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Church of England Parish Records

Parish record collections contain a variety of material. Parish registers of baptisms, marriages, burials and banns are the most frequently consulted and may date from 1538, however most Cumbrian registers begin in the 17th century.

Until the establishment of civil registration in 1837, parish registers are the principle source of genealogical information. It should be noted that parish registers usually contain dates of baptisms not births and dates of burials not deaths.

Parish records (as distinct from registers) contain a range of material often relating both to the ecclesiastical parish, for example papers concerning tithe, church fabric and churchwardens; and relating to the civil parish, for example records of the overseer of the poor, the surveyor of highways and the constable. Microform copies of most parish registers are available and, for conservation reasons, must be consulted in place of the originals.

Click on a link to browse the catalogue for records for a particular church.  You will also be able to see at which Archive Centre the original records are preserved. Please note these links do NOT provide images of original records and registers. Further guidance for family historians on coverage of parish registers can be found in our publication 'Cumbrian Ancestors' available from our online shop and also on our Guide to Church Records page. A map of Cumbrian Anglican parishes is available (PDF, 1.9MB) and in our publication 'Cumbrian Ancestors'. An extensive list of parish register transcripts and indexes publications is available from the Cumbria Family History Society.


Parishes: ABCDEFGHIKLMNOPRSTUW

A
Addingham, St Michael Parish
Aikton, St Andrew Parish
Ainstable, St Michael And All Angels
Aldingham, St Cuthbert Parish
Allhallows, All Saints Parish
Allithwaite, St Mary Parish
Allonby, Christ Church Parish
Ambleside, St Mary Parish
Appleby, St Lawrence Parish
Appleby, St Michael Parish
Arlecdon, St Michael Parish
Armathwaite, Christ And St Mary Parish
Arnside, St John Parish
Arthuret, St Michael And All Angels Parish
Asby (Westmorland), St Peter Parish
Askham, St Peter And St Columbia Parish
Aspatria, St Kentigern Parish

B
Bampton, St Patrick Parish
Barbon, St Bartholomew Parish
Bardsea, Holy Trinity Parish
Barrow, St Aidan Parish
Barrow, St Francis Church, Ormsgill
Barrow, St George Parish
Barrow, St James Parish
Barrow, St John Parish
Barrow, St Luke Parish
Barrow, St Mark Parish
Barrow, St Matthew Parish
Barrow, St Paul Parish
Barton, St Michael Parish
Bassenthwaite, St Bega With St John Parish
Beckermet, St Bridget Parish
Beckermet, St Bridget With Ponsonby Parish
Beckermet, St John Parish
Beetham, St Michael And All Angels Parish
Blackford, St John The Baptist Parish
Blawith, St John Parish
Bolton (Westmorland), All Saints Parish
Bolton, All Saints Parish
Bootle, St Michael And All Angels Parish
Borrowdale Parish
Bowness-On-Solway, St Michael Parish Anthorn, Anthorn Parish
Brampton, St Martin Parish
Brathay, Holy Trinity Parish
Bridekirk St Bridget Parish (Addl.)
Bridekirk, St Bridget Parish
Brigham, St Bridget Parish
Bromfield, St Mungo Parish
Brough St Michael With Stainmore St Stephen
Brough-Under-Stainmore, St Michael Parish
Brougham, St Ninian And St Wilfred Parish
Broughton-In-Furness, St Mary Magdalene Parish
Broughton Mills (Dunnerdale), Holy Innocents' Parish
Broughton Moor, St Columba Parish
Burgh-By-Sands, St Michael Parish
Burneside, St Oswald Parish
Burton In Kendal, St James Parish
Buttermere, St James Parish

C
Caldbeck, St Mungo Parish
Camerton St Peter Parish; Seaton St Paul Parish
Carlisle St Aidan And Christ Church Parish
Carlisle St Cuthbert And St Mary
Carlisle St Cuthbert Parish
Carlisle St Herbert Parish, Currock, Carlisle St Stephen Parish
Carlisle, Holy Trinity Parish
Carlisle, St Barnabas Parish
Carlisle, St Elizabeth (Harraby)
Carlisle, St James Parish
Carlisle, St John (Upperby) Parish
Carlisle, St John The Evangelist Parish
Carlisle, St Luke (Morton) Parish
Carlisle, St Mary Parish, Carlisle, St Paul Parish
Cartmel Fell, St Anthony Parish
Cartmel, St Mary And St Michael Parish
Casterton, Holy Trinity Parish
Castle Carrock, St Peter Parish
Castle Sowerby, St Kentigern With Sebergham, St Mary Parish
Cautley, St Mark Parish
Church Of The Good Shepherd, Grizebeck
Cleator Moor, St John Parish
Cleator, St Leonard Parish
Cliburn, St Cuthbert Parish
Clifton (Westmorland), St Cuthbert Parish
Clifton, St Luke Parish
Cockermouth, All Saints Parish
Cockermouth, Christ Church Parish
Colton, Holy Trinity Parish
Coniston, St Andrew Parish
Cotehill & Cumwhinton, St John The Evangelist Parish
Cowgill, St John The Evangelist Parish
Croglin, St John The Baptist Parish
Crook (Westmorland), St Catherine Parish
Crosby Garrett, St Andrew Parish
Crosby Ravensworth, St Lawrence Parish
Crosby-On-Eden, St John The Evangelist Parish
Crosscanonby, St John The Evangelist Parish
Crosscrake, St Thomas Parish
Crosthwaite And Lyth, St Mary Parish
Crosthwaite, St Kentigern Parish
Culgaith, All Saints Parish
Cumrew, St Mary Parish
Cumwhitton, St Mary Parish

