RAINOW: Holy Trinity (Church of England)

Church History

An ancient chapelry in the parish of Prestbury: St. Peter, serving part of the township of Rainow, which became a district church in 1863. The boundaries of "The District Chapelry of Trinity, Rainow" were published in the London Gazette on 28 July 1863:

"All that part of the parish of Prestbury, in the county of Chester, and in the diocese of Chester, which is comprised within and is co-extensive with that portion of the township of Rainow, which constitutes, the ancient chapelry of Rainow."

On 1 July 1921 the district was amalgamated with that of Rainow: Holy Trinity to form the combined district of "Rainow with Saltersford".

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1973 October 24 — extended when the civil parish of Macclesfield Forest was transferred from Forest Chapel: St. Stephen, to form the combined district of "Rainow with Saltersford and Forest".

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1765-1992 ; M 1846-1941 ; B 1815-1959 — Cheshire Record Office (P 188)
C from 1992 ; M from 1941 ; B from 1959 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1765-1992 ; M 1846-1941 ; B 1815-1959 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1765-1992 ; M 1846-1941 ; B 1815-1895 — Family History Society of Cheshire
C 1765-1840 ; M 1846-1941 ; B 1815-1895 — Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Macclesfield Library
Bishop's Transcripts1765-87, 1793-1840, 1846-94 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office ; Family History Society of Cheshire
Copies and IndexesC 1786-1793 (transcript) — Cheshire Record Office
C 1765-1840 — North Cheshire Family History Society
M 1846-2007 — Cheshire BMD (CE:1076)
B 1815-1959 — National Burial Index
B 1815-1959 — published by North Cheshire Family History Society
Monumental InscriptionsPublished by North Cheshire Family History Society (edited by D. H. Way), 1983

Explanatory NotesIndex of Churches