Unaffiliated Congregational Churches Charities
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The 1972 United Reformed Church Act made provision for continuing Congregational churches to receive a fair share of the accumulated assets of Congregational Church in England and Wales and of the thirty-two County Union incorporated Bodies. After considerable discussion between representatives of the United Reformed Church and the continuing Congregational churches, general agreement was reached on what was a fair allocation of the assets whereupon the Charity Commission prepared a Scheme for operating and administering the shared assets of Congregational Church in England and Wales. This Scheme was sealed on the 4th January 1977. An Unaffiliated Congregational church is the term used by the Charity Commission to define a continuing Congregational church, which has not joined either the Congregational Federation or an Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational churches.
By 1994 the accumulated assets of the last of the thirty-two former County Unions were apportioned thus bringing to an end a process that lasted for over twenty years. It also included the assets of other funds which were formerly administered by the Congregational Church in England and Wales and the United Reformed Church. It can be said that the interests of all the continuing Congregational churches have been well provided for as a result of this process: but it is a particular cause for gratitude that those of the Unaffiliated Congregational Churches have been catered for. Separate of the three Congregational groupings they had no formal structure to enable them to be actively involved in the negotiations in their own right.
The defination of an Unaffiliated Congregational Church is outlined in the 1977 as:Congregational Churches which were in membership with the former Congregational Church in England and Wales or were members of the Congregational Union of England and Wales in the year 1966 and which on the 31st December 1975 were not member churches of the Congregational Federation or of an Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches andCongregational Churches in England and Wales formed after 5th October 1972 which are not members of the Congregational Federation or of an Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches.

Berks, Oxon & Bucks County Union
Goring-On-Thames (C of H Conn)
Secretary: Mrs. A. Cowdery
The Old Nursery, 34 Gatehampton Road
Goring-on-Thames RG8 0EP
Minister: The Manse, Manor Road
Goring-On-Thames, Oxon. RG8 9DP

Mortimer West (C of H Conn)
Secretary: Dr. S.B. Baldwin
"Oriel Cottage", 27 St Mary\'s Road,
Mortimer, Reading. RG7 3UE
Pastor: Mr. A. Meakin
1 Chapel Cottages, Chapel Lane,
Padnorth Common. RG7 4QE

North Bucks County Union
Secretary: Miss L.J. Taylor
"South View", Old Arncott Road,
Ambrosden, Bicester. OX25 4LT

Secretary: Mrs. J. Minnear
2 Holly Cottage, Earls Lane,
Deddington, Banbury. OX15 0TQ
01869 338529
Minister: Rev. A.B. Fox

Secretary: Mr. J. Deitsch
"Bellkins Cottage", High Street, Whaddon,
Milton Keynes. MK17 0NA
01908 501924

Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire County Union
Ely (C of H Conn)
Secretary: Mrs. V.J. Rogers
4 Woodfen Road, Littleport, Ely,
Cambridgeshire. CB6 1JP
01353 862250
Minister: G. Lowman
The Manse, 10 Chapel Street,
Ely, Cambs. CB6 1AD
01353 662396

Cheshire County Union
Secretary: Mr. A. Green
Top Farm, Bradley, Whitchurch,
Shropshire. SY13 4QY
01948 860455

Derbyshire Congregational Union
Chesterfield Gospel Mission
Secretary: Mr. C. Townsend
315 Walton Back Lane, Yew Tree Estate,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S42 7AB
01246 568334

Little Longstone
Secretary: Mr. R. Walsh
166 Brockwell Lane,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S40 4EF
01246 550854

Devon & Cornwall Congregational Union
Secretary: Mrs. E.M. Hawkey
"Walson Barton", Broadwood Kelly, Winkleigh,
Devon. EX19 8EE

Dorset County Union
Weymouth (Chickerell)
Secretary: Mr. A.G. White
"Moonfleet Cottage", Fleet House Farm,
Fleet, Weymouth. DT3 4ED
01305 772942

