Church Hulme, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

St Lukes, Holmes Chapel, [formerly Church Hulme] is an ecclesiastical parish in Cheshire formerly a chapelry in  Sandbach St Mary, Cheshire Ancient Parish.

It was renamed Holmes Chapel in 1974.

St Luke's Church, Holmes Chapel is in the village of Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England on the A50 road at its junction with the A535 road. The church is a Grade I listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the deanery of Congleton.

There has been a church on the site since the 13th century. The present church originated about 1430 as a timber framed building with a perpendicular style sandstone west tower. The nave and chancel were encased in brick in the early 18th century. Shortly afterwards a west gallery was installed as a gift from Thomas Hall. Renovations have taken place in 1839, 1931 and 1950.  


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Registration Districts
  •  Congleton (1837–1937)
  • Crewe (1937–74)
  • Congleton and Crewe (1974–88)
  • South Cheshire (1988–98)
  • Cheshire East (post 1998) Online events may be searched at Cheshire BMD

Church records

Church Hulme parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Church Hulme Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1615-1909
FS BT'S 1658-1899   NONE

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Parish registers for Church-Hulme, 1613-1963

Church-Hulme was a chapelry in Sandbach parish. Church-Hulme separated to become a parish in 1866.
Early parish registers usually have baptisms, marriages, and burials intermixed until 1813 when baptisms and burials were recorded on printed form registers. Marriages and marriage banns were recorded on printed form registers as early as 1754. Cheshire Record Office call numbers: P82/1/1-3, P82/2, P82/6126/1, P82/3/1-2, P82/4, P82/5/1-2, P82/6576/1, 3, 4, 16.

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in Historical Records (formerly Record Search)

Parish Registers Content FHL Film
Burials, 1613-1903. Baptisms, 1613-1923. Marriages, 1613-1837. Banns of marriages, 1840-1878. BRITISH 2262707 Items 1 - 10
Baptisms, 1841-1923. BRITISH
2262741 Item 10
Baptisms, 1923-1963. Marriages, 1837-1956. Burials, 1903-1961.

Bishop's transcripts for Church-Hulme, 1576-1898 Chapelry (later a parish) in Sandbach parish. Also called St. Luke's Church. Cheshire Record Office Call number: EDB 65

An index for Cheshire, Church of England, bishop’s transcripts is available online in FamilySearch Historical Records (formerly Record Search)

Bishop's Transcript Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1577, 1596, 1600, 1604, 1608, burials, 1607-1609, 1611, 1613-1615, 1617, 1619-1620, 1622, 1624, 1626, 1632-1636, 1658-1660, 1663, 1666-1669, 1672, 1676, 1670-1683, 1685-1690, 1692, 1692-1757, 1759-1762, 1764-1821, 1823, 1827-1828, 1831-1832, 1834, 1835-1837, 1839-1841. Baptisms, 1855-1865. Burials, 1865. Baptisms, burials, 1833, 1838, 1866, 1874, 1876, 1867, 1869, 1868, 1870, 1873, 1871-1872, 1877, 1875, 1878-1898. BRITISH
1655594 Item 2
Non-Conformist Churches

Church Hulme, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1813, rebuilt in 1900. Registers of baptisms 1844–1973 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
Church Hulme, Methodist Chapel (Free). Built in 1851. With burial ground.

Non-Conformist Records:

Church records for the Knutsford Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Church-Hulme, 1844-1973

Cheshire Record Office call number: EMS 187.

An index for Cheshire Non-conformist records is available online in FamilySearch Historical Records (formerly Record Search).

Other Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1844-1882, 1901-1973. BRITISH
2299472 Item 4

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241251.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cheshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Poor Law Unions

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


Salter, Mark (1995), The Old Parish Churches of Cheshire, Malvern: Folly Publications, pp. 42–43, ISBN 1871731232
Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 186–190