Sources for Parish Records

Many parish registers for the Woolwich and Greenwich areas are now available on

Original registers and microfilm copies are held at:

Greenwich Heritage Centre, Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London SE18 4DX. Tel: 020 8854 2452. E-mail:

Open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm


Blackheath.  St George.  C 1892-1950.  M 1892-1940, 1957-1991

St Germans C 1864-1948.

St John.  C 1868-1954. M 1868-1976

 Charlton.  Holy Trinity. C 1886-1924. M 1894-1939

*  St Luke. C 1562-1866 M 1562-1917  B 1562-1963

St Paul. C 1862-1901. M 1867-1898.

St Thomas. C1850-1909. M 1850-1905. B 1850-1944.

Deptford.  St Nicholas.  C 1592-1930. M 1571-1906. B 1563-1873.

Eltham. St John.  C1686-1803. M 1686-1754. B 1686-1803.  Transcripts only.  Originals and later registers are still at the church.

Greenwich.  Christchurch, Trafalgar Road.  C 1868-1912. M 1868-1913.

St Alphege. C 1615-1909, M 1616-1902, B 1615-1713, 1748-1914.

Plumstead. St Nicholas. C 1654-1848. M 1654-1898, B 1654-1859.

Woolwich. St Mary. C1670-1937, M 1670-1893, B 1670-1889.

Presbyterian Church, New Road.  C 1836-1920

Scots Church C 1810-1830.

With the exception of Charlton and Eltham these registers are microfilm copies of the original registers which are kept at the London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB. Tel: 020 7332 3820

* Printed transcripts are available at some libraries



Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre, Townley Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7HJ.  Tel: 020 8836 7369. E-mail:

Open: Monday-Wednesday, and Friday 9.30-5.30, Thursday 9.30-8.


The parishes listed below are those in the northern half of the London Borough of Bexley, which are in the catchment area of Woolwich & District FHS.

Belvedere.  All Saints. CMB 1861-2000.

St Augustine. CMB 1884-1996

Bexleyheath.  Christchurch. CMB. 1842-1999

Bostall Heath. St Andrew. CMB. 1948-2001

Crayford.  St Paulinus. CMB 1558-1989


East  Wickham.  St Michael. CMB. 1730-1997.

Erith   St John. CMB 1757-2000.  There was a fire in 1877 which severely  damaged these registers.

Erith. Christchurch.  CMB 1871-2002.

Northumberland Heath. St Paul. CMB. 1884-2000.

Slade Green. St Augustine. CMB 1903-2004.

Welling. St John. CMB. 1869-1998

St Mary.  CMB 1934-1974.

CMB = Christenings, marriages and burials.