Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Holy Trinity Church, Tewkesbury
Holy Trinity Church (link to Church's website)
10 Oldbury Road, GL20 5NA,
Tewkesbury, 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 in 1837, and we understand it is still open.

Holy Trinity was built in 1837 by Ebenezer Trotman, the son of Daniel Trotman, Tewkesbury's Baptist Minister; however it did not achieve full parochial status until 1893, when Holy Trinity ecclesiastical parish was formed from part of that of the Abbey church.

There is a small garden at the rear of the church, and a plaque attached to the wall says this is "The Lords Garden of Significance". The attractive ornamental gates visible on our last photograph, provide access to the garden from the side.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/345/3/6/32) for "Holy Trinity - Tewkesbury" records a place of worship consecrated on 30th August 1837 "as an Additional Church under Act 5 Geo. IV c.103", erected "by neighbouring gentry & clergy". On March 30th it had 250 attendees at morning service, and 181 Sunday Scholars, no service in the afternoon, and 700 in the evening, with an attendance at the Sunday School which was "not known". This was said to be a good average for the previous months. The return was completed by Francis John Scott, B.A. its Incumbent, who had a postal address in Tewkesbury. The cost of building was said to be £4047-1-4, with an endowment of £5,200, of which he remarked that "This is the principal - but the Interest of £4000 thereof is, by stipulation, paid to the Gentleman who provided that part of the endowment, during his life, and as from the pew rents, many of the attendants & of the Church are paid [sic]- the net income of the Minister is at present about £140 - a Curate is kept & the Incumbent is resident". There were 400 free sittings, and 450 "other" (ie rented) sittings, costed at £100 per user.

According to The Clergy List for 1858, the Reverend Scott was also Incumbent of Tredington; however in 1851 the return to the Religious Census for Tredington was completed by one of its Churchwardens, J. Surman.

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 SO8944632880. 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 28 Aug 2015 at 13:54.

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