Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Friends Meeting House, Gloucester (1) (88k) Friends Meeting House, Gloucester (2) (116k) Above Photograph(s)
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Friends Meeting House, Gloucester
Friends Meeting House (see later for their website address)
Greyfriars, Southgate Street, GL1 1TS,
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church 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 1835, and we understand it is still open.

Friends' Meeting House is just a few yards away from Greyfriars Priory, on the alley known as 'Greyfriars', which runs between Brunswick Road and Southgate Street. Nearby, on the corner where Greyfriars meets Southgate is St Mary de Crypt church, whilst at the opposite end of the alley, facing onto Brunswick Road are the old Gloucester Technical College, which is due to be redeveloped, and the Gloucester Public Library.

Before this place of worship was built in 1834-5, Friends' Meetings had been held at Park Street Mission Room.

Today (2011) the Gloucester Unitarians also meet on these premises. [Source: Rosemary Lockie, from City of Gloucester Places of Worship, and John Williams]


Now or formerly Quaker.

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 SO8309218382. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

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Information last updated on 23 Dec 2010 at 16:43.

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This Report was created 16 Oct 2018 - 00:09:13 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 25 Sep 2018 at 07:14.

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