Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Nebo Baptist Church, Ebbw Vale .
Nebo Baptist Church, Ebbw Vale
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Biographical/Historical note

The Nebo Baptist Church was built in 1826.

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Scope and Contents note

Minute Books, Membership Registers, Financial Records and Correspondence, 1859-1991.

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Arrangement note

Arranged in the following way: Minute Books, Church Organisation and Groups,Church Membership, Financial Records, Correspondence.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Gwent Archives

Conditions Governing Access note

Usual conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright conditions apply.

Accruals note

Accruals are possible.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note


Appraisal note

All records have been retained.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Baptists--Wales--Ebbw Vale

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Other Finding Aids note

A hard copy catalogue is available at Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

Minute Books (Church Meetings and Deacons Meetings) 

 D4058/1 Minute Book of Church Meetings and Deacons’ Meetings (Book no. 1”) (“Llyfr Cofnodion yr Eglwys yn Nebo Glyn Ebwy, Mai 1886”). (In Welsh until January 1898, then in English). Also contains (pp. 1-63) a history of the church and of the Baptist cause in the surrounding area (in Welsh), and notes of significant events in the church’s history up to 1886, including some baptisms. The writer, Rev. William Jones (minister from 1874 to 1891) comments that any earlier Minute Book had not survived, but that in any case none had been kept from the beginning of his ministry (1874) until 1886. Pasted in front cover: printed photograph of Rev. John Williams, Brynmawr. 1886-1909 

 D4058/2 Photocopy of the above Minute Book 1886-1909 [1990] 

 D4058/3 Transcript (typed) of the Welsh section (1886-1898) of the above Minute Book, translated into English by Mrs. A.M. [Nancy] Roberts, B.A., of Beaufort, and produced by the Ebbw Vale branch of the Gwent Family History Society. 1991 

 D4058/4 Notebook containing a translation of “the main points” of the Welsh Section of the above Minute Book. Also includes an alphabetical list (arranged by initial letter of surname) of members, and lists of Ministers and Deacons. c.1910 

 D4058/5 Minute Book of Church Meetings and Deacon's Meetings (“Book no. 2”) Includes (at front) church rules and regulations, and names of pastor and church officers; (at back) names of trustees. Pasted in back of book: printed photograph of Rev. John Williams, Brynmawr. 1910-1917 

 D4058/6 Minute Book of Church Meetings (1917-1959) AND DEACONS’ MEETINGS (1917-1923) (“Book no. 3”.) Includes (at front): List of preachers, 1918-1925, 1929-1933 Testimonial Meeting for Rev. T. George Davies, 1929 Programme of the Annual Meetings, May 1929 List of Ministers, 1827-1970 List of Deacons and other church officers, 1926 Ordination Services, T. George Davies, 1925 Programme and Order of Services, Centenary Meetings, 1926 List of Trustees. 1917-1959 

 D4058/7 Minute Book of Church Meetings [see D4058.16 for 1984 and 1985 meetings] Includes (at front): List of Ministers 1827-1986 List of Deacons 1827-1986 List of Church Officers 1886-1987 Visiting Ministers 1970-1971 List of Trustees under new Trust Deed 1971 Appointment of Deacons 1962 1959-1987 (except 1984-1985) 1959-1987 

 D4058/8 Minute Book of Deacons' Meetings 1935-1937 

 D4058/9 Minute Book of Deacons' Meetings 1937-1941 

 D4058/10  Minute Book of Deacons' Meetings 1941-1948 

 D4058/11 Minute Book of Deacons' Meetings 1948-1953 

 D4058/12  Minute Book of Deacons' Meetings 1953-1964  

 D4058/13  Minute Book of Deacons' Meetings (enclosed: list of members (?) arranged by address, no date) 1964-1968 

 D4058/14 Minute Book of Deacons' Meetings 1968-1976 

 D4058/14 Minute Book of Deacons' Meetings 1968-1976 

 D4058/15 Minute Book of Deacons' Meetings 1976-1983 

 D4058/16 Minute Book of Deacons' Meetings (also Church Meetings 1984 and 1985) 1983-1985 

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Church Organisations and Groups 


 D4058/17 Choir Committee Minute Book (also includes two pages of accounts 1914 and 1922 – other pages torn out) (and undated) 1918-1919 