D
Dacre, St Andrews Parish
Dalston Parish
Dalton-In-Furness St Margaret
Dalton-In-Furness, St Mary Parish
Dean, St Oswald Parish
Dearham, St Mungo Parish
Dendron, St Matthew Parish
Dent, St Andrew Parish
Distington Parish
Drigg, St Peter Parish
Dufton, St Cuthbert Parish

E
Edenhall, St Cuthbert Parish
Egremont, St Mary And St Michael Parish
Egton-Cum-Newland, St Mary Parish
Embleton And Wythop Parish
Embleton, St Cuthbert Parish
Ennerdale, St Mary Parish
Eskdale, St Catherine Parish

F
Farlam & Midgeholme, St Thomas A Becket Parish
Field Broughton, St Peter Parish
Finsthwaite, St Peter Parish
Firbank, St John The Evangelist Parish
Flimby, St Nicholas Parish
Flookburgh, St John The Baptist Parish
Frizington, St Paul Parish

G
Garsdale, St John The Baptist Parish
Gilcrux, St Mary Parish
Gilsland, St Mary Magdalene Parish
Gosforth, St Mary Parish
Grange-In-Borrowdale, Holy Trinity Parish
Grange-Over-Sands, St Paul Parish
Grasmere, St Oswald Parish
Grayrigg, St John Parish
Great Broughton, Christ Church Parish
Great Musgrave, St Theobald Parish
Great Orton, St Giles Parish
Great Salkeld, St Cuthbert Parish
Great Strickland, St Barnabas Parish
Greystoke, St Andrew Parish
Grinsdale, St Kentigern Parish

H
Haile Parish
Harrington, St Mary Parish
Haverigg, St Luke Parish
Haverthwaite, St Anne Parish
Hawkshead, St Michael & All Angels Parish
Hayton, St James Parish
Hayton, St Mary Magdalene Parish
Helsington, St John Parish
Hensingham, St John Parish
Hesket-In-The-Forest St Mary The Virgin Parish
Heversham, St Peter Parish
Holme Cultram, St Cuthbert Parish
Holme Cultram, St Mary Parish
Holme Eden, St Paul Parish
Holme, Holy Trinity Parish
Holy Innocents, Broughton Mills, (Dunnerdale)
Holy Trinity, Seathwaite
Houghton, Kingmoor St Peter Parish
Houghton, St John The Evangelist Parish
Howgill, Holy Trinity Parish
Hugill Or Ings, St Anne Parish
Hutton Roof (Westmorland), St John Parish
Hutton-In-The-Forest, St James Parish

I
Ireby Parish
Ireleth-With-Askam, St Peter Parish
Irthington, St Kentigern Parish
Irton, St Paul Parish
Isel, St Michael Parish, Setmurthy, St Barnabas Parish
Ivegill & Highhead, Christ Church Parish

K
Kendal, Holy Trinity Parish
Kendal, St George Parish
Kendal, St Thomas Parish
Kentmere, St Cuthbert Parish
Keswick, St John
Killington, All Saints Parish
Kirkandrews & Beaumont, St Mary Parish
Kirkandrews-On-Esk, St Andrew Parish
Kirkbampton, St Peter Parish
Kirkbride Parish
Kirkby Ireleth, St Cuthbert Parish
Kirkby Lonsdale, St Mary Parish
Kirkby Stephen, (Dedication Unknown) Parish
Kirkby Thore, St Michael Parish
Kirkland & Blencarn, St Lawrence Parish
Kirklinton, St Cuthbert With Hethersgill Parish
Kirkoswald, St Oswald Parish

L
Lamplugh, St Michael Parish
Lanercost, St Mary Magdalene Parish
Langdale (Nr. Grasmere), Holy Trinity Parish
Langwathby, St Peter Parish
Lazonby, St Nicholas Parish
Levens, St John The Evangelist Parish
Lindal With Marton, St Peter Parish
Lindale-In-Cartmel, St Paul Parish
Long Marton, St Margaret And St James Parish
Longsleddale, St Mary Parish
Lorton, St Cuthbert Parish
Low Wray, St Margaret Parish
Loweswater, St Bartholemew Parish
Lowick, St Luke Parish
Lowther, St Michael Parish
Lupton, All Saints Parish

