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Salvation Army (Wellington Hall), Gloucester
Salvation Army (Wellington Hall)   [no longer registered]
Longsmith Street, GL1 2HJ,
Gloucester, 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 1879, but we understand it was closed in 1888, and the premises are now in secular use.

Wellington Hall, now occupied by Antiques and Flea Market "Fab & Faded" in Longsmith Street, was the original meeting place of the Salvation Army in Gloucester - where they 'opened fire', as it were. Meetings were held there under the leadership of Pamela Shepherd. Some of its early open-air meetings and marches were disrupted... but on the day of the 1881 census of places of worship... people attended special morning and evening services in the skating rink at the former Boothall - in the evening, as many as 1,200. Soon after, in 1888, they established a permanent barracks in Kingsbarton Street, for which see the separate entry in this database. [Source: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.319-335 (Protestant Nonconformity)]

Wellington Hall was later the home of the Gloucester Dairy Supply Ltd. of which there are details, and a photograph in Jill Voyce's book Gloucester in Old Photographs (from the Walwin Collection, 1989)

Denomination

Now or formerly Salvation 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 SO8303518487. 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 11:58.

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This Report was created 26 Jul 2017 - 19:50:53 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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