Norwich St Helen, Norfolk Genealogy
Norwich St Helen is an Ancient parish in the city and Diocese of Norwich.
It is in the care of the the Norwich Historic Churches trust and continues to provide the church to the centuries old Great Hospital.
St Helen Church is part of the The Great Hospital complex founded by Bishop Walter de Suffield in 1249, ‘in remission of my sins,’ to care for ‘decrepit’ priests. With over 750 years of continuous activity, The Great Hospital is now a charity with a remit to provide housing and care for older Norwich residents with limited means.
Images of the parish register for this parish are available at FamilySearch Historical Records.
Parish registers for St. Helen's Church, Norwich Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1708-1856. FHL BRITISH Film 571603
No Transcript series for this parish survive before 1813
Poor Law Unions
- registration events post 1837 may be searched online at Free BMD
http://www.georgeplunkett.co.uk for historic photographs of the church
Norwich Historic Churches Trust http://www.norwich-churches.org/index.asp
The Great Hospital http://www.greathospital.org.uk/