Gloucestershire Places of Worship

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Gloucester (58k) Above Photograph(s)
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The Church of the Good Shepherd, Gloucester
The Church of the Good Shepherd,
Derby Road / Sidney Street, GL1 4AB,
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 1977, and we understand it is still open.

The present (2010) dedication of the church is the "Ukrainian Catholic Church of The Good Shepherd". Holding mass according to the Eastern Rite for Ukrainian Catholics in Gloucester was begun at St Peter ad Vincula's church in 1953; however in 1974 they purchased the Church of the Good Shepherd from the Church of England, and it was first opened for Ukrainian Catholic worship in 1977.

Inside there are said to be "some remarkable icons in the Byzantine style". It is also unique, apparently in that it is the only Ukrainian Catholic church in the south west of England.

The premises were built prior to 1900, and dedicated originally as a Mission church of All Saints. [Sources: the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.311-317 (Modern Parish Churches), and Religious Heritage (in 2010) on Gloucester City Council website]

Denomination

Now or formerly Russian Orthodox.

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 SO8416518016. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)

Resources

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.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 10 Nov 2018 at 15:50.

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This Report was created 18 Jan 2019 - 12:32:32 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 11 Jan 2019 at 12:36.

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