Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Luke's Methodist Church, Gloucester
St Luke's Methodist Church,
Stroud Road / Robinson Road,
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 1904, but we understand it was closed in 2008.

Founded originally as 'The Bible Christian Methodist Chapel', by a group of Bible Christians, foundation stones of the building were laid on 10th December 1903, with completion of the premises, which included a school, the following year. The new school was opened in May, and the chapel premises on 27th October 1904, for which "a little band of eight women voluntarily scrubbed the chairs and floors of the whole premises, and then decorated the Lord's House with flowers". [Bible Christian Magazine, 1904 p.556]

It has been noted as 'Tuffley Bible Christian Chapel' in a 1906 Directory, but in 1907, one of the founders, Henry Ward Kelley, left to join a church in Cardiff, and the Connexion were joined by two other Methodist groups, and it became known as 'Stroud Road United Methodist Church'.

It was renamed to 'St Luke's Methodist Chapel' in 1955, when the congregation were joined by those of Ryecroft Methodist Chapel, when also, incidentally, the War Memorials from their building were also transferred to the church.

In 2008 it was sold by the Methodist Church, and is now Gloucester Community Church. [Other Sources: City of Gloucester Places of Worship, John Williams, and Rosemary Lockie]

Denomination

Now or formerly United Methodist.

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 SO8337017154. 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 2 Dec 2010 at 11:48.

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