Monmouthshire Baptist Association records 1814-1981

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Monmouthshire Baptist Association Records
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Biographical/Historical note

The Baptist denomination is not centrally organised. Each local Baptist chapel is a separate, autonomous body, self-governed by the church meeting. Ministers of each Baptist chapel are chosen by its members, and they do not necessarily have to be ordained or have any formal theological training. There are, however, various area associations, including the Monmouthshire Baptist Association.

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Scope and Contents note

Records of the Monmouthshire Baptist Association, 1814-1981, including letters and annual reports, 1902-1974; printed church histories, [post 1890]-1988; photocopies of manuscript histories, [late 20th century]; Monmouthshire Baptist Women's Missionary Auxiliary records, 1905-1964; English Baptist Church, Abercarn, records, 1877-1908; Ebenezer Baptist Church, Abertillery, 1879-1941; Bethel Baptist Church, Bassaleg, 1837-1947; Salem Baptist Church, Blaina rules and constitution, 1936; Alma Street Baptist Church, Newport, photocopy [late 20th century] of booklet in memoriam, 1900; Llanthewy Road Baptist Church, Newport, photocopy [late 20th century] of year book, 1905; Upper Trosnant Chapel, Pontypool records, 1814-1889; Carmel Baptist Church, Sirhowy records, 1833-1970; Twyn Gwyn Baptist Church, Ynysddu, records, [pre 1863]-1929.

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Arrangement note

Arranged into two groups: Group one consists of Monmouthshire Baptist Association, Church histories, Photocopies of manuscript histories, Monmouthshire Baptist Association Women's Missionary Auxiliary, English Baptist Church, Abercarn, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Abertillery, Bethel Baptist Church, Bassaleg, Salem Baptist Church, Blaina, Alma Street Baptist Church, Newport, Llanthewy Road Baptist Church, Newport, Upper Trosnant Chapel, Pontypool, Carmel Baptist Church, Sirhowy, Twyn Gwyn Baptist Church, Ynysddu; Group two consists of Churches in Fellowship, a short history of the English Baptist Associations of South Wales, Church histories, church celebrations and miscellaneous.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Gwent Archives

Conditions Governing Access note

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Usual copyright regulations apply.

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Source not recorded

Appraisal note

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Further records are Gwent Record Office, D2270/1-2.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

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Other Finding Aids note

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

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Collection Inventory

Monmouthshire Baptist Association, also Monmouthshire Welsh Baptist Association also Monmouthshire Particular Baptist Association 

 D2174/1 Quarterly Meeting Minute Book (Welsh) 1865-1879 

 D2174/2 Letter to the Churches 1865 

 D2174/3 Letters (13 Welsh and English 1889) 1881-1892 

 D2174/4 Letters and Annual Reports bound together (part Welsh) 1902-1904, 1906-1915 

 D2174/5 Letters and Annual reports bound together (part Welsh) 1908-1915 

 D2174/6 Letters and Annual Reports bound together (English) 1905-1914 

 D2174/7 Letters and Annual Reports bound together (English) 1915-1924 

 D2174/8 Letters and Annual Reports bound together 1931-1936 

 D2174/9 Letters and Annual Reports (6 loose) 1936-1942 

 D2174/10 Letters and Annual Reports (3 loose) 1943-1946 

 D2174/11 Letters and Annual Reports (24 loose) 1947-1971 

 D2174/12 Letters and Annual Reports (2 loose) 1972-1974 

 D2174/13 Home Mission Reports (bound together) 1909-1920 

 D2174/14 The Monmouthshire Baptist 1886 

 D2174/15 Statistical returns from Chapels (bundle photocopies) 1879, 1899, 1900 

 D2174/16 Miscellaneous correspondence, notes, agendas and circulars 17 items (photocopies) 1893-1903 

 D2174/17 Baptist Union of Wales - Official hand-book and Programme of the Annual Meetings at Abercarn. 1905 

