The historic parish registers for Holy Cross Church going back to the 16th Century are no longer held at the church but have been deposited with the London Metropolitan Archives which is the Registry for Diocese of London. These can be readily accessed at the LMA on microfilm.
The earliest registers are composite registers, which record baptisms, marriages and funerals in a single register.
If you need a copy of a baptism certificate or a marriage certificate you will need to approach either the church or the LMA depending on the date of the event. The cut off dates are as follows:
Baptisms – up to December 1989 at the LMA; from Jan 1990 at the Church
Confirmations – up to June 1975 at the LMA; from then at the Church
Marriages – there are separate registers for Old Church and New Church weddings. Old Church up to May 1987 at LMA; from June 1987 at the Church. New Church up to Sept 1987 at the LMA; from Oct 1987 at the Church
Burials – up to June 1976 at the LMA. After that there were no more burials and the churchyard is closed to new burials. Cremated ashes are now interned in the Garden of Rest, and a record of these is kept in the church.
To enquire about registers held in the church use the church contact number 020 3603 0856, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To enquire about registers held at the London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Street, London EC1R 0HB telephone 0207 3323820 or email email@example.com