M
Mallerstang, St Mary Parish
Mansergh, St Peter Parish
Mardale, Holy Trinity Parish
Martindale, St Peter Parish
Maryport, St Mary With Christ Church Parish
Matterdale Parish
Melmerby, St John The Baptist Parish
Middleton, The Holy Ghost Parish
Milburn, St Cuthbert Parish
Millom, Holy Trinity Parish
Millom, St George Parish
Milnthorpe, St Thomas Parish
Moresby, St Bridget Parish
Morland, St Lawrence Parish
Mosser, St Philip Parish
Muncaster, St Michael Parish
Mungrisdale, St Kentigern Parish
Murton-Cum-Hilton, St John The Baptist Parish
Murton-Cum-Hilton, St John The Baptist Parish

N
Natland, St Mark Parish
Nether Denton, St Cuthbert Parish
Nether Wasdale Parish
Netherton, All Souls Parish
New Hutton, St Stephen Parish
Newbiggin, St Edmund Parish
Newbiggin-On-Lune, St Aidan Parish
Newlands, Newlands Parish
Newton Arlosh Parish
Newton Reigny, St John Parish
Nicholforest, St Nicholas Parish

O
Old Hutton, St John the Baptist Parish
Ormside, St James Parish
Orton (Westmorland), All Saints Parish
Osmotherley, St John the Evangelist Parish
Ousby, St Luke Parish

P
Patterdale, St Patrick Parish
Pennington, St Michael Parish
Penrith Allhallows Parish
Penrith Christ Church Parish
Penrith St Andrew Parish
Penrith St Saviour Parish
Plumbland, St Cuthbert Parish
Plumpton Wall, St John The Evangelist Parish
Ponsonby Parish
Pooley Bridge, St Paul Parish
Preston Patrick, St Patrick Parish

R
Rampside, St Michael Church
Raughton Head & Gaitsgill, All Saints Parish
Ravenstonedale, St Oswald Parish
Renwick, All Saints Parish
Roa Island Mission
Rockcliffe, St Mary Parish
Rosley With Woodside, Holy Trinity Parish
Rusland, St Paul Parish
Rydal, St Mary Parish

S
Satterthwaite, All Saints Parish
Sawrey, St Peter Parish
Scaleby, All Saints Parish
Scotby, All Saints Parish
Seascale, St Cuthbert Parish
Seathwaite, Holy Trinity Parish
Sebergham, St Mary Parish
Sedbergh, St Andrew Parish
Selside, St Thomas Parish
Setmurthy, St Barnabas
Shap, St Michael Parish
Silloth, Christ Church Parish
Silloth, St Paul Parish
Skelsmergh, St John The Baptist Parish
Skelton, St Michael Parish
Skirwith, St John The Evangelist Parish
Soulby (Westmorland), St Luke Parish
St Bees, St Mary And St Bega Parish
St John-In-The-Vale With And Wythburn United Benefice
St John-In-The-Vale With Wythburn Parish
Staffield, Staffied Parish
Stainmore, St Stephen Parish
Stanwix, St Michael Parish
Stapleton, St Mary Parish
Staveley (Westmorland), St James Parish
Staveley-In-Cartmel, St Mary Parish

T
Tebay, St James Parish
Temple Sowerby, St James Parish
Thornthwaite, St Mary Parish, Braithwaite, St Herbert Parish
Threlkeld, St Mary Parish
Thrimby, St Mary Parish
Thursby, St Andrew Parish
Thwaites, St Anne Parish
Torpenhow, St Michael & All Angels Parish
Torver, St Luke Parish
Troutbeck (Westmorland), Jesus Church Parish

U
Uldale Parish
Ulpha, St John Parish
Ulverston, Holy Trinity
Ulverston, St Jude Parish,
Ulverston, St Mary Parish
Underbarrow, All Saints Parish
Upper Denton, St Cuthbert Parish
Urswick, St Mary And St Michael Parish

W
Waberthwaite, St John Parish
Walney, St Mary Parish
Walton, St Mary Parish
Warcop, St Columba Parish
Warwick, St Leonard Parish
Wasdale Head Parish
Watermillock, All Saints Parish
Waverton-with-Dundraw, Christ Church Parish
Westnewton, St Matthew Parish
West Seaton, Holy Trinity Parish
Westward, St Hilda Parish
Wetheral, Holy Trinity & St Constantine Parish
Whicham St Mary Parish
Whitbeck, St Mary Parish
Whitehaven, Christ Church Parish
Whitehaven, Holy Trinity Parish
Whitehaven, St James Parish
Whitehaven, St Nicholas Parish
Whitehaven: St Peter, Kells
Wigton, St Mary Parish
Windermere, St John Parish
Windermere, St Martin Parish
Windermere, St Mary Parish
Winster, Holy Trinity Parish
Witherslack, St Paul Parish
Woodland, St John Parish
Workington, St Mary Westfield Parish
Workington, St John Parish
Workington, St Michael Parish
Wreay, St Mary Parish
Wythburn Parish
Wythop, St Margaret Parish