London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details

HAMBURG LUTHERAN CHURCH

Date of Creation:

1688-1945

Reference Code:

CLC/189

Scope and Content:
  • Records of the Hamburg Lutheran Church, including letters patent granting the right to establish the church; registers of baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials; consistorial act books; papers relating to the construction of the new church in Dalston; and financial accounts.
Extent: 12 production items.
Classification: NON-ESTABLISHED RELIGIONS
Former Reference: MS 08355- 8361, 8483-5, 21021
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives
Level of Description:
    Collection

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Administrative History:
  • German Lutherans worshipped in the City of London at the Church in Austin Friars 'of the Germans and other Strangers' from 1550, and in 1672 they obtained from Charles II letters patent enabling them to build their own church, with the power to appoint ministers and hold services according to their own customs, on the site of the Holy Trinity Church (destroyed during the Great Fire), Trinity Lane. The inaugural service was held in December 1673, although baptisms were registered from 1669, and a church, rebuilt and extended in 1773, remained there until 1871. In that year it was bought and demolished by the Metropolitan Railway Company who were then building Mansion House station close by. The congregation then built a new church on a site in Alma (later Ritson) Road, Dalston, installing fittings such as the altar-piece and organ taken from the old church.
Creator: Hamburg Lutheran Church | Dalston
Copyright: Depositor
Source of Acquisition:
  • Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
  • 1953/066
Access Restrictions: These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions
Arrangement: The records have been sorted into an order which reflects divisions between the different functions and operations of the organisation and its administration.
Related Material: See ACC/2622, CLC/024 and LMA/4714/02 for other records of the Hamburg Lutheran Church held at LMA. Further records are held by the National Archives and St Bartholomew's Hospital.
Language Notes: In Latin, German, French and English.