Swansea, St James Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Scope and Content

Registers (including service and banns registers) 1867-1985; papers relating to church building and property 1860-1981; Churchwardens' accounts 1894-1989; Church Council and PCC minutes 1916-1994; Vestry minutes 1869-1991; church history 1992; church organizations 1932-1959; electoral roll 1985-1987; photographs 1920-1940 and n.d.; parish magazines 1999-2002; miscellaneous 1867-1997.

Administrative / Biographical History

Built 1867 as a chapel of ease to St Mary's; formed into a parish 1985. The church is in the Uplands area of Swansea, Glamorgan.


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

Conditions Governing Access

2 files, by the depositor's direction, are closed for 50 years. Otherwise, no restrictions

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

Related Material

Other records relating to St James's church before the creation of the parish in 1985 are to be found with the records of St Mary's, Swansea, reference P/123/CW (at the West Glamorgan Archive Service).

Geographical Names