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History of Houghton's Methodist Churches, including Primitive, Wesleyan and United

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Methodism in Houghton
Time line for the Methodist Churches 1740 - 1984
inc Mautland St, Neasham Pl & William St Chapels.

Superintendent Ministers
For Mautland Street Chapel 1891 - 1973.

Church Trustees
For Mautland Street Chapel 1876 & 1976.

Soldiers in the Chapel
Billeted in Mautland Street Chapel after the War.

Communion Items
Inc Communion table, glasses, jug, plates and Love-Feast cups.

Manse Houses
Houses lived in by Houghton's Methodist Ministers.

Nesham Place War Memorial
Brass plaque erected inside the United Methodist Church.

 

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Houghton's three Methodist Churches included:
1a. Mautland Street Primitive Chapel (formerly of Robinson Street)
1b. Neasham Place United Methodist Chapel
2. Houghton Methodist Church, an amalgamation of Mautland Street and Neasham Place Chapels
3. William Street Wesleyan Chapel Nesham Place Methodist Church (Formerly United Methodist pre 'Deed of Union' 1932) Last service Harvest Festival Sunday 21 September 1980 Tyne and Wear Archives Service Houghton-le-Spring, Mautland Street Methodist Church Houghton-le-Spring, Mautland Street Methodist Church The entire contents of this catalogue are shown below. Browse the hierarchical structure instead Reference C.HS6 Covering dates 1851-1981 Held by Tyne and Wear Archives Service Extent 6 series + 18 files Source of acquisition Accession 1114 (part), 1133 (part), 1268 (part), 1561 (part) and 2027 (part) Creators Houghton-le-Spring Methodist Church, Mautland Street Administrative history: Formerly Houghton-le-Spring Primitive Methodist Church. It opened in 1876 and amalgamated with Houghton-le-Spring Nesham Place Methodist Church in c.1978 (see C.HS4). Trustees meetings minutes C.HS6/1/1-2 [n.d.] Trustees Meetings Minutes C.HS6/1/1 9 January 1926 - 24 October 1963 1 volume Trustees Meetings Minutes C.HS6/1/2 16 October 1964 - 25 March 1977 1 volume Contents: Also: Finance Committee and Property Committee meetings minutes, 7 October 1977 - 2 March 1979 Minutes of joint steering committee to amalgamate with Nesham Place and build new church C.HS6/2 4 November 1978 - 26 August 1979 1 volume Leaders and Society meetings minutes C.HS6/3/1-2 [n.d.] Leaders and Society Meetings Minutes C.HS6/3/1 25 November 1924 - 23 November 1953 1 volume Leaders and Society Meetings Minutes C.HS6/3/2 18 February 1954 - 16 January 1972 1 volume Bank pass book C.HS6/4 28 March 1851 - 8 September 1857 1 volume Secretary's accounts C.HS6/5/1-2 [n.d.] Secretary's accounts C.HS6/5/1 11 January 1891 - 26 December 1906 1 volume Secretary's accounts C.HS6/5/2 4 January 1920 - 1945 1 volume Number not used C.HS6/6 [n.d.] Trustees treasurers accounts C.HS6/7/1-3 [n.d.] Trustees treasurers accounts C.HS6/7/1 11 January 1898 - 30 October 1928 1 volume Trustees treasurers accounts C.HS6/7/2 3 January 1943 - 31 December 1957 1 volume Trustees treasurers accounts C.HS6/7/3 5 January 1958 - 26 August 1979 1 volume Preaching appointments C.HS6/8 24 October 1954 - 11 May 1980 1 volume Papers re renovation of church C.HS6/9 5 April 1945 - 14 September 1946 10 papers Papers re centenary, including historical notes C.HS6/10 1976 41 papers Centenary brochure C.HS6/11 1976 (1 printed booklet) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/1-30 [n.d.] Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/1 July 1946 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/2 April 1947 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/3 July 1948 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/4 October 1948 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/5 October 1949 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/6 April 1950 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/7 October 1950 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/8 January 1951 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/9 April 1951 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/10 July 1951 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/11 July 1952 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/12 October 1952 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/13 January 1953 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/14 October 1953 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/15 April 1954 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/16 July 1954 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/17 October 1954 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/18 January 1955 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/19 April 1955 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/20 July 1955 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/21 April 1956 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/22 July 1956 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/23 October 1956 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/24 January 1957 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/25 April 1957 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/26 July 1957 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/27 October 1957 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/28 January 1958 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/29 April 1958 (1 printed paper) Quarterly newsletters C.HS6/12/30 July 1958 (1 printed paper) Correspondence re resignation of organist and advertisement for replacement C.HS6/13 10 - 14 January 1948 3 papers Christian Endeavour Society accounts C.HS6/14 6 October 1897 - 8 December 1920 1 volume Sunday School minutes C.HS6/15 30 December 1920 - 7 September 1956 1 volume Sunday School accounts C.HS6/16 17 December 1950 - 5 December 1968 1 volume Sunday School teachers attendance register C.HS6/17 1 October 1961 - 26 November 1972 1 volume Sunday School scholars attendance registers C.HS6/18/1-2 [n.d.] Sunday school register C.HS6/18/1 5 January 1958 - 24 September 1961 1 volume Sunday school register C.HS6/18/2 1 October 1961 - 10 October 1965 1 volume Letter re formation of youth club C.HS6/19 23 January 1948 2 papers Choir minutes C.HS6/20 29 October 1936 - 30 January 1979 1 volume Choir accounts C.HS6/21 24 January 1970 - 14 November 1979 1 volume Mens Fellowship minutes C.HS6/22 27 March 1950 - 28 March 1977 1 volume Mens Fellowship accounts C.HS6/23 20 October 1936 - 14 April 1980 1 volume Guild accounts C.HS6/24 6 October 1958 - 26 March 1981 1 volume Tyne and Wear Archives Service Houghton-le-Spring, William Street Methodist Church Houghton-le-Spring, William Street Methodist Church The entire contents of this catalogue are shown below. Browse the hierarchical structure instead Reference C.HS5 Covering dates 1826-1962 Held by Tyne and Wear Archives Service Extent 10 series + 11 files Source of acquisition Accession 887 (part), 1114 (part), 1133 (part) and 1268 (part) Creators Houghton-le-Spring, Methodist Church, William Street Administrative history: Formerly Houghton-le-Spring Wesleyan Methodist Church (pre-1932). The church closed in 1961. Trustees meetings minutes C.HS5/1/1-3 [n.d.] Trustees Meetings Minutes C.HS5/1/1 27 January 1905 - 25 August 1927 1 volume Trustees Meetings Minutes C.HS5/1/2 27 October 1927 - 3 November 1961 1 volume Trustees Meetings Minutes C.HS5/1/3 17 November 1961 - 12 October 1962 1 volume Chapel Improvement Committee minutes C.HS5/2 5 June 1866 - 3 October 1872 1 volume Contents: Includes subscription lists, public meetings, fund raising activities etc., 1866 - 1880 Leaders and Society meetings minutes C.HS5/3 18 January 1933 - 29 August 1961 1 volume Trustees accounts C.HS5/4/1-3 [n.d.] Trustees accounts C.HS5/4/1 1837 - 1897 1 volume Contents: Commencing with subscriptions to build chapel Trustees accounts C.HS5/4/2 