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Royal Marine Artillery Church, Eastney, Baptisms 1866 to 1905 Master Index of Portsea Island Church Registers and Indexes Church photos gallery Royal Marine Artillery Church, Eastney, Baptisms 1866 to 1905 I have transcribed the baptisms that took place in the original wooden church (The Crinoline Church) and they have been published as part of my book on the history of the church, its chaplains and baptisms, click here for further information. back to top Portsea Island Church Registers Master Index Portsmouth History Centre (PHC) holds vital records for seventy churches of various denominations that are or were situated on Portsea Island (Portsmouth) between 1654 and the present day. These rerds are held variously as microfiche, microfilm and the original registers. Some have been indexed in a card system, some on computer; these indexes are not continuous and are seperate for Church of England, Roman Catholic and Non-Conformist registers. In addition there are records for nine Army and Navy chapels, including some on-ship baptisms, held elsewhere. This all makes searching for baptisms, marriages and burials a tricky task. To help with this I have created a master index that pulls all this information together and shows in one document what registers are available and in what form and also indicates which parts have been indexed. It is presented in a "timeline" format; so if you are searching for, say, a marriage in 1826, you just find the column 1800-1850 and then look down that column on each page to see which marriage registers are available for that date and if they have been indexed. My original version was completed in 2007 and an update was well overdue. The new version has substantial additions and corrections but I cannot claim that it is fully up-to-date as neither the PHC nor the Navy Chaplains’ Office have the resources to cross-check the information. It shows the whereabouts of and contact information for registers not held in PHC and includes information on Army and Navy chapel registers where I have been able to ascertain it; this is information that is not currently available elsewhere. To download my index click here. It's also FREE, I hope you find it useful. back to top Church Photos  This collection of church photos is restricted to churches linked to my family history plus all churches on Portsea Island (Portsmouth). Clicking on the thumbnails below will display a small low-resolution image/s of the church, mostly my original photos but also including postcards images where I have them. If you would like a higher resolution (larger) copy please contact me using the Contact facility. If you subsequently publish any of the photos an acknowledgement (and a link if possible) would be appreciated. I have put the Portsmouth churches first followed by the other Hampshire churches, then other counties in alphabetical order. Under these headings churches are ordered alphabetically by placename. For more information on the history of Portsmouth churches see Stephen Pomeroy's detailed histories at http://www.pomeroyofportsmouth.uk/ Portsmouth Hampshire Dorset East Sussex Wiltshire Ireland back to top Portsmouth All Saints, Landport Ascension Church, North End Buckland Reform Church Copnor Methodist Church Corpus Christi Devonshire Ave. Baptist Church Eastney Methodist Church Holy Spirit, Southsea John Pounds Memorial Church Portsmouth Registry Office Royal Garrison Church Somers Road Church St Agatha, Portsea St Alban, Copnor St Andrew, Eastney St Barbara, Whale Island St Cuthbert, Copnor St Faith, Portsea St Francis, North End St George, Old Portsmouth St James, Milton St John RC Cathedral St John the Baptist, Rudmore St Joseph RC, Copnor St Jude's, Southsea St Luke St Margaret's, Southsea St Mark, North End St Mary, Portsea St Nicholas, HMS Nelson St Patrick's Mission Hall St Saviour, Tipner St Simon, Southsea St Swithun RC, Southsea St Thomas's Cathedral St Wilfrid Sultan Road Church Tangier Road Baptist Church True Jesus Church United Reform Church, Southsea back to Church photos Hampshire Alverstoke St Mary Bedhampton, St Thomas Bournemouth, see Dorset Bramshaw, St Peter Eling, St Mary  Ellingham, St Mary Farlington, St Andrew   Fordingbridge, St Mary Hambledon, St Peter & St Paul Harbridge, All Saints Holdenhurst, St John Horton, St Wolfrid Ibsley, St Martin Minstead, All Saints Pennington, St Mark Portchester, St Mary Ringwood, St Peter & St Paul Romsey, Romsey Abbey Warblington, St Thomas East Wellow, St Margaret back to Church photos Dorset Bournemouth, St Peter Farnham, St Lawrence Melbury Abbas, St Thomas Sixpenny Handley, St Mary back to Church photos East Sussex Heathfield, All Saints Waldron, All Saints Warbleton, St Mary back to Church photos Wiltshire Beanacre, St Barnabus Berwick St John, St John Bramshaw, see Hampshire above Bradford on Avon, Holy Trinity Bradford on Avon, St Lawrence Donhead St Andrew, St Andrew Donhead St Mary, St Mary East Harnham, All Saints East Wellow, see Hampshire above Landford, St Andrew Melksham, St Michael & All Angels Old Sarum, Stratford sub Castle, St Lawrence Tollard Royal, St Peter ad vincula Whaddon, St Mary back to Church photos Ireland Birr, County Offaly, St Brendan RC back to Church photos
