Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Paul's Church, Shurdington (1) (42k) St Paul's Church, Shurdington (2) (24k) St Paul's Church, Shurdington (3) (31k) St Paul's Church, Shurdington (4) (21k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Paul's Church, Shurdington
St Paul's Church,
Church Lane / School Lane,
Shurdington, Gloucestershire.


This Church has (or had) 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 the 14th century, and we understand it is still open.

St Paul's Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.

It now belongs to the United Benefice known as "The Greenway Parishes", comprising the parishes of Badgeworth, Shurdington, and Witcombe with Bentham.

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 3] The Inscriptions read:

To . the . Glorious . Memory . of
Captain . John . Harold . Ellerson . RICKERBY
M.C. . Silver . Medal . of . Italy, the . Gloucestershire . Regiment.
Lieut . Gordon . Thomas . HARCOURT-MORSE, Midlsx . Regt.
Sergt . William . CHALLONER, The . Kings . Shrops . Infantry.
Sergt . Charles . HURST, The . Wiltshire . Regiment.
Sergt . William . John . LOCKE, Grenadier . Guards.
Lance . Cpl. . Henry . MARTIN, The . Glos . Regiment.
Private . William . DOPSON, Royal . Welsh . Fusiliers.
Private . Albert . James . ORGAN, The . Glos . Regiment.
Private . Henry . WOODWARD, The . Glos . Regiment.
Of . this . Parish . or . closely . connected . therewith, who
fell . in . the . Great . War . 1914-1919, this . tablet . is . erec
ted . by . the . proud . & . ever . grateful . parishioners . of . Shurdington.

“Thus . these . men . died, leaving . their . deaths . for . an . exam
ple . of . noble . courage . unto . all . their . nation.” . 2 . Macc . vi, . 31.
We . praise . Thee . O . God.[1]

[Image 4] The Inscriptions read:

The small silver Chalice, Paten, and
Wafer-box used in this Church are
of the men of Shurdington who
were killed in the War
Stanley James ALLEN
Alfred John CHAPMAN
Ronald James HARRIS
Edwin Bruce HUNT
Douglas KNIGHT
Cyril George William MOORE
Anthony Frederick Mark PALMER
John Eric James TOWNSEND[1]


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 is located at OS grid reference SO9211418823. 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 Shurdington, 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.


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Transcription provided by Alf Beard.

Information last updated on 9 Sep 2012 at 11:11.

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