Fonds GB 0210 CMASUR - CMA: Presbyterian Church of Wales Surveys

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CMA: Presbyterian Church of Wales Surveys


  • 1986-2002 (Creation)

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0.115 cubic metres (4 boxes).

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Administrative history

In 1996, the Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Wales commissioned a survey into the Church's human and material resources, to be undertaken by the Open University in Wales. In order to test the methodology of this social survey, a pilot project was run in twenty-two churches in north Wales in 1996, in which the secretary of each church was asked to complete a bilingual questionnaire. The main survey was conducted in 1997, involving a twenty per cent sample of all the denomination's churches which were open in that year, and analysis of the results was completed and published in 1999.
In addition to this, from 1986 to 1997 the Church in northern Ceredigion collected annual statistics of its ministers, membership and financial resources.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Dr W. T. Rees Pryce, Open University in Wales, Cardiff, one of the survey's Directors of Research, in November 2002.; 0200213584.

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Scope and content

Papers relating to statistical surveys undertaken by Calvinistic Methodist churches in Wales.

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Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged at NLW into two groups: social survey; and surveys in North Ceredigion.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

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Language and script notes

Welsh and English. The larger group is bilingual, and the other is entirely in Welsh.

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

March 2003.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by David Moore. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: papers within the archive.

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  • Text: CMASUR.