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St James, Bermondsey



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West Surrey FHS has a copy of G E Cokayne's notes on Bermondsey St James churchyard from ca 1890 (courtesy of Surrey Archaeological Society). These have not yet been transcribed nor indexed.
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The ecclesiastical parishan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England of Bermondsey St. James was created in 1840 from part of the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Bermondsey St. Mary Magdalene.

Parts of the St. James's parish were merged into new ecclesiastical parishesan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England
  • Bermondsey Christ Church (1845),
  • Bermondsey St. Anne (1871),
  • Bermondsey St. Crispin (1875),
  • South Bermondsey (1878); and,
  • Bermondsey St. Luke Orange Road (1885).
In 1956 the parish was merged to became the parish of Bermondsey St. James with Christ Church.


WSFHS CD29(A 2nd COLLECTION OF METROPOLITAN SURREY BURIALS INDEX) has burial records for Bermondsey St. James from 1829 to 1854 and 1862 to 1879.

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Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A. Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.




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