The Roman Catholic church of St. Teresa opened ca. 1959 following the building of the L.C.C. Merstham estate. It is part of 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 the Nativity of the Lord and is located in the (Anglican) Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Merstham St Katherine
The was no graveyard at St. Teresa's Church. However many local cemeteries may have Roman Catholic Sections, see https://www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/info/20221/cemeteries
Merstham is a village in the Reigate and Banstead 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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LinksSt Teresa's web site
GEN UKI Pages
British History on Line
Surrey History centre notes on Roman Catholics in Surrey
Surrey History Centre notes on Roman Catholic Records
Catholic Family History Society
Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton