Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Mark's Church (now 'Destiny Temple'), Gloucester (1) (60k) St Mark's Church (now 'Destiny Temple'), Gloucester (2) (72k) St Mark's Church (now 'Destiny Temple'), Gloucester (3) (43k) St Mark's Church (now 'Destiny Temple'), Gloucester (4) (90k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Mark's Church (now 'Destiny Temple'), Gloucester
St Mark's Church (now 'Destiny Temple'),
Worcester Street, GL1 3AS,
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 1847, but we understand it was closed in 2006.

St Mark's is early Victorian, designed and built 1845-7 by Francis Niblett. It was until recently one of the Churches in the Gloucester City Benefice, at the time "a union of parishes in the centre of the ancient city of Gloucester, which incorporates 13 mediaeval parishes and 2 nineteenth century ones, with six churches still remaining, of which four are in regular Anglican use". However the last service was held on 29th October 2006, when it was closed for Anglican worship. The official closure date, as recorded in the Church Commissioners Report on Pastoral and Closed Churches in Gloucester Diocese, on the Church of England website was 3rd November 2006. Its subsequent use, from 7th October 2008, was defined as "worship by other Christian bodies" - initially, meetings of a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, but now (2014), it appears, by an independent body, known as "Destiny Temple". [Other Sources: City of Gloucester Places of Worship, and John Williams]

The Inscriptions on the War Memorial read:

Jesu, Mercy, May They Rest in Peace
Sidney CLEAVERWilliam SANDERS James WHITTYRichard CROMWELL
Ernest CUMMINGSWalter DAVIS George MAYALLAlbert BLUNT
William DALLEYAlbert RICHARDS Frederick BARTLETTAlbert WHITE
George HAYWARDEdwin KNIGHT William PALMERCharles DAVIS
George Wm. HAYWARDLeonard STEVENS Charles SPACKMANChristopher CAUSON
William OGDENHubert FRANKLIN Charles PATESHarry BURLTON
Charles PRICEFrank CAUSON Arthur PATESCharles HOPTON
Bernard ROACHFrederick HEATH William BIFFINWalter SPARROW
Edward ROGERSWilliam MORGAN Alfred COLLIERWallace ORCHARD
Henry TRENFIELDWallis BAYLIS Frank LANEAlbert PITT
George DAYFrank SMITH Albert BROWNCyril COMELEY
Thomas DURRETTLancelot WILLIAMS? Harry YEARSLEYMiles STERRY
John HARVEYHenry GRIFFITHS Jesse MERRETTHarry GILL
William LANEJohn WALTERS Alfred BULLOCKJames RICHARDS
Harry MANNJames WILKES Herbert BOWENJesse SMITH
Charles MARSHVictor WILLIAMS W. Arnold PALMERPercy BAYLISS
Charles MOUSDALEOlgar HALL Reuben SMITHArthur HODGES
George YEARSLEYThomas KEELING Henry SMITHLeonard CHELFORD
Arthur WHITEAlbert ARTUS Frederick MARTINThomas HALL
Edwin TANNERBernard GODWIN George GRIFFITHSAlbert BLEWITT
Arthur JAGOJack HOOPER Henry SIMMONDSAlfred WHITE
Hy Jack JAGOErnest HOPTON Percy ESTCOURTAlbert PREEN
Charles STEELENeil MACKAY Reginald JONESHarold HULL
Herbert DAYLaurence MACKAY Walter DEEStanley HARRIS
William HIGGINSEllis NOTT Thomas LEWISWilfred HOADLEY
William RAWSONWilliam RALPH George GRIFFETTCharles NEALE
Thomas LANEHubert WINFIELD Sidney BLUNTErnest HALFORD
Albert DONEVictor WEAVER Frederick TIMBRELLHoward BELLAMY
 Edward Wm. WILLIS  

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 was located at OS grid reference SO8346519078. 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 27 Oct 2014 at 12:51.

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