Baptist Records relating to Monmouthshire and Gwent (churches, ministers, Baptist Association, etc.)

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Rev. Brynmor Pierce Jones
Baptist Records relating to Monmouthshire and Gwent (churches, ministers, Baptist Association, etc.)
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Biographical/Historical note

Rev. Brynmor Pierce Jones, MA (Wales), BD (London), was for many years a teacher of Religious Knowledge, and a Senior Lecturer at Caerleon College. He was also the Minister of Baptist churches in Gwent including those at Upper Trosnant (Pontypool) and Glascoed. He was the author of several books including 'Sowing Beside All Waters, The Baptist Heritage of Gwent', published by Gwent Baptist Association in 1985. The records in this collection may have been collected together during his pastorship and also as a result of his research interests and authorship.

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Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous records from individual Baptist churches in Monmouthshire; records (e.g. obituaries and news cuttings) of individual Baptists (mostly Ministers); miscellaneous records re Monmouthshire/Gwent Baptist Association, Baptist Union of Wales, Sunday School and Band of Hope Union, etc.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Gwent Archives

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions on access.

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright conditions apply.

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Deposited by Rev. Brynmor Pierce Jones, The Manse, Glascoed, Pontypool, 1990.

Appraisal note

It is not known whether all records were retained.

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Other Finding Aids note

Copies of finding aids are available at Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

Individual Churches 

 D2843/1-3 Abercarn 1912-1934 

 D2843/1 Cash accounts of Abercarn Baptist Church 1912 

 D2843/2 Programme for a meeting in honour of The Rev. and Mrs Charles Rees on their retirement from the pastorate, 20 Nov 1924. 1924 

 D2843/3 Circular advertising Abercarn Baptist Sunday School 1934 

 D2843/4-5 Abergavenny 1891-1933 

 D2843/4 Church manuals of Frogmore Street Baptist Chapel containing history of Baptist cause in Abergavenny (photocopies). 1891, 1893 

 D2843/5 Programme for the 15th annual musical festival of the Evangelical Churches of Abergavenny and District, to be held at Frogmore Street Baptist Church, 14 April 1933. 1933 

 D2843/6 Abertillery - Blaenau Gwent Chapel No Date  

 D2843/6 Postcard and photograph of the chapel No Date  

 D2843/7-15 Abertillery - Ebenezer Baptist Chapel 1922-1946 

 D2843/7 Programme of service for the opening of new war memorial organ and unveiling of memorial tablets, 11 Nov 1922. 1922 

 D2843/8 Programme for Grand Cantata "Esther, The Beautiful Queen", to be performed at the Metropole Theatre by church Choir and friends, 10 April 1925. 1925 

 D2843/9 Postcards of the congregation (3 items) 1925-1926 

 D2843/1926 Programme of events in celebration of the church's jubilee, 1876-1926. 1926 

 D2843/11 Order of broadcast service, 22 April 1934 1934 

 D2843/12 Concert programme for Handel's "Messiah", to be performed by the church choir and friends, 29 Jan 1936. 1936 

 D2843/13 Photograph of Whitson Sunday School demonstratuon ar Abertillery. c.1946 

 D2843/14 Booklet setting out rules and regulations, and confessions of faith (3 copies). No Date 

 D2843/15 Catalogue of books in the library. No Date 

 D2843/16-17 Argoed 1810-1917 

 D2843/16 Account books of contributions towards a meeting house at Argoed (2 items). 1810-1833 

 D2843/17 Printed history of Argoed Church issued in connection with its centenary celebration. 1918 

 D2843/18 Blaenavon No Date 

 D2843/18 Newspaper cutting (source unknown) re. re-opening of church in King Street. No Date  

 D2843/19 Blaina 1879, 1889 

 D2843/19 Financial statements of Salem Baptist Chapel 1879, 1889 

 D2843/20 Castleton No Date  

 D2843/20 Picture of Castleton Baptist Chapel No Date  

 D2843/21-22 Ebbw Vale [1851-1951] 

