Penylan Sunday School and Penylan Youth Group, Newport, records 1936-2003

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Penylan Sunday School.
Penylan Sunday School and Penylan Youth Group, Christchurch Road, Newport, Records
0.03 Cubic Metres
General Physical Description note

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Biographical/Historical note

Penylan Sunday School, Christchurch Road, Newport, Monmouthshire, appears to have began early in the 20th century, attached to Penylan Baptist Church. In 1962 the then superintendent re-established a local youth club. Attendance during the 1960s and 1970s was high and the school had success in the Annual Scripture Exam. An additional youth club was established in the late 1980s. However the loss of several staff members in 1987 and a decline in attendance led to the closure of Penylan Sunday School in 1992.

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Scope and Contents note

Records of Penylan Sunday School, 1937-1992, including cradle roll records, 1956-1974, registers, 1952-1992, correspondence, 1972-1992, account books, 1949-1992, and Scripture exam certificates, 1937-1987; Penylan Youth Group records, 1962-1965, including minutes, 1962-1965, and membership books, 1963-1964; printed matter, 2001-2003; silver shields, 1936-1937.

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Arrangement note

Arranged into the following: Penylan Sunday School; Penylan Youth Group.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Gwent Archives

Conditions Governing Access note

Usual conditions apply

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright regulations apply

Custodial History note

No information found

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected

Immediate Source of Acquisition note


Appraisal note

All records have been retained

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Sunday schools--Wales--Newport; Youth--Wales--Newport--Societies and clubs;

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Other Finding Aids note

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

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Collection Inventory

Penylan Sunday School 


 D4240/1 Cradle Roll Record Jun 1956–Jun 1968 

 D4240/2 Cradle Roll Record Jun 1956–Jul 1974 

 D4240/3 Sunday School Register Jul 1952–Sep 1955 

 D4240/4  Sunday School Register (entries up to 1960 only) 1959–1961 

 D4240/5 Sunday School Register Includes Accounts of Penylan Youth Group 1971–1983, 1962-1965  

 D4240/6 Correspondence, notices and texts, relating mainly to administration, organised events and scripture examinations 1972–1992 

 D4240/7 Sunday School Register 1983–1992 


 D4240/8 Account Book 1949–1961 

 D4240/9 Account Book 1961–1992 


 D4240/10 Scripture Examination Certificates, awarded by Newport (Mon.) Sunday School Union and Newport and District Christian Education Council. 1937-1987 

 D4240/11 Eisteddfod Certificate, awarded by Newport and District Education Council 1990 

 D4240/12  The Bible in pictures, by William Hole, R.S.A., R.E. 1954 

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Penylan Youth Group 


 D4240/13 Minute Book 1962–1965 

 D4240/14 Membership Book 1963–1964 

 D4240/15 Membership Book: Index of names and addresses c.1963 

 D4240/16 Membership Book (entitled ‘cash book’ but consisting of names, addresses and dates) c.1964 


 D4240/17 Catering Account Book 1962-1964 


 D4240/18 Penylan Sunday School – A Short History, by Lorna Spurrier-Davies Sep 2001 

 D4240/19 Penylan Sunday School: Attendance Charts, by Lorna Spurrier-Davies Jul 2003 

 D4240/20 SILVER SHIELDS, inscribed ‘Penylan Baptist 1936’ and ‘Penylan Baptist 1937’ 1936, 1937 

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