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just wondering if this is the same church that my gt gt gt grandfather married at in 1855..i think it is..says on the marr cert..st andrews church in the new parish of st andrews bordesley...
You're right jukebox it is St Aidans and Francis P Pearse is on the certificate, well spotted:encouragement:Nick - are you sure that is St Andrews and not St Aidans? St Aidans is now All Saints in Small Heath which at the time was in 'the vast parish of Aston'. This church is only a few yards from the addresses of the bride and groom as shown on the certificate. The right hand side of your cert isn't shown - was Francis Pearse the Vicar or a curate? See https://www.allsaintsonline.co.uk/information/history/history.html
hi emma..good to welcome rev john richards gt gt grandaugher to the forum...what a shame that there was no one in the family who could have saved the stained glass window from the church...i can only think that it was demolished along with the rest of the church but if anyone knows different please let us know..would love to see the painting you have of it though..Yes, the chap with the moustache is indeed Rev Richards. He was my great great grandfather. His beloved wife Amy died tragically young from cancer. I have a beautiful painting of a design for a stained glass window at St Andrews in her memory. I would love to know what happened to that window - my great uncle was offered it when the church was demolished in 1985 but could find nowhere to store it. I would love to know if someone else took the window and if so, where it is now. It would be nice to find the owner and tell them the story behind it too. So if anyone knows - please let me know! Thank you.