Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Stephen's Hall, Cinderford (1) (85k) St Stephen's Hall, Cinderford (2) (82k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Stephen's Hall, Cinderford
St Stephen's Hall,
Forest Road, GL14 2NR,
Cinderford, 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 1874, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

Old Maps, for instance OS 1880-1881 1:2,500 show this building as a School (Boys & Girls). Later maps show a Mission Hall. On Google's StreetView © 2010 there was a sign to the left of the doorway saying it was St Stephen's Hall - so presumably it was a mission of for St Stephen's Church in Belle Vue Road.

This history is reflected in the entry for Cinderford in Kelly's Directory of 1923, which states that St Stephen's Church room was erected in 1874 for Divine service, but was then (ie 1923) being used as a Sunday school.

Today (2013) it goes by the name of the Forest Road Resource Centre, and is the main office of the Forest of Dean Citizens Advice Bureau.

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 SO6579413757. 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 10 Jun 2011 at 13:05.

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