The church was built ca. 1930 from parts of a 16th or 17th century barn from Oxted in Surrey. The church replaced a chapel - North Sheen St. Peter which then became a parish hall.
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 North Sheen was created in 1930 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 Richmond St. Luke (now known as Kew St. Luke). St. Luke's parish was was itself created ca.1890 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 Richmond St. John.
Subsequently St. Philip's and St. Luke's became part of the United Beneficean united benefice is a union of two or more Church of England parishes which remain distinct legal entities but share an Incumbant of Kew St Philip and All Saints with St Luke.
There is no graveyard at either St. Philip's or St. Luke's church. However Richmond St. John was originally 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 Richmond St. Mary Magdalene. Some earlier burials may have taken place at St. Mary Magdalene. There are around 2,700 names for Richmond in the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index. They come from a variety of sources, including the Archives of the Surrey Archaeological Society.
The Barn church is within walking distance of North Sheen Cemetery and Mortlake Cemetery. Both these cemeteries now belong to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
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West Surrey Family History Society CD10(The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Richmond St. Mary Magdalene from 1583 to 1865.
WSFHS CD15((Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI)) has christening records for:
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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,
Kew is in the London Borough of Richmond
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.
The Richmond Index will show you all the churches and cemeteries we know of in that part of the London Borough of Richmond which was in the Ancient County of Surreythe Ancient County means Surrey before the administrative counties were created in 1889.
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