Worcester St Alban


Ancient Parish [25]
Originally a chapel in Worcester St Mary (Cathedral). A separate parish by 1206. Abolished civilly in 1898 to help create Worcester Civil Parish.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO849547

Parish Church

St Alban, Deansway, Worcester
The church was declared redundant on 2 July 1976.[80]

The Maggs Day Centre was founded in the Church in 1984. It is described on its website as "an open-door, free-access day centre in Worcester, catering for anyone who is homeless, isolated or lonely across Worcestershire"

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Oswaldslow [11]

Poor Law Union

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

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1630-1928 [5]
  Marriages 1630-1934 [5]
  Burials 1630-1905 [5]
  Banns 1754-1812 [5]
Transcripts Marriages 1754-1812 [27]
  General 1630-1812 [27]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1634 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1630-1875
  Marriages 1630-1880

Register Copies

St.Alban; Christenings 1630-1812 BMSGH Shop

WORCESTER (St. Alban) : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1630-1812: Parish Register Society, vol. 2 IN: Parish Register Society, vol. 2 Published London : Parish Register Society, 1896 Author Wilson, J Bowstead (transcription.) Edition Privately printed Society of Genealogists [68]

WORCESTER (St. Alban) : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1630-1812: Parish Register Society, vol. 2 [Microfiche.] IN: Parish Register Society, vol. 2 Published : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, Nd. Author Wilson, J Bowstead (transcription.) Society of Genealogists [68]

Christenings 1630-1812 Marriages 1630-1812 Burials 1630-1812

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]

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: Christenings: 1630-1812 Marriages: 1630-1812 Burials: 1630-1812

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Monuments in stone in church (1939) Worcestershire Archives [51]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a war memorial at the Maggs Centre, St Albans 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]
1851 transcript on open shelves at HQq942.4465031

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1630-1905 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Churchwardens accounts 1751-76
Accounts & minutes 1775-1869
Poor rates accounts 1795-1854


An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

The living of St. Alban's is a discharged rectory, rated in the king's books at £5, endowed with £200 private benefaction, & 800 royal bounty, and £500 parliamentary grant and in the patronage of the Bishop : the church claims no particular architectural notice.

Last Updated: 10/11/2016