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Thornton Heath, St Jude

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The present St. Jude's church was built ca. 1926 to replace a mission church in Stanley Grove. The present church is dedicated to St Jude with St. Aidan. It seems that St. Aidan's was a Church Army hall used for worship from ca. 1964. The hall closed ca. 1978 and is now housing.

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 Thornton Heath St. Jude was created in 1921 from part of 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 Croydon Christ Church which was itself created from the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Croydon St. John the Baptist in 1852.

There does not seem to have been a graveyard at St. Jude's. However there are some 279 names in the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index for Croydon Christ Church dating from 1852 to 1882. They were collected in 1883


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Croydon Christ Church
WSFHS CD10 (The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Croydon Christ Church from 1853 to 1867.

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WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for Croydon Christ Church from 1852 to 1875. For a full list of parishes covered see our sales page for more information (opens in a new page).



Croydon St. John the Baptist
West Surrey Family History Society CD10 (The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Croydon St. John the Baptist from 1538 to 1852.

West Surrey Family History Society CD12 (Croydon Parish Registers to 1753 and Croydon Monumental Inscriptions to 1882) has Christenings, Marriages and burials for Croydon St. John the Baptist from 1538 to 1753.

West Surrey Family History Society CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for Croydon St. John the Baptist from 1538 to 1720, 1765 to 1799 and 1859 to 1876.

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The church is in the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. The Southwark Diocesan Record Office for churches and parishes in the modern administrative county of Surrey, and those London Boroughs that were in Surrey until 1965, is the Surrey History Centre.

This is where you should find any surviving parish registers,


Thornton Heath 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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