Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Stephen's Church (parish of St Paul & St Stephen), Gloucester (1) (89k) St Stephen's Church (parish of St Paul & St Stephen), Gloucester (2) (83k) St Stephen's Church (parish of St Paul & St Stephen), Gloucester (3) (65k) St Stephen's Church (parish of St Paul & St Stephen), Gloucester (4) (53k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of John Williams/Phil Draper
St Stephen's Church (parish of St Paul & St Stephen), Gloucester
St Stephen's Church (parish of St Paul & St Stephen),
Bristol Road / Linden Road, GL1 3EX,
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.


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 1898, but we understand it was closed in 2010.

St Stephen's was built in 1897-99 "in a free Perpendicular style" by Walter Planck. Though it is now dedicated to St Stephen, its original dedication was 'St Luke the Less'. In 1930 it was 'restyled' as 'St Luke the Less with St Stephen' (or 'St Stephen in the Parish of St Luke the Less'), though eventually becoming as it is now, St Stephen.

On the retirement of the last vicar, the parish was combined with that of St Paul in Stroud Road and more recently (2010) it was declared that all services would be held at St Paul's; however Stephen's building itself is still in use for church, and other parish activities.

The memorial to the workers of the Moreland's Match Factory who served, and who died in WWI is now on an exterior (rear) wall of the church; however we understand it was originally attached to a wall of the factory itself (like the church, in Bristol Road), which was closed in 1975. There is a transcription of the names on the memorial (S.J. Moreland & Sons) in Stuart Flight's "Glosgen" collection of Parish Records available elsewhere online. [Other Sources: John Williams/Phil Draper]


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.


This Church was located at OS grid reference SO8249117094. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Gloucester, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 8 Nov 2018 at 17:05.

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This Report was created 29 Aug 2021 - 23:42:09 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Mar 2021 at 10:54.

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