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Plymouth Brethren

The Brethren was founded by a small group that met together in Dublin in 1827-1828. Between 1830-1838 groups were founded in many of the principal towns in England, including Plymouth, from whence the Brethren acquired its title. Rev JN Derby and AN Groves were prominent members. The denomination, which underwent a number of splits and divisions, considered it necessary to sacrifice, not only luxuries but the normal comforts of life. They protested against worldliness and 'churchism' and were equally opposed to Episcopacy, Presbyterianism and Independency.

Although a number of congregations had been founded before 1837 no registers were surrendered to the Registrar-General, and none are known.

Click on the link below to browse the catalogue for records for this particular church, held at Kendal Archive Centre. Please note this link does NOT provide images of original records and registers.

Kendal (Sand Aire, Stramongate)  

For full details contact the Archive Centre directly. For further information please refer to the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church website.