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Archives and registers

While there is already a wealth of information on our Heritage pages, the discovery and indexing of many of the church records is very much a “work in progress” by our group of volunteers. If there is a specific piece of information you require, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

The following registers are held at the church, and photocopies are available to search at Greenwich Heritage Centre: Baptisms 1816 to present day; Marriages from 1856 to present day; Deaths 1895-1896, 1938-1951 and 1872 to present day.

Written histories

Much of the information provided on our Heritage pages is extracted from the following sources:

“A Short History of St Peter’s Church Woolwich”, by Rev Michael Clifton, 1979;

“History of the Parish of St Peter”, by Rev E G Dunn, 1995.

“A Survey of London. Volume 48. Woolwich”. Editor Andrew Saint. Published by English Heritage, 2012;

“Chronicles of the Woolwich District”, by William Thomas Vincent, 1890;

“The Catholic Church in Plumstead – A brief history” by Rev Albert Wood. (Date unknown but pre 1948);

“The Woolwich Story” by E F E Jefferson, 1970.