St Helen, St Helens - Church of England

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St Helen,
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St Helens
Lancashire

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Cemeteries

The church has/had a graveyard.

1970 - Graves at the parish church uncovered and removed to St Helens Borough Cemetery. What exists now now is a large plot at St Helens cemetery which contains the remains of everyone from the Parish church. It's plot 17/18, apart from the odd Armed Forces stone all that's there to indicate the burials is a stone plinth reading, "Within this plot lie the remains of persons formerly laid to rest in the burial ground of the Parish church of St.Helen and reinterred in December 1970."

The monumental inscriptions for this church cemetery are contained in the libary at the Society of Genealogists in London.

Church History

The origin of the church from 1552 made reference to 'St Elyn's chapel' very small 'consisting only of a 'challis and a lytle bell.' This was a 'chapel of ease' for travellers from Prescot to Warrington.

1816 - The church, located on Church Street at St Helens was enlarged and became known as St Marys. The burial ground was opened.

1858 - The current St Helens Cemetery opened. It was sometimes referred to as the Windleshaw Cemetery or now as the St Helens Borough Cemetery.

1861 - The burial ground at St Marys (formerly St Helens) was closed by an order-in-council.

1916 - St Helens Parish Church burned down. The congregation worshipped at the Town Hall for ten years.

1926 - The present parish church was consecrated and the name reverted back to St. Helen.

Church Records

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Register Transcripts
Published by the Lancashire Parish Register Society:

 

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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

Copies of Bishop's Transcripts

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Register Transcripts

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
MI

Indexes

Marriages

Maps

The church is located at OS grid reference SJ5126095220 (Lat/Lon 53.451465,-2.735417). You can see this on maps provided by:

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