Surrey Churches Index

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Purley, St. Barnabas

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St. Barnabas's Anglican Church, Higher Drive, Purley, Surrey - - 55557
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The new 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 Purley, St. Barnabas was created in 1966 from part of the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Coulsdon St. John the Evangelist. The first church was erected in a disused stable ca. December 1910. The was replaced by a new church buildings ca. 1913 and ca 1932. The 1932 building became the church hall when the current building was built ca. 1958.

There is no graveyard at St. Barnabas Church, although the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index has a handful of records for St.John the Evangelist.

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St. Barnabus shares a Priest-in-charge with Kenley All Saints.

WSFHS CD10 (The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Coulsdon St John the Evangelist from 1655 to 1865.

WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for Coulsdon St John the Evangelist from 1857 to 1875.

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Purley is in the London Borough of Croydon.

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

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