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Anglican churches of Kensington in 1903

List from "A map of the Ecclesiastical Divisions within the County of London, 1903" published by Edward Stanford of London, reprinted as a facsimile by the London Topographical Society. Parishes within the rural deanery of Kensington in 1903 were all sub-divisions of the ancient parish of St Mary Abbots. They are in the Archdeaconry of Middlesex, and the Diocese of London. We have a list of other deaneries.

Dates of creation of parishes are mainly taken from Brian Fisk's list which shows progressive splitting of parishes. Dates of building are mainly taken from Pevsner's "The Buildings of England - London 3: North West" (1991 edition, Cherry and Pevsner). Original registers are mostly deposited in the London Metropolitan Archives. In the list below, the name of the church as it appears in their database is shown (in capitals). Contact details for churches now are on the Diocese of London 'explore page or their list for Kensington Deanery which give addresses, email and phone numbers and have grid references.

Kensington, St Mary Abbotts, Kensington High Street

Ancient parish, still exists, other parishes on this page were all originally part of St Mary Abbots, present church built 1868 with some monuments from previous church built 1683;
Registers at church, access details on parish website which also has some history
LMA has various register transcripts, mainly from the period 1800 to 1845, under SAINT MARY ABBOTS: KENSINGTON HIGH STREET, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
the IGI has christenings and marriages 1539-1675 (batches P001351 and M001351)
Society of Genealogists has a variety of transcripts and indexes, including christenings 1676-1850, marriages 1539-1837 and burials 1676-1853: to locate them search their library catalogue using "words"for "kensington st mary abbots AND registers"; entries from Boyds Marriage Index 1539-1675 are on the pay-per-view service British Origins
Kensington Library has some printed transcripts, search for "mary abbots" and "baptisms" or "marriages" or "burials" in Kensington library catalogue
Parish is no. 17 on outline map (Southern part)

All Saints, Talbot Road, Notting Hill
Parish created 1861, still exists; church built 1852-61, spire truncated by war damage;
Registers at LMA under ALL SAINTS, NOTTING HILL, TALBOT ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 8 on outline map (Northern part)

Christ Church, Victoria Road W8.
This small Victorian church, at the southern end of Victoria Road, has been a Chapel-of-Ease to St Mary Abbots since its construction in 1851. There is a description of the church in the Survey of London.
The registers are still held at St Mary Abbots Church.

Christ Church, Telford Road, Notting Hill
Church built 1881, closed 1940.
Registers at LMA under CHRIST CHURCH, NOTTING HILL, TELFORD ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Ther is a description of the church in the Survey of London. Parish is no. 4 on outline map (Northern part)

Holy Trinity, Brompton
Parish created 1830, church built 1826-9 on site of burial place of St George's Hospital;
see also parish website
Registers at LMA under HOLY TRINITY, BROMPTON ROAD, BROMPTON ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 28 on outline map (Southern part)

Holy Trinity, Latimer Road, Notting Hill
Parish created 1885, now combined with St Helen's
Registers at LMA under HOLY TRINITY, LATIMER ROAD, LATIMER ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 9 on outline map (Northern part)

St Andrew and St Philip, Upper Westbourne Park
Parish created 1871
Registers at LMA under SAINT ANDREW AND SAINT PHILIP, KENSAL GREEN, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 3 on outline map (Northern part)

St Augustine, Queen's Gate, South Kensington
Parish created 1869, still exists; church by Butterfield built 1870. From April 2011 combined with Holy Trinity Brompton.
Registers not in LMA database, enquire at church, contact details on parish website
Parish is no. 23 on outline map (Southern part)

St Barnabas, Addison Road, West Kensington
Parish created 1842, still exists; church built 1827;
see also parish website
Registers at LMA under SAINT BARNABAS, KENSINGTON, ADDISON ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 15 on outline map (Southern part)

St Clement, Tredgold Street, Notting Hill
Parish created 1867, still exists; note that when created this parish included areas later split off as St Helen's and Holy Trinity Latimer Road; church built 1867;
Registers at LMA under SAINT CLEMENT, NOTTING HILL, TREADGOLD STREET, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 10 on outline map (Northern part)

St Columb, Notting Hill
Parish created about 1903, church built 1900-1901 is now the Serbian church of St Sava;
Registers at LMA under SAINT COLOMB, NOTTING HILL, LANCASTER ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 7 on outline map (Northern part)

