Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Christ Church, Cheltenham (48k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Rosemary Lockie
Christ Church, Cheltenham
Christ Church,
Christ Church Road / Malvern Road, GL50 2NN,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church does 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 1837, and we understand it is still open.

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] The approach to Christ Church, a gently ascent up Christchurch Road, is one of the most imposing vistas in Cheltenham; although it is partly obscured, but pleasingly so, in summer when the trees lining the sides of the road are in full leaf.

The parish registers for the church date from 1865, and the ecclesiastical parish created the following year.

Also of interest is that Christchurch Road, the approach to the church, was built as the ‘new road to Christ Church’ (according to an 1844 directory), but it wasn't formally accessible to the public until some 40 years later, in 1886 when according to the Cheltenham Examiner of 5th June ‘Christchurch Road with its well-planted trees has been opened’.[1]

Reference
[1] An Historical Gazetteer of Cheltenham, compiled by James Hodsdon.[1]

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

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 is located at OS grid reference SO9400522297. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Cheltenham, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Information last updated on 11 Jan 2011 at 14:24.

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