Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Peter ad Vincula's Church (RC), Gloucester (1) (48k) St Peter ad Vincula's Church (RC), Gloucester (2) (106k) St Peter ad Vincula's Church (RC), Gloucester (3) (71k) St Peter ad Vincula's Church (RC), Gloucester (4) (56k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Peter ad Vincula's Church (RC), Gloucester
St Peter ad Vincula's Church (RC) (link to Church's website)
London Road / Bruton Way, GL1 3EX,
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 1792, and we understand it is still open.

Revd. Thomas Dudley Fosbrooke's An Original History of the City of Gloucester (1819) records that Roman Catholics were then meeting in Lower North-gate Street, citing the premises as one of eight non-conformist chapels in Gloucester at that time.

The present building was erected in 1868, and is now a Listed structure. However its foundation can be dated from 1789, when Mary, daughter of Sir John Webb of Hatherop, made a bequest of 1,000 guineas to found a Catholic mission to the city. The mission was begun by John GREENWAY, who built a small brick chapel behind a house he bought in what is now London Road. The chapel was registered in 1792, and was dedicated to St Peter ad Vincula. In 1851 it had morning and evening congregations of 110 and 130 respectively. [Source: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.317-319 (Roman Catholicism)]

The War Memorials in our photographs are set in a tiny 'niche chapel', and face one another in an alcove just wide enough to step into to take the photographs.

Denomination

Now or formerly Roman Catholic.

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 SO8351318770. 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 30 Dec 2014 at 08:24.

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