 D2174/18 Baptist Union of Wales and Monmouthshire Official Handbook Annual meeting. Sep 1910 

 D2174/19 Baptist Union of Wales and Monmouthshire - Handbook and Programme of Meetings. May 1932 

 D2174/20 Report of Pontypool College 1885 

 D2174/21 Baptist Church Pontrhydyrun Handbook (photocopy) 1909 

 D2174/22 Eastern Valley Baptist Sunday School Union Music Festival Programme 1934-1937 

 D2174/23 Cofiant Y Parch, Evan Thomas, Casnewydd (Memoir of Pastor Evan Thomas, Newport) (printed) 1895 

 D2174/24 The Baptists of Wales and Ministerial Education, by E.K. Jones. (printed) 1902 

 D2174/25 Cymru'r Plant Vol.13. No. 147 Mar 1904 

 D2174/26 Miscellaneous papers, correspondence, election circulars et al (some photocopies) 1895-1943 

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Church Histories 


 D2174/27 Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church, Abertillery 1660-1960, Clifford J. Thomas. 1960 

 D2174/28 Ebenezer Baptist Church, Abertillery - The First Hundred Years 1876-1976, Eryl Dykes. 1976 

 D2174/29 Argoed Baptist Church Ter- Jubilee Celebrations 1817-1967, souvenir booklet, C. Dodd. Jul 1967 

 D2174/30 Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Blackwood - Centenary 1976, V. Norman. 1976 

 D2174/31 Horeb Baptist Church Blaenavon, Centenary 1862-1962, T. Morgan. 1962 

 D2174/32 Salem Baptist Church Blaina - A Short History with Church Covenants and Rules. Post 1890 

 D2174/33 Calvary Baptist Church, Brynmawr - A Short History 1833-1933, Edmund J. Williams. 1933 

 D2174/34 Calvary Baptist Church, Brynmawr - 150 years of continuous worship. A Resume of the years 1933-1983 1983 

 D2174/35 Ebenezer Baptist Church, Oakfield, Cwmbran, 1860-1960, W. H. Leman. 1960 

 D2174/36 Zion Baptist Church, Cwmbran Jubilee 1914-1964. 1964 

 D2174/37 A History of Saron Baptist Church Goytre, Glyn Prosser. Post 1973 

 D2174/38 Bethel Baptist Church Llangibby, 1837-1937, Centenary Service and Brief History, Harri Edwards (photocopy) 1937 

 D2174/39 Glandwr Baptist Church Llanhilleth 1838-1938, souvenir. 1938 

 D2174/40 Tabernacle Baptist Church, Newbridge - A History 1859-1959 T.J.(Eddw) Jenkins. 1959 

 D2174/41 One Hundred Years of Worship and Witness 1869-1969. A. Powell, A History of the English Baptist Church in New Tredegar and Tirphil. 1969 

 D2174/42 Zion HIll Baptist Church Pontnewydd Centenary Celebrations, 1881-1981 Mrs F.M.Duke. 1981 

 D2174/43 Pontrydyrun Baptist Church - A Brief History of the Church 1815-1936, with Order of Services, The Rev. Howell A. Morgan. (photocopy) 1815-1936 

 D2174/44 Bethany English Baptist Church Risca - Centenary Brochure, 1855-1955, Souvenir Brochure, A. Milton. 1955 

 D2174/45 History of Carmel Baptist Church, Sirhowy, Evan Powell. 1932 

 D2174/46 Carmel Baptist Church Sirhowy 150 years Anniversary Services September 1983. 1983 

 D2174/47 Bethany Baptist Church, Six Bells - Jubilee Celebrations 1897-1947, souvenir, Thos. J. Mathias (photocopy) 1947 

 D2174/48 Bethal Baptist Church Tredegar, 1868-1968 - One Hundred Years of baptist Witness 1968 

 D2174/49 History of Siloh Baptist Church, Tredegar 1798-1948 E.P. Thomas. 1948 

 D2174/50 History of Tabernacle Baptist Church Dukestown, Tredegar, 1847-1947. W.J. Holder, (typed) with Order of Services and Invertation to attend Centenary Services. 1947 

