The British Pentecostal and Charismatic Archive

Pentecostal PioneersThe Donald Gee Centre named in recognition of the prolific writer and world statesman for Pentecostalism, is an archival resource for Pentecostal and Charismatic historians and post-graduate researchers. Housed in the Heritage Centre on the campus of Mattersey Hall, the Archive consists of Pentecostal books, records and minutes, films, tapes, and documents from the British Pentecostal and Charismatic movements – Assemblies of God, Elim Pentecostal Church, Fountain Trust and is growing in its documentation from other streams. The Archive commenced under the auspices of AoG and Elim headed up by the late Desmond Cartwright in 1995 at Mattersey. It had the following aims:

Donald Gee1. To collect information, particularly primary information, concerning British Pentecostalism from its roots to the present day.

2. To enable education and a greater appreciation of the history of the Pentecostal movement from its grass roots at local church level to the wider influence that is now part of the globalised movement of charismatic Christianity.

If you possess or are aware of any archival documents that you are willing to donate or could be of interest to us, or if you are conducting post-graduate research into Pentecostalism, please be in touch with us at the Heritage Centre at Mattersey.

The Donald Gee Centre for Pentecostal & Charismatic Research is a registered UK charity: 1050903
Trustees: Professor William Kay, Dr David Garrard, Dr Richard Massey, Dr Glenn Balfour
Archivists: Peter Cavanna and Dr Anne Dyer
Archive Team: Dr Leigh Goodwin, Steven Jenkins

Pictured above: Pentecostal pioneers from the Sunderland Convention 1913. Standing: Cecil Polhill (PMU), George Jeffreys (Elim), Frank Bartleman (Azusa Street), A.E.Saxby, unknown and Alexander Boddy (Sunderland). Seated: unknown (possibly Russian Evangelist Heinrich Vietheer, or Emil Humburg), Prediger Edel (Germany), Pastor Jonathan Paul (Germany) and Prediger R Geyer (Switzerland). Small picture: Donald Gee.