Jarrow: Sheldon Street Congregational baptisms 1920-1971

103 baptisms at the Congregational church on Sheldon Street in Jarrow, South Shields district, from 1928 to 1971, plus one in 1920. Unlike Anglican baptism registers, none of these baptisms include the father’s occupation.


  • 7 Dec 1920 William Eric Dodds, of 29 Coquet Street, born 16 Nov 1920, son of William & Lilian Dodds

This church had been on Sheldon Street since about 1868, but these are the only surviving baptism records. We’re not sure if they didn’t perform baptisms there earlier than 1920, or if the registers simply did not survive. In 1972, the Congregational and Presbyterian Churches joined to form the United Reformed Church.