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Croston Parish Church (St Michael and All Angels) is located at SD 490183

and is now in the Diocese of Blackburn. Contact details for the church are as follows:-

Canon Robert J. BRUNSWICK (Appointed: 1987)
St Michael's Rectory
19 Westhead Road
Croston, Lancashire
PR26 7RQ
Phone 01772 600 877

In 1835 the parish of Croston contained the townships of Croston, Bretherton, Ulnes Walton, Mawdesley and Bispham although originally the following communities had also been part of Croston Parish:-

Name Date of separation
Hoole 1642
Chorley 1793
Rufford 1793
Tarleton 1821
Hesketh with Becconsall 1821
Mawdesley with Bispham 1843
Bretherton 1843

Parish records for the Parish Church exist as follows:-

  Original Registers at Lancs. R.O. IGI LPRS BVRI-2
Christenings 1538-1948 1643-1861 1538-1727 N/A
Marriages 1538-1948 1538-1559
1570-1876
1538-1727 N/A
Burials 1538-1948 N/A 1538-1727 N/A

The Lancashire Parish Register Society (LPRS) is a group of volunteers who have been working since 1898 to transcribe and make available copies of parish registers in Lancashire. If you wish to purchase transcripts of the parish records from 1538 –1727 please contact them here: LPRS

The Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society has transcribed the Chapelry of Becconsall 1813 - 46; Chapelry of Bretherton 1843 – 46 and the Chapelry of Mawdsley 1843 – 46. The LFH&HS should be contacted for details on how to purchase those fiche.

An overview of the historic parish, its history and additional information can be read in this extract from 1836 Baines Directory.

Parish Web Site: A good website with pictures of the town

Croston Village: An excellent site covering the village, its history and many other interesting and useful facts and stories.

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