St Gregory, Chorley - Roman Catholic

Church picture

Photograph supplied by & Copyright of Graham Bruce.
St Gregory,
Weld Bank,
Chorley
Lancashire

Cemeteries

The church has/had a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1802.

St Gregory's Chorley was established in the 1740's in a barn at Weld Bank, after Burgh Hall (owned by the Chadwick family that had an RC Chapel built behind the hall) was burned down. The Chadwick family also owned and ran the Cotton Mills in the area.

By 1802 it was known as 'Weld Bank' as much as 'St Gregory's', but the surviving registers only begin in 1802.

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Church Records

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Original registers
The registers up to 1850 (for Christ/Bap) or 1855 (for Marr & Burials) are held by the LancsCRO and microfilm copies up to 1941 for Bap and Marr. All entries after that are held by the Parish Priest.

 

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Church Records

Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.

Original Registers

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Copies of Original Registers

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Register Transcripts

Burials

Maps

The church is located at OS grid reference SD5839815989 (Lat/Lon 53.638749,-2.630707). You can see this on maps provided by:

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