 D2174/51 Bethesda, Tydu, A Bi-centenary Survey, Abdiel Llewelyn (2 copies) 1942 


 D2174/52 History of Hanbury Road Baptist Church, Bargoed 1896- 1946, The Rev. Harri Edwards. 1942 

Photocopies of Manuscript Histories 

 D2174/53 Moriah, Aberbargoed 4 Dec 1906 

 D2174/54 Chapel of Ease, Abercarn 1909 

 D2174/55 Caegorlan, Abercarn (Welsh) 1909 

 D2174/56 English Church, Abercarn Post 1906 

 D2174/57 Bethany, Abergavenny Post 1909 

 D2174/58 Frogmore Street, Abergavenny 1908 

 D2174/59 High Street, Abergavenny 1910 

 D2174/60 Noddfa, Abersychan Post 1909 

 D2174/61 Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery 1907 

 D2174/62 Ebenezer, Abertillery Post 1909 

 D2174/63 King Street, Abertillery Post 1910 

 D2174/64 Argoed Post 1907 

 D2174/65 Bethel, Bassaleg 1910 

 D2174/66 Zoar, Beaufort Post 1910 

 D2174/67 Siloam, Beaufort Post 1905 

 D2174/68 Bethel, Bedwas 1909 

 D2174/69 Hepzibah, Bedwas 1909 

 D2174/70 Libanus, Blackwood Post 1908 

 D2174/71 Mount Pleasant, Blackwood Post 1908 

 D2174/72 Bethel King Street, Blaenavon Post 1908 

 D2174/73 Broad Street, Blaenavon 17 Aug 1908 

 D2174/74 Ebenezer, Blaenavon 4 Apr 1908 

 D2174/75 Forge Side, Blaenavon (Zion) Post 1907 

 D2174/76 Horeb, Blaenavon 1911 

 D2174/77 Salem, Blaina 14 Nov 1908 

 D2174/78 Calvary, Brynmawr Post 1910 

 D2174/79 Tabor, Brynmawr 1908 

 D2174/80 Zion, Brynmawr Post 1907 

 D2174/81 Caerleon Post 1910 

 D2174/82 Caerwent Post 1907 

 D2174/83 Castleton 4 May 1908 

 D2174/84 Chepstow Post 1907 

 D2174/85 Nazereth, Clydach 1910 

 D2174/86 Crosskeys Post 1900 

 D2174/87 Jerusalem, Crumlin Noddfa, Crumlin Post 1906, 1910 

 D2174/88 Siloam, Cwmbran Post 1908 

 D2174/89 Cwmfelinfach Post 1907 

 D2174/90 Cwmmera, Llanvetherine 29 Jul 1905 

 D2174/91 Cwm Rhydderch Post 1896 

 D2174/92 Bethania, Cwmsyfiog 1909 

 D2174/93 Zion, Cwmtillery Post 1907 

 D2174/94 Brynhyfryd, Ebbw Vale Post 1949 

 D2174/95 Nebo, Ebbw Vale 1909 

 D2174/96 Providence, Ebbw Vale Post 1895 

 D2174/97 Zion, Ebbw Vale Post 1903 

 D2174/98 Zoar, Henllys 5 Dec 1908 

 D2174/99 Hope, Gilwern 12 May 1906 

 D2174/100 Glascoed Post 1906 

 D2174/101 Sharon, Goytre. Post 1910 

 D2174/102 Liswerry 1910 

 D2174/103 Llandogo and Whitebrook 1909 

 D2174/104 Llanddewi Rhydderch 1907 

 D2174/105 Zoar, Llanfihangel Crucorney 20 Apr 1906 

 D2174/106 Llanfihangel Ystrad 7 Jan 1910 

 D2174/107 Bethel, Llangybby Post 1910 

 D2174/108 Llangwm Post 1909 

 D2174/109 Commercial Road, Llanhilleth Post 1907 

