The church of St. Philip, Cheam Common was built around 1874 as a district church in the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions Cheam St Dunstan. It became a separate 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
Parts of the parish of Cheam Common St Philip were later moved into 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 Stoneleigh in 1948.
Part of the church was demolished in 1978 and the remainder in 1983. The churchyard was closed in 1984. Only the churchyard remains and that is adjacent to Cuddington cemetery managed by Sutton LB.
The parish was renamed Worcester Park Christ Church with St. Philip in 1998 and is now part of a local ecumenical partnership that worships in the Methodist church.
Our sister society, East Surrey FHS has the monumental inscriptions in their bookstall; go to their web site for more information .
West Surrey Family History Society CD10(Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Cheam St. Dunstan from 1538-1866. For a full list of parishes covered click here (opens in a new page).
WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has Baptismal records for Cheam St. Dunstan from 1538-1875. For a full list of parishes covered click here (opens in a new page).
WSFHS CD44(Some Ancient Parishes in the Epsom District (July 2015)) has records for Cheam St. Dunstan:
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The church is in the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. The Southwark Diocesan Record Office for churches and parishes in the London Borough of Sutton is the Sutton Local Studies Library. This is where you should find any surviving parish registers,
Cheam and Worcester Park are in the London Borough of Sutton
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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