Surrey Churches Index

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West Horsley, St Alphege

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The church was in the Roman Catholic 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 Effingham and Fetcham with churches at Effingham and Fetcham. St Alphege's church opened in April 1938 and closed in 2007. It appears to have been a Chapel of EaseA daughter church within an ecclesiastical Parish, or a chapel in an outlying area of the parish that is more convenient for parishioners to attend to the church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Effingham

There does not seem to have been a graveyard attached to the church.

St. Alphege's church was located in the Church of England Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of West Horsley, St. Mary. There are around 220 names in the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index for the churchyard at West Horsley, St. Mary

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West Surrey Family History Society CD10 (The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for St Mary's West Horsley from 1600 to 1865.

WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has Baptismal records for St Mary's West Horsley from 1606 to 1771.

WSFHS CD30(Ancient Parishes in the Guildford District) has Baptismal records for St Mary's West Horsley from 1606 to 1840, marriages from 1601 to 1837 and burials from 1600 to 1840;

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St. Alphege was in the (civil) parisha Civil Parish is the bottom most tier of local government in England Sometimes called Town Councils in urban areas

[NB Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have different systems of local government]
of West Horsley in the Guildford 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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