 D2174/110 Glandwr Baptist Church, Llanhilleth Post 1894 

 D2174/111 Bethany, Llanvaches Post 1908 

 D2174/112 Llanwenarth 1908 

 D2174/113 Ebenezer, Machen 1910 

 D2174/114 Siloam, Machen 29 Jun 1908 

 D2174/115 Maesycwmmer Post 1906 

 D2174/116 Magor Post 1908 

 D2164/117 Tirzah, Michael-y-Fedw 1 May 1909 

 D2174/118 Monmouth Post 1909 

 D2174/119 Bethel, Nantyglo 1911 

 D2174/120 Bethlehem, Nantyglo Post 1906 

 D2174/121 Hermon, Nantyglo 24 Jul 1908 

 D2174/122 Bethel, Bethleham and Hermon Churches, Nantyglo, brief manuscript histories. Post 1908 

 D2174/123 Nash 3 Apr 1910 

 D2174/124 Beulah, Newbridge Post 1909 

 D2174/125 Tabernacle, Newbridge Post 1906 

 D2174/126 Alexandra Road, Newport Post 1904 

 D2174/127 Alma Street, Newport 1910 

 D2174/128 Charles Street, Newport Post 1910 

 D2174/129 Commercial Street, Newport Post 1908 

 D2174/130 Commercial Street, Newport Post 1908 

 D2174/131 Duckpool Road, Newport 1910 

 D2174/132 East Usk Road, Newport 1910 

 D2174/133 Llanthewy Road, Newport Post 1908 

 D2174/134 St. Mary Street, Newport Post 1909 

 D2174/135 Summerhill, Maindee, Newport 1910 

 D2174/137 Beulah, Brithdir, New Tredegar Post 1907 

 D2174/138 Carmel, New Tredegar 1910 

 D2174/139 Norton, Skenfrith 11 Jan 1910 

 D2174/140 Ebenezer, Pengam 26 Aug 1909 

 D2174/141 Penrallt Post 1909 

 D2164/142 Peterstone Wentloog Post 1900 

 D2174 143 Zion, Ponthir Post 1902 

 D2174/144 Elim, Pontllanfraith Photocopy manuscript Post 1908, photocopy typscript 1951. Post 1908, 1951 

 D2174/145 Elim, Pontllanfraith - manuscript 1969 

 D2174/146 Merchant Hill, Pontnewynydd 16 Mar 1910 

 D2174/147 Zion Hill, Pontnewynydd Post 1908 

 D2174/148 Mount Pleasant, Penheolybadd, Pontnewydd. 8 Mar 1910 

 D2174/149 Richmond Road, Pontnewydd Post 1910 

 D2174/150 Pontrhydyryn Post 1898 

 D2174/151 Crane Street, Ponypool 15 Feb 1910 

 D2174/152 Tabernacle, Trosnant, Pontypool (pages 1-6 missing) Post 1910 

 D2174/153 Upper Trosnant, Ponypool Post 1910 

 D2174/154 Zion, Trosnant, Pontypool 21 Feb 1910 

 D2174/155 Raglan Post 1910 

 D2174/156 Redwick Post 1910 

 D2174/157 Beulah, Rhymney 8 Dec 1908 

 D2174/158 Jerusalem, Rhymney 14 Sep 1905 

 D2174/159 Penuel, Rhymney 20 May 1908 

 D2174/160 Bethany, Risca 19 May 1909 

 D2174/161 Moriah, Risca Post 1900 

 D2174/162 Bethesda, Cefn, Rogerstone 1910 

 D2174/163 St. Mellons 1910 

 D2174/164 Carmel, Sirhowy, photocopied Annual Reports, 1936 and 1937. 12 Aug 1908, 1936-1937 

