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From: Anne Peat <>
Subject: Re: [LON] Non Conformist ( was LONDON Digest, Vol 4, Issue 360)
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 07:50:32 +0100
Non-conformist is the title given to churches, which after the
reformation in England, Wales and Ireland, refused to 'conform' to the
State Church, which was the Church of England.
Strictly speaking, Roman Catholics are non-conformists, but usually
the term is used only for Protestant Churches which refused to join
the C of E - so - Quakers, Baptists, Presbyterians,
Congregationalists, Independents; and after the late 18th century,
If you were baptised in London, it will be very difficult to find your
christening record unless you have a very good idea of the area you
live din. There are just too many churches and not many indexes.
On 21 May 2009, at 06:51, Mary Anne Britnell wrote:
> Could someone explain to me what a non comformist church is please?
> All my family where stick in the muds all being married or
> christened in C of E's including myself.
> Also I would like to obtain my christening record. My mother gave
> me it many years ago but somewhere along the line it got lost. My
> sister tells me that she didn't think she was ever christened but I
> don't believe that so would like to obtain her's as well. I suspect
> that we were all christened at the same church in London. My
> concern though would be that the records where destroyed during the
> WW11 but I would still like to put out the effort to obtain them.
> I do have a photo of myself taken at my christening. Wow, was I a
> cute baby! All dressed up in a long white dress with my tiny little
> hands holding each other as if in prayer. So sweet lol.
> Mary Anne Britnell, Calgary, Alberta
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