CREWE: St. Andrew (Church of England)

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Church History

Founded in 1922 as a chapel to Crewe: Christ Church. In 1926 it became a district church for parts of Crewe, Shavington and Wistaston (previously served by Crewe: Christ Church, Wistaston: St. Mary the Virgin and Wybunbury: St. Chad). The boundaries of "The District of Saint Andrew, Crewe" were described in the London Gazette on 13 August 1926:

"All those contiguous portions of the New Parish (sometime District Chapelry) of Christ Church, Crewe, of the Parish of Wistaston, and of the Parish of Wybunbury, all in the County of Chester and in the Diocese of Chester, which are comprised within and are bounded by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides the New Parish of Crewe (commonly called Crewe Green), in the said County and Diocese, from the said New Parish of Christ Church, Crewe, at the junction of Nantwich Boad with Gresty Boad, and extending thence first south westward and then south eastward along the middle of Gresty Boad (thereby following in part the said boundary and crossing the boundary of the said Parish of Wybunbury) for a distance of 48½ chains or thereabouts to the centre of the bridge which carries the Crewe and Shrewsbury line of the London Midland and Scottish Bailway across Gresty Boad, and extending thence south westward along the middle of the said line of railway for a distance of 13 chains or thereabouts to the centre of the culvert which carries such line of railway across the stream called Gresty Brook, and extending thence first north westward and then in various directions along the middle of Gresty Brook (thereby following for a short distance the boundary which divides the said Parish of Wybunbury from the said Parish of Wistaston and passing through the Wistaston Mill Pond) for a distance of 1 mile or thereabouts to the point north of Wistaston Mill Bridge where Gresty Brook is joined by the watercourse running from near Vinetree Farm, and extending thence north eastward along the middle of the said watercourse for a distance of 19½ chains or thereabouts to a point opposite to the northern end of the fence which divides the close numbered 122 upon the Ordnance Survey Map of the Civil Parish of Wistaston published in the year 1910 upon the scale of 25 inches to a mile and also upon the map or plan which is annexed to this Scheme from the close numbered 121 upon .the. said maps, and extending thence north .eastward and in a. straight line (thereby crossing a small part of the said close numbered 121 and the close numbered 120 upon: the said maps) for a distance of 6½ chains or thereabouts to the north western corner of the close numbered 119 upon the said maps upon the boundary which divides the New Parish of Saint Paul, Coppenhall, in the said County and Diocese, from the said Parish of Wistaston, and extending thence first eastward, then north eastward and then south eastward along the last mentioned boundary for a distance of 17 chains or thereabouts to the point where it meets the boundary which divides the New Parish of Saint John Baptist, Crewe, in the said County and Diocese, from the said Parish of Wistaston, and extending thence first eastward, then south eastward and then north eastward along the last mentioned boundary for a distance of 4 chains or thereabouts to the point on the south eastern side of Nantwich Road where such boundary meets the boundary which divides the said New Parish of Saint John Baptist, Crewe, from the said New Parish of Christ Church, Crewe, and extending thence first north westward to and then north eastward along the middle of Nantwich Road (thereby following in part the last mentioned boundary) for a distance of 39 chains or thereabouts to its junction with Gresty Road upon the boundary which divides the said New Parish of Crewe (commonly called Crewe Green) from the said New Parish of Christ Church, Crewe, at which point the
said imaginary line commenced. "

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1922-1960 ; M 1927-1989 — Cheshire Record Office (P 175)
C from 1960 ; M from 1989 — Church
Copies and IndexesM 1927-1974 — Cheshire BMD (CC:1030)
NotesC 1901-1925 (draft) — Cheshire Record Office (P 175/8678/24)
B — none

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