 D2174/165 Tabernacle, Sirhowy Post 1901 

 D2174/166 Six Bells Post 1909 

 D2174/167 Siloam, Tafarnaubach Post 1905 

 D2174/168 Pisgah, Talywain Post 1910 

 D2174/169 Armageddon, Tredegar 11 Feb 1909 

 D2174/170 Bethel, Georgetown, Tredegar 25 Dec 1908 

 D2174/171 Central, Tredegar (at Town Hall) 7 Dec 1906 

 D2174/172 Church Street, Tredegar Post 1907 

 D2174/173 Siloh, Tredegar Post 1909 

 D2174/174 Trevil Post 1909 

 D2174/175 Usk Post 1896 

 D2174/176 Caersalem, Victoria Post 1900 

 D2174/177 St Brides Wentloog Dec 1908 

 D2174/178 Twengwyn, Ynysddu 5 Nov 1910 

 D2174/179 Twyngwyn, Ynysddu by The Rev. A.F. Harries 1931 


 D2174/180 Caersalem, Bargoed Mar 1909 

 D2174/181 Hanbury Road, Bargoed Post 1909 

 D2174/182 Darrenfelin 12 Sep 1908 


 D2174/183 Ewias Harold Post 1905 

 D2174/184 Salem, Longtown 1910 

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Monmouthshire Baptist Association 

Womens' Missionary Auxilliary 

 D2174/185 Minute Book 1906-1917 

 D2174/186 Minute Book 1918-1925 

 D2174/187 Minute Book 1925-1937 

 D2174/188 Minute Book 1937-1948 

 D2174/189 Minute Book 1948-1960 

 D2174/190 Reports 8. 1908-1915 

 D2174/191 Reports 20 1917-1936 

 D2174/192 Report 1938 

 D2174/193 Reports 6. 1940-1945 

 D2174/194 Reports 2 1947-1948 

 D2174/195 Reports 15 1950-1964 

 D2174/196 2 letters re: reconstruction fund 7 Jul 1948, 9 Jul 1948 

 D2174/197 Baptist Zenana Mission magazine - 4 copies Jan 1905, Jan 1906, May 1906, Sep 1906 

English Baptists Church Abercarn 

 D2174/198 Minute Book - Church Meetings 1877-1886 

 D2174/199 Minute Book - Church Meetings 1886-1900 

 D2174/200 Minute Book - Church Meetings 1900-1908 

 D2174/201 Manual 1908 

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Abertillery 

 D2174/202 Minute Book Committee, Officers' Meeting, Deacons' Meeting and Church Meeting, including Subscription Lists. 1879-1887 

 D2174/203 Minute Book - Church Meeting, Officer' Meeting 1887-1895 

 D2174/204 Minute Book - Church Meeting, Officers' Meeting 1895-1905 

 D2174/205 Minute Book - Church Meeting 1906-1928 

 D2174/206 Minute Book - Church Meeting 1928-1958 

 D2174/207 Minute Book - Officers' Meeting 1913-1918 

 D2174/208 Minute Book - Officers' Meeting 1918-1920 

 D2174/209 Minute Book - Officers' Meeting 1921-1923 

 D2174/210 Minute Book - Officers' Meeting 1929-1941 

 D2174/211 Minute Book Building Commitee 1903-1910 

 D2174/212 Receipt and Expenditure Account Book including Collection A/C. 1876-1880 

 D2174/213 Receipt and Expenditure Account Book including Collection A/C. 1880-1887 

 D2174/214 Receipt and Expenditure Account Book including Collection A/C. 1893-1903 

 D2174/215 Collection Account Book 1879-1886 

 D2174/216 Collection Account Book 1913-1916 

 D2174/217 Rules and Regulations Confession of Faith 1911 

 D2174/218 Balance Sheet and Manual 1906 

 D2174/219 Balance Sheet and Manual 1922 

 D2174/220 Brief particulars of the history of Ebenezer Baptist Church with list of members. Undated 

 D2174/221 Letter re: use of Church premises as feeding centre. Secretary Abitillary U.D.C. Education Committee. 2 Nov 1922 

