LOSTOCK GRALAM: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England)

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Church History

Founded in 1844 as the district church for the townships of Birches, Hulse, Lach Dennis, Lostock Gralam and Wincham (previously served by Witton: St. Helen and Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints). Including the chapel of Lach Dennis: All Saints.

The district was also affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1875 March 19 — reduced when part of the township of Wincham was transferred to Marston: St. Paul.
  • 1930 December 2 — reduced when an area including Lostock Salt Works was transferred to Witton: St. Helen.
  • 1930 December 2 — enlarged when an area including Wincham Brook Pumping Station, part of Renshaw Street, Hewitt Street, Austin Street, Brick Works, and the eastern side of Ann Street was transferred from Witton: St. Helen, together with the south-eastern extremity of the latter district.

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1844-1930 ; M 1863-1942 ; B 1845-1940 — Cheshire Record Office (P 61)
C from 1930 ; M from 1942 ; B from 1940 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1844-1930 ; M 1863-1942 ; B 1845-1940 — Cheshire Record Office
Bishop's Transcripts1892 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesM 1863-1974 — Cheshire BMD (CW:134)
Monumental InscriptionsPublished by the Family History Society of Cheshire, 1992

Explanatory NotesIndex of Churches