Gloucestershire Places of Worship

The Good Templars (IOGT International) Hall, Gloucester (46k) Above Photograph(s)
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The Good Templars (IOGT International) Hall, Gloucester
The Good Templars (IOGT International) Hall,
Park 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

We don't know when this Place of Worship was founded, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

The IOGT (International Organisation of Good Templars) movement was founded originally as "The Good Templars" - an organisation for temperance or total abstinence from alcohol. It began in the United States in the 19th century, with a structure sharing similar rituals and regalia to Freemasonry, but both men and women were welcome to join, and it made no distinction by race.

The first lodge in England was established by Joseph Malins (1844-1926), who was born in Worcester but emigrated to the United States, where he found work as a painter of railway wagons. After joining IOGT in the USA, he returned to his homeland to found a lodge in Birmingham in 1868.

It is not known when the lodge in Gloucester opened, but by 1959, a branch of the Seventh Day Adventist Church is known to have been using a room in the building for their meetings.

Seventh Day Adventists remained until 1962, when they took over an iron chapel in Cromwell Street, previously occupied by Christian Scientists.

More comprehensive coverage of the History of the IOGT International movement is available on their website. [Sources: Rosemary Lockie, from Wikipedia article, and the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.319-334 (Protestant Nonconformity)]

Denomination

Now or formerly Multi-denominational.

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 SO8321018095. 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 13:37.

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