Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Thomas More & St John Fisher's Church, Box, Minchinhampton
St Thomas More & St John Fisher's Church,
Church End (off Common Road),
Box, Minchinhampton, 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

This Place of Worship was founded in 1930, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when.

A date for the foundation of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher Church of about 1930 is provided by a Wikipedia article on Box, Gloucestershire. The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 11: Bisley and Longtree Hundreds (1976), pp.204 (Minchinhampton - Roman Catholicism) is more specific: "a small Roman Catholic chapel, served from Woodchester, was opened at Hampton Green, near Box, in 1936, and remained in use in 1973".

The Church is named on OS Maps of 1980-1984 1:10,000. OS Maps of 1924 and earlier showed a Quarry in this position. More recent maps don't show it at all, so it is assumed to be closed.

Thomas More was Lord