Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Coney Hill (Daniel Sterry Memorial) Methodist Church, Gloucester (1) (74k) Coney Hill (Daniel Sterry Memorial) Methodist Church, Gloucester (2) (73k) Above Photograph(s)
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Coney Hill (Daniel Sterry Memorial) Methodist Church, Gloucester
Coney Hill (Daniel Sterry Memorial) Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
Coney Hill 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 1934, but we understand it was closed in 1957, and the premises are now in secular use.

Primitive Methodists had been holding services in Coney Hill in a hall in Newton Avenue, until this church was built, at the expense of Elizabeth and Violet Wheeler, as a memorial to Daniel Sterry. It was held by Methodists until 1957, when it was bought by the Salvation Army. They met in the building until 1961 when a new Citadel in Eastgate Street (then Barton Street, diagonally opposite All Saints) was built.

The Marriage register between 1938 and 1954 shows that marriages took place according to the rites and ceremonies of the Methodists during that period. The same register continued to be used by the Salvation Army, with just one marriage being recorded, in 1957 according to the rites and ceremonies of the Salvation Army. The officiating minister was the same authorised for previous Methodist marriages.

In 1961 the register was closed by The Registrar General, and placed in custody of the secretary to the Methodist Church Conference, and the building taken out of use as a place of worship.

The building has been located on an OS Map of 1956, marked as "Coney Hill Methodist Church", and is still standing. It is the church-like building which is now labelled as "Community College", on the north side of the junction of Coney Hill Road with Highfield Place. In March 2011 a planning application was submitted for it to become a funeral parlour. [Sources: Rosemary Lockie, the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.319-334 (Protestant Nonconformity), and John Williams]

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 SO8478517272. 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 16:23.

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