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Norfolk Church Directories

Church Directories cover many aspects of the clergy and their churches.

They may be found in libraries, on CDs/DVDs, and online.

Norfolk Churches
Churches in the UK and Ireland
Norfolk Benefices
Church Patrons
The Clergy
The Clerical Guide or Ecclesiastical Directory
The Clergy List
Crockford's Clerical Directory
 
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Copyright © Pat Newby.
January 2015


Norfolk Churches

Norfolk Church Administration Areas
Parishes, deaneries, archdeaconries and peculiars, how they relate to each other, and how they have changed over the years.
Gazetteer of Norfolk Churches
Norfolk churches of all denominations, with the civil parish and hundred in which each is located. Other information is included such as the deanery (for Church of England churches), and when registers start.
Norfolk Churches Directory
Norfolk Church of England Churches, and where to find more about them in about 25 publications.
Linnell, Charles Lawrence Scruton
Norfolk Church Dedications.
[ISBN 090070120X, Borthwick Publications, 1962]
Norfolk Churches
Descriptions and pictures of many churches.
Norfolk Churches
Pictures of many churches.
Diocese of Norwich: Find a church
Locations, pictures, addresses, clergy, etc.
East Anglian Methodist Churches
Find churches by circuit or location.

Churches in the UK and Ireland

These all include Norfolk churches.

Search in the GENUKI Churches Database
This includes churches of all denominations, and also in nearby places.
A Church Near You
Church of England Churches.
Church Plans Online
Applications by parishes for grants from the Incorporated Church Building Society, from 1818 to 1982. Information may include plans, building specifications, pictures, etc.

Norfolk Benefices

Turner, Dawson
List of Norfolk Benefices; with the names of their respective incumbents and patrons, and the dates of the several presentations: as also with the annual value and population, continued from Blomefield's History of Norfolk to the present time.
[Dates covered are from about 1730 to 1847]
[C. Muskett, 1847]

Church Patrons

1831: Patroni Ecclesiarum:
Or a List of the Patrons of the Dignities, Rectories, Vicarages, Rural Curacies, Chapelries, Endowed Lectureships, &c. of the United Church of England and Ireland: with the valuation annexed of all livings not exceeding £150 per annum, as returned to Parliament in 1818.

The Clergy

Researching an Anglican Clergyman in the Diocese of Norwich
NRO Information Leaflet 11.
Church of England. Diocese of Norwich.
Norwich Diocesan Directory.
[Norwich, Diocese of Norwich, published from 1858 to date]
Clergy of the Church of England (CCEd), 1540 to 1835
The Clergy Database contains details of clergymen, dioceses, bishops, etc. It ends in 1835, which was when publications such as Clergy Lists became available.

The Clerical Guide or Ecclesiastical Directory

This was published in 1817, 1822, 1829 and 1836. Its title page described it as:

containing a complete register of the Dignities and Benefices of the Church of England, with the Names of their present Possessors, Patrons, &c. and an Alphabetical List of the Dignitaries and Beneficed Clergy; with an Appendix containing the Ecclesiastical Patronage at the Disposal of the King, the Lord Chancellor, Archbishops and Bishops, Deans and Chapters, Colleges at the Universities, &c.

It was succeeded by "The Clergy List" in 1841.

The Clerical Guide or Ecclesiastical Directory
Description, history, etc.

These directories are online:

1817: The Clerical Guide or Ecclesiastical Directory
First edition.
1829: The Clerical Guide or Ecclesiastical Directory
Third edition.
1836: The Clerical Guide or Ecclesiastical Directory
Fourth edition.

The Clergy List

The Clergy List was first published in 1841, containing details of the clergy and of benefices in England and Wales. Later editions included Scotland, Ireland and other parts of the Anglican Communion. It continued until 1917, when it merged with Crockford's Clerical Directory.

The Clergy List
Description, history, etc.

These directories are online:

1841: The Clergy List
List of the Clergy; List of Benefices, Cathedrals, Ecclesiastical Divisions, etc.
1851: The Clergy List
The link above is to the title page.
This link is to Page 1 of the book before the advertisements.
1866: The Clergy List
The link above is to the title page.
This link is to Page 1 of the book before the advertisements.
1868: The Clergy List
The link above is to the title page.
This link is to Page 1 of the book before the advertisements.
1906: The Clergy List
Snippet view. Make a search for a surname or a place.

Crockford's Clerical Directory

Crockford's Clerical Directory was first published in 1858, containing details of benefices in England and Wales, and biographies of the clergy. Later editions included Scotland, Ireland and other parts of the Anglican Communion. It continues to the present day.

Crockford's Clerical Directory
Description, history, etc.
Crockford's Clerical Directory
This contains information from 1968 to the present day, including how to buy the directory or view the information online. Some is free but most needs a subscription.

These directories are online:

1860: Crockford's Clerical Directory
Being a Biographical and Statistical Book of Reference for Facts relating to the Clergy and the Church.
The link above is to the title page.
This link is to Page 1 of the book before the advertisements.
1861: Appendix to Crockford's Clerical Directory for 1860
Giving the Names, and other Particulars of Clergymen omitted in the Clerical Directory for 1860, and of Clergymen who have since been Ordained.
1865: Crockford's Clerical Directory
Third Issue.
1868: Crockford's Clerical Directory
Fourth Issue. The title page comes after the advertisements.
1930: Crockford's Clerical Directory
Snippet view. Make a search for a surname or a place.