Worcester Holy Trinity & St Matthews

Descriptive Notes

The old church's most interesting feature was its recycled 14th century roof , taken from the decaying Guesten Hall of the cathedral priory as it was finally demolished in 1864. When Holy Trinity itself was demolished in 1969, the roof was re-erected at the Avoncroft Museum of buildings in Bromsgrove.


Ecclesiastical Parish [25]
Created in 1866 from Claines Ancient Parish & Worcester St Martin Ancient Parish.[25]
The church was demolished in 1969. In 1952 the Conventional District of Ronkswood with the Mission Church of St Matthew was formed. This ultimately became the parish church of Worcester Holy Trinity, the Mission Church being replaced in 1965 by the current church dedicated to the Holy Trinity & St Matthew.[5]

Parish Church

Holy Trinity, Shrub Hill, Worcester (O.S. Ref: SO858551) - now demolished
Holy Trinity & St Matthew, Lichfield Avenue, Ronkswood, Worcester (O.S. Ref: SO870549)

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1866-1944 [5]
  Marriages 1866-1959 [5]
  Burials 1866-92 [5]
  Banns 1906-26, 1940-72 [5]
Originals Christenings 1866-1975 [12]
  Marriages 1866-1969 [12]
  Banns 1953-66 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1933 Worcestershire Archives [22]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Matthew'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:
1851 81 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Services register 1909-24, 1945-50, 1951-65, 1952-57, 1958-65
Inventory 1930, 57
PCC signed minutes 1934-48, 1951-65
PCC account book 1950-61, 1962-65

Last Updated: 10/11/2016