Churches in Rhyl

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity is the Parish Church of Rhyl.

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 009815.
Holy Trinity church was built in 1835 as a chapel of ease in the parish of Rhuddlan, to the mother church at Rhuddlan.
Rhyl became a separate parish on the 23rd May 1844, and Holy Trinity became the parish church. The church was extended in 1850, 1852, 1869, 1891 and 1897.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

The following Parish Registers have been deposited in the Flintshire Record Office, Hawarden. They may be viewed on microfilm at the Flintshire Record Office, the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin, and the National Library of Wales. These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
Note - the entries in the Burial Register refer to burials at the Morley Road cemetery and the Dyserth Road Church cemetery.

 

Baptisms Marriages Burials
1841 - 1948 1844 - 1970 1859 - 1965

No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited.

There are no official I.G.I. entries for Holy Trinity, Rhyl.

St Ann

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 014810.
The Church was originally built, at the expense of Mrs Ann Nicholson, as a Mission room for the Vale Road area of Rhyl. The foundation stone was laid on 25 October 1893. The first service was held on Thursday, 26 June 1894, and the church was consecrated on Monday, 9 November 1896, as a chapel of ease to the parish church of Rhyl.
By an Order in Council, it was created a consolidated chapelry on 6 March 1902. It does not appear to have ever operated as a parish in its own right, and it now functions as a district church within the parish of Rhyl. At one time, it was dubbed the "Railwayman's Church".
It was licensed to conduct marriages in 1909, the first marriage being recorded on 11 July 1909.
The church was extended in 1931, and extensively renovated in 1962.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

The following Parish Registers have been deposited in the Flintshire Record Office, Hawarden. They may be viewed on microfilm at the Flintshire Record Office, the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin, and the National Library of Wales. These microfilms are not available elsewhere.

 

Baptisms Marriages Burials
- 1909 - 1979 -

No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited.

There are no official I.G.I. entries for St. Ann's, Rhyl.

 

St. John

St. John the Baptist is a district church within the parish of Rhyl.

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 004810.
The foundation stone was laid on 6 August 1885; and the first service was held on 10 June 1887.
The church was consecrated at Easter 1890.
On 12 February 1937, St. John's was granted a licence to conduct marriages.
In 1997, a survey reported that urgent, and costly, repair work was necessary. The Church authorities decided to declare the building redundant; and the final service was conducted on 28 December 1997, in the presence of the Archbishop of Wales.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

The following Parish Registers have been deposited in the Flintshire Record Office, Hawarden. They may be viewed on microfilm at the Flintshire Record Office, the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin, and the National Library of Wales. These microfilms are not available elsewhere.

 

Baptisms Marriages Burials
- 1937 - 1974 -

No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited.

There are no official I.G.I. entries for St. John's, Rhyl.

 

St. Thomas

St. Thomas, which is a district church within the parish of Rhyl, lies alongside the parish church (Holy Trinity).

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 010815.
The foundation stone of St. Thomas's church was laid on Whit Monday, 20 May 1861. The nave was opened for worship in 1862. The chancel was added, and opened in July 1867. The church was eventually consecrated in March 1869.

"Among the many objects that attract the stranger's attention on his first visit to Rhyl, the bold outlines of St. Thomas's Church are sure to claim his notice and admiration; standing as it does in the very heart of the town, it can be viewed with advantage from all points. This Church, we need hardly remind most of our readers, has been built almost solely out of the voluntary donations of the inhabitants and the visitors frequenting this delightful watering place."
[From The Rhyl Record of 12 March 1869]

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

The following Parish Registers have been deposited in the Flintshire Record Office, Hawarden. They may be viewed on microfilm at the Flintshire Record Office, the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin, and the National Library of Wales. These microfilms are not available elsewhere.

 

Baptisms Marriages Burials
- 1889 - 1982 -

No Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited.

There are no official I.G.I. entries for St. Thomas, Rhyl.