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Northern Baptist College Archive

Date range: 1838-1971.

There are 88 manuscript volumes in the Northern Baptist College Archive. There are two items by John Fawcett (1740-1817), but the bulk comprises minute books, account books and other records of various Baptist organizations in North-West England.

The largest number relate to Longsight Baptist Church in Manchester, 1887-1970, with smaller archives for churches in Manchester, Padiham, Carlisle and Llangollen.

Local associations and organizations represented include:

  • the Baptist Building Fund Liverpool Auxiliary
  • Lancashire and Cheshire Association of Baptist Churches
  • Lancashire and Cheshire Baptist Women's League
  • Bury and Rossendale District Baptist Lay Preachers' Association
  • Manchester District Baptist Union
  • Lancashire and Cheshire Baptist Women's Federation

There is a separate collection of records from Aenon Baptist Church, Burnley.

See also the Northern Baptist College printed collection.

Finding aids

Provisional outline list.


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library