All registers which have been closed are deposited, on loan, in the appropriate Diocesan Record Office.
Stringent conditions for the storage of documents over 100 years old are set out in the Parochial Registers & Records Measure 1978, amended by the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1992. The place of storage is inspected by a Diocesan Archivist.
When records and registers have been deposited, this parish has adopted a policy of regularly depositing non-current files and completed PCC and other minute books and account books.
The Diocesan Records Office for St Hilda is:
London Metropolitan Archives
If you have to contact them please ensure that you quote "Diocese of London Records - St Hilda's Ashford 13/02". A small search charge may be levied for information given. Certified copies of Marriage , Baptism and Confirmation Certificates, these always incur charges.
The oldest records held locally are:
Baptisms : 9th July 2006
Weddings: 14th August 2000
Confirmations: 24th July 1971
Access to these records are via the Vicar.
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