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Wednesbury St John

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"St John's Church, in Bridge Street, was built in 1845-6, for a new ecclesiastical parish, comprising part of the town. It is a large and handsome structure, in the Early English style, consisting of a nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower surmounted by a lofty spire. It was built by Mr Isaac Highway, of Walsall, to designs by Messrs Dankes & Hamilton, of London.
The benefice is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of Lady E Foley, and incumbency of the Rev John Winter, MA."

[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]

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Church History

St John's ecclesiastical parish was formed on 3rd June 1844. Services were initially held in a carpenters shop and then the People's Hall, before the church was built in 1845-6 and consecrated on 13th May 1846. The church, in Lower High Street, was a building of stone in the Early English style, and it consisted of a western chancel, clerestoried nave of six bays, aisles, north porch, and a south-eastern tower with spire containing one bell. 
The church became disused in 1980 and was demolished in July 1985.  
The living was a rectory, in the gift of the Bishop of Lichfield.

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Church Records

Church of England Registers 
The register of the church of St John commences in 1845. The original registers for the period 1845-1980 (Bapts), 1846-1980 (Mar) & 1846-1948 (Bur) are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office. 

Dave Ogden's transcription of burials at St John, Wednesbury:
Burials: Surnames A to C.
Burials: Surnames D to H.
Burials: Surnames I to P.
Burials: Surnames R to Z.

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

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