Here is a list of the registers held at the church. Arrangements to search the registers or to obtain a copy of a certificate can be made by contacting The Rector.
St John on Bethnal Green
Baptisms 27 September 1931 to present
(Baptisms in Bethnal Green Hospital 26 April 1930 – 21 March 1971)
Confirmations 1948 – present
Banns September 1965 to present
Marriages 30 August 1958 – present
We also hold the most recent registers from St Bartholomew, Buckhurst Street and St Peter, Cephas Street, both of which were almalgamated with St John’s:
St Bartholomew, Buckhurst Street
Baptisms 29 January 1949 – 3 August 1977
Confirmations 1942 – 1977
Banns November 1957 – February 1978
Marriages 12 March 1955 – 11 February 1978
St Peter, Cephas Street
Baptisms 5 December 1954 – 7 October 1984
Confirmations 1949 – 1984
Banns December 1941 – March 1985
Marriages 26 July 1958 – 8 September 1984
(the last marriage register also contains two marriages conducted at St John’s church on 10 and 24 August 1985)
Earlier registers for all three churches are deposited at the London Metropolitan Archives. A full list of the registers they hold can be seen here. This search page will enable you to see the deposited records for other Bethnal Green churches.
Too many churches were built in Bethnal Green during the first half of the nineteenth century. This resulted in closures and almalgamated parishes, so that it is not always easy to identify the location of the earlier parishes. British History Online is a mine of valuable information.
Further resources for those researching East End family history can be found at: