The Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Guildford St. Mary is now part of the modern 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 Guildford Holy Trinity with St. Mary's.
There are around 400 names for Guildford St. Mary in the Index to the Surrey Monumental inscriptions Library.
They were copied 12 Jun and 2 Jul 1976 by Clifford Webb, only inscriptions in the Churchyard were noted. The Stones have suffered much from flooding and many are illegible.
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West Surrey Family History Society CD8 (The The Guildford Collection) has marriage records for Guildford St. Mary to 1837; Baptisms to 1840 and Burials to 1865.
WSFHS CD10 (The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Guildford St. Mary from 1540 to 1865
WSFHS CD30(Ancient Parishes in the Guildford District) has Baptismal records for Guildford St. Mary from 1540 to 1840, Marriages from 1540 to 1837 and Burial records from 1540 to 1865,
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The church is in the Anglican Diocese of Guildford. The Guildford Diocesan Record Office, where you should find any surviving registers for this parish, is the Surrey History Centre.
Since 2013 St. Mary's has been in partnership with the Guildford Methodist Church.
St. Mary's is in Guildford town centre in the Guildford (administrative) District of Surrey.
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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