Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Cyr's Church, Stonehouse (45k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Cyr's Church, Stonehouse
St Cyr's Church (link to Church's website)
Church Lane,
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 before 1225, and we understand it is still open.

St Cyr's is some distance from the centre of present-day Stonehouse, but would most probably have been built to close to Stonehouse Court, the ancient centre of the settlement. Its earliest recorded vicar was 'Sir Geoffrey', in 1225.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 records that "the celebrated George Whit(e)field" was curate of the parish about 1736 "and commenced his career of preaching in the open air in the churchyard because the church could not contain the congregation, from which circumstance he himself first excused this irregularity: the church has 600 sittings".

Whitefield's tenure, and open-air preaching, to a congregation of 3,000 is also recorded by the Stonehouse History Group, on the webpage Stonehouse - A Timeline - 1000 Years.

On 28th June 1960 (as "St Cyril"), it became a Grade II Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for more details.

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 is located at OS grid reference SO7995305003. 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 14 Apr 2011 at 09:52.

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