Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Demolished.

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The Ark Mission Hall (Demolished), Cinderford
The Ark Mission Hall (Demolished),
Station Street,
Cinderford, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1886, but we understand it was closed before 1973.

According to the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 5: Bledisloe Hundred, St Briavels Hundred, The Forest of Dean (1996), pp.396-404 (Forest of Dean - Nonconformity), "The Ark" was an iron building, registered by a group known as the Blue Ribbon Gospel Army in 1886. It was undenominational mission, led by the same pastor, A.H. Hirst, for much of its life.

Its position, as "The Ark", can be seen on many Old Maps. In 1973, after the mission was abandoned, the building was sold to Cinderford Town band. It was later demolished, and the site is now occupied by modern housing. Surprisingly though it is still listed - as "The Ark Mission Hall" - in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010).

Denomination

Now or formerly Blue Ribbon Gospel Army.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference SO6556114088. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 30 Dec 2014 at 09:49.

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This Report was created 22 Aug 2017 - 12:17:42 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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