Ref NoD6824
TitleDerbyshire District United Reformed Church
CreatorDerbyshire District United Reformed Church
Organsation TypeOrganisations - Religious Faith
Organsation Sub-TypeCongregational, Presbyterian and United Reformed Churches
DescriptionThese are the papers of the Derbyshire District Councils of the United Reformed Church. They comprise files on most of the local churches with papers specific to individual churches, including minutes and records relating to buildings and activities of the church. Also including historical research by Rev. Reginald Mansfield on the history of congregationalism and chapels in Derbyshire since about 1700.
Extent42 files
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Administrative HistoryThe United Reformed Church was formed as a result of unions with Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches in England, Wales and Scotland from 1972 to 2000.

The Church was organised on a county level as a district with its own District Council. The council's role was mainly that of supervising and advising the individual member churches, giving pastoral care and making decisions on employment and deployment of ministers. Each local church is governed by a church meeting.

The 'Catch the Vision' programme of change and revitalisation in 2007 facilitated a restructuring of the church resulting in the dissolution of the district council level with their work being transferred to the Synod.
Custodial HistoryThese records were deposited at Derbyshire Record Office by the Derbyshire district in August 2007. The records under D6824/5 were transferred from Warwickshire County Record Office in October 2019, having been received by them from the United Reformed Church West Midlands Province. A baptism and marriage register of the Lady Glenorchy Chapel at Matlock Bath was also transferred at the same time - see D4935.
Related MaterialFor records relating to individual chapels see the archive catalogues for those collections.
TermUnited Reformed Church
Volunteer_OpportunityPlease contact us if you would like to discuss remote volunteer opportunities to improve our catalogues by using the information in D6824/5/4 to create short historical accounts for the catalogues relating to congregational chapels in Derbyshire.
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