Records and Registers
Are you trying to trace an ancestor? Trying to conduct research into your family's history? Or just interested in genealogy?
This web page may be able to help you.
Note that most of our records and registers relate to the parish - a specific geographical area within Oldham. Click here for a map of the parish
Our policy is to hold baptism and marriage records since 1950 on site.
Note that some of these registers have now been digitized. Click here to search them at familysearch.org.
Held in St. Paul's Church:
Entries from the following registers are held in St. Paul's Church.
Baptisms: 1950 - present.
Marriages: 1950 - present.
Confirmations: 1967 - present.
Held in Manchester Central Library:
From the church's consecration on 26 May 1880, varied information is held in Manchester City Council Archives and Local History.
|Preachers' Books & Registers of Services||1880-1996|
|Correspondence and papers regarding the formation
of the parish and application for a school
|Orders of service||1958-2014|
|History of St Paul's Church Oldham||1980|
|Specification of the different works required in the erection of a Church||1878|
|Building Fund Subscriptions||1877-1886|
|Agreement for sale and purchase of organ||1886|
|Parochial Church Council Minutes||1948-1977|
|Minutes of Thursday Group||1988-2006|
|Sunday School Accounts||1922-1925|
(This is the listing from Greater Manchester Lives.)
If the person you are researching was a prominent member of the church, then it is possible that they are mentioned in reports of events, minutes of meetings etc.
More recent records are likely to be found in the Church itself.
The church has a War Memorial. We intend to put a picture of it, with the lists of names, on the web page for your convenience.
Please to make an appointment or enquiry.
Please ensure that you have read the above information before making an enquiry.
If your enquiry relates to a more recent date, you will need to give the approximate date of a wedding or baptism.
The fee for a copy of a Baptism Certificate is £9 (2010) and for a Marriage Certificate £7 (2010).
These fees are set nationally by the Church of England.