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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): P89/CYP
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1873-2008
Level of description: Collections level
Extent: 2.8 linear meters
Name of creator(s): St Cyprian's Church | Clarence Gate, Marylebone


Administrative/Biographical history:

Celebrating its first Eucharist in 1866, Saint Cyprian's Church was a result of the dedication and perseverance by Father Charles Gutch to build a new church in the parish of Saint Marylebone, in order to help provide more access for the growing congregation. It was dedicated to Saint Cyprian of Carthage, a martyr, due to the Saint's reputation for kindness, goodness and aiding of the poor. However the choice of name was not without controversy and at first was objected to by the Bishop of London who saw it as out of keeping with the traditional naming regulations. In time the district was approved by the Queen and Saint Cyprian's became a distinct 'Parochial Charge', administered to by Father Gutch. However, it was not until after Father Gutch's death in 1896, that a permanent church was built. The church was designed by Ninian Comper, and is believed to have been the making of his successful career and architectural reputation. The Bishop of Kensington blessed the corner stone and it was laid on July 7th 1902 by Lady Wilfreda Biddulph, with construction finishing in 1903.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Saint Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate, Marylebone, including registers of marriages and confirmations; registers of church services; school log books; and parish magazines.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Listed in accordance with LMA Listing guidelines and classification scheme introduced October 2007. Arranged by sub-fonds then into series:
P89/CYP/A - Parish registers;
P89/CYP/B - Church services;
P89/CYP/I - Schools;
P89/CYP/J - Printed material.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in February 2012.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Catalogued by Sara King.

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:
Added to AIM25 October 2012.

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