Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Stroud Methodist Church, Stroud
Stroud Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
21-38 Castle Street, GL5 2HP,
Stroud, 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 1876, but we understand it was closed in 1981, and the premises are now in secular use.

Stroud Methodist Church is now a Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for more details. It was built in 1876 to a design by James Tait of Leicester, in the Classic style with " Palladian temple front: coupled Ionic pilasters taking entablature with pediment".

The inscription on the foundation stone reads:

This Stone / was laid by / T.F.C. MAY / Esquire / of Bristol / March 9. 1876 / To Perpetuate / the Memory of / ACRE STREET / CHAPEL / which was / erected / A.D.1763

This confirms information provided in Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986), that it was built as a replacement for the former chapel ("preaching-house") in Acre Street. It adds that it closed in 1981. Methodist congregations in Stroud are understood subsequently to have joined St Alban Mission Church, when it became a shared-use Church (Anglican/Methodist). According to Stuart Flight's Notes on Stroud, Gloucestershire this was in 1999. It is not known what happened in the intervening years.

In the present day, "38 Castle Street" (as it is recorded on the Listed Building site), has been converted into apartments.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan 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 SO8538505010. 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 9 May 2013 at 08:25.

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