The Chapel opened around 1730 (see VCH below) as a congregational chapel in Hart's Lane (now called Mint Street). This is confirmed by the Report of the Commissioners for Inquiring into the state of Registers of Births Deaths and marriages (RCI below).
When the building became too small a new Congregational Church was opened ca 1868 in Bridge Street. The Hart‘s Lane building was then occupied first by a Primitive Methodist church congregation and subsequently by the Salvation Army before being converted into offices in 2012.
There is no evidence of a burial ground.
The church is in the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Godalming St Peter and St Paul. The church is in the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Godalming St Peter and St Paul.
The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index has around 1100 names for St Peter and St Paul Godalming. The inscriptions were collected for WSFHS in 1984 by Alan & Kathleen Benny,
We have also acquired an digital copy of Cokayne, G.E. Surrey parish registers & MI's, Volume IV which includes some Godalming St Peter and Paul MIs. This has not yet been transcribed nor indexed.
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West Surrey Family History Society CD10(Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for
WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has Baptismal records for
WSFHS CD30(Ancient Parishes in the Guildford district) has baptismal records for Godalming St Peter and St Paul for 1582-1840, Marriages for 1583-1837 and Burials for 1583-1840.
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Godalming is a (civil) parisha Civil Parish is the bottom most tier of local government in England Sometimes called Town Councils in urban areas
[NB Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have different systems of local government] in the Waverley 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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LinksVictoria County History Volume 3 page 28 (VCH)
accessed 30 June 2021
Report of the Commissioners(RCI)
accessed 30 June 2021
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