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Closed Church Records from Buckingham UMC

Closed Church Records from Buckingham UMC

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Illinois Great Rivers Conference Closed Church

Buckingham UMC





Overview of the Collection

Repository:IGRC Archives and Special Collections, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL
Creator:Buckingham UMC
Title:Closed Church Records from Buckingham UMC
Dates:1991-1996
Quantity:.25 cubic feet
Abstract:When the church closed in 1997, only annual conference reports, closure documents and membership transfer correspondence were transferred. There are three membership books.
Identification:2004.06
Language: The records are in English.

Scope and Contents

There is one folder of charge conference reports, one folder of closure documents, one folder of memblership correspondence and one folder of photographs and other memorabilia from the the closing service. There are three membership books that have information regarding Herscher and Buckingham membership. Membership books with information after 1966, the Herscher UMC preserves the books in its archives.


Church History

The church began in 1873 as a part of the Eldregeville Circuit. The name of the circuit was changed to Buckingham 8 years later, shortly after the establishment of the Buckingham post office in 1878. The quarterly conference voted to move the Brown's Chapel Church to Buckingham. In 1898-99 a church was built and served as the sanctuary until a new one was built in 1949.

The church closed in 1997 due to declining membership. The building was sold to a young couple who planned to remodel it into a private home. The stained glass windows were also purchased by the buyers.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

United Methodist Church (Buckingham, Ill.)
Kankakee County, Ill.
Church registers and records

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

The collection is unrestricted.


Separated Material

Volumes: 235A Buckingham and Herscher Membership Book (1890-1945); 235B Membership Book (1903-1997); 235C Membership Book (1951-1965).


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