OXTON: St. Saviour (Church of England)

Bidston Road/Gerald Road.

Church History

Founded in 1851 as the district church for the township of Oxton, and part of the township of Claughton with Grange (previously served by Woodchurch: Holy Cross).

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1876 October 31 — reduced when parts of the townships of Claughton with Grange and Oxton were transferred to Claughton: Christ Church.
  • 1902 March 7 — reduced when part of the township of Oxton was transferred to Prenton: St. Stephen.
  • 1911 January 24 — reduced when part of the township of Oxton was transferred to Birkenhead: St. Bede.
  • 1948 February 27 — reduced when the following area was transferred to Prenton: St. Stephen: "All that portion of the said parish of Saint Saviour, Oxton, bounded upon the south east, the south and the west by the said parish of Saint Stephen, Prenton, and upon the remaining side, that is to say, upon the north west by an imaginary line commencing on the boundary which divides the said parish of Saint Stephen, Prenton, from the said parish of Saint Saviour, Oxton, at a point in the middle of Woodchurch Road where that road is crossed by Storeton Road and extending thence north eastwards along the middle of Woodchurch Road to the boundary which divides the said parish of Saint Saviour, Oxton, from the said parish of Saint Stephen, Prenton."

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC from 1844 ; M from 1851 — Church
Bishop's Transcripts1851-54, 1876-96 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesM 1851-1942 — Cheshire BMD (WR:BK14)

Explanatory NotesIndex of Churches