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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P90/CTC2
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1837-1988
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3.3 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of Christ Church, Albany Street, Regent's Park | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

Christ Church, Albany Street, consecrated 13 July 1837, was the first church to be built under Bishop Blomfield's church extension scheme. It was designed by James Pennethorne but altered and decorated in 1867 by William Butterfield. The first incumbent, William Dodsworth (1798-1861), resigned in 1851 to join the Roman Catholic church. Amongst the well-known names associated with 'the new church near Regent's Park' was that of the Rosetti family, Christina Rosetti being presented there for confirmation in 1845. The baptism registers commence in 1837 and the marriage registers in 1846. Christ Church was closed in 1989, the parish being united with that of Saint Mary Magdalene, Munster Square (P90/MMG). It is now used by a branch of the Orthodox church.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Christ Church, Albany Street, Regent's Park, including registers of baptisms, marriages and banns; church services registers; papers relating to parish boundaries; papers relating to the benefice, endowments and sequestrations; Churchwardens' financial accounts; legal documents relating to properties; papers relating to the construction and maintenance of the church including plans, drawings and photographs; financial records; papers of the Parochial Church Council; and papers relating to the Christ Church National School.

C 1837-1969 M 1846-1987.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records have been sorted into categories which reflect divisions between the different functions and operations of the parish and its administration. Order within these categories reflects chronology.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Parish records deposited by the Priest-in-charge of St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, 23 October 1989 with further deposits in 1996 and 2017.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April to June 2010, updated October 2022.

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