fonds MR/A/M - Society records of the Methodist Church, Acaster Malbis Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

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Society records of the Methodist Church, Acaster Malbis Wesleyan Methodist Chapel


  • 1879-1973 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.02 cubic metres

1 box

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Administrative history

The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at Acaster Malbis was built in Gothic style in 1880 on a site given for that purpose by the lord of the manor.

It was part of the York, Wesley Circuit of the Wesleyan Connexion until after the unification of the Primitive, Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in 1932. In 1935 the Wesley and Victoria Bar Circuits joined together and thereafter Acaster Malbis was part of the new enlarged Wesley Circuit of the Methodist Connexion.

It transferred to the new York, South Circuit with the rest of the Wesley Circuit chapels between 1981 and 2012. In 2012 it became part of the new single York Circuit of the Methodist Connexion.

As of 2016 it remains in use.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in the 1980s. A further addition was made to the archive in 2013.

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Scope and content

Trustees' meetings minute book, 1879-1897, 1902-1973; circular and list of subscriptions promised for building of new chapel, 1880.

Unlisted material.


Further accruals are not expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute. This includes all material received prior to 2013.

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Related units of description

Circuit records for York, Wesley Circuit of both the Wesleyan and single Methodist Connexion, and York, South Circuit are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute. The records of both York, Wesley Circuits form a single archive: Circuit records of the Methodist Connexion, York, Wesley Circuit (MRC/2).

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Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 21.10.16.




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