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St John the Divine, Lytham, Church of England

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This site provides historical information about churches, other places of worship and cemeteries. It has no connection with the churches themselves. For current information you will need to contact them directly.

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.

from Kelly's Lancashire Directory, 1895

St John the Divine,
East Beach,


A booklet describing the history of the church, containing many pictures, was published in December 1999.


The Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society have transcribed and published the Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard (1851-2001).

Church History

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.

Church Records

The Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society have published:

  • Baptisms 1849-1949

Marriages 1851-1907 are held within Lancashire BMD. N.B. Select "Fleetwoood & Fylde" region.

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


Copies of Original Registers


Register Transcripts



It is located at SD3711127153 (Lat/Lon 53.736953,-2.954875). You can see this on maps provided by: