Worcester St Michael Bedwardine


Ancient Parish [25]
Included Bishop's Palace & Cathedral churchyard (a peculiar in the jurisdiction of the Dean & Chapter of Worcester), the greater part of the latter being transferred ecclesiastically in 1910 to Worcester St. Helen Ancient Parish. Abolished civilly in 1898 to help create Worcester Civil Parish.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO850545
The original medieval church was established in the N.E. corner of the close as a cemetery chapel to the Cathedral. A new St.Michael's was built in 1839 in College Street, the original church being demolished in 1843. Its existence is now marked only by the ledgerstones near the war memorial. New St.Michael's was demolished in 1965.

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Peculiar of the Dean & Chapter of Worcester [1] Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [25]


In the Cathedral liberty in Worcester & not in the Borough [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Worcester (1836-98) [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1546-1908 [5]
Marriages 1546-1908 [5]
Burials 1546-1857 [5]
Banns 1754-1843 [5]
Transcripts General 1546-1812 [27]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1621 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1546-1875
Marriages 1548-1880

Register Copies

Christenings 1546-1812 Marriages 1546-1754

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Parish Registers 1546-1812 (Marriages to 1754) Vol.2

At Dudley Archives & Local History Service [62]
Transcript: 1546-1812

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
WORCESTER (St. Michael) : Christenings 1546-1908, Marriages 1548-1648, 1660-1755, Burials 1546-1812 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964

WORCESTER (St. Michael) : Marriages(Index) 1548-1755: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

WORCESTER (St. Michael Bedwardine) : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1621-44, 1666-72, 1681-1700 (Bishops' Transcripts) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960
WORCESTER (St. Michael in Bedwardine) : Christenings & Burials 1546-1812, Marriages 1548-1754 [Microfiche.] Published Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry Nd. Author Buchanan-Dunlop, W R (transcription.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

WORCESTER (St. Michael in Bedwardine) : Christenings & Burials 1546-1812, Marriages 1548-1754 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

WORCESTER (St. Michael in Bedwardine) : Marriages 1754-1837, banns 1754-1843 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

WORCESTER (St. Michael in Bedwardine) : Monumental Inscriptions: in Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 2 [Manuscript.] IN: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 2 Published , Nd. Author Bloom, J Harvey (transcription.) Society of Genealogists [59]

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]
1851 transcript on open shelves at HQq942.4405031

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Churchwardens accounts 1543-1690
Churchwardens accounts & minutes 1639-1739
Churchwardens accounts & minutes 1734-1901
Miscellaneous documents 13th cent-c.1940

Other Sources

The churchwardens' accounts of St. Michael's in Bedwardine, Worcester 1539-1603; to which are prefixed the churchwardens' accounts of the church of St. Helen, Worcester for 1519-20 : Worcestershire Historical Society [vol. 7] IN: Worcestershire Historical Society [vol. 7] Published Oxford : Worcestershire Historical Society, 1896 Author Porter, A S Author Amphlett, John (transcription.) ed. Society of Genealogists

Last Updated: 31/07/2012