Find your ancestors in Yorkshire & Derbyshire Methodist Marriages

Were your ancestors married in the Methodist Church? Explore these Methodist marriage records from the Sheffield area from the early years of the church until the 21st century.

The transcripts have been provided by the Sheffield & District Family History Society. With each result, you will find a combination of the following details from your ancestor’s marriage record:

  • Name
  • Birth year
  • Marital status
  • Marriage date
  • Denomination
  • Chapel
  • Place
  • Spouse’s name
  • Spouse’s age and birth year
  • Spouse’s marital status
  • Spouse’s occupation
  • Father’s name and occupation
  • Spouse’s father’s name and occupation
  • Witnesses
  • Minister
  • By license or banns
  • County and country

The records in this collection originate from the industrial Sheffield area of South Yorkshire. Many of Sheffield’s suburbs expand into Derbyshire. Within the collection, you will find records from eight branches of the Methodist Church: Free Methodist, Methodist, Methodist New Connection, Primitive Methodist, United Free Methodist, United Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Reform Methodist.

The Methodist Church was first officially recognised in 1795 and authorised to perform marriages and other sacraments. The church was formed by John Wesley, who died only four years before its recognition. As a non-conformist denomination, it does not conform to the established state church, the Church of England. Today, the Methodist Church is the fourth largest denomination in Britain, after the Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, and the Church of Scotland.