Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Warden Hill United Reformed Church, Cheltenham
Warden Hill United Reformed Church (link to Church's website)
Salisbury Avenue,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does 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 1960, and we understand it is still open.

Warden Hill URC (as Warden Hill Congregational Church) was founded in 1960 by members from Highbury Congregational Church. The necessary finance was provided partly by church members, some of whom took out deeds of covenant, and partly by the sale of Providence Chapel in The Reddings. The latter building is still standing today, providing nursery facilities.

Researchers hoping to trace records of marriages here may be interested in the following notice which appeared in The London Gazette of 1st August 1961 (p.5693):

A building certified for worship named WARDEN HILL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Salisbury Avenue, Warden Hill in the registration district of Cheltenham in the county of Gloucester, was on 26th July 1961, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 28th July 1961.

The Congregational Church became Warden Hill United Reformed Church in 1971, when most, but not Congregational and Presbyterian Churches, and Churches of Christ, opted to join the newly-formed United Reformed Church. [Sources: Cheltenham, Current and Former Places of Worship, and The Church in Warden Hill - an Ecumenical partnership between Warden Hill United Reformed Church and St Christopher's Church of England]


Now or formerly United Reformed (URC).

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 SO9327020452. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 16 Jan 2011 at 15:40.

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This Report was created 19 Feb 2018 - 07:08:46 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Feb 2018 at 10:54.

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