Catalogue description CHRIST CHURCH, BEXLEYHEATH

This record is held by Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

Details of PA23C
Reference: PA23C

Parish registers & administrative records

Date: 1835-1992

PA23C/1 Records of Incumbent: Registers


PA23C/2 Records of Incumbent: Licences


PA23C/3 Records of Incumbent: Property and Income


PA23C/5 Records of Churchwardens: Accounts


PA23C/6 Records of Churchwardens: Property


PA23C/7 Records of Churchwardens: Miscellaneous


PA23C/8 Records of the Parochial Church Council


PA23C/11 Records of Overseers: Rates


PA23C/22 Records of Surveyors: Miscellaneous


PA23C/24 Records of Special Committees


PA23C/25 Charity and School Records


PA23C/27 Tithe Records


PA23C/28 Miscellaneous Records

Held by: Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Church of England, Christ Church Parish, Bexleyheath

Physical description: 210 Files
Custodial history:

The records were deposited by the Church in December 1990 (except PA32C/5/2/2 which was donated by Mrs N H Coleman in 1986) and have been catalogued by Mr Malcolm Barr-Hamilton.

Administrative / biographical background:

A chapel-of-ease to the parish church of St Mary's, Bexley, was built for the fast-growing population of Bexleyheath and consecrated in 1836. This stood on the south side of the Broadway adjacent to what is now Oaklands Road. Until 1844 baptisms at the Chapel were entered in the registers of St Mary's Church. A burial ground adjacent to the Chapel was consecrated in 1842. This soon became full and was closed for burials in 1882, the present Bexleyheath cemetery having been opened in 1879. For burials in the latter enquirers are advised to use the registers in the Local Authority records held here which give more detailed information than the Church copies. The Chapel was licensed for marriages in 1846.


Although the Chapel of Ease had been enlarged in 1852 the population was increasing so rapidly that work began on the building of the present Christ Church in 1872 and it was consecrated in 1877.

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