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Smethwick St Alban

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St Alban's ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1909 from part of Holy Trinity, Smethwick . The church, in St Alban's Road was consecrated in 1906.

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Cemeteries

A transcription of the Monumental Inscriptions of St Alban is included in the transcript of eleven Smethwick Cemeteries and Churches (Holy Lane Cemetery, St Alban, St Chad, St Hilda, St Mark, St Mary, St Matthew, St Michael & All Angels, St Paul, and St Stephen), published by the Birmingham & Midland SGH.

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Church History

The original St Alban's was a mission room to Holy Trinity in Silverton Road which was used from 1904, although a room in Dibble Road had been used for services from 1903. It was replaced by St Alban the Martyr church, which was built in 1905 on the corner of St Alban's Road and Devonshire Road. The church is a structure of red brick with stone dressings, in the Tudor style, designed by FT Beck of Wolverhampton, consisting of a chancel, aisled nave, western baptistry, and a west bellcot with one bell. A vestry was added in 1958

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Church Records

Church of England Registers
The register of St Alban's Church, Smethwick, commences in 1905. The original registers for the period 1905-1951 (Bapts) & 1909-1980 (Mar) and Banns for the period 1909-1980 are deposited at Sandwell Archives.

Nonconformist Church Registers
Records of Nonconformist churches in Smethwick can be found on the Smethwick page.

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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