Essex County Union
Cooksmill Green
Secretary: Mr. R.P. Bridges
1 Chappel Lane, Cooksmill Green,
Writtle, Chelmsford. CM1 3SL
01245 48208

Maldon (Broad Street Green)
Mrs. B. Bright
21 Oak Road, Heybridge,
Maldon, Essex. CM9 4AX
Pastor: Mr. G. Tappin

Stock (Christ Church)
Correspondence Secretary: Miss B. Coombs
Flat 9, Orchard House,
Stock, Chelmsford. CM4 9NF

Gloucestershire & Herefordshire County Union
Secretary: Mrs L. Sargent
Winner Hill Farm
Alderley, Wotton under Edge
Gloucestershire GL12 7QT
Minister Revd. P. Hopes

Secretary: Dr. M.J. Cross
"Olveston House", Cromhall,
Gloucestershire. GL12 8AX

Ebley (C of H Conn)
Secretary: Mrs. S. Histed
11 Westward Court, Westward Road,
Ebley, Stroud. GL5 4ST
01452 558801

Hampshire Congregational Union
Secretary: Mr. D.J. Merkel
63 Harding Road, Ryde,
Isle of Wight. PO33 1EQ
01983 64533
Pastor: Mr. J. Smithson
23 Orchard Road, Seaview Heights,
Nettlestone, Isle of Wight.
01983 712675

Hertfordshire County Union
Hemel Hempstead (Alexandra Road) Cong. Church
Secretary: Mr. R. W. Newman
47 Gadebridge Lane,
Hemel Hempstead.
01442 215452
Minister: Rev. J.E. Marshall M.A.
The Manse, Alexandra Road,
Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP2 5BS
01442 242494

Wormley (C of H Conn)
Secretary: Mrs. C. Church
12 Sheldon Close, Cheshunt,
Hertfordshire. EN7 6RH
01992 425812
Minister: Rev. M. Squire
"Huntingdon Lodge", High Road,
Turnford, Herts EN10 6AA
01992 462300

Kent County Union
Bells Yew Green (C of H Conn)
Secretary: Mrs. J. Mepham
36 Warren Ridge, Frant,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent. TN3 9EE
01892 750547

Canterbury (Broad Oak) (C of H Conn)
Secretary: Mrs. M. Grier
33 Woodside Road, Sturry,
Canterbury, Kent. CT2 0NT
01227 712168
Pastor: Rev. E. Hamer
37 Shalloak Road, Broad Oak,
Canterbury, Kent CT2 0QH

Newington Free Church
Secretary: Mrs. S. Bostridge
"Littledene", 27 Marrose Avenue,
Ramsgate, Kent. CT12 6RU
01843 587504

Lancashire County Union
Bury (Four Lane Ends)
Secretary: Mr. K.J. Turner
27 Sunny Bower Street, Tottington,
Bury, Lancashire. BL8 3HL
01204 883378

Secretary: Mrs. A. Hesford
89 Baines Avenue, Irlam,
Manchester. M44 6AS
0161 775 5236

Secretary: Mr. W.R. Marsden
"Greenthorn", Stonyhurst,
Clitheroe, Lancashire. BB7 9QY
01254 86233

Leicestershire & Rutland County Union
Hallaton (Union)
Correspondence Secretary: Mr. J.B. Oldham
23 High Street, Hallaton,
Leicestershire. LE16 8UD

North Evington Free Church
Secretary: Mrs. A. Hickinbotham
180 Westcotes Drive, Leicester,
Leicestershire. LE3 0SP
01162 2550703
Minister: Rev. J. Wakefield

Colnshire Congregational Union
Secretary: Mrs. C. Large
"Pantiles", Station Road,
Alford, Lincolnshire. LN13 9HY
01507 463960

Don County Union
Haringay United
Secretary: Miss M.J. Clark
20 Roseberry Gardens,
London. N4 1JJ
0181 800 5516

Erset County Union
Secretary: Mr. R.A. Dyga
Station Farm, Shapwick Road,
Westhay, Glastonbury. BA11 9TT
Pastor: Rev. R. Geale

Staffordshire County Union
Secretary: Mrs. G. Phillips
"Springfield", Wesleyan Road,
Ashley, Market Drayton.

Hanley, Park
Secretary: Mr. A.R. Humpage
11 Michigan Grove, Trentham,
Stoke-on-Trent. ST4 8UD
Pastor: Mr. H.K.A. Mason
62 Avenue Road, Shelton,
01782 849937

Sussex County Union
Secretary: Mr. C.G. Sanders
"The Halloa", Bucks Green,
Horsham, West Sussex. RH12 3JT
01403 722938

Shoreham (C of H Conn)
Correspondence Secretary: Miss J. Cunningham
44 Eastern Avenue,
Shoreham-by-Sea. BN43 6PD
Minister: Rev. G Kirsch

Turners Hill (C of H Conn)
Secretary: Mr. D. Sweetman
48 Harvest Hill, East Grinstead. RH19 4BT
01342 313672
Minister: Rev. P. Asterley

Wivelsfield, Ote Hall (C of H Conn)
Secretary: Mr. J. Tucker
1 Charwood Gardens, Wivelsfield,
Burgess Hill, West Sussex. RH15 0RD
01444 246554

Wiltshire & East Somerset Congregational Union
Ebbesbourne Wake
Treasurer: Mr. L.G. Collins
5 Hill View, Ebbesbourne Wake,
Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP5 5JJ

Yorkshire Congregational Union
Bradford, Buttershaw
Secretary: Mrs. B. Crookes
156 Eaglesfield Drive, Woodside,
Bradford. BD6 2QJ
01274 676411
Pastor: Mr. E.M. Neale
7 Moffat Close, Wibsey,
Bradford. BD6 3RL

Secretary: Miss J.M. Turner
278 Oldham Road, Rishworth,
Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. HX6 4QB
01422 822745

Settle, Zion
Secretary: Mrs. J. Thackrah
"Eldroth Hall", Eldroth,
Austwick, Lancaster. LA28 8AQ

Secretary: Mr. D. Brown
"Chapel House", Tosside,
Skipton, North Yorkshire. BD23 4SX
01729 4487

Union Croft
Secretary: Mr. C. Scarborough
70 Holly Bank, Catherine Slack,
Queensbury, Bradford. BD13 2NN
01274 817337

Secretary: Miss V. McLernon
6 Long Lane, Worrall,
Sheffield. S30 3AE
0114 232 5354

North Wales County Union
Secretary: Mrs. L. Ingham
"Croeso", 17 Bronalt,
Leeswood, Mold. CH7 4RZ
Minister: Rev. S. Hughes
"Clifton", Lower Road,
Summerhill, Wrexham LL11 4SW

Secretary: Mr. B.D. Rowlands BSc
"Trem y Clawdd", Fron Isaf,
Chirk, Wrecsam. LL14 5AH
01691 773300

South Wales & Monmouthshire County Union
Secretary: Mr. E. Watson
Park Road, Bargoed.

Brynmawr (Bethesda)
Secretary: Mrs. V. Withers
"Old Brickyard House",
Brynmawr. NP3 4QS
01495 310355

Brynmawr (Rehoboth)
[Closed May 2002] Correspondence to: Mr. W. J. Hamm
266 Kings Street, Brynmawr,
Ebbw Vale NP23 4DQ

Crickadarn, Hebron
Secretary: Mr. E.H. Harley
"Meadowcroft", Painscastle,
Llanfair Ym Muallt. LD2 3JQ

Crosskeys, Trinity
Secretary: Mr. L.W.R. Jenkins
22 Carlton Terrace, Crosskeys. NP1 7BU
01495 270669
Pastor: Mr. I. Baker

