Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent (1) (60k) Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent (2) (54k) Above Photograph(s)
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Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent
Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes,
Ross Road,
Newent, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 1939, and we understand it is still open.

The foundations of the present day Catholic Church in Newent were laid in 1935, when "the Salesian Fathers came to Blaisdon Hall and four years later they opened a Mass Centre in the house of Mr and Mrs Clifford Deacon at the Scarr". Services were transferred to the Market House in 1943, when congregations included Italian and German prisoners of War.

Planning for the present church building began in 1952, with the appointment of Father W. Boyd. Funds were raised and a plot of land on Ross Road was bought from Mr Andrew Ford, who had previously operated a cider business from there. The site included 2 old sheds, one of which was made of fragments from the old Workhouse and its doors retained metal peepholes. "Much of the brickwork was done by a former pupil of Blaisdon, Billy Udell, helped in the later stages by the more experienced Norman Marcovecchio". The opening ceremony took place in December 1959, completion of the building being in the following year. [Source: Chapters in Newent's History, published by Newent Local History Society (2003), p.197]

Denomination

Now or formerly Roman Catholic.

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 is located at OS grid reference SO7183926166. 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 11 May 2012 at 07:59.

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