St John the Divine, Lytham - Church of England
St John the Divine,
Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society have transcribed and published the Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard (1851-2001).
St. John's is an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1870 from that of St. Cuthbert. The church, on the East beach, consecrated on 11th September 1850 is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, south transepts, clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch and a western tower with spire containing 6 bells : the principal windows are stained : there are sittings for 800 persons, of which 173 are free. The registers date from the year 1850. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £280, in the gift of J.T. Clifton esq. and held since 1870 by the Rev. Thomas Gregory Smart M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge.The church was erected in 1848-9, and consecrated on the 11th September 1850. It was a mission church of St Cuthbert's until it became a parish in its own right in 1870. It had St.Andrew's Mission church on Victoria Street, constructed of a wooden frame with corrugated iron cladding, but this was demolished in the 1970s.
from Kelly's Lancashire Directory, 1895
Original registersLancashire Record Office hold:
- Baptisms 1849-1949
- Marriages 1851-1954
- Burials 1851-1944
Register TranscriptsThe Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society have published:
- Baptisms 1849-1949
IndexesMarriages 1851-1907 are held within Lancashire BMD. N.B. Select "Fleetwoood & Fylde" region.
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- 1849-1949 held by Lancashire Record Office PR 3221
- 1851-1954 held by Lancashire Record Office PR 3221
- 1851-1944 held by Lancashire Record Office PR 3221
Copies of Original Registers
- 1849-1949 held by Lancashire Record Office Searchroom - Microfiche
- 1851-2001 held by Lancashire Record Office Searchroom - Microfiche
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