Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Society of Friends Cheltenham Meeting, Cheltenham
Society of Friends Cheltenham Meeting (see later for their website address)
Warwick Place, off Portland Street, GL52 2NP,
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 1985, and we understand it is still open.

This modern building in Warwick Place was opened in February 1985, after the Friends Meeting House in Portland Street was closed in 1983 and demolished to make way for Cheltenham's northern relief road. Between then and the opening of Warwick Place, Friends took a step back in time, to meet in the Shaftesbury Hall, which had been built on the spot where the Friends' 18th-century Meeting House had been, prior to its move to Portland Place.

Apparently today's Friends' building is also the meeting place for the Seventh Day Adventist Church. [Source: Cheltenham, Current and Former Places of Worship]


Now or formerly Quaker.

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 SO9514822662. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Useful Links

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest in relation to Local History and Places of Worship more generally.
  • You may want to visit Society of Friends Cheltenham Meeting own website.
  • 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 on the website What Do They Know.
Information last updated on 23 Sep 2011 at 11:41.

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This Report was created 2 Oct 2018 - 10:54:44 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 25 Sep 2018 at 07:14.

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