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.

Administrative / 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.


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.

Access Information

Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.


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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

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Appraisal Information

Transferred to Denbighshire Record Office 02/07/2009


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Geographical Names