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Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.

The place: WAKEFIELD ST JOHN.     Church dedication: ST. JOHN.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

Agbrigg wapentake, L.D. - Population, vide All Saints ; Church-room, 900 *1; Net value, £118.

Patron, the Vicar of Wakefield.

Augmented in 1816 with £600, and in 1817 with £600, both from the Parliamentary grant, by lot.

Built under an Act of Parliament 31st Geo. III., which Act was amended 55th Geo. III., and consecrated 28th July 1795, together with the church-yard.

Marriages are celebrated in the Church from any part of Wakefield, but no district has been assigned.

In 1796. Thomas Rogers, A.M., licensed to the lectureship of St. John's, on the nomination of the Commissioners for that new Church *2.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register books commence in 1795.

Parochial Charities, vide All Saints.

*1 In 1818, returned at 1,200.

*2 Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 177. (Additions.)

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. © 2013.