ROCK FERRY: St. Peter (Church of England)

St. Peter's Road. Also known as: Higher Bebington, St. Peter

Church History

On 4 June 1844 it became the district church for the township of Higher Bebington (previously served by Bebington: St. Andrew).

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1877 May 4 — reduced when part of the township of Higher Bebington was transferred to Higher Bebington: Christ Church.
  • 1900 August 10 — enlarged when the following area was transferred from Tranmere: St. Paul: "All that contiguous portion of the new parish of Saint Paul Tranmere in the said county and diocese which is bounded upon the south-east by the said new parish of Saint Peter Rock Ferry upon the north-east by the hereinafter described portion of the parish of Bebington in the county and diocese aforesaid or in other words by the River Mersey, upon the north by the new parish of Saint Luke Lower Tranmere in the county and diocese aforesaid and upon the remaining side, that is to say, upon the south-west by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides the said new parish of Saint Luke, Lower Tranmere from the new parish of Saint Paul, Tranmere aforesaid, at the centre of the bridge which carries the line of the Birkenhead Railway over Union-street, and extending thence south-eastward along the middle of the said line of railway for a distance of fifty-three chains or thereabouts to the boundary which divides the said new parish of Saint Paul Tranmere from the new parish of Saint Peter, Rock Ferry aforesaid."
  • 1900 August 10 — enlarged when the following area was transferred from Bebington: St. Andrew: "That contiguous portion of the said parish of Bebington which consists of part of the River Mersey which said portion of such parish is bounded upon all sides as follows, i.e., upon the south-west by the hereinbefore-described portion of the new parish of Saint Paul Tranmere aforesaid, upon the north-west by the new parish of Saint Luke Lower Tranmere aforesaid, upon the north-east by the boundary in the middle of the River Mersey aforesaid dividing the said county of Chester and the diocese of Chester aforesaid from the county of Lancaster and from the diocese of Liverpool and upon the south-east by the new parish of Saint Peter Rock Ferry aforesaid."

The district also included the chapel of Rock Ferry: St. Barnabas.

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1844-1941, 1957-1975 ; M 1844-1941, 1964-1986 ; B 1844-1961 — Cheshire Record Office (P 67)
C from 1975 ; M from 1986 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1844-1937 ; M 1844-1941 ; B 1844-1961 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1844-1871 ; B 1844-1961 — Family History Society of Cheshire
Copies and IndexesM 1844-1935 — Cheshire BMD (WR:BK15)
Monumental InscriptionsPublished by the Family History Society of Cheshire, 1990
NotesC 1941-1957 ; M 1941-1964 — recorded at Rock Ferry: St. Barnabas while St. Peter’s was closed due to wartime bombing in March 1941

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