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Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex

Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex



 


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Tree: 1. Essex Ennevers
Notes: People have lived in what we now call Stepney since about a thousand years before the birth of Christ. It is thought that the first church was built here sometime between St Augustine's conversion of the English in the 6th century, and 952 when a second church was erected on the site by St Dunstan.

The first church was probably wooden, and dedicated to All Saints, but it is thought that St Dunstan built his church here in stone. No part of this original structure survives, apart from a tenth century stone relief panel of the Crucifixion, which you can see under the east window.

Some time after St Dunstan was made a saint in 1029, the church was rededicated to him. In 1896 the ancient dedication of All Saints was revived, and the two names have been used together ever since.

In the middle ages, Stepney became a favoured country retreat for lords and merchants. St Dunstan's became a place of wealth and importance. It was in this period that the building took its present shape, with the chancel built in the thirteenth century and the nave in the fifteenth.

Stepney was in the heart of intellectual life during the Reformation of the sixteenth century. John Colet, Dean of St Pauls and St Dunstan's most famous vicar, was one of the leading scholars of the "new learning" from which the Reformation sparing. His friends Erasmus and Thomas More were regular visitors to his Stepney mansion.

This mansion was the home of Thomas Cromwell from 1534 and it was from here that he masterminded the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Successive rectors were staunch supporters of the new Protestantism, and the parish was staunchly Parliamentarian during the Civil War.

The population of London's East End grew hugely in the next two centuries, and in the eighteenth century the parish was split, with new churches built in such areas as Bethnal Green, Spitalfields and Limehouse, to minister to the vast numbers of people who now sought work in local industries.

By Victorian times, Stepney had a reputation as one of the worst slums in London. Successive rectors ministered tirelessly for the poor of the parish. In the second world war, the church miraculously escaped the Blitz that devasted houses all around it, losing only its windows.

Today's St Dunstan's is still a vibrant community of faith. Visitors comment on the remarkable spiritual atmosphere: here burdens are shared and the faithful gather to be nourished and fed in the Eucharist, going out into the community as instruments of God's love.

Our patron saint was probably the most powerful and influential churchman in England before the Norman Conquest.

Born in Baltonsborough, Somerset, in the early tenth century, Dunstan was educated at the nearby Glastonbury Abbey, where he later became Abbot. He was Archbishop of Canterbury in the reign of Edgar the Peaceable. Under Dunstan's patronage, art and learning flourished.

He was a monk, statesman and monastic reformer with a firm belief in the spiritual value of manual labour, which he put into practice himself by working metal.

You can see Dunstan's symbol, a pair of tongs, in one of the modern stone spandrels over the west door of our church. According to legend, the Devil came to tempt Dunstan as he worked at his anvil and the saint tweaked his nose with red-hot pincers.

