Records of URC constituent churches


Congregational Church in England and Wales, 1831-1972

The records of the central institutions of the Congregational Church – previously the Congregational Union of England and Wales – sit alongside the URC archive in the Congregational Library. The collection includes minute books of the many committees which operated as part of the Congregational Union, as well as further records such as those of the General Council, Annual Assemblies, Home Missionary Society and Congregational Insurance Company.

Presbyterian Church of England Archive, 1844-1972

The national-level records of the Presbyterian Church in England (1844-1876) and the Presbyterian Church of England (1876-1972) are held at Westminster College. The collections include papers and committee minutes relating to ministry, mission, education, finance, youth work and inter-denominational relations. Westminster College is also home to the indexed, published records of the National Synods and General Assemblies from 1844-1972.

Churches of Christ Archive, 1842-1981

The records of the Church as a national body have just been transferred to Westminster College. These archives are currently in the process of being catalogued, but we hope to make them available for consultation soon.

Congregational Union of Scotland, 1844-1993

Glasgow City Archive holds the minutes of the Congregational Union of Scotland from 1844 to 1993.

Enquiries and access to our collections

If you would like to find out more, or want to make an appointment to consult any of the archive collections, please use the contact details below:

Presbyterian and Churches of Christ archives
Helen Weller, Archivist (Mon, Wed, Thurs)
Westminster College,
Madingley Road,
Cambridge CB3 0AA.
Phone: 01223 741084
Email: hw374@cam.ac.uk
Website: www.westminster.cam.ac.uk

Congregational Archive
The Congregational Library,
Dr Williams’s Library,
14 Gordon Square,
London, WC1H 0AR
Phone: 020 7387 3727
Email: enquiries@dwlib.co.uk
Website: www.dwlib.co.uk/dwlib

Congregational Union of Scotland records
Archives, The Mitchell Library,
North Street,
Glasgow G3 7DN.
Phone: 0141 287 2910
Email: archives@glasgowlife.org.uk
Website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/the-mitchell-library/archives/Pages/home.aspx