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Family history

Sometimes we are contacted by people who are researching their family history asking if we can help them.  

Whilst we are happy to help if we can (please be aware that their is a statutory charge for searching registers), often we are unable to help, as historical registers (unless kept under strict conditions to preserve them), have to be sent to the diocesan records office. 


Recent records:

The records we do hold are as follows: 

  • Baptisms: from 1964 onwards
  • Weddings: from 2003 onwards
  • Burials: from 1965 onwards

Earlier records:

For all enquiries about earlier records please contact: West Sussex Records Office

West Sussex Records Office, County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, 
PO19 1RN

or call: 01243 753600

or email: record.office@westsussex.gov.uk

HTR from the back

Graves and inscriptions

We have compiled a list of the known  inscriptions in our church and graveyard. Please be aware that this is a working document, and may have errors due to the age of the gravestones and the changing nature of the Churchyard. You can view a copy of this document here.

Other sources:

You may also be interested to know that the Parish Register Transcription Society have transcribed the following records from Holy Trinity. A copy can be purchased direct from their website.

  • Baptisms: 1538-1900
  • Banns: 1754-1811, 1828-1877
  • Marriages: 1538-1900
  • Burials: 1538-1901


Memorial Records:

You can find details of the residents of Rudgwick who gave their lives in the First and Second World War on the Rudgwick Remembers website, along with photos of the war memorials in the Church.