Manuscripts and Special Collections

St Andrews-with-Castle Gate United Reformed Church, Nottingham

St Andrew’s-with-Castle Gate was formed in 1975 following a merger between St Andrew’s United Reformed Church and Castle Gate United Reformed Church, and was still in existence in 2011, using the former St Andrew’s buildings on Goldsmith Street, Nottingham.



The following list was drawn up by Prof. Malcolm Jones of St Andrew’s-with-Castle Gate URC in September 2010. The dates refer to the dates the ministers were in post.

  • Rev. Hamish Baillie (1975-1990)
  • Rev. Ronald K. Ross (Minister Emeritus, 1975-1980; formerly minister of St Ann’s Well Road Congregational Church and Minister Emeritus of Castle Gate URC)
  • Rev. Adrian Thomas (associate minister 1977-1985)
  • Rev. Norman Healey (associate minister 1985-1992)
  • Rev. Clifford Wilton (1992-2007)
  • Rev. Christopher Ford (associate minister 1998-2008)
  • Rev. Ian Wiseman (2008-)



The St Andrew’s-with-Castle Gate collection (CAA) held at The University of Nottingham contains a comprehensive set of Annual Reports and monthly newsletters recording the life of the church (1975-2004). There are also various printed orders of services and programmes for special events. The collection contains some minutes of church meetings, a series of documents relating to building work to extend the church premises between 1975 and 1986, and photographs, press cuttings and a VHS video commemorating the 20th anniversary of the foundation of church, in June 1995.

The collection also contains records of clubs and societies associated with the church, including the Guide Scout Aid Committee, and the Senior Citizens’ Club. The Stanwell Players are particularly well documented. The Stanwell Players were a church drama group at St Ann’s Well Road Congregational Church, established in 1946. When that church closed in 1970, the members transferred to Castle Gate Congregational Church, and in 1975 the new St Andrew’s-with-Castle Gate Church 'inherited' the Stanwell Players. The drama group thrived in the 1970s and 1980s but closed in 1991.



No registers from St Andrew’s-with-Castle Gate Church have been deposited in archives or record offices.


Further Reading

Malcolm V. Jones, The History of St Andrew's with Castle Gate United Reformed Church (1992) [CAA/V/4/1/2]


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