RUNCORN: St. Michael & All Angels (Church of England)

Greenway Road
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Church History

Founded in 1885 as a chapel to Runcorn: All Saints. In 1931 it became a district church for part of the township of Runcorn. The boundaries of "The District Chapelry of Saint Michael and all Angels, Runcorn" were described in the London Gazette on 29 May 1931:

"All that part of the Parish of Runcorn, in the County of Chester and in the Diocese of Chester, which is bounded upon the west by the River Mersey, upon the south by the New Parish of Saint John, Weston, Runcorn, upon the east partly by the New Parish of Halton and partly by the New Parish of the Holy Trinity, Runcorn, and upon the remaining side, that is to say, upon the north, by an imaginary line commencing at the point where the boundary which divides the said New Parish of the Holy Trinity, Runcorn, from the said Parish of Runcorn, crosses the middle of the Bridgewater Canal, and extending thence westward along the middle of the Bridgewater Canal for a distance of 74 chains or thereabouts to the middle of the gate at the western end of the lock leading into the Tidal Dock, and extending thence in a straight line due west (thereby crossing the said Tidal Dock and the Manchester Ship Canal) to the boundary .of the said Parish of Runcorn in the River Mersey".

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

Church Records

C = Christenings (Baptisms) ; M = Marriages ; B = Burials ; BTs = Bishop's Transcripts

Original RegistersC from 1914 ; M from 1924 — Church
Copies and IndexesM 1924-1950 — Cheshire BMD (HA:C13)
NotesC 1885-1914 — entries made at Runcorn: All Saints

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