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Congregationalist (now United Reformed Church)


Marple United Reformed Church.


Folder of items relating to Marple United Reformed Church.


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See also Collection of Memorial Cards :
Ephemera Shelf 3 RHS



Collection Items

List of Church Member 1803
Typed document giving list of Church Members estimated to be in 1803, extracted from " A Book for Chappil at Marple Bridge 1787".
Also small typed extract from Baptismal Register of the Congregational Chapel commencing 1839

Typed Essay on Marple Congregational Church : 1968/69
Typed Essay on the Founding of Marple Congregational Church, its Sunday and Day Schools : and of their subsequent history in relation to prevailing and economic conditions.
Letter stating written in 1968/69, author unknown.

Concert Programmes 1906, 1908, 1920 and  1921
Four original programmes from Marple Congregational Church for various events, organ recital, musical services.

Sunday School Anniversary Service 1877
Original Invitation to anniversary service at Marple Bridge Independent Sunday School on the 10th June 1877

Marple Bridge Independent Sunday School : Accounts : 1877
Original statement of accounts from June 1876 to June 1877. for Marple Bridge Sunday School on card

Brief History Booklet : Marple Bridge Congregational Church : 1939
Small booklet entitled "Brief History for Marple Bridge Congregational Church", by George Hyde dated 1939. Price 6d with photos of The Barn at Mill Brow, the Old Chapel and the Present Church.

Booklet : Marple Bridge Congregational Church Accounts : 1882-1896
Original booklet Congregational Church giving account of the building of the church, committees report, balance sheet, list of Subscriptions 1882-1896.

Front Cover Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Leaflet 1947
Photocopy of the Front Cover of Maple Bridge Congregational Church Diamond Jubilee Souvenir leaflet dated 1947

Testimonial and other papers to Mr & Mrs Humphreys 1905 and 1918
Miscellaneous papers/photographs donated by Mary Simmonds in relation to her great granddaughter of Mr & Mrs Humphreys.
1. Photocopy of documents from March 1905 presented to Mrs Humphreys of Sunny Bank from Members of Young Womens Senior Class in…

Booklet : History of Marple Bridge United Reformed Church. 1662 - 1981 by Reg Cordwell
Booklet entitled The History of Marple Bridge United Reform Church 1662 - 1981 by Reg Cordwell, Archivist of Church, dated 1987 to commemorate the centenary of the Present Church in Hollins Lane.

Research Notes : Marple Bridge URC Ministers & Notes : 1982
Two pages of research notes from Reg Cordwell giving list of Ministers and typed notes on Non-conformity from a North Cheshire Article author Joan Smith 1982.

Leaflet : Re-opening Ceremony and Service of Re-dedication Programme : 1981
Photocopy programme for Marple Bridge United Reformed Church Re-opening Ceremony and Service of Dedication. Dated 28th March 1981. Brief history, acknowledgements an order of service.

Souvenir of Marple Bridge Congregational Church & Sunday School : 1906
A3 Photocopy of Souvenir photographs of Old Chapel & Sunday School 1787 and New Church 1887 and New Sunday School 1906.
With details of when erected and costs.

Newspaper cuttings : Marple Bridge United Reformed Church from 1905
Miscellaneous newspaper articles relating to Congregationalist & Marple Bridge United Reformed Church dating from 1905

Booklet : Marple United Reformed Church : 150years Celebration
Booklet produced by Marple United Reformed Church to celebrate 150 years of Worship and Service. Dated 2015 with history and photographs

Marple Congregational & Christian Family Magazine : 1878
Photocopy of the Marple Congregational and Christian Family magazine No 33 dated September 1878.
3 pages, article on Marple Hall, letter relating to Marple Young Men's Christian Association and New Union Rooms and Coffee Tavern.

Three extracts (1906) re : Congregationalists
Two display extracts giving historical information of the Congregationalist in Marple
Extract from Powicke : Centenary History of the Cheshire Congregational Union 1806 - 1906 referring to Marple

Booklet :  Centenary Year :  1864 - 1964: Marple Congregational Church.
Photocopy of Booklet in celebration of the Centenary Year of Marple Congregational Church, Hibbert Lane, Marple giving history and highlights 1864 - 1964

Mill Brow Independent Chapel : Baptisms from 1761
Page downloaded from under the heading Mill Brow with Marple Bridge Independent Chapel Baptism.
Downloaded 2007.

Front Cover : Tercentenary Pilgrimage : 1962
Photocopy of front cover of a Souvenir programme for the Tercentenary Pilgrimage on St Bartholomew's Day 24th August 1962 from Marple Bridge Congregational Church 1662 - 1962.
On card.

Sunday School Annversary : 1917
Photocopy of Marple Congregational Church Sunday School Anniversary on 29th April 1917

United Reform Church, Marple Bridge Archive Lists
Numerous typed pages containing detailed archive index with information on title of items, dates and location for the Marple Bridge United Reform Church archive, comprising :

11 page index headed "History" giving title of items, date and folder…

Memorial Inscriptions Index : United Reform Church, Marple Bridge.
Pages photocopied from microfiche held at MLHS with the names inscribed on Memorial stones at United Reform Church Graveyard, Marple Bridge, Cheshire (Derbyshire prior to April lst 1936)
Index only further information on microfiche.…
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