The Angus Library and Archive is the leading collection of Baptist history and heritage worldwide.

Regents Park College Oxford

Project Information

Baptist history: the hidden treasure of a nation and Beyond

The Project’s strategic rationale and objective

Participation in the heritage of The Angus Library and Archive and its collections is currently difficult.  In effect, it is a hidden history and one that is partly catalogued, unknown, unpublished and unseen. This project aims to change that and enable people to engage with this unique national treasure. The project’s overall objective is to:

To help more people engage in Baptist history and heritage both because their own heritage has Baptist roots and also because Baptists and the dissenting tradition had such a formative influence in the history of the UK.

Aims of the Activity Plan

This project aims to use the Baptist history and heritage contained within The Angus Library and Archive to:

  • Support the creative use of primary source material within history teaching and learning at secondary school level
  • Increase the range of ways a broader adult audience can engage with this religious archive, including online catalogue access and strategic digitisation
  • Raise awareness and understanding of the future value of church records as a resource for historical enquiry
  • Underpin the planning and delivery of the project through a broad range of volunteering opportunities

The complete activity plan can be accessed by clicking on the following link. HLF Activity Plan

Press release

On receipt of the funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund the following press release was circulated.


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