fonds PR/Y/HR - Parish records of York, Holy Redeemer

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Parish records of York, Holy Redeemer


  • 1939-1997 (Creation)

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0.14 cubic metres

8 boxes and 3 rolls

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Administrative history

The parish of Holy Redeemer, York was created in 1938 from part of the ancient parish of Acomb. The parish church of Holy Redeemer was built in the 1960s and incorporates material from the demolished medieval parish church of St Mary Bishophill Senior, although the existing parish of St Mary Bishophill Senior is not otherwise connected.

The church, designed by the architect George Pace, features an amalgamation of modern and ancient artefacts, with fragments of Saxon and fourteenth-century stone crosses appearing alongside a font and a pulpit created in 1964, the year of the church’s consecration.

Today the parish is known as The Holy Redeemer, Acomb.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1982 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1997.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1939-1962; register of marriages, 1951-1990; register of banns, 1976-1984; register of services, 1937-1993; churchwardens’ records, including building papers, 1935-1966, and fabric papers, 1951-1986; financial papers, including church income ledger, 1977-1989, and balance sheets, 1965-1992; records concerning parish rooms and societies, including church hall correspondence and papers, 1937-1940, Mens’ Fellowship papers, 1964-1977, and balance sheets for church organisations, 1968-1991; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1952-1979, 1982-1989, minutes of annual general meetings, 1991-1993, accounts, 1937-1976, electoral roll returns, 1984, and correspondence, 1964-1990; parish magazines, 1944-1997; photographs, 1960s.


Further accruals are 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.

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A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute. This includes all material received up to and including 1997.

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Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1939-1962, and marriages, 1951-1972, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 824).

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GB 193

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, 19.11.15.




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