Surrey Churches Index

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Caterham, St Paul

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A 200-seater building, daughter church of Caterham, St Mary. It was allegedly founded by the Rev’d Goundry (about whom no historical information has yet been found). The land was given on condition that it was not used for burials. It was not consecrated but dedicated for worship. No description has been found but the photo below [not included here] indicates that it was a timber framed building. There was a single bell by Gillett & Johnston (fate unknown).

Declared sound at the last quinquennial inspection in 1972 but later became structurally unsafe. The last services were held in 1982; the site was then sold and the church demolished for housing development; proceeds of the sale were used to build a new church hall in 1990, known as St Paul’s Centre (but not on the site of the old St Paul’s church). A plan exists on a Diocesan file.
Diocese of Southwark former Places of Worship

The church of St. Mary is 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 Caterham along with Caterham St.Lawrence.

The Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions was that of Caterham St Lawrence

There are no names in the Surrey MI index for Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Caterham St Lawrence, it does include details of one war grave at St Mary's

Caterham Cemetery is adjacent to St. Mary's church

West Surrey Family History Society CD10(Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Caterham St Lawrence from 1543-1896.

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The parish 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,

Caterham is in the Tandridge 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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The church was approximately on the corner of Addision Road and Banstead road

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