|Reference code(s)||: LMA/4065|
|Held at||: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection|
|Full title||: METHODIST CHURCH|
|Level of description||: Collection|
|Extent||: 0.2 linear meters|
|Name of creator(s)||: Methodist Church of Great Britain x United Methodist Church x Wesleyan Methodist Church x Primitive Methodist Church|
Gospel Oak Methodist Church on Agincourt Road originated in 1875 in Wesleyan Methodist meetings held in Lismore Circus. The meetings were recognized as a mission in 1877 and placed under the control of the Prince of Wales Road church. A site at the corner of Lisburne Road was bought but only a school was built at first. A permanent church building opened in 1900. In 1940 the Grafton Road Methodist Church was amalgamated with the Gospel Oak church. The need to carry out building repairs brought about a union with the Prince of Wales Road Methodist Church at the Gospel Oak site in 1965. The church was duly demolished in 1970 and the new building opened in 1971.
The Prince of Wales Wesleyan Methodist Church stood in Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town. The church closed in 1965 when it merged with the Gospel Oak Methodist Church, and the building was converted to a Dance Centre.
In 1858 Mill Lane Primitive Methodist Church was located at Little Church Row in Hampstead. The church was relocated to Mill Lane, West Hampstead in 1886 and was registered in 1890 as the Ebenezer Primitive Methodist chapel. The church closed and was demolished in the late 1970s.
Source: A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9: Hampstead, Paddington (1989), pp. 153-158.
Scope and content/abstract:
Baptism registers for Gospel Oak Methodist Church, 1963-1973, (although the title page reads St. John's Wood); Mill Lane Methodist Church, 1858-1977; and the Prince of Wales Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1880-1963.
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These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Received in 1998 (B98/165).
See also ACC/1848 and ACC/2313 for records of Gospel Oak Methodist Church and Mill Lane Methodist Church and the North West London Methodist Circuit.
Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions:
January to March 2009
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