Woolwich Churches and Chapels

FamLoc lists details of Woolwich Churches and Chapels, and shows, wherever possible, location and other information. Most churches are of architectural interest, but they are of special interest for genealogists finding exactly where their ancestor was baptised, married, etc. It is infinitely more interesting when the location is found, and there is perhaps a photograph or sketch, or detailed history.
We give below the dates for which there are registers (or copies on film) available at either the Local Record Office or the London Metropolitan Archives. Some church registers may be indexed.

W.T. Vincent gives much valuable information on Woolwich churches and chapels in The Records of the Woolwich District (vol I).

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Calderwood Street Methodist Chapel, Woolwich

Calderwood Street Methodist Chapel, Woolwich
Woolwich
London Borough of Greenwich
Calderwood Street Methodist Chapel map location
The above link is merely Calderwood Street, rather than the exact location of the church.
X099/312
1939 Dec 1963 Oct
Register of marriages, (For marriages 1900 March to 1939 N/M/043/04/001
September see William Street Methodist Chapel, Woolwich
N/M/043/75)
X099/312
1965 Sep 1977 Jul
Register of marriages N/M/043/04/002

Holy Trinity, Woolwich

Holy Trinity Church, Woolwich
Beresford Square, Woolwich, SE18 6AR
London Borough of Greenwich
Holy Trinity, Woolwich web link
Holy Trinity, Woolwich map location

Register of Baptisms 1881-1932

Register of Marriages 1881-1960

Demolished

New Road Presbyterian Church, Woolwich

Woolwich New road, Woolwich.
London Borough of Greenwich
New Road Presbyterian Church map location

Register of Marriages 1906 – 1954, 1956 – 1964

Royal Arsenal and Dockyard Chapel, Woolwich

Woolwich, SE18 5NG
London Borough of Greenwich
Royal Arsenal and Dockyard Chapel, Woolwich web link
Royal Arsenal and Dockyard Chapel, Woolwich map link
Demolished. Boneta Road is now on the site.

Register of Baptisms 1873-1922

Saint Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Woolwich

Greenlaw Street, Woolwich
Possibly now Saint Mary’s United Reformed Church
London Borough of Greenwich
Saint Andrew’s United Reformed Church map link

Register of Baptisms 1822 – 1826
(contains the order of service for 7/3/1965)

Saint Anne’s Mission Church, Woolwich

Ritter Street, (the site is now on Kempt Street), Woolwich, SE18 4ET
London Borough of Greenwich
Saint Anne’s Mission Church, Woolwich map link

Register of Baptisms 1904-1957

Saint John, Woolwich

St. John's Church, Woolwich
Wellington Street, Woolwich, SE18 6QB
London Borough of Greenwich
Saint John, Woolwich web link
Saint John, Woolwich map link

Register of Baptisms 1869-1938

Register of Marriages 1870-1939

Demolished to make way for John Wilson Street, part of the South Circular ring road.

Saint Mary Magdalene, Woolwich

St. Mary Magdalene Church, Woolwich
Church Street, Woolwich, Greenwich SE18 5AR
London Borough of Greenwich
“It is almost beyond doubt that this spot has been the site of a church for at least a thousand years. The present structure was built only in 1735, but it replaced a former one which was said to have been very ancient. Three representations of the earlier church are known to exist. and I have copies of all three in this work. The first in order of date is the drawing made in 1662 by Jonas Moore, and appears on Plate VII; the second is that which is given here, is thirty-six years later, and on a clearer scale; and the third is the excellent view of 1739, which appears on Plate IV, and shows the old edifice and it successor standing on the hill together. The site of the older sanctuary was on the north side of the Church Hill footpath. The tombs of Henry Maudslay and Timothy Church now occupy part of the precise spot. At what period this former church was built no one can say, but the church chronicles go back to A.D. 400, and it is possible that it may have stood there from the first introduction of Christianity to this corner of Kent. Its appearance betokens a primitive construction, and other similar churches are still in existence which trace their origin to the early Saxons, and even to the Romans. There is no mention of its ever having been rebuilt prior to 1735, and no trace has ever been discovered of a previous building, but it may nevertheless have been several times erected on the same site.”
– W.T. Vinvent, The Records of the Woolwich District, vol I.

Register of Baptisms 1670-1995

Register of Marriages 1670-1988

Register of Burials 1670-1889

Saint Michael and All Angels, Woolwich

St. Michael and All Angels, Woolwich
Borgard Road, Woolwich, SE18 5LD
London Borough of Greenwich
AT LMA: P97/MAA1
C 1879-1948 M 1879-1976

Saint Saviour’s Mission Church, Woolwich

Rope Yard Rails, Woolwich, SE18 6BG
London Borough of Greenwich
Saint Saviour’s Mission Church Lost Churches web link
Saint Saviour’s Mission Church map link

Register of Baptisms 1873-1926

Demolished.

William Street Methodist Chapel, Woolwich

Woolwich
William Street is now Calderwood Street
William Street Methodist Chapel map location
We do not know the exact location of the Chapel yet; the map link merely points to Calderwood Street, ex William Street.
London Borough of Greenwich

Register of Marriages 1900 – 1939


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