Friday, 15 November 2013

Life in London’s Anglican Parishes - exhibition

Details of a new exhibition at London Metropolitan Archives, running until February 13th 2014:

Life in London’s Anglican Parishes

LMA’s new exhibition explores life in London’s Anglican parishes. We hold records from over 800 parishes and cannot survey their history in detail, but with this exhibition we aim to show how the parishes touched the lives of their parishioners. Baptism, marriage and burial registers are the obvious way, but we also explore the parish’s responsibility for the poor and sick, the provision of fire engines to safe guard the safety of its community, and the present day hosting of local community groups, social clubs and social events. The display also illustrates parishes’ responsibilities in raising money for communities beyond London, for example for freeing captives in Algiers.

The exhibition is open during our normal opening hours, details of which can be found on our website. Please note our Christmas closure period.

For further details visit

(With thanks to the latest LMA newsletter)


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

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