Norwich St Helen, Norfolk Genealogy

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Norwich St Helens Bishopsgate

History

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.


Church Records

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

See also

England Norfolk Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops’ Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Poor Law Unions

Norwich Poor Law Union

See also England Norfolk Poor Law Union Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Registration Districts

  • Norwich
  • registration events post 1837 may be searched online at Free BMD

Maps

England Jurisdictions 1851

External Links

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/