Genealogy & Parish Records


Genealogy and Family Tree History Research

S. Paul’s ancient records are not held at the church but at various other places. Please see which records you need from the following list and then find the place where the records are kept according to the key below.


1730-1958 Original records – LMA

1730-1949  Microfilm – LLH

1958 onwards – SPD


1730-1966 Original records – LMA

1730-1950 Microfilm – LLH

1966 onwards – SPD


1730-1788 Original records – LMA

1788-1858 Original records – LLH

1852 onwards – HGC

Note that CD Roms of the Index of Burials for 1788-1842 are available from LLH


LLH: Lewisham local history and archives centre, Lewisham Library (second floor), 199-201 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6LG tel: 020 8314 8501email: [email protected]

LMA: London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0HB
tel: 020 7332 3820  email: [email protected]  website:

HGC: Hither Green crematorium, Verdant Lane, London SE6 1TP tel: 020 8314 9635

SPD: S. Paul’s church, Deptford – contact Father Paul Butler (the Rector) S. Paul’s Rectory, Mary Ann Gardens, DeptfordSE8 3DP tel: 020 8692 7449 email: [email protected]



Births, Marriages and Deaths in England and Wales from 1837: you can order certificates for births, marriages and deaths registered in England and Wales since 1837 through the General Register Office (GRO), or the local register office where the event took place:

A very useful booklet called “Sources of Family History” may be purchased from LLH.

Regrettably there is no index or list of headstones and memorials in the churchyard.

We hope that this information is useful.