Eastney Methodist Church. Re-built 2004/5 All Saints, Landport. Opened 1828, renovated 1913. Ascension Church, North End. Opened 1914 Copnor Methodist Church.  Opened 1934. Corpus Christi RC Church, North End Devonshire Avenue Baptist Church. Original Church (left) built 1918. New Church (right) built 1936 Devonshire Avenue Baptist Church. New built 1936. Holy Spirit, Southsea. Built 1957 using the bombed shell of St Matthew's. John Pounds Memorial Church.  Opened 1837, rebuilt 1956. Portsmouth Registry Office (until 2003). Now a pub. 'New' Registry Office (from 2003). Milldam House originally part of Milldam Barracks. Royal Garrison Church, Old Portsmouth. Founded 1212, dissolved 1540, re-opened 1662, restored 1868, bombed 1941. Royal Garrison Church. Postcard showing church parade Royal Garrison Church Interior. (1930s?) Somers Road Jubilee Church. St Agatha's Church. Built 1895, deconsecrated 1954 and used as a Naval Store until 1987.  Re-opened 1997. St Agatha's Church St Alban's Church, Copnor.  Built 1914, bombed 1940 and restored 1956-60. The 'new' St Andrew's Church, opened 1905, closed 1973 and now converted to 10 town houses and a flat. Interior of the 'new' St Andrew's Church ca 1909 St Andrew's Church interior ca 1909 St Andrew's Church. Postcard showing Royal Marines church parade, date unknown. The Crinoline Church 1867-1905, demolished ca 1912, see Skeletons page St Barbara's, HMS Excellent, Whale Island. St Barbara's, HMS Excellent, Whale Island.  The Jellicoe Memorial. St Cuthbert, Copnor.  Built 1915, partial rebuild & restoration after bomb damage 1948-59. St Faith's Church.  Built 1958, converted to a family centre 1996. St Francis, North End.  Built 1936, internal alterations 1991. St George's Church, Old Portsmouth.  Built 1754, restored 1949-51, refurbished 2001. St James's Church, Milton.  Re-built 1913. St James's Church, Milton. Rebuilt 1913. St James's Church, Milton.  Postcard showing original church built 1841. St John's Roman Catholic Cathedral.  Built 1882. St John the Baptist, Rudmore.  Built 1916, converted into retirement flats 1987. St Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Copnor. Built 1914, renovated 1966/7. St Jude's Church, Southsea.  Built 1851, renovated 1997. St Jude's Church, Southsea.  Built 1851, renovated 1997. St Luke's Church.  Built 1861. St Margaret's Church, Southsea.  Built 1903, this new East front added 1965. St Mark's Church, North End.  Postcard showing the Interior of original building opened 1874 and restored 1956 after bomb damage. St Mary's Church, Portsea.  As rebuilt 1889. St Mary's Church, Portsea.  Postcard showing original building 1161-1843. St Mary's Church, Portsea.  Postcard showing first rebuild 1843. St Mary's Church, Portsea. Postcard showing all three builds. St Nicholas, HMS Nelson, Portsmouth. Postcard dated about 1931.  After Holy Trinity church in Portsmouth Dockyard was destroyed in WW2 this chapel in HMS Nelson shore station was designated 'Holy Trinity' about 1941. St Patrick's Mission Hall, Southsea. Built 1906, converted to flats in 1996. St Saviour, Tipner. Built 1914. St Simon, Southsea. Built 1866, see the Crinoline Church story on the Skeletons page for pre-1866. St Swithun RC Church, Southsea.  Built 1901. St Thomas's Cathedral, Old Portsmouth. Original building 1192 with many additions and renovations, the last in 1900-01. St Thomas's Cathedral, Old Portsmouth. Postcard, date unknown. St Wilfred, Portsmouth.  Built 1907. Sultan Road Church, Portsmouth. Tangier Road Baptist Church True Jesus Church, North End.  Built 1921. United Reform Church, Southsea. St Mary, Alverstoke. Rebuilt 1885. St Mary, Alverstoke. St Thomas, Bedhampton. Originally built 12th century. St Thomas, Bedhampton. Showing later meeting room. St Peter, Bramshaw. St Peter, Bramshaw. Interior St Peter, Bramshaw. Font St Peter, Bramshaw.  The Henbest strong box bearing the initials of William Henbest, iron-founder of Stokes Cross, Bramshaw, dated 1816. St Peter, Bramshaw. St Mary, Eling. St Mary, Ellingham. St Mary, Ellingham.  