 D4058/18 Choir Committee Minute Book [1920-1924], 1936 

Nebo Sisterhood 

 D4058/19 Nebo Sisterhood Minute Book (enclosed: miscellaneous invoices and receipts, and account of Redemption Book Fund 1972). 1959-1973 

Nebo Senior Christian Endeavour (renamed Nebo Church Fellowship, 1951) 

 D4058/20 Nebo Senior Endeavour Minute Book 1933-1950 

 D4058/21 Nebo Senior Endeavour/Fellowship Minute Book 1951-1964 

 D4058/22 Nebo Church Fellowship Minute Book 1965-1978 

 D4058/23 Nebo Church Fellowship Cash Book 1950-1973 

 D4058/24 Nebo Church Fellowship Cash Book (enclosed: miscellaneous receipts 1977/8) 1973-1977 

Ebbw Vale and District Young People's Guilds (Also known as the “Young Baptists’ Association”) 

 D4058/25  Minute Book, Ebbw Vale & District Young People’s Guilds/Young Baptists’ Association [1947-1960] 

 D4058/26 Minute Book, Ebbw Vale & District Young People’s Guilds/Young Baptists’ Association (labelled “Ebbw Vale & District Baptist Fellowship) 1960-1964 

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Church Membership 

 D4058/27 Church Register (“Cof-Lyfr”) (completed in Welsh until about 1899, then in English). Includes list of Ministers 1827-1986 1859-1929 

 D4058/28 Church Register 1930-1942 

 D4058/29 Church Register 1931-1934 

 D4058/30 Church Register 1942-1945 

 D4058/31 Church Register 1953-1972 

 D4058/32 Applications for Transfer to Nebo Church from sister churches (counterfoil book) 1900-1969 

 D4058/33 Dismission Forms from Nebo Church to sister churches (counterfoil book) 1934-1969 

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Financial Records 

 D4058/34 Ledger 1920-1936 

 D4058/35 Weekly Offerings Book 1950-1954 

 D4058/36 Weekly Offerings Book 1955-1960 

 D4058/37 Weekly Offerings Book 1961-1962 

 D4058/38 Weekly Offerings Book 1963-1965 

 D4058/39 Weekly Offerings Book 1966-1971 

 D4058/40 Weekly Offerings Book 1972 

 D4058/41 Weekly Offerings Book 1973-1980 

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 D4058/42 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Papers [artificial file] Trustees Appointment of new Trustees, 1935 and 1971 “Baptist Trust Corporations, Information and Procedure” (photocopy of booklet) 1964 Property Sale of land at Nebo church for road improvement, 1979-1980 Sale of “Glenthorne”, Pleasant View, Ebbw Vale (manse), 1979-1980 Sale of 23, Eureka Place, Ebbw Vale (manse), 1986-1987 List of deeds and documents re Nebo chapel, 1899-1949 Correspondence re insurance policies, 1980 Conditions of contract and specification of works re church parlour and organ chamber, 1927 Ministers and Church History Biography of William Jones 1835-1911 (pages taken from a book, “Memoirs of Ministers”) Programme of Ordination and induction services, Ian F. Howells, 1980 (with fragment of a later letter from him) Newspaper article re Nebo church history, c. 1974 Miscellaneous including: Miscellaneous General Register Office correspondence, 1972-1988 Monmouthshire Baptist Association, appeal leaflet for Tirzah Chapel, Cwm, c. 1917 Application for Letter of Dismissal, 1953 Zion Baptist Chapel Weekly Newsletter, one page only, no date. Treasurer’s Report 1986 “A Step Further”, the report of the Baptist Union of Wales working group, 1980 “The Covenant/YCyfamod”, leaflet Information about registration under the Charities Act 1960 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1978-1980 c.1917-1988 

 D4058/43 Papers re: heating system at Nebo Baptist Church 1963-1984 

 D4058/44 Correspondence re: closure of Nebo chapel and amalgamation with Zion Baptist Chapel, Ebbw Vale (including draft copy of amalgamation deed, 1988). [artificial file] 1986-1988 

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CD   NEBO Chapel Database - Baptisms Register 1859 1928 Nebo Church Registers 1942 1945 Nebo clergy potted history 1841 1986

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