Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Stroud Road Methodist (now 'New Testament Church of God'), Gloucester (61k) Above Photograph(s)
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Stroud Road Methodist (now 'New Testament Church of God'), Gloucester
Stroud Road Methodist (now 'New Testament Church of God') (link to Church's website)
89 Stroud Road, GL1 5AH (opposite Seymour Road),
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 1901, but we understand it was closed in 1947.

This is known to have been a Primitive Methodist Chapel, referred to as 'Stroud Road Methodist Chapel' on Stuart Flight's page of City of Gloucester Places of Worship. It was built in 1901 to a design by H.A. DANCEY, to replace a school-chapel, in Bristol Road, dating from 1886, which had attracted little support.

Worship continued until 1947, when it was sold, and at some time after this it became a community hall. John Williams recalls that it was once used by the Gloucester Sea Cadets. When he went there a child, it was set up to be like the deck of a ship inside, which as a small boy, impressed him greatly.

The New Testament Church of God took over the hall in 1967 - there is more information on their activities on their website - www.ntcg.org.uk. [Source: 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.319-334 (Protestant Nonconformity)]

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive Methodist.

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 SO8300917497. 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 13:49.

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