Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Former Christian Scientist Church, Stroud (95k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of John Williams
Former Christian Scientist Church, Stroud
Former Christian Scientist Church   [no longer registered]
Temperance Hall, Lansdown, GL5 1BB,
Stroud, Gloucestershire.


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

We don't know when this Place of Worship was founded, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

According to Digital Stroud (Key Landmarks => Stroud Town => Lansdown), the Stroud Christian Scientist Church occupied what was originally the Temperance Hall, next to Stroud Old Library, built in 1879. This was after Stroud High School for Girls had occupied the building, prior to its move to Beard's Lane.

It became Stroud Museum after the Christian Science Church moved out, and by 2009 (the date of a Google StreetView "drive past") was also in use by a group known as "The Space". Later, and at the time of our photograph, it was the venue of the Stroud Blues Club.

It is now (2013) owned by Stroud Town Council, leased to the voluntary, charitable organisation Lansdown Hall & Gallery. Somewhat ironically, for what started off as a Temperance Hall the premises are now fully licensed, operating as two venues, Lansdown Hall, and Lansdown Gallery, the latter for exhibitions.

Next door, in the Old Library building on the left of the photograph, are Stroud Spiritualist Church, and a Christadelphian Meeting Room.


Now or formerly Christian Science.

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 was located at OS grid reference SO8516405320. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 4 Jun 2013 at 08:21.

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This Report was created 24 Aug 2018 - 08:19:02 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 12 Aug 2018 at 11:37.

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