Two CWM member churches – the Congregational Federation (CF) and the United Reformed Church are among the membership of the Congregational History Society, and the Society is now welcoming members from all backgrounds with an interest in Congregational history and the history of religious dissent.

Through its magazine, published twice a year, it offers a forum for the discussion of all aspects of Congregational history. The magazine contains news and views, correspondence, three or four significant articles and book reviews. Readers have commented that they enjoy the lively style of the magazine.

Membership is exceptional value at only £5 per year in the UK (£10 overseas) which includes the cost of both editions of the magazine.

Contacts and links:

To join please contact the membership secretary:
Peter Young, 24 Daisy Dormer Court, Trinity Gardens, London SW9 8DW –

To contribute to the magazine, propose an article or book review please contact the editor:
Dr A. Argent, 125 Sudbourne Road, London SW 2 5AF

For information about the Congregational History Society Library please contact the librarian:
Patricia Hurry, Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street, Bedford MK40 3EU

For general information about the society please contact the secretary:  Rev Dr Richard Cleaves,
20 Morfa Street, Pen-y-Bont ar Ogwr, Bridgend, CF31 1HB

The Congregational History Society web site:

The Congregational Library:

The John Bunyan Museum and Library at Bunyan Meeting, Bedford:


The Congregational History Society was formed in 1978 and is independent of all denominations, though its members may belong to churches affiliated to the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches, unaffiliated Congregational churches or non-Congregational churches as well.