Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Monica's Chapel (Private), Stoke Bishop
St Monica's Chapel (Private),
St Monica's Home of Rest, Cote Lane, BS9 3TL,
Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire.


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 1925, and we understand it is still open.

The British Listed Buildings website describes St Monica's Chapel as built in 1925 to a design by Sir George Oatley for H.H. Wills. It consists of a nave of 6 bays, and chancel, flanked on the south side by a Lady Chapel, and on the north side by an organ bay, with "an octagonal ashlar bell tower in the re-entrant with the chapel with square belfry, angle buttresses to pinnacles, 3-light windows and open Tudor-arched windows to the belfry, a crested parapet, and weathered roof to a finial".

Today it is part of Cote Lane Retirement Village, the founding site of St Monica Trust, established by Dame Mary Monica Wills, wife of Henry Herbert Wills - "a committed High Church Anglican, she was also determined that at the heart of the project should be a 'splendid and very beautiful chapel'". The architect, George Oatley, of this, and of Wills Hall, was a family friend.


Now or formerly Care Home Chapel.

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 Chapel is located at OS grid reference ST5723376256. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 7 Feb 2014 at 10:36.

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This Report was created 7 Jun 2018 - 06:16:50 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 29 Mar 2018 at 10:29.

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