda and reports of The Methodist Church Welsh Assembly, Machynlleth, 1949; notes on the Rev. John Bowen Griffiths (1865-1932) of Pen-y-bont Fawr, Montgomeryshire.


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to subject

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Items collected by the Rev. M. Pennant Lewis as secretary of the Districts' History Committee.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by G. H. Williams per Gwynedd Archives Service, Caernarfon.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Methodist Church (Eglwys Fethodistaidd), catalogue; ANW website, Bangor, Caernarfon and Tregarth Wesleyan Methodist Circuits papers, viewed 8 March 2005.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: March 2005



Methodists | Wales | Powys

Wesleyan Methodist Church | Wales | Powys

Personal names

Griffiths, John Bowen, 1865-1932

Lewis, H. M. Pennant

Corporate names

Wesleyan Methodist Church