Church Records & Genealogy

Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, Cranfield

The older records for Cranfield parish (and indeed many other Bedfordshire churches and organisations) are held in the Bedfordshire County Archives and are no longer held on our Church premises.  Please contact them directly to find information from any of the following Cranfield registers:

 Baptisms 1600 - 1973

Marriages 1600 - 1981

Burials  1600 - 1953

Banns  1842 - 1972

Their Address: The County Archivist, Riverside Building, County Hall, Bedford.  MK42  9AP

Telephone: Bedford (01234) 228833 or 363222 ext. 2833

Fax:  (01234) 228854


Website: (Look under Local Services)

This Website is a very good starting point for those seeking Genealogical sources and Family history records. e.aspx

 Visitors are always welcome to our churchyard and church.   The church is open to the public between about 9.30am - 4.00pm every day (often later in summer), though of course funerals, weddings, and Sunday services must be allowed for.  A list of ‘Monumental Inscriptions’ giving names, dates etc. on our gravestones and memorials was compiled by the Bedfordshire Family History Society after a survey in 1994.   If visiting from a distance or with a tight schedule advance notice of your enquiry or interest can prove invaluable.

  It is possible to search our current records and provide copies of baptism or marriage entries.   There are set fees and time should be allowed for this.


Rev Hugh Symes-Thompson      Tel 01234-750214

The Rectory, Court Road, Cranfield, Beds,   MK43 0DR