 D2843/21 Programme of centenary celebrations of Brynhyfryd Baptist Church, including details of its ministers etc. 1851-1951 

 D2843/22 Notes on the history of Tirzah Baptist Church, Cwm (1 sheet) No Date  

 D2843/23 Hengoed, Co. Glam. 1910 

 D2843/23 'The New Hengoedians'; a printed history of Hengoed Baptist Church by Morgan Edmunds 1910 

 D2843/24 Henllys No Date 

 D2843/24 Photograph of Penheolbadd Baptist Chapel No Date  

 D2843/25 Llanvihangel Llantarnam No Date  

 D2843/25 Photograph of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Two Locks No Date  

 D2843/26 Monmouth 1968 

 D2843/26 'Monmouth Baptist Church Ter-Jubilee 1818-1968': a printed history by The Rev. J.D. Monger (photocopy) 1968 

 D2843/27 Mynyddislwyn 1958 

 D2843/27 'Set on a Hill' - A Story of Two Hundred Years 1758-1958': a printed history of New Bethel Congregational Church by Gareth Griffith and John J. Lambert. 1958 

 D2843/28 Newport - Crosskeys 1952 

 D2843/28 Pictures of the old and new Wattesville Baptist Chapel, its firts pastor and deacons. 1952 

 D2843/29 Newport - Tydu 1911 

 D2843/29 Statement of account of Bethesda Baptist Church 1911 

 D2843/30 Pontnewydd No Date  

 D2843/30 Notes re. history of Siloam Baptist Church No Date  

 D2843/31 Pontymister 1905 

 D2843/31 Newspaper cutting (from 'South Wales Gazette') re. history of Penygarn Baptist Chapel. 1905 

 D2843/32-33 Pontypool c.1930s 

 D2843/32 Newspaper cutting (source unknown) re. history of Penygarn Baptist Chapel. c.1930s 

 D2843/33 Notes on origin and evolution of a Sunday School at Trosnant No Date  

 D2843/34-35 Raglan 1945, 1978 

 D2843/34 Programme for centenary celebration of Kingcoed Baptist Church with Raglan, 28 June 1945. 1945 

 D2843/35 Notes re. history of Raglan Baptist Church, 1818-1978 1978 

 D2843/36 Rogerstone 1910-1920s 

 D2843/36 Photographs of Bethesda Baptist Chapel and its congregation. 1910-1920s 

 D2843/37-39 Sirhowy 1852-1935 

 D2843/37 Accounts of Baptist Society, Sirhowy 1852-1854 

 D2843/38 Estimate for building work at Carmel Baptist Chapel. 1923 

 D2843/39 Annual report and balance sheet of Carmel Baptist Chapel (photocopy) 1935 

 D2843/40 Skenfrith No Date  

 D2843/40 Notes re. history of church at Norton No Date 

 D2843/41-43 Ynysddu 1916-1936 

 D2843/41 Letter from the Rev. J. Roberts to Twyngwyn Baptist Church re. appointment of a minister, 29 Dec 1915. 1916 

 D2843/42 Receipt recording payment made by Twyngwyn Baptist Church to agents for Estey Organs, 15 Feb 1919. 1919 

 D2843/43 Programme for a special service on civic Sunday to be held at Twyngwyn Baptist Church, 24 May 1936. 1936 

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Individual Baptists - Mainly Ministers 

 D2843/44 Sermon notes (of 7 Thomas Leonard of Magor, former lay preacher and Sunday School Superintendent) enclosed in a deed nof gift by Robert Beorkley (Latin). c.1756 

 D2843/45 Short account of the life of William John Caffell of Blackwood. 1881 

 D2843/46 Newspaper cutting (from South Wales Argus) examining the career of The Rev. Charles Ayliffe and his church, St Mary Street Baptist Church, Newport. 1892 

 D2843/47 Reference in support of Mr R. Edwards James' application for the post of solicitor to the Welsh Baptist Union Building Fund. 1895 

 D2843/48 Obituary of Ebenezer Lewis, preacher in cos. Mon., Brecon and East Glam. (extracted from'Baptist Times and Freeman') 1900 

