CREWE: St. John the Baptist (Church of England)

Stalibridge Road.

Church History

Opened in 1905 as a chapel to Crewe: Christ Church. In 1914 it became a district church for part of the township of Monks Copenhall (previously served by Crewe: Christ Church and Crewe: St. Paul). The boundaries of "The Consolidated Chapelry of Saint John Baptist, Crewe" were described in the London Gazette on 7 April 1914.

"All those contiguous portions of the new parish (sometime District Chapelry) of Christ Church, Crewe, and of the new parish (sometime District Chapelry) of Saint Paul, Coppenhall, which, taken together, are comprised within and are bounded by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides the said new parish of Christ Church, Crewe, from the said new parish of Saint Paul Coppenhall, at the junction of Ruskin Road with Nantwich Road, and extending thence north-eastward along the middle of Nantwich Road (thereby following for a short distance the said boundary) for a distance of thirty-one chains, or thereabouts, to its junction with Mill Street, and extending thence first north-westward and then northward along the middle of Mill Street for a distance of twenty-two chains and a quarter, or thereabouts, to its junction with Chapel Street, and extending thence westward along the middle of Chapel Street for a distance of six chains and three-quarters, or thereabouts, to its junction with Edleston Road and Lawton Street, and extending thence westward along the middle of Lawton Street for a distance of eight chains and a half, or thereabouts, to its junction with the street called Derrington Avenue, and extending thence southward along the middle of Derrington Avenue for a distance of one chain, or thereabouts, to its junction with Hammond Street, and extending thence westward along the middle of Hammond Street (thereby crossing the boundary which divides the said new parish of Christ Church, Crewe, from the said new parish of Saint Paul, Coppenhall), for a distance of nine chains and a half, or thereabouts, to its junction with Ruskin Road, and extending thence southward along the middle of Ruskin Road for a distance of thirty chains, or thereabouts, to its junction with Nantwich Road, upon the boundary which divides the said new parish of Saint Paul, Coppenhall, from the said new parish of Christ Church, Crewe, at which point the said imaginary line commenced"

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1923 August 3 — enlarged by the transfer of the following area from Crewe: St. Paul: "All that portion of the said New Parish of Saint Paul, Coppenhall, which is bounded upon the east partly by the New Parish of Christ Church, Crewe, in the said County and Diocese, and partly by the said New Parish of Saint John Baptist, Crewe, upon the south-east partly by the said New Parish of Christ Church, Crewe, and partly by the Parish of W'istaston, in the said County and Diocese, upon a small part of the west by the said Parish of Wistaston and upon the remaining sides, that is to say, upon the remaining part of the west and upon the north, by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides tlie said Parish of Wistaston from the said New Parish of Saint Paul, Coppenhall, at a point on the southern side of the roadway which runs between the houses and premises known as Number 225 and Number 227, Nantwich Road, which said point is opposite to the middle of the roadway running along the backs of the houses on the western side of Ruskin Road, and extending thence northward to and along the middle of the last mentioned roadway for a distance of 8½ chains or thereabouts to its junction with the roadway running along the backs of the houses on the southern
    side of the road called Lunt Avenue, and extending thence westward along the middle of the last mentioned roadway for a distance of 4½ chains or thereabouts to its junction with the roadway which leads past the western side of the houses and premises known as Number 37 and Number 32, Lunt Avenue, and along the backs of the houses on the western side of Yates Street, and extending thence northward along the middle of the last mentioned roadway for a distance of 6½ chains or thereabouts to its junction with the roadway running along the southern side of the premises attached to the Crewe Secondary School, and extending thence first north-westward to the south-western corner of the premises attached to the said school and then northward along the wall forming the western boundary of the school premises for a distance in all of 4½ chains or thereabouts to the point where such wall meets the southern side of the roadway running along the northern side of the said school premises, and extending thence first northward to and then eastward along the middle of the last mentioned roadway for a distance of 3½ chains or thereabouts to its junction with the roadway running along the backs of the houses on the western side of Ruskin Road, and extending thence north ward
    along the middle of the last mentioned roadway for a distance of 1½ chains or thereabouts to its junction with the roadway running along the backs of the houses on the southern side of
    Gainsborough Road, and extending thence westward along the middle of the last mentioned roadway for a distance of 5¾ chains or thereabouts to its junction with the roadway leading past the western side of the house and premises known as Number 37, Gainsborough Road, and extending thence northward along the middle of the last mentioned roadway for a distance of 2 chains or thereabouts to its junction with Gainsborough Road, and extending thence eastward along the middle of Gainsborough Road for a distance of 2¾ chains or thereabouts to its junction with the road known as Stamford Avenue, and extending thence northward along the middle of Stamford Avenue for a distance of 7¾ chains or thereabouts to its junction with Alton Street, and extending thence eastward along the middle of Alton Street for a distance of 4¾ chains or thereabouts to the point near its junction with Ruskin Road where it crosses the boundary which divides the said New Parish of Saint Paul, Coppenhall, from the said New Parish of Christ Church, Crewe."
  • 1961 November 27 — boundary alteration (details not available)

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1914-1994 ; M 1914-1993 — Cheshire Record Office (P 307)
C from 1994 ; M from 1993 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1914-1930 ; M 1914-1954— Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesM 1914-1974 — Cheshire BMD (CC:702)
NotesB — none

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