Worcester St Peter the Great


Ancient Parish [25]
Including in Oswaldslow Hundred the chapel at Whittington, which was originally in Worcester St Helen Ancient Parish, but was transferred early to this parish & a separate Civil Parish in 1866 from it. Whittington was ecclesiastically severed in 1910 & transferred to Worcester St Martin (See the separate entry for the creation in 1961 of Norton with Whittington Ecclesiastical Parish.)
Worcester St Peter the Great was abolished civilly in 1894, the part in the County Borough created Worcester St Peter the Great City, the remainder created Worcester St Peter the Great County.[25]

Note: Worcester, St. Martin and Worcester St. Peter were united by Order in Council, 1 January 1974. [2


O.S. Ref: SO851544

Parish Church

St. Peter, Sidbury, Worcester
The church was closed in August 1972 & demolished in 1976.[5]
The church was declared redundant on 15 July 1974 [80]

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]


Part Lower Oswaldslow, part Worcester Municipal Borough (1835-89), part Worcester County Borough (1889-94) [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Worcester (1836-94) [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1686-1972 [5]
  Marriages 1686-1974 [5]
  Burials 1686-1972 [5]
  Banns 1783-1812,
1892-1941, 1958-72
Transcripts Christenings 1813-27; 1836-40 [27]
  Marriages 1824-37 [27]
  Burials 1833-37 [27]
Originals Banns 1754-83 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1613 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1752-1875
  Marriages 1754-1864

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
WORCESTER (St. Peter) : Christenings 1686-1827, MB 1686-1812, banns 1754-83 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

WORCESTER (St. Peter) : Christenings 1827-36, Marriages 1813-37, Burials 1813-56 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St Peter: Epitaphs Worcestershire Archives [51]

WORCESTER (St. Peter the Great) : 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

A War Memorial including St Peter's parishioners is now located at St. Martin's Church:

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 1686-1856 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Confirmation registers 1942-71
Certificate of redemption of tithe rent charge in respect of land in Whittington 1928
Confirmation candidates register 1899-1924
Census return 1831
Sunday School Admission book 1905-24
Churchwardens accounts re poor relief 1661-96
Churchwardens & City rate accounts 1785-1827
Poor Rate book 1789 - ?
Churchwardens accounts 1812-23
Deuts & Allies charities account books 1854-1946
Offertory & St Thomas' Day charity account book 1888-1949
Workhouse & Churchwardens accounts accounts 1822-87
Chrities distributors book 1844-67
8 Bastardy & other deeds 1668-1756
3 indentures of apprenticeship 1698-1813


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

The living of St. Peter's is a vicarage, rated in the king's books at £12. 4. 2., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter.

Last Updated: 09/11/2016