CollectionIrish Baptist Home and Foreign Mission
Collection DescriptionIncludes 12 boxes of correspondence containing files labelled with the correspondent's name and the date of the correspondence and including a list of contents. Includes: Box labelled, 'I. B. F. M. [Irish Baptist Foreign Mission] Missionaries' Correspondence, 1924-1936'. Box labelled, 'I. B. F. M. [Irish Baptist Foreign Mission] Home Correspondence, 1935-1945'. Box labelled '[Pastor F] Gracey correspondence, 1924-1934'. Box labelled, 'I. B. F. M. [Irish Baptist Foreign Mission] Missionaries' Correspondence, 1934-1945'.

A box containing the following minute books and material:

A bound handwritten minute book of the Executive Committee of the Women's Auxiliary of the Irish Baptist Foreign Mission, 15 February 1946-23 January 1959. This minute book includes lists of committee members, those present at meetings, financial reports, plans for fundraising and minutes from Executive Committee meetings. For example, the minutes of 15 February 1946 state, 'There was some discussion about trying to interest the young people of the denomination in the Mission.'; the minutes of 14 March 1947 include a discussion of the Home for Missionaries' Children and it was proposed 'that a fund be commenced for this purpose...asking the Secretary of each branch to start a ''Penny-a week'' fund...This suggestion was very warmly supported'; the minute also include the programme of a farewell meeting held for Mrs Harkins, where she stated 'we should praise God as a mission, as His servants, for new converts with their changed lives, for the church in Añatuya, for those able to carry on the work now and who report more souls won...and [she] also spoke of her desire to be back on the Field', 29 January 1948.

AccessContact Repository.
Repository NameAssociation of Baptist Churches in Ireland
AddressThe Baptist Centre 19 Hillsborough Road Moira County Antrim
UK Postal CodeBT67 0HG
Telephone+44 28-9261-9267
Repository Web Address
CommentSome of the information listed from this repository was extracted from lists available in the archives in the late 1990s. The lists were compiled by the Irish Baptist Historical Society and we are grateful for their assistance. Due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually.

Formerly the Baptist Union of Ireland. In 2014, the Irish Baptist College in Moira transferred records relating to 10 Baptist churches to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.