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St Thomas Church of England, Garstang

St Thomas,
Church Street,


The church has/had a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded in 1327. The first Chapel of Ease was erected in 1327 on a site to the rear of the High Sreet; this was demolished and replaced by a new chapel in 1770 (illustrated). It occupies a plot in present day Church Street, which until then had been known as Tythe Barn Lane. It was first known as "All Saints Chapel,of Ease" and became St Thomas' Church in 1848. The Parish was established in 1881 as a separate entity to St Helens Church at Churchtown, some two miles to the SW of the town, and the main Anglican Church in the area for centuries. The graveyard at St Thomas's was first used in 1849, and extended in 1955.

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Church Records

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Original Registers


Copies of Original Registers


Copies of Bishop's Transcripts



The church is located at OS grid reference SD4909545045 (Lat/Lon 53.899062,-2.776204). You can see this on maps provided by: