Surrey Churches Index

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Battersea, Christ Church

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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 Battersea Christ Church was created in 1861 from the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Battersea St. Mary.

The original church was built ca. 1849 as 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 St. Mary's. It was destroyed by bombs during World War 2. The new church was built on the same site ca. 1959. Christ Church became a United Parishan united parish is the merger of two or more Church of England parishes to form a single new parish with Battersea St. Stephen in 1972.

There is no longer a graveyard at Christ Church. We have not yet located any monumental inscriptions for Christ Church however the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index has around 500 names for the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Battersea St. Mary

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WSFHS CD24(A 2nd Collection of Surrey Baptisms not in The IGI) has baptismal records for:
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The Southwark Diocesan Record Office, where you should find the surviving parish registers for this church, is the London Metropolitan Archives.

Battersea is a district in the London Borough of Wandsworth

Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., jr.. Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.

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