Surrey Churches Index



A guide to Churches and Graveyards in Surrey for family historians

Bermondsey, Christ Church

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photo of Christ Church, now demolished
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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 Bermondsey Christ Church was created in 1845 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 Bermondsey St. James. The parish of Bermondsey St. James had itself been created from part of the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Bermondsey St. Mary Magdalene in 1840.
"Built 1848, by George Allen: the designer was W Bennett Hayes. The church is of brick, in Romanesque style, with what the Ecclesiologist called 'a knowing- looking clerestory thick set with windows' a south-west belfry, and a short sanctuary." (from 'Parish Churches of London', Basil F L Clarke, Batsford, 1966)

The church was declared redundant in 1956 and demolished in 1966. Plans are held by ICBS (www.churchplansonline.org.uk). It is easily confused with (but not the same as) Rotherhithe, Christ Church, as the latter was known as Bermondsey, Christ Church in later years until it was demolished in 1979.

The organ was taken by St Nicholas, Southfleet (Rochester diocese) where it was still in use as of 2009.
Diocese of Southwark former Places of Worship


The ecclesiastical parishesan 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 Christ Church and St. James were both dissolved in 1956 to create the new parish of Bermondsey St. James with Christ Church. In 1999 the parish was enlarged again when part of the former 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 Bermondsey St. Crispin was merged into it.


There was no graveyard at Christ Church.

West Surrey FHS has a copy of G E Cokayne's notes on Bermondsey St James churchyard from ca 1890 (courtesy of Surrey Archaeological Society).


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West Surrey Family History Society CD29(A 2nd Collection of Metropolitan Surrey Burials Index) has burial records for Bermondsey St. James from 1829 to 1854 and 1862 to 1879.

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Christ Church was located in what is now the London Borough of Southwark.


The church is in the Church of England Diocese of Southwark. The Southwark Diocesan Record Office, where you should find the surviving parish registers for this church, is the London Metropolitan Archives.


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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St James' Church web site

Diocese of Southwark former Places of Worship

Wikipedia

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British History on-line

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It seems that the site of the former church is now a block of flats.



National library of Scotland OS 25 inch map 1892-1914

What3Words® ///loft.shall.parks

The What3Words location is a "best guess"

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