Records and Registers

Are you trying to trace an ancestor? Trying to conduct research into your family's history? Or just interested in genealogy?

This web page may be able to help you.

Note that most of our records and registers relate to the parish - a specific geographical area within Oldham.

Note that some of these registers have now been digitized. Click here to search them at

Held in Manchester Central Library:

This information is held in Manchester City Council Archives and Local History.


Baptisms1845-1925 (MFPR 2158)
Baptisms1925-1942 (Archives GB127.L219)
Marriages1856-1872 (MFPR 2158)
Marriages1872-1910 (MFPR 2159)
Banns of Marriage1930-1962?

Parish Documents

Preachers' Books & Registers of Services1879-1986
Parish Magzines1883-1921
List of Gifts to Church & Record of Events1860-1964
Churchwardens' Accounts1928-1987
Annual Vestry Meeting Minutes1880-1981
Parochial Church Council Minutes1920-1950
Official Parochial Register1900-1909
Sunday School Teacher's Minutes1913-1932
School Managers' Minutes1873-1903
School Managers' Cash Book1878-1905

(This is cut and pasted from the listing at Greater Manchester Lives .)

Held in Oldham Local Studies and Archives: Parish Records:

  • Baptisms (Bishop's Transcripts) 1847-1854

(This is cut and pasted from the listing at Oldham Council Local Studies and Archives.)

Held in St. Thomas' Church

Other, more recent records are likley to be held in the parish.

Please Contact the church to make an appointment or enquiry.

Please ensure that you have read the above information before making an enquiry.

If your enquiry relates to a more recent date, you will need to give the approximate date of a baptism.

War Memorials

The church has War Memorials. Follow the links to find photographs out more:

A Triptychfor those who died in World War One.
The Memorial Chapelfor those who died in World War Two.
A Lecternfor those who died in World War One, from St. Michael and All Angels Church.


The fee for a copy of a Baptism Certificate is £18 (2024).

From May 2021, Church of England Parishes are no longer allowed to issue Marriage Certificates. Instead you must apply to Oldham Council Registrar.

All fees are set nationally by the Church of England.