Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Priors Park Chapel, Tewkesbury
Priors Park Chapel (link to Chapel's website)
Queens Road, GL20 5EY,
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 1953, and we understand it is still open.

According to the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 8: Cleeve, Deerhurst and Tibblestone, and the lower divisions of Tewkesbury and Westminster (1968), pp.154-165 (Tewkesbury - Churches) this chapel was founded in 1953 in a temporary building by Revd. C.J. Mundell, who was then travelling secretary of the Hebrew Christian Testimony to Israel, with assistance from the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. Its position is marked on Old Maps, for example OS 1969 1:2,500, where it is labelled "Prior's Park Chapel (Independent Evangelical)".

Since then, the temporary building appears to have been replaced with a permanent brick structure, with a sign that looks like "Riors Ark Chapel", which has a certain appeal of its own! Its appearance is, however deceptive - a closer look reveals two 'modern flourish' 'Ps' so it does in fact say "Priors Park".

Denomination

Now or formerly Independent Evangelical.

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 Chapel is located at OS grid reference SO8965531685. 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 28 Aug 2015 at 11:05.

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This Report was created 31 Oct 2017 - 11:33:54 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 30 Aug 2017 at 16:10.

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