 D2843/49 Letter from W. Price Hicks to The Rev. William Jones of Newport, thanking him for a book concerning a preacher (photocopy). 1903 

 D2843/50 Part of an obituary of Evan Phillips (extracted from 'The Baptist Record') 1903 

 D2843/51 Leaflet advertising a service for the 34th anniversary of The Rev. A.T. Jones of Duckpool Baptist Church, 24 July 1910. 1910 

 D2843/52 Letter from the officers of Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church re. a memorial fund for The Rev. T. Towy Evans. 1916 

 D2843/53 Order of service for funeral of Mrs William Thomas of Aberbeeg, to take place at Commercial Road Baptist Church, Llanhilleth, and then at Ponthydyrun Baptist Chapel, 16 March 1938. 1938 

 D2843/54 Order of service for the induction of The Rev. W.H. Jones at Ponthydyrun Baptist Chapel, 17 Jan 1943. 1943 

 D2843/55 Order of service for ordination of Mr L. Meirion Jones at Beulah Baptist Church, Rhymney, 19/20 July 1950. 1950 

 D2843/56 Order of service for funeral of Jacob Gabriel of Hengoed at Argoed Baptist Chapel, 3 September 1950. 1950 

 D2843/57 Order of service for the ordination of Ivor Prosser at Ainon Baptist Church, Abertysswg, 23 July 1951. 1951 

 D2843/58 2 letters of The Rev. J. Emlyn Jones of Coleford Baptist Church, co. Glouc., to Mr A. Williams of Llandenny, near Usk, re. his possible transfer to Raglan Church. 1951 

 D2843/59 Order of service for induction of The Rev. Walter Islwyn Price to Elim Baptist Church, Pontllanfraith, 19 Jan 1956. 1956 

 D2843/60 Order of memorial service for Mrs Elizabeth Ann Pritchard at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Abertillery, 28 Feb 1961. 1961 

 D2843/61 Newspaper cutting (sources unknown) re. portraits of past and present leaders unveiled at Abersychan Baptist Church. No Date  

 D2843/62 Obituary of Mrs Amy Oldland, one of the founder members of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Abertillery (extracted from South Wales Gazette), and 2 copies of a photograph of Mrs Oldland with her husband. No Date  

 D2843/63 Obituary of Mrs Caleb Lewis who was buried at Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church (extracted from Weekly Argus) No Date  

 D2843/64 Obituary of Mr Daniel Davies of Pontypool, who attended Tabernacle Baptist Chapel. No Date 

 D2843/65 Booklet entitled - 'Dr George Howells, missionary statesman and scholar' by The Rev. E.W. Price Evans. No Date  

 D2843/66 Extract (source unknown) re. career of Mr Thomas Leonard, Baptist Minister at Bethany, Magor and Redwick. No Date  

 D2843/67 Newspaper cutting (source unknown) re. The Rev. D. Hussey's appointment as secretary of Monmouthshire's Baptist Association. No Date 

 D2843/68 Notes compiled by The Rev. B.P. Jones re. a number of notable Baptists, including The Rev. Thomas Lewis, The Rev. Richard Rees, John Phillip Davies, David Edwards. No Date  

 D2843/69 Collection of photographs, mainly of Baptist ministers (31 items). No Date  

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 D2843/70-75 Monmouthshire/Gwent Baptist Association 1864-1984 

 D2843/70 Extracts from minutes of the Monmouthshire Baptist Association 1854-1965 

 D2843/71 Newspaper cutting (Weekly Argus) re. annual meeting of Monmouthshire Baptist Association at Salem Baptist Church, Blaina. 1907 

 D2843/72 Extract from annual report of Monmouthshire Baptist Association. 1907 

 D2843/73 Letter from the Monmouthshire Baptist Association re. deeds of Ebenezer Church, Pengam. 1955 

 D2843/74 Prayer letters from the Gwent Baptist Association (8 items) 1981-1984 

 D2843/75 Journal of the Gwent Baptist Association (7 items) 1984-1988 

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 D2843/76-80 Baptist Union of Wales 1905-1933 

