Ecclesiastical Parish [25]
Created in 1868 from Stoke Prior Ancient Parish.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO969696.
¾ mile S.E. from Bromsgrove

Parish Church

St. Godwald, Finstall Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 2EA

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1921, Archdeaconry of Dudley & Diocese of Worcester (1921 - *) [1] [25]


Upper Halfshire [11]

Poor Law Union

Bromsgrove [3]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1869-1968 [5]
  Marriages 1869-1968 [5]
  Burials 1869-1968 [5]
Originals Marriages M1869-1986 [12]
  Banns 1869-1981 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1896 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1869-1875
  Marriages 1869-1885

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Burial Ground & War Memorial

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Burial Ground & War Memorial

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St. Godwald

At Society of Genealogists [59]
Burial ground & War Memorial: MIs [Typescript.] - Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1997 - Author: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (trans.)

BROMSGROVE (Finstall burial ground) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 3 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 3 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1983 Author Slater, Mrs et al. (trans.)

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including,, and 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 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 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:

1851 81 91 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1851 Census Worcestershire, vol. 10 Bromsgrove transcript & surname index : part 1 Stoke Prior & Bromsgrove (part); part 2 Belbroughton, Clent, Hagley, Pedmore, Frankley, Hunnington, Romsley, Tutnall & Cobley, Bromsgrove (part); part 3 Tardebigg, Tutnal & Cobley, Bentley Pauncefoot, Webheath, Redditch & Alvechurch - Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1993-5 - Author Friend, A F (trans.) Society of Genealogists

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Vestry & parish council meeting minutes & PCC meeting minutes 1934-41
Note:inc church accounts, vicar's reports & newspaper cuttings .
Vestry & parish council meeting minutes & PCC meeting minutes1941-66
Note: These 3 vols also contain accounts, reports, committee membership lists etc
Churchyard extension committee minutes 1930-31
Note: This vol also contains minutes for a meeting of parishoners re: extension and accounts for money raised
Missionaries committee minute book 1935-39
Not: This also contains minutes of Parish Hall Committee [19]41-2 Parish Hall Committee Minutes [1958]-61

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:

Finstall C P School
Log book - 1881 - 1915 - Ref: BA 1319

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: 25/01/2016