Parish Records

If you are trying to put together your family tree, read on, we might be able to point you in the right direction. If you discover a famous or infamous ancestor, let us know!

When do your parish records start?

They start in 1874 when the parish of North Holmwood was carved out of the existing parish of (South) Holmwood. So if your enquiry predates 1874, you need to contact them. They are part of the Surrey Weald Group Ministry; telephone 01306 889118.

What do your parish records cover?

The formal records cover only Baptisms and Marriages. Since we don’t have a churchyard, we don’t have a Burial register. However, we are able to say (in most instances) whose ashes have been interred in our Garden of Remembrance. If we don’t have the information to hand, we can put you in touch with the funeral directors responsible for sexton duties.

Where are your parish records kept?

 

We keep in church only those registers that are in current use. At present, we are working with a Baptism Register which started in June 1976, and a Marriage Register which started in October 1990. All our earlier registers are kept in a purpose built site in Woking at
Surrey History Centre 130 Goldsworth Road Woking GU21 1ND Tel: 01483 518737
email: shs(at)surreycc.gov.uk
web site: www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreyhistorycentre

So how do we access your records?

If you are looking for an entry in a current register (see above), then contact one of the Churchwardens. They can either meet you at the church, or arrange for the information to be sent to your home (a donation to cover time/postage would go down well!). If you are looking for information from archived registers, you need to contact the Surrey History Centre directly (see above).