Surrey Churches Index

A guide to Churches and Graveyards in Surrey for family historians

Godalming St. Edmund King and Martyr

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This church does not have a graveyard

Historical notes on English Catholic missions, Kelly, Bernard W. (Rev), 1907:
This mission was started in 1899 and for some time was served on Sundays from the Franciscan Priory of Chilworth. ... The new church in the Early English style (981 ft. x 201 ft.) designed by Mr. F. Walters was opened by Bishop Amigo, June 27, 1906. Cost of the building together with the “commodious presbytery” £4,700. Fr. St. George Hyland has charge of the mission.

St Edmund’s has daughter churches at Milford St Joseph and Elstead(now closed). Originally the Roman Catholic parishes of Haslemere(until 1924) and Bramley(until 1955) were part of St Edmund's parish.

St Edmund’s 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 Godalming St Peter and St Paul. The inscriptions were collected for West Surrey FHS in 1984 by Alan & Kathleen Benny,

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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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The Guildford Diocesan Record Office, where you should find any surviving parish registers for the Church of England Diocese of Guildford, is the Surrey History Centre.

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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