Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Aldate's Church (20thC), Gloucester (1) (78k) St Aldate's Church (20thC), Gloucester (2) (81k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of John Williams
St Aldate's Church (20thC), Gloucester
St Aldate's Church (20thC),
Finlay Road / Reservoir Road, GL4 6TN,
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 1962, and we understand it is still open.

The present building was built between 1962 and 1964, "to a futuristic design by Potter and Hare". E.W.H. Gifford and Partners were structural engineers in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering at Southampton University. The church has an amazing "hyperbolic paraboloid" roof, and because of its distinctive shape has on occasion been known locally as the 'ski slope' church.

The original St Aldate's Church in the city centre, dating from Saxon times was demolished in 1653, then rebuilt in the eighteenth century. However it was declared redundant in 1927, and the profits from its sale were used to form a new parish on the outskirts, where new housing was being built. A temporary building made of timber was erected in 1928 for worshippers, but it wasn't until 1958 that it was decided to build a new church, when additional finance became available through a bequest.

The timber building the present structure replaced (shown as one of the accompanying photographs) is now used as a church hall; and St Aldate's itself is now (2013) a chapel of ease of St Oswald's, in Coney Hill Road. [Sources: City of Gloucester Places of Worship, British Listed Buildings, John Williams]

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 SO8435616472. 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 22 Oct 2010 at 15:00.

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