- 1959-2012 (Creation)
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York, South Circuit, was formed on 1 September 1981 through the amalgamation of the York, Wesley and Centenary Circuits of the Methodist Connexion. The new circuit was part of the wider York and Hull District of the Methodist Church.
At its formation, the Circuit included the following chapels in York: Centenary, Wesley, Melbourne Terrace, St George's, Southlands, and Lidgett Grove. Outside of York it included chapels at Acaster Malbis, Acomb, Bishopthorpe, Copmanthorpe, Deighton, Dunnington, Fulford, Heslington, Hessay, Heworth, Holgate, Poppleton, Rufforth, Stamford Bridge, Stillingfleet, Warthill and West Thorpe.
In 2012 the York, North and South Circuits amalgamated to form a single York Circuit of the Methodist Connexion.
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Circuit administration, comprising General Purposes Committee minute book, 1982-1999; Circuit Meeting minutes and related papers 1988-2009; Treasurers’ meeting minutes, 2003-2006; Circuit Review Group Report, May 2003; Local Preachers’ Meeting minutes, 1981-2012; Shaping the Future consultation papers, 2007; Circuit handbooks and plans, 1981-2011; South Circuit final preaching plans, 2011-2012.
Property records, including trust schedules, 1981-1982, 2000.
Circuit groups and organisations, comprising Overseas Mission Division records, including treasurers’ reports, correspondence and financial records for Wesley, Centenary and South Circuits, 1968-1992, cash books for Wesley Circuit and South Circuit, 1959-1989, and general fund church schedules, 1985-1992.
Records relating to the Methodist Church Union Bill, including minutes of proceedings taken before the Select Committee of the House of Commons, 1929, minutes of evidence, 1929, press cuttings relating to the Union, and photographs of the Methodist Church Re-Union Conference at the Albert Hall, 1932.
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