Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Holy Trinity Church, Drybrook
Holy Trinity Church (link to Church's website)
Trinity Road,
Drybrook, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 1817, and we understand it is still open.

Holy Trinity Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details. It was the second church to be built in the Forest of Dean, the first being Christ Church at Berry Hill.

According to the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 5: Bledisloe Hundred, St Briavels Hundred, The Forest of Dean (1996), pp.389-396 (Forest of Dean - Churches) Holy Trinity was built originally as a free chapel by Rev. Henry Berkin, who at the time was curate of Weston under Penyard (Herefordshire). He began holding services in the Forest in 1812 while at Mitcheldean, and was also instrumental founding an Anglican church in Lydbrook.

Holy Trinity is known locally as the "Forest Church", in contrast to All Saints, Newland, known as the "Cathedral of the Forest".

Drybrook was formerly a division of East Dean, which at the time of Kelly's Directory of 1923 contained three ecclesiastical parishes: Holy Trinity, St John the Evangelist and St Stephen's Woodside. Holy Trinity was formed in 1842, and included Drybrook, Ruardean Woodside, Ruardean Hill, Harry Hill and the greater portions of Plump Hill and Edgehills.

St John the Evangelist and St Stephen's are now part of Cinderford.

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 2] Inside, a very wide and quite short nave with a deep west gallery, and a narrower lower sanctuary.[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 SO6478616488. 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.

Acknowledgements

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

1. Information provided by Phil Draper.

Last updated on 30 Dec 2014 at 09:33.

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