A chapel in Worcester St Helen Ancient Parish, but transferred early to Worcester St Peter the Great Ancient Parish, from which a separate Civil Parish in 1866. Ecclesiastically severed and transferred in 1910 to Worcester St Helen Ancient Parish [25]


O.S. Ref: SO876529
2½ miles S.E. of Worcester on the A44

Parish Church

St. Philip & St. James, Church Lane

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Lower Oswaldslow [11] [25]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1663-1965 [5]
  Marriages 1653-1965 [5]
  Burials 1658-1965 [5]
  Banns 1892-1965 [5]
Originals Marriages 1653-1979 [12]
  Banns 1892-1968 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1661 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1796-1875
  Marriages 1755-1877

Register Copies

Christenings 1663-1895, Marriages 1653-1837, banns 1755-1804, Burials 1658-1811 [Microfilm.] - Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965 Society of Genealogists [68]

At [FreeREG]
Free Internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records, transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K., are available at: http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl

FreeREG is a new project. The database currently contains a few million records only, so you should not expect to find all your ancestors in the database.

The coverage for this parish currently stands at: Marriages: 1837-89 Burials: 1813-1925

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At Worcestershire Archives [51] :-
List of graves & burials with map 1724-1965 (Microform)
Plan of graves in Whittington churchyard [20th century]
List of burials in Whittington chapelyard with key numbers to map [1900-1992]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Philip and St James's Church see:

For a memorial to Herbert James Graham-Gilmour at St. Philip and St James's Church see:

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. The 1911 census is available in full or in part on some of these sites. We are unable to advise on the choice of site since researchers' personal preferences will be influenced by the content and search facilities offered by each site. Some sites offer a free trial.

Access to the library edition of Ancestry.co.uk is widely available at most record offices, including Worcestershire Archives, and some libraries. You are advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.

A free-to-view site is being developed at freecen.org.uk for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 censuses. Coverage of Worcestershire parishes is rather sparse at this time.

Census returns can usually be viewed at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Family History Centres.

Some repositories offer census details on microform, disc or printed copy. These include:

1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1655-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Burials register & corresponding graves map 1724-1965

Schools Records

The records of schools and other educational establishments in this parish are detailed in a handlist available at Worcestershire Archives. The list refers to original documents so you will need to note the reference number and contact staff.

Last Updated: 05/11/2016