March 1932 - 23 July 1950 1 volume Trustees accounts C.HS5/4/3 24 January 1958 - 10 December 1962 1 volume Society Stewards accounts C.HS5/5/1-4 [n.d.] Society Stewards accounts C.HS5/5/1 March 1838 - September 1867 1 volume Contents: Includes notes re formation of the Mission Board, 1880 Society Stewards accounts C.HS5/5/2 March 1932 - June 1939 1 volume Society Stewards accounts C.HS5/5/3 7 December 1947 - 2 March 1960 1 volume Society Stewards accounts C.HS5/5/4 3 March 1960 - 30 September 1961 1 volume Bank pass books C.HS5/6/1-2 [n.d.] Bank pass books C.HS5/6/1 18 March 1924 - 13 December 1929 1 volume Bank pass books C.HS5/6/2 16 December 1929 - 29 April 1938 1 volume Envelope Scheme accounts C.HS5/7/1-3 [n.d.] Envelope Scheme accounts C.HS5/7/1 29 January 1928 - 12 January 1930 1 volume Envelope Scheme accounts C.HS5/7/2 19 January 1930 - 3 January 1932 1 volume Envelope Scheme accounts C.HS5/7/3 10 January 1932 - 4 March 1934 1 volume Collection journal C.HS5/8 3 November 1946 - 12 October 1958 1 volume Marriage registers C.HS5/9/1-9 [n.d.] Marriage registers C.HS5/9/1 22 October 1871 - 5 August 1876 1 volume Marriage registers C.HS5/9/2 9 August 1899 - 4 April 1906 1 volume Marriage registers C.HS5/9/3 6 June 1906 - 7 August 1911 1 volume Marriage registers C.HS5/9/4 1 October 1911 - 16 September 1917 1 volume Marriage registers C.HS5/9/5 22 October 1917 - 13 June 1925 1 volume Marriage registers C.HS5/9/6 26 November 1925 - 9 May 1936 1 volume Marriage registers C.HS5/9/7 30 May 1936 - 9 December 1950 1 volume Marriage registers C.HS5/9/8 17 March 1951 - 1 March 1958 1 volume Marriage registers C.HS5/9/9 15 March 1958 - 29 July 1961 1 volume Plans C.HS5/10/1-3 n.d. [19th century] Plans C.HS5/10/1 [n.d.] (1 plan, 640 x 650mm) Contents: Ground plan, scale 8ft to 1in [1:96] Plans C.HS5/10/2 [n.d.] (1 plan, 660 x 540mm) Contents: Plans, elevation and section, no scale Plans C.HS5/10/3 [n.d.] (1 plan, 260 x 275mm) Contents: Plan of seats, scale 1in to 1ft [1:12] Papers re civil defence, war damage, repairs etc C.HS5/11 1939 - 1946 1 file Papers re closure and sale of church C.HS5/12 1961 - 1962 48 papers Letter re annual audit C.HS5/13 1839 1 paper Advertisements C.HS5/14/1-2 [n.d.] Advertisements C.HS5/14/1 2 January 1871, amended to 1 January 1875 (1 printed paper) Contents: The Messiah Advertisements C.HS5/14/2 1880 (1 printed paper) Contents: Series of Mission Services Sunday School minutes C.HS5/15/1-3 [n.d.] Sunday School minutes C.HS5/15/1 7 May 1826 - 17 April 1834 1 volume Sunday School minutes C.HS5/15/2 1839 - 1844 1 volume Contents: Including rules and attendance register Sunday School minutes C.HS5/15/3 18 January 1955 - 27 March 1960 1 volume Sunday School accounts C.HS5/16 8 January 1902 - 31 March 1960 1 volume Temperance Society register of members C.HS5/17 11 December 1879 1 volume Choir accounts C.HS5/18 31 January 1912 - 14 April 1935 1 volume Women's Sunshine Hour minutes C.HS5/19/1-2 [n.d.] Women's Sunshine Hour minutes C.HS5/19/1 9 January 1939 - 6 January 1958 1 volume Women's Sunshine Hour minutes C.HS5/19/2 5 January 1959 - 24 July 1961 1 volume Women's Sunshine Hour accounts C.HS5/20 21 January 1946 - 24 July 1961 1 volume Sisterhood missionary collection accounts C.HS5/21 1951 - 1961 1 volume The contents of this catalogue are the copyright of Tyne and Wear Archives Service Rights in the Access to Archives database are the property of the Crown, 2001-2011

Houghton's three Methodist Churches included:
1a. Mautland Street Primitive Chapel (formerly of Robinson Street)
1b. Neasham Place United Methodist Chapel
2. Houghton Methodist Church, an amalgamation of Mautland Street and Neasham Place Chapels
3. William Street Wesleyan Chapel

Houghton's Manse Houses for the Methodist Ministers were:
bourne house, 34 edwin street, houghton-le-spring, co durham
epworth house, 127-129 sunderland street, houghton-le-spring, co durham
manse house, 21 church street, houghton-le-spring, co durham