 D2843/76 Programme issued by Baptist Union of Wales for a children's meeting at Abercarn, 24-27 July 1905. 1905 

 D2843/77 Letter re. Baptist Union of Wales Sustentation Fund, 3 Feb 1918. 1918 

 D2843/78 Leaflet issued by Baptist Union of Wales setting out schemes of study and examinations for local preachers. 1921 

 D2843/79 Booklet issued by Baptist Union of Wales re. Ministerial Superannuation Fund, setting out an outline of the scheme, its rules etc. 1933 

 D2843/80 Leaflet issued by Baptist Union of Wales setting out constitution and rules of the women's movement, and some papers re. the movement. No Date  

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 D2843/81-88 Sunday School and Band of Hope Union [1897-1900] 

 D2843/81 'The Abstainer' Vol. VIII, No. 5: magazine of Cardiff and District Band of Hope Union, May 1897 (photocopy). 1897 

 D2843/82 'The Baptist Record' No. 34 Vol. 3: magazine of Baptist Sunday School Union of Wales, Jan 1900 (photocopy). 1900 

 D2843/83 'The Sunday School Catechism on Baptism': booklet by The Rev.W. Edwards No Date  

 D2843/84 'Up and On: post-war appeal for a revival of Band of Hope Union' by Harold Bellman. No Date  

 D2843/85 'Health Lessons fro Boys and Girls' issued by UK Band of Hope Union, providing guidelines on health within the framework of the Union's beliefs. No Date  

 D2843/86 Book of hymns and songs for Band of Hope No Date  

 D2843/87 Circular from Sunday School Union and UK Band of Hope Union, encouraging people to abstain from alcohol. No Date  

 D2843/88 Circular from Sunday School Union and UK Band of Hope Union, advertising the Band of Hope. No Date  

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 D2843/89-98, 105 General 1853-1987 

 D2843/89 Booklets and leaflet (in Welsh) re. Welsh Baptist Assembly including rules and chairman's address (4 items). c.1878 

 D2843/90 'The Monmouthshire Baptist'; book containing short sermins, expositions of principles, poetry etc. 1886 

 D2843/91 Newspaper cutting (source unknown); 'Drink and Missions - A Missionary's Appeal' by The Rev. T. Stones. 1903 

 D2843/92 List of members of permanent committees of Welsh Baptist Association 1915-1916 

 D2843/93 Handbook of 62nd annual convention of National Christian Endeavour Union of Wales, Easter 1961. 1961 

 D2843/94 'For the sake of the Gospel - a celebration of God at work through the Home Mission 1912-1987'; a booklet issued by Baptist Union of GB and Ireland, notes re. Home Mission Fun. 1987 

 D2843/95 Circular from South Wales Temperance Union Youth Department No Date  

 D2843/96 Leaflet advertising various essays on Christian themes. No Date  

 D2843/97 Application form for the Order of Christian Citizenship No Date  

 D2843/98 'Bible Abstainers': booklet by Frederick Smith No Date  

 D2843/105 Typrescript notes - miscellaneous references from "Seren Cymru" and "Y Greal" to Gwent Baptist Affairs 1853-1871 

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 D2843/99-104, 106 Miscellaneous [20th century] 

 D2843/99 Leaflet advertising a dinner to commemorate the Chartists' March on Newport (3 Nov 1839); it includes an outline of Chartism in Monmouthshire and guest list, with profile of Harol Wilson M.P. c.1972 

 D2843/100 Manuscript notes re. history of Monmouthshire (by The Rev. B.P. Jones), mainly consisting of extracts from J.A. Bradney's 'History of Monmouthshire'. No Date  

 D2843/101 Brief history of Cwmrydderch Primary School (1 page) No Date  

 D2843/102 Photograph of train engine (1857) and railway workers No Date  

 D2843/103 Nursery rhyme entitled 'The Spider' No Date  

 D2843/104 Poem entitled 'Temperance' No Date  

 D2843/106 Miscellaneous uncatalogued papers No Date  

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