 D2174/222 Sunday School Roll Book 1878 

 D2174/223 Election Manifesto C.M. Warrington Liberal candidate Western Division of Monmouthshire. 1892 

Bethel Baptist Church, Bassaleg 

 D2174/224 Minute Book - Church Meetings 1898-1900 

 D2174/225 Minute Book - Church Meetings 1900-1907 

 D2174/226 Minute Book - Church Meetings 1915-1947 

 D2174/227 Account Book 1837-1872 

 D2174/228 Account Book 1874-1886 

 D2174/229 Journal 1880-1903 

Salem Baptist Church, Blaina. 

 D2174/230 Rules and Constitution 24 Feb 1936 

Alma Street Baptist Church, Newport 

 D2174/231 Booklet in Memoriam. John Pardoe Thomas, Pastor of Alma Street Baptist Church 1866-1899, Photocopy. 1900 

Llanthewy Road Baptist Church, Newport 

 D2174/232 Year Book (Photocopy) 1905 

Upper Trosnant Chapel, Pontypool 

 D2174/249 Church Account Book 1839-1889 

 D21784/233 Minute Book - Sunday School 1814-1889 

Carmel Baptist Church Sirhowy 

 D2174/234 Minute Book - Church Meetings (early years in Welsh) 1909-1922 

 D2174/235 Minute Book - Church Meetings 1922-1926 

 D2174/236 Minute Book - Church Meetings, 1927-1938 Diaconate/Officers' Meetings, 1931-1938 1927-1938 

 D2174/237 Minute Book - Officers' Meetings 1923-1929 

 D2174/238 Llyfr Eglwys - Church Book - Membership Roll and occasional notes on church events. 1883-1970 

 D2174/239 Collection Book 1935-1937 

 D2174/240 Sunday School Account Book 1923-1938 

 D2174/241 Sunday School Account Book 1932-1950 

 D2174/242 Sunday School Vouchers 1952-1956 

 D2174/243 Sunday School Attendance Register 1930-1934 

Twyn Gwyn Church, Ynysddu 

 D2174/244 Church Record (Partly Welsh) History, Register of members, Accounts Pre 1863-1901 

 D2174/245 Register of members with notes on Church events. 1868-1923 

 D2174/246 Counterfoils - Transfer Certificates 1890-1911 

 D2174/247 Correspondence re: transfers and certificates, bundle 1904-1929 

 D2174/248 Collection and Treasurers Account Book 1897-1907 

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Additional Deposit 

 D2174/251 Churches in fellowship - A short history of the English Baptist Association of South Wales by D. Mervyn Himbury. 1959 

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Church Histories 


 D2174/252 Glandwr Baptist Church, Aberbeeg Ter-Jubilee Celebration, 1838-1988 1988 

 D2174/253 Bethany Baptist Church, Abergavenny, The First Century, 1883-1983 1983 

 D2174/254 Castleton Baptist Church Centenary Celebration. 1923 

 D2174/255 The Story of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Cwmbran (Two Locks), 1860-1985 1985 

 D2174/256 Crane Street Baptist Church, Pontytpool 1986 

 D2174/257 Bethany Baptist Ty-Isaf Mission Pontytmister, Risca. Jubilee, 1923-1973 1973 

 D2174/258 The History of St. Mellons Baptist Church, 1794-1984 1984 

 D2174/259 Pontymoile Undenominational Christian Mission Centenary Souvenir, 1878-1978 1978 

 D2174/260 ''Like a tree planted...'' The Story of Brockweir Moravian Church by J. D. Monger, 1833-1983 1983 

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Church Celebrations 

 D2174/261 Moriah Baptist Church, Risca Ter-Jubilee Service 21-25 September 1985. 1985 

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 D2174/262 Treasurers' Account Book Friendly Society called The Sons of the Globe (meeting at the Globe Inn, Pontypool). (for Rules of Society see Q.FS.R.0014-13) 1818-1868 

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