Swansea, St Mary Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Scope and Content

Registers (including service and banns registers) 1631-1989; Churchwardens' accounts 1793-1987; PCC and Church Council minutes 1920-1993; Vestry minutes 1761-1995; papers relating to church property, fabric and buildings (including plans, faculties and deeds) 1738-1976; details of parish boundaries 1851-1889; charity papers 1791-1980; papers relating to tithes 1874-1962; papers relating to schools 1848-1956; annual reports 1885-1983; parish magazines 1890-1985; church histories 1932-1985; church library (mainly local history and theological books) 1840-1969; photographs and paintings 1849-1999 and n.d.; correspondence, orders of service and miscellaneous 1847-2002.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ancient parish, from which came Holy Trinity, Sketty, St Thomas, St Peter, Christ Church, St Gabriel, St Mark, St Barnabas, St James and St Matthew. Includes St Phillip's mission church.


Ecclesiastical records are arranged into Incumbent's records, PCC records, Churchwardens' records and church affairs.

Access Information

Restrictions on certain documents because of their fragile state; some others require the permission of the Vicar or his representative.

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Ecclesiastical Parishes, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are possible

Geographical Names