St Thomas, Garstang - Church of England

Church picture

Photograph supplied by & Copyright of Shirley Ingham.
St Thomas,
Church Street,
Garstang
Lancashire

Cemeteries

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.

 

1660

Church Records

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Original Registers

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Copies of Original Registers

Baptisms
Marriages
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Copies of Bishop's Transcripts

Baptisms

Maps

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