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The Eccleston Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin is located at Landranger Grid: SD 516178

The church is in the Diocese of Blackburn and contact details are:-

The Reverend Jayne Ward M.A.
Priest-in-Charge of Eccleston, St Mary the Virgin
30 Lawrence Lane
Eccleston
Chorley
PR7 5SJ

In general, the parish should not be contacted for genealogical information.

Parish records for the church exist as follows:-

  Original Registers
IGI
FHC Microfilm LPRS BVRI-2
Christenings

   1603 -1695
   1701 -1922

   1603 -1695
   1782 -1875

Yes    1603 -1694    1875 -1900
Marriages

   1603 -1695
   1701 -1938

   1603 -1695
   1754 -1875

Yes    1603 -1694    1873 -1900
Burials

   1603 -1695
   1701 -1932

N/A Yes    1603 -1694 N/A

A list of Rectors of the parish is posted here:

For some excellent photos of the parish and contact details of the parish clerk go here:

Searchable transcripts of these parish records are being worked on at this time. Limited look-ups in the LPRS records can be obtained upon request although the same time period is duplicated in the IGI for baptisms and marriages.

LancashireBMD is making progress in indexing births, marriages and deaths that were registered in this district. It is recommended to review their site. This provides access to births, marriages and deaths registered only AFTER 1st July 1837 and allows you to order the certificate from the local registry office instead of the national registration system. Do check the coverage link to see what records have been transcribed. Marriages at the parish church should also be in the parish church records.

FreeBMD may also be consulted for births, marriages and deaths registered in this district after 1st July 1837. This is also a work in progress that is not yet complete.

The Lancashire Image Archive is developing a database of historical photographs which may be of interest.

Monumental Inscription do not appear to have been transcribed for sale so if you know of any, please let me know. However, transcripts can be reviewed at Chorley Library. Parish records from 1813 to 1900 and can be obtained from the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Soiety.

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