Courtesy of http://www.stdunstanstepney.org

Latitude: 51.5112944, Longitude: -0.0543611



Christened

Matches 1 to 32 of 32

   Last name, First name(s)    Christened    Person ID   Tree 
1 ANSELL, John William  2 Oct 1859Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I2082 1. Essex Ennevers 
2 BUCKNELL, Hannah  8 Nov 1818Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I15075 1. Essex Ennevers 
3 BUCKNELL, Jane Ann  24 Aug 1814Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I20581 1. Essex Ennevers 
4 COCHRANE, Elizabeth Eliza  19 Nov 1876Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I593 1. Essex Ennevers 
5 DYKE, Joseph Edward  6 Dec 1830Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I7507 1. Essex Ennevers 
6 ELSON, Ann Elizabeth  24 Aug 1849Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I1032 1. Essex Ennevers 
7 ENEVER, Ann Catharine  24 Feb 1828Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I15090 1. Essex Ennevers 
8 ENEVER, Catharine Charlotte  17 Feb 1833Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I15092 1. Essex Ennevers 
9 ENEVER, Frederick Henry  21 Mar 1880Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I14801 1. Essex Ennevers 
10 ENEVER, Frederick John  23 May 1824Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I15088 1. Essex Ennevers 
11 ENEVER, Harriet  20 Oct 1831Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I23701 1. Essex Ennevers 
12 ENEVER, Robert Francis Freeman  1 Aug 1830Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I15091 1. Essex Ennevers 
13 ENEVER, William James  12 Dec 1875Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I14804 1. Essex Ennevers 
14 ENNEVER, John  13 Mar 1774Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I38 1. Essex Ennevers 
15 HARROLD, John  20 Oct 1845Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I3790 1. Essex Ennevers 
16 HARROLD, Maria Jane  16 Oct 1842Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I1041 1. Essex Ennevers 
17 HENEVER, Harriett Louisa  7 Oct 1877Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I14809 1. Essex Ennevers 
18 HODGINS, Bella  10 Dec 1876Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I4701 1. Essex Ennevers 
19 HODGINS, Eliza  29 Aug 1869Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I4699 1. Essex Ennevers 
20 HODGINS, Ellen Matilda  26 Nov 1865Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I4696 1. Essex Ennevers 
21 HODGINS, Henry  20 Sep 1874Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I4700 1. Essex Ennevers 
22 HODGINS, Rosetta  26 Jan 1879Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I319 1. Essex Ennevers 
23 HODGINS, Susan  20 Apr 1873Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I29604 1. Essex Ennevers 
24 HODGINS, William  17 Oct 1866Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I4697 1. Essex Ennevers 
25 HOLMES, Charles Benjamin  8 Jun 1828Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I20991 1. Essex Ennevers 
26 HOLMES, William Matthew  19 Mar 1826Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I20993 1. Essex Ennevers 
27 HUTCHINGS, Alice  27 Oct 1850Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I21857 1. Essex Ennevers 
28 PALMER, Anne Alice  11 Mar 1855Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I15098 1. Essex Ennevers 
29 PUGH, George  3 Dec 1820Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I1337 1. Essex Ennevers 
30 PUGH, William Moore  21 Nov 1830Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I3461 1. Essex Ennevers 
31 REED, James George  15 Aug 1827Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I5258 1. Essex Ennevers 
32 SHERROTT, Teresa Ann  8 Jan 1843Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I136 1. Essex Ennevers 

Buried

Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last name, First name(s)    Buried    Person ID   Tree 
1 BUCKNELL, Robert  26 Jun 1842Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I15085 1. Essex Ennevers 
2 PRICE, Sarah  17 Dec 1837Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I20631 1. Essex Ennevers 

Witness

Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last name, First name(s)    Witness    Person ID   Tree 
1 HOLMES, Sarah Anne  9 Oct 1854Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I20994 1. Essex Ennevers 
2 HUDSON, Charlotte  27 Jun 1818Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex I30207 1. Essex Ennevers 

Married

Matches 1 to 21 of 21

   Family (spouse)    Married    Family ID   Tree 
1 ANSELL / ROBERTS  8 Apr 1861Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F663 1. Essex Ennevers 
2 BENNETT / HOLMES  24 Apr 1852Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F6529 1. Essex Ennevers 
3 BIRCHELL / INCE  1 Sep 1844Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F10328 1. Essex Ennevers 
4 BOYTON / MORTLOCK  2 Jan 1838Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F862 1. Essex Ennevers 
5 BROWN / ENEVER  31 May 1821Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F5076 1. Essex Ennevers 
6 BUCKNELL / GODSELL  1 Jun 1825Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F6789 1. Essex Ennevers 
7 CLAUSON / SPREADBOROUGH  29 Apr 1833Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F1450 1. Essex Ennevers 
8 COOPER / ENNEVER  1 Jul 1793Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F690 1. Essex Ennevers 
9 ENNEVER / JACOBS  26 Sep 1793Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F160 1. Essex Ennevers 
10 ENNEVER / PONDER  4 Aug 1796Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F16 1. Essex Ennevers 
11 EWEN / PORTER  1887Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F5081 1. Essex Ennevers 
12 GREEN / DOWNING  18 Jul 1857Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F847 1. Essex Ennevers 
13 HOLMES / NEVILL  9 Oct 1854Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F6488 1. Essex Ennevers 
14 HUDSON / ENEVER  27 Jun 1818Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F9622 1. Essex Ennevers 
15 READ / SPREADBOROUGH  12 Sep 1825Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F1465 1. Essex Ennevers 
16 RICHARDSON / ENEVER  28 May 1798Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F8052 1. Essex Ennevers 
17 SHERROTT / DYKE  20 Mar 1841Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F219 1. Essex Ennevers 
18 SPREADBOROUGH / BROWN  24 Apr 1825Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F1466 1. Essex Ennevers 
19 TODD / KING  12 May 1889Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F3711 1. Essex Ennevers 
20 WESTWOOD / ENNEVER  29 Jul 1878Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F505 1. Essex Ennevers 
21 WOOD / SMITH  30 Sep 1832Parish Church, St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex F5752 1. Essex Ennevers 
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