SANDBACH HEATH: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England)

Church History

Built in 1861 as the district church for the township of Arclid, and parts of the townships of Betchton and Sandbach (previously served by Sandbach: St. Mary). The boundaries of "The District of Saint John the Evangelist, Sandbach Heath" were described in the London Gazette on 22 November 1861:

"All that part of the parish of Sandbach, in the county of Chester, and in the diocese of Chester, wherein the present incumbent of such parish now possesses the exclusive cure of souls, which is situate to the east of an imaginary line commencing on the boundary which divides the said parish from the parish of Church Lawton, in the same county and diocese, at a point in the middle of the turnpike-road leading from Newcastle to Sandbach, and extending thence first north-westward, and then northward, and then again north-westward along the middle of such turnpike-road as far as a point opposite to a boundary stone inscribed "S. St. J.E.D. 1861, No. 1," and placed on the northern side of the said turnpike-road at its point of junction with a certain bye-road leading to Sandbach Heath, and extending thence in a straight line due north to such boundary stone, and continuing thence in the last- mentioned direction and still in a straight line (crossing the River Wheelock) to another boundary stone inscribed "S. St. J.E.D. 1861. No. 2," and placed on the northern side of the turnpike-road leading from Sandbach to Congleton, and extending thence in the same direction and in a straight line to a third boundary stone inscribed " S. St. J.E.D. 1861. No. 3," and placed on the boundary which divides the township of Sandbach, in the said parish of Sandbach, from the township of Bradwall, also in the same parish, and extending thence in a direction generally north-eastward along such township boundary to the boundary which divides the said parish of Sandbach from the parish of Brereton-cum-Sinethwick, in the same county and diocese."

Church Records

C = Christenings (Baptisms) ; M = Marriages ; B = Burials ; BTs = Bishop's Transcripts

Original RegistersC 1861-1969 ; M 1861-1980 ; B 1862-1962 — Cheshire Record Office (P 273)
C from 1969 ; M from 1980 ; B from 1962 — Church
Bishop's Transcripts1861-1864 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office, Family History Society of Cheshire
Copies and IndexesM 1861-1950 — Cheshire BMD (CC:1081)

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