Cwmrhos, Penuel
Secretary: Mr. G.M. Rees
"Bryn Hyfryd", Cwm-Du,
Crickhowell, NP8 1RU
01874 730633

Garndiffaith Sardis
Secretary: Mrs. N. Berry
19 Samsons Avenue, Varteg,
Pantypool. NP4 7RX
01495 773027
Pastor: Mr. G. Stone

Gorseinon, Bethel
Secretary: Mr. J. Isaac
7 Maytree Close, Loughor,
Swansea. SA4 6RR
01792 894536
Bethel Manse, 170 Alexandra Road,
Gorseinon, Swansea. SA4 2PF
01792 893461

Secretary: Mr. D. Gullis
36 Sunnybank Road, Griffithstown,
Pontypool. NP4 5LT

Grovesend, Mount Pleasant
Secretary: Mrs. A. Borthwick
"Cotswold Vale", Llanerch Crescent, Gorseinon,
Swansea. SA4 4FP
01792 894146

Hirwaun, Mount Pleasant
Secretary: Mr. C. Morgan
98 Caefelin Parc, Hirwaun,
Aberdare. CF44 9QQ
01685 811432

Secretary: Mrs. E. Appleby
4 Kington Gardens, King Street,
Laugharne. SA33 3QE

Llangattock, Bethesda
Secretary: Mrs. E. Healey
"Penygraig", Ffawyddog,
Llangattock, Crickhowell. NP8 1PY
01873 810888
Pastor: Mr. W. Morgan

Neath, Pen-y-Dre
Correspondence Secretary: Mrs. M. Evans
55 Pen-y-Dre, Neath. SA11 3HF

Secretary: Mr. G. Willington
131 Shingrig Road, Nelson. CF46 6DU
01443 450459
Minister: D. Kitto

New Inn
Secretary: Mr. R. Eley
7 Caroline Road, New Inn,
Pontypool. NP4 0QL
Minister: Rev. G. Cooke

Newton Hope
Secretary: Miss I. Hopkin
66 Hookland Road, Porthcawl. CF36 5SG

Secretary: Mrs. O.M. Lloyd
"Claremont", Painscastle,
Llanfair Ym Muallt. LD2 3JJ

Secretary: Mrs. M. Tratt
1 Lewis Close, Garndiffaith,
Pontypool. NP4 7QR

Saundersfoot, Sardis
Secretary: Mr. N. Griffiths
24 Millfields Close, Temple Bar Road,
Kilgetty. SA68 0SA
01834 813224
Pastor: Mr. P. Morgan

Saundersfoot, Thomas Memorial
Secretary: Mrs. J. Phillips
"Park View", Rowston Drive,
New Hedges, Tenby. SA70 8TL
01834 845380

Talybont-on-Usk, Aber
Secretary: Mr. S. G. Morgan
Pwllyrhwyrid, Talybont-on-Usk,
Brecon. LD3 7YS

Talybont-on-Usk, Benaiah
Secretary: Mr. C. G. Williams
Mizpah, Llanfrynach Brecon. LD3 7AZ

Tredegar, Bethania
Secretary: Mrs. A. Richards
32 Walter Street, Tredegar. NP2 4JH
Minister: Rev. Vivienne Nicholls

Retired Ministers and Pastors
Rev. D.G. Evans B.A., 23 Rushton Road, Wilbarston, Market Harborough; Rev. A.B. Fox, The Old Post Office, Somerton, Oxford. OX25 6LL; Rev. J. Hammond, 84 Cornwall Road, Bingley, West Yorkshire. BD16 4RN; Rev. D.W. Ruddick, 15 Maryport Court, Carlisle. CA2 5LY; Rev. J. W. Franks 28 Fir Tree Drive, Filey, North Yorkshire. YO 14 9EL (Peripatetic Minister & Administrative Clerk)


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