Millenium door St Andrew, Farlington. St Andrew, Farlington. St Mary, Fordingbridge. St Mary, Fordingbridge. St Peter & St Paul, Hambledon. Dating from the 12th century. St Peter & St Paul, Hambledon. Dating from the 12th century. All Saints, Harbridge. Rebuilt 1830/40. St John, Holdenhurst. St Wolfrid, Horton St Martin, Ibsley,  Built 1830/40, in 2006 was a 'Flower Studio'. All Saints, Minstead. All Saints, Minstead. All Saints, Minstead. All Saints, Minstead. All Saints, Minstead. All Saints, Minstead. All Saints, Minstead. St Mark, Pennington.  Built 1860. St Mary, Portchester, 12th century church within Roman castle walls. St Mary, Portchester. Norman doorway. St Mary, Portchester. Norman font. St Mary, Portchester, 12th century church within Roman castle walls. St Mary, Portchester, 12th century church within Roman castle walls. St Mary, Portchester. St Mary, Portchester. Leper's window. St Peter & St Paul, Ringwood. Rebuilt 1853. St Peter & St Paul, Ringwood. Rebuilt 1853. Romsey Abbey (St Mary & St Ethelflaeda) Romsey Abbey (St Mary & St Ethelflaeda) Romsey Abbey (St Mary & St Ethelflaeda). Font dated 1910, the fate of the earlier font/s is unknown. Romsey Abbey (St Mary & St Ethelflaeda) Romsey Abbey (St Mary & St Ethelflaeda) Romsey Abbey (St Mary & St Ethelflaeda) Romsey Abbey (St Mary & St Ethelflaeda) Romsey Abbey (St Mary & St Ethelflaeda) St Thomas, Warblington. 13/14th century. St Thomas, Warblington. 13/14th century. St Thomas, Warblington. North door built by shipwrights. St Thomas, Warblington. 13/14th century. One of two restored gravewatcher's huts. St Margaret, East Wellow. St Margaret, East Wellow.  This is the tomb of John Penford and his wife Sarah (Bennett) buried 1871 and 1861 respectively (in my family tree) St Margaret, East Wellow. St Margaret, East Wellow.  Florence Nightingales' family grave. St Margaret, East Wellow. St Margaret, East Wellow. St Margaret, East Wellow. St Margaret, East Wellow. The obelisk in the forground is the family grave of Florence Nightingale.  For the tomb in the middle of the picture see seperate photo. St Margaret, East Wellow. St Margaret, East Wellow. St Margaret, East Wellow. St Peter, Bournemouth St Peter, Bournemouth St Peter, Bournemouth St Peter, Bournemouth St Peter, Bournemouth. Mary Shelley's grave also containing the heart of Percy Shelley. St Peter, Bournemouth. Mary Shelley's grave also containing the heart of Percy Shelley. St Peter, Bournemouth St Lawrence, Farnham.  14th century. St Thomas, Melbury Abbas.  Rebuilt in 1851. St Mary, Sixpenny Handley. All Saints, Heathfield. 14th century with later additions. All Saints, Waldron. Built 13th century. St Mary, Warbleton. St John, Berwick St John. St Andrew, Donhead St Andrew. St Mary, Donhead St Mary. St Andrew, Landford St Andrew, Landford St Andrew, Landford St Andrew, Landford St Peter ad vincula, Tollard Royal St Peter ad vincula, Tollard Royal St Brendan RC, Birr, County Offaly St Brendan RC, Birr, County Offaly. The original font, now in the garden. St Agatha's Church. Restored interior including original sgraffito mural by Heywood Sumner c1901. St Agatha's Church. Font ca 1916. St Mary, Ellingham. All Saints, Harbridge. Rebuilt 1830/40. St Thomas, Melbury Abbas St Thomas, Melbury Abbas St Barnabus, Beanacre. Holy Trinity, Bradford on Avon Holy Trinity, Bradford on Avon St Lawrence, Bradford on Avon. This 7th century building is all that remains of a monastry. All Saints, East Harnham All Saints, East Harnham St Michael & All Angels, Melksham St Michael & All Angels, Melksham St Michael & All Angels, Melksham St Michael & All Angels, Melksham. Not the original font, that is believed to be in St Barnabus, Beanacre. St Lawrence, Stratford sub Castle. St Lawrence, Stratford sub Castle.  View from the North showing some of the Commonwealth War Graves in the foreground.  There are 47 in all, mostly Australian and New Zealand troops who died in the local hospital after the end of the war. St Lawrence, Stratford sub Castle. St Lawrence, Stratford sub Castle.  Grade I listed church with medieval origins St Lawrence, Stratford sub Castle. St Mary, Whaddon, Hilperton. St Mary, Whaddon, Hilperton. Tombs of the Redman family. St Mary, Whaddon, Hilperton. Tomb of the Redman family. St Mary, Whaddon, Hilperton. 12th century, original font moved to St Michael's Hilperton. Buckland Reform Church, Portsmouth St Mark, North End.  Rebuilt 1970. Window commemorating the Leinster Regiment Detail from the Leinster Regiment Window Window commemorating the Leinster Regiment Resources