People from all round the world write to us at St Dunstan's, asking for help in tracing their ancestors who were born or married in Stepney. The only records we keep here at St Dunstan's are Marriages from 1962 and Baptisms from June 1954. All Registers and Church information prior to those dates are held by The London Metropolitan Archives:
THE LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES
40 NORTHAMPTON ROAD
LONDON EC1R 0HB
020-7332 3820 (General Enquiries)
020-7332 3822 (Library)
020-7833 9136 (Facsimile)
Their office is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 09:00am - 5:00pm; Tuesday 10:00am - 7:00pm; Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm; Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm (closed on Bank Holidays). The nearest underground station is Farringdon, which is on the Hammersmith/City and Circle lines. The permission of the Rector is required before a document may be copied, but usually this is only a formality.
For your information THE FAMILY RECORDS CENTRE has now permanently closed and all inquiries should be directed to
For more information about the history of Stepney, you might like to visit the Tower Hamlets Libraries website
For a good general introduction to tracing your family tree in Britain, we recommend the BBC's history website at:
Unfortunately, we simply do not have the resources here at St Dunstan's to offer you individual help in tracing your Stepney ancestors, or to help you identify graves in the churchyard, many of which have lost their headstones over the years. We are sorry that we cannot help you further here, but you will find the archivists at the Archives most helpful.