Denbighshire Record Office

Rhyl Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 P/56

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Title: Rhyl Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short title: Rhyl parish records

Dates of creation: 1836-1995

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (283 items)

Name of creator(s): Rhyl Parish


Administrative and biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Rhyl (previously part of Rhuddlan parish). The records of individual ecclesiastical parishes in Flintshire include registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as records of the churchwardens and Parochial Church Councils, parish charities, schools, clubs and societies. Parish records were deposited at the Clwyd Record Office, following an agreement of 1976 between the Church in Wales and the Welsh County Councils. The parish of Rhyl was separated from the parish of Rhuddlan in 1844, when Holy Trinity became the parish church. The parish also includes the district churches of St Thomas, St John and St Ann. Following a decision by the Church in Wales to group parish collections by deanery, the records were transferred to Denbighshire Record Office in June 2009


Scope and content: Records of Rhyl parish, 1836-1995, including registers, 1841-1995; preacher's books, 1890-1958; service registers, 1890-1989; offertory books, 1880-1914; benefice records, 1836-1937; tithe records, 1879; parsonage records, 1858-1965; churchwarden's records, 1856-1993, including church cemetery grave registers, 1891-1980; Parochial Church Council records, 1890-1973; records of church affairs, 1912-1994; records of church organisations, 1864-1899; vestry minutes, 1869-1934; records of charities, 1853-1933; school records, 1857-1955; and miscellaneous, 1851-1947.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into groups by deposit: Group One, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, Parochial Church Council records, records of church affairs, records of church organisations, vestry minutes, records of charities, school records, and miscellaneous; Group Two, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, Parochial Church Council records, and records of church affairs; and Group Three, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, records of church affairs, and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation. Please contact Denbighshire Record Office for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Denbighshire and Flintshire Record Offices.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained by Denbighshire Record Office.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Rev. H. J. Lloyd, Rhyl, Clwyd, 1976, and Rev. J. Glover, Rhyl, 1998 and 1999.


Existence and location of copies: Microfilm copies of the parish registers are available at Flintshire Record Office, Denbighshire Record Office and the National Library of Wales.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project and amended by Elizabeth Pettitt of Flintshire Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Rhyl Parish records catalogue; Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (, viewed 20 February 2004; GENUKI (UK and Ireland genealogy) website (, viewed 20 February 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: February 2004; July 2005



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