St Cuthbert, Earl's Court
Parish created 1887, church built 1884-8;
Registers at LMA under SAINT CUTHBERT, KENSINGTON, PHILBEACH GARDENS, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 19 on outline map (Southern part)

St George, Aubrey Walk, Campden Hill
Parish created 1865, still open; church built 1864
Registers not in LMA database, enquire at church, contact details on parish website
Parish is no. 16 on outline map (Southern part)

St Helen's, St Helen's Gardens
Parish created 1884 from St Clement Treadgold Street, still exists; appears as "St Clement (St Helen's Church) in 1903 list; church built 1954 replacing one of 1884 destroyed in World War 2;
see also parish website
Registers at LMA under SAINT HELEN, KENSINGTON, SAINT HELEN'S GARDENS, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 5 on outline map (Northern part)

St James, Norland Square
Parish created 1846, now combined with St Clement Treadgold Street; church built 1844, still open;
Registers at LMA under SAINT JAMES NORLANDS, KENSINGTON, SAINT JAMES GARDENS, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 11 on outline map (Northern part)

St John, Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill
Parish created 1845, still exists; church built 1844 at the top of Notting Hill;
Registers at LMA under SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST, LADBROKE GROVE, LANSDOWNE CRESCENT, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 12 on outline map (Northern part)

St John the Baptist, Holland Road
Parish created 1889, still exists; church built 1872-89;
Not found in LMA database
Parish is no. 14 on outline map (Southern part)

St Jude, Collingham Road, South Kensington
Parish created 1872; church built 1867-70, still open;
now part of St Mellitus College
Registers at LMA under SAINT JUDE, SOUTH KENSINGTON, COURTFIELD GARDENS, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 21 on outline map (Southern part)

St Luke, Redcliffe Square
Church built 1872, still open
see also parish website
Registers at LMA under SAINT LUKE, SOUTH KENSINGTON, REDCLIFFE GARDENS, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 24 on outline map (Southern part)

St Mark, St Mark's Road, Notting Hill
Parish created 1864, now combined with St Clement;
Registers at LMA under SAINT MARK, NOTTING HILL, SAINT MARK'S ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 6 on outline map (Northern part)

St Mary, Boltons, West Brompton
Parish created 1850, church built 1849 and still exists;
Registers at LMA under SAINT MARY THE BOLTONS, WEST BROMPTON, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 25 on outline map (Southern part)

St Matthias, Warwick Road, Earl's Court
Parish created 1871, later combined with St Cuthbert
Registers at LMA under SAINT MATTHIAS, EARLS COURT, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 20 on outline map (Southern part)

St Michael and All Angels, Notting Hill
Parish created 1871, still exists
Registers at LMA under SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, LADBROKE GROVE, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 1 on outline map (Northern part)

St Paul, Onslow Square
Church built 1859
see also Holy Trinity Brompton website - which describes how churches around London are centres for home-based pastorate meetings.
Registers at LMA under SAINT PAUL, KENSINGTON, ONSLOW SQUARE, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 27 on outline map (Southern part)

St Peter, Kensington Park Road, Bayswater
Parish created 1857, still exists; church built 1852 on;
Registers at LMA under SAINT PETER, NOTTING HILL, KENSINGTON PARK ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
see also parish web site
Parish is no. 13 on outline map (Northern part)

St Peter, Cranley Gardens
Parish created 1867, church built 1866 now in use by Armenian church;
Registers at LMA under SAINT PETER, CRANLEY GARDENS, CRANLEY GARDENS, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 26 on outline map (Southern part)

St Philip, Earl's Court Road
Parish created 1858, church built 1857; now a chapel-of ease in the Parish of St Mary Abbots with Christ Church and St Phillips.
Registers at LMA under SAINT PHILIP, KENSINGTON, EARLS COURT ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 18 on outline map (Southern part)

St Stephen, South Kensington
Parish created 1868, still exists; church built 1867;
Registers at LMA under SAINT STEPHEN, KENSINGTON, GLOUCESTER ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 22 on outline map (Southern part)

St Thomas, Kensal Town
Church built 1889, destroyed in World War 2, new church 1967, still open
Registers at LMA under SAINT THOMAS, NORTH KENSINGTON, KENSAL ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Parish is no. 2 on outline map (Northern part)

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