Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Michael's Church (now 'Court Community Association'), Tuffley, Gloucester (1) (83k) St Michael's Church (now 'Court Community Association'), Tuffley, Gloucester (2) (83k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Michael's Church (now 'Court Community Association'), Tuffley, Gloucester
St Michael's Church (now 'Court Community Association')   [no longer consecrated]
Seventh Avenue,
Tuffley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 1955, but we understand it was closed in 2001, and the premises are now in secular use.

St Michael's owes its origins to the growth of the parish of St Barnabas, as more new housing was built on its southern boundary. During 1955 a daughter church was built to serve the Tuffley Court estate and in December 1955 the building was dedicated to St Michael, after the deconsecration of the old St Michael at The Cross in the city centre.

It has been described as "a Reema system building of pebble-dashed brick (which) includes vestries and porches.". It was built as a temporary mission hall, but has nevertheless served the Tuffley Court estate for 46 years as a church. It ceased to be used for worship following a Service of Thanksgiving on 28th July 2001, and now serves as an active Community Centre. [Sources: John Williams and Rosemary Lockie, from 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)]

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 was located at OS grid reference SO8294814841. 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 30 Dec 2014 at 15:43.

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