The Parish of Childwall is fortunate in possessing a valuable set of records of births, marriages and burials covering almost the entire period from 1557 to the end of the 18th century. They are detailed thus in the Church Terrier* for 1778-
- 1557-1612 (sound and entire)
- 1653-1703 (much torn and imperfect)
- 1703-1753 (very clean and correct)
- 1753 (in use)
- 1754-1772 (marriages only)
- 1772 (in use:marriages only)
Since then some of the records have been found, accounting for the years 1625-1638: they were in very bad condition, but were repaired as far as possible and placed with the other records in 1912, having been missing for at least 130 years.
*Church Terrier: A statement of the assets belonging to the church at any specific time
Today the Parish Registers still date back to 1557 and are 95% complete.
It is not our policy to open the registers for inspection in order to protect them from wear and tear.
Our only exception may be for academic research when other avenues have been exhausted. Copies of our records, however, may be found in the local record library.
For records 1557 – 1753, these have been reproduced in two volumes by The Lancashire Parish Register Society and should be able to be found or obtained to be viewed at your local records library.
For searching for information, we are instructed to charge a fee, set by the Church of England. The current schedule of fees can be found at www.cofe.anglican.org/lifeevents/fees.
Payments should be made to “PCC All Saints’ Childwall” and sent to
The Records Manager,
All Saints Church Childwall,
Childwall Abbey Road
For further information please email