London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details


Date of Creation:

1850 - 1929

Reference Code:


Scope and Content:
  • Records of the Hamburg Lutheran Church comprising 'church books' (Kirchenbuch) containing lists of baptisms, 1850 - 1929; lists of marriages, 1850 - 1920 and a chronicle of events relating to the church, 1888 - 1913.
Extent: 0.65 linear metres
  • Please use microfilm X4/1.
  • Microfilm Reference
  • X4/1
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives
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Administrative History:
  • German Lutherans worshipped in the City of London at the Church in Austin Friars 'of the Germans and other Strangers' from 1550, and in 1672 they obtained from Charles II letters patent enabling them to build their own church, with the power to appoint ministers and hold services according to their own customs, on the site of the Holy Trinity Church (destroyed during the Great Fire), Trinity Lane. The inaugural service was held in December 1673, although baptisms were registered from 1669, and a church, rebuilt and extended in 1773, remained there until 1871. In that year it was bought and demolished by the Metropolitan Railway Company who were then building Mansion House station close by. The congregation then built a new church on a site in Alma (later Ritson) Road, Dalston, installing fittings such as the altar-piece and organ taken from the old church.
Copyright: Depositor
Source of Acquisition:
  • Deposited in November 1988 and March 1990.
  • ACC/2622
  • ACC/2800
Access Restrictions: These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 2018
Physical Condition: Not available for consultation, see microfilm.
Arrangement: 3 volumes
Related Material: For other records at LMA, see CLC/024, CLC/189 and LMA/4714/02. A register of burials 1695-1836, baptisms 1694-1836 and marriages 1695-1754 is in the National Archives (RG4/4650).
Publication Notes:

Information about the church and its congregation may be found in "Hamburger Lutherische Kirche London 1669-1969" published by Lutherisches Verlagshaus GmbH Berlin und Hamburg [1969] (text in English and German). A copy is available in the Greater London History Library, press mark 54.9 HAM.

Language Notes: German