Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Holy Trinity Church, Cheltenham
Holy Trinity Church,
Portland Street / Trinity Lane, GL52 2NX,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


This Church has (or had) 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 1823, and we understand it is still open.

Built as chapel of ease to St Mary's, and 'Completely in the fields' when consecrated in 1822', according to An Historical Gazetteer of Cheltenham. Originally its tower had pinnacles - these can be seen on an old postcard reproduced in the Gloucestershire section of Steve Bulman's site Churches of Britain and Ireland.

Inside, it is surprisingly modern-looking, and it has some magnificent stained glass. This may be a consequence of alterations to the interior around 1877 by John Middleton, when the galleries were rebuilt and the church rebenched; the stained glass also dates from a similar period. The west porch was added during the 1970s.

There are a large number of memorials on the walls, according to the British Listed Buildings website, these are to "vacationing gentry and retired Indian civil servants and officers; the most ambitious being to Col. Augustus Warburton of the King's Light Infantry (d.1836) erected by his fellow officers".


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SO9518522774. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


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.

Information last updated on 22 Sep 2011 at 13:51.

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This Report was created 14 Oct 2020 - 23:57:26 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 14 Jun 2019 at 13:31.

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