Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Aidan's Church (St Aidan with St Silas) (Demolished), Cheltenham (1) (76k) St Aidan's Church (St Aidan with St Silas) (Demolished), Cheltenham (2) (53k) St Aidan's Church (St Aidan with St Silas) (Demolished), Cheltenham (3) (77k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Aidan's Church (St Aidan with St Silas) (Demolished), Cheltenham
St Aidan's Church (St Aidan with St Silas) (Demolished),
Coronation Square, GL51 7SA,
Cheltenham, 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 1959, but we understand it was closed in 2015.

The Gloucestershire Archives Online Catalogue provides the information that the churches of St Aidan, St George, and St Thomas, were originally daughter churches of St Mark, founded in the late 1940s and early 1950s "to serve the rapidly expanding population of Cheltenham but the expansion was not as great as expected and St George and St Thomas closed in the early 1960s".

Records of baptisms at St Aidan up to 1980 will be found with the records of St Mark's.

St Aidan merged with St Silas, also a daughter church of St Mark, in 2015. "At this time the parish of St Mark took the name of West Cheltenham Team Ministry which encompasses the churches of St Mark, Emmanuel, St Aidan, St Barnabas and St Silas". NB this refers to Emmanuel Church, Rowanfield, formerly St Mark's Church Hall, not to be confused with the church belonging to Emmanuel parish in Fairfield Parade, on the opposite side of Cheltenham.

Sadly, this beautiful building - very much a product of its age, has now been demolished, as it had become structurally unsound.

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

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 SO9207622719. 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 3 Jun 2017 at 10:07.

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