Wirral falls within the Diocese of Chester, and therefore church records (including baptism, marriage and burial registers) for the Church of England, as well as those for Nonconformist and many Roman Catholic churches, are held at Cheshire Archives. (Other Roman Catholic records are held by the Diocese of Shrewsbury).

Wirral Archives holds a variety of records for many churches of the following denominations.

  • Church of England
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • Methodist Church
  • Welsh Methodist Church
  • United Reformed Church
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Congregational Church
  • Welsh Congregational Church
  • Baptist Church
  • Free Church
  • Pentecostal Church
  • Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)

Wirral Archives also holds a small number of Parish Registers, as follows.


Irby Methodist Church

Acc. 1552 - Register of Baptisms, 1936-1980

Palm Grove Wesleyan Methodist Church

Acc. 1552 - Register of Baptisms, 1871-1978

Moreton Methodist Church

Acc. 1939 - Registers of Marriages, 6 volumes, 1955-1989

Puddington Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Acc. 2070 - Register of Baptisms 1919-1961

Oakdale Missions

YPX42 - Register of Marriages, 1972-1984


Egremont Presbyterian Church

Baptism Registers for Egremont Presbyterian Church and also the Oakdale Mission

  • ER/EG/5/2/1 - Register of Baptisms, 1899-1962
  • ER/EG/5/2/2 - Register of Baptisms, 1900-1985

Marriage Registers for Egremont Presbyterian Church and also for Wesleyan Methodist Church

  • ER/EG/5/3/1 - Egremont Presbyterian Church, Registers of Marriages, 15 volumes, 1909-1995 (includes Record of Marriage Certificates, 1994-2010)
  • ER/EG/5/3/2 - Wesleyan Methodist Church, Registers of Marriages, 8 volumes, 1900-1994

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Birkenhead

Register of Baptisms are held by Liverpool Archives


Welsh Congregational Church, Birkenhead (Eglwys Gynulleidfaol)

  • YPX/12/3 - Registers of Marriages, 5 volumes, 1904-1979

United Reformed

Upton United Reformed Church

Acc. 2237

  • Baptism Roll, 1899-1921
  • Register of Baptisms, 1921-2013
  • Registers of Marriages (copies), 1909-2013


Egremont Baptist Church

YEB - Registers of Marriages, 5 volumes (copies), 1899-1940


Elim Pentecostal Church, Birkenhead

YPX/25/1 - Register of Marriages (copy) 1983-1984

Elim Pentecostal Church, West Kirby

YPX/63/1 - Register of Marriages, 1983-1987


Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Wallasey Meetings

Records of the burial ground of the Wallasey Friends Meeting House

  • YSF/16 - plans of the burial ground, including information on burials, c.1882-1944
  • YSF/17 - Registers of Burials, 2 volumes, 1865-1903
  • YSF/18 - Notebook of Interments, 1853-1929
  • YSF/19 - List of Interments, 1915-1922
  • YSF/20 - List of Headstones, 1981
  • YSF/21 - Interment Orders, 1903-1930

Church of England

St Mary's Church, Birkenhead - indexes of burials and monumental inscriptions
St Mary's Church, Eastham - Register of Burials on microfilm 

Other Registers


  • A/HH 28 - Birkenhead Children's Hospital, Register of Baptisms


  • A/HH 53 - Birkenhead Union Workhouse, Register of Baptisms
  • B/544 - Birkenhead Union Workhouse, Marriage Notice Books

Municipal Cemeteries

Wirral Municipal Cemeteries - Burial Registers, some Grave Registers