Built in 1839 as a chapel to Stockport: St. Mary the Virgin. On 24 May 1841 it became the district church for the township of Werneth .
The district was affected by the following boundary changes:
- 1877 March 27 — extended to include the following part of the township of Romiley from Stockport: St. Mary the Virgin: "All that part of the said parish of Stockport which is comprised within and is co-extensive with the limits of that portion of the township of Romiley which is not situate within the limits of the district chapelry of Chadkirk and which is bounded on the south by the county of Derby or in other words by the River Etherow on the west by the said district chapelry of Chadkirk and on the remaining sides that is to say on the north and on the east by the new parish of Saint Paul Werneth aforesaid"
- 1880 February 27 — reduced when part of the township of Werneth was transferred to the new district of Gee Cross: Holy Trinity.
C = Christenings (Baptisms) ; M = Marriages ; B = Burials ; BTs = Bishop's Transcripts