United Reformed Church History Society
The United Reformed Church History Society
The Journal of the Society is published twice a year – subscription details from the Administrator. Back copies are usually available.
The Library is particularly rich in Presbyterian history and theology, and includes an extensive collection of Civil War sermons and pamphlets. (Author index). Archival material from the Presbyterian Church of England national committees may be examined, plus biographical information on ministers who served that church 1843-1972. A limited amount of biographical information on Congregational ministers is also available. Please note that material from individual congregations will have been sent to the appropriate County Record Office and includes all registers which may be listed by the International Genealogical Index as being in the Society’s possession.
Missionary related material from the Presbyterian and Congregational strands of the United Reformed Church has been deposited at the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London (SOAS, Thornaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG).
The Congregational Library at Dr Williams’s Library, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG holds national Congregational records. Those from the Churches of Christ may be consulted by contacting the Library of the University of Birmingham. The United Reformed Church Scottish Synod Office, PO Box 189, 240 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G1 2BX can advise on Scottish Congregationalism. Records of the United Reformed Church, which came into existence in 1972, are not yet available for consultation.
Library, Archive, Sacred space
Appointments to visit may usually be made on any day other than Wednesday, between 09.30 and 15.30.