Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (RC), Churchdown (53k) Above Photograph(s)
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Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (RC), Churchdown
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (RC) (link to Church's website)
Cheltenham Road East, GL3 1HU,
Churchdown, 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 website of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour tells us that the celebration of Mass in Churchdown dates from 3rd September 1939. Prior to that, Catholics in the village would have to go to Gloucester or Cheltenham, either by train, or bicycle. The Mass was held in the Assembly Room of The Chosen Hotel, by Canon Matthew Roche, from St Peter's Church in Gloucester.

A move in 1942 to the Skittle Alley at the Hare & Hounds was followed in August 1944 by a move to the Sandycroft Social Club, which was later destroyed by fire.

The first permanent church building was a converted farm building, in Cheltenham Road East (opposite Pirton Lane), which was converted to a church in 1954. This was demolished in 1990, following which services were held at The Horizons Centre, until the present building was completed, in 1992.

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 SO8696620769. 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 27 Mar 2011 at 13:20.

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