Worcester St Paul

Descriptive Notes

St. Paul's is known for its associations with the Rev.G.A.Studdert-Kennedy, a famous preacher, Chaplain to the King, poet and writer. During the First World War, he became famous as a Chaplain and was known as 'Woodbine Willie' for his practice of handing out Woodbine cigarettes along with bibles to troops in the trenches.


O.S. Ref: SO853548

Parish Church

St. Paul, Junction of St. Paul's St. & Spring Gardens, Worcester
The church building was declared redundant by the Church of England on 17 February 1988 and is now leased to the Assemblies of God Church. [80]

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1845-1945 [5]
  Marriages 1845-1957 [5]
  Burials 1845-1915 [5]
  Banns 1905-24, 1933-50 [5]
Originals Christenings 1845-1988 [12]
  Marriages 1845-1986 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1845 Worcestershire Archives [22]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Photograph of memorial tablet of Rev.David Wheeler [1980's] Worcestershire Archives [51]

WORCESTER (St. Paul) : 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]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Paul'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 71 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1851 transcript on open shelves at HQq942.4405031

Last Updated: 10/11/2016