Barking Ruridecanal Conference Election Leaflet, 1939

Object number

LDVAL 2009.9.20


Church material belonging to the donors Mother, Joyce Chipperfield (nee Stephens). Leaflet for registering a nominee to serve on the Diocesan Conference. Joyce was born on 17th December 1920 and attended Castle school and during the 1920's was a choir member at St John's Church, Goresbrook Road Becontree, where she met her furure husband Robert Chipperfield, who's family had moved from Croyden early in the decade, to the new Becontree Estate. Joyce and R.A.F Sergeant Robert were married at St Margaret's Church on 22nd July 1944. They lived at 5 Castle Road with Joyce's parents, Alfred and Florence. Joyce was Church organist at St John's Church and regularly filled in at St Cedd and St Alban Churches, even after the couple moved in 1954. Joyce was Church organist at St Patrick's Church, Barking, for many years. Joyce and Bob moved to Southend-on-Sea in1979. Bob passed away in 2003, and Joyce currently resides in a care home in Thundersley.

Physical description

Leaflet for registering a nominee to serve on the Diocesan Conference 1939. Cream leaflet with one fold, blank in the middle with the election form on the back page, type is in black ink. Front page shows the agenda of a conference meeting of May 4th 1939.






Whole length: 209mm
Whole width: 133mm

Collection type



Typescript Obverse: Barkig Ruridecanal Conference/ 22, Wordsworth Avenue,/Manor Park, E12./ 4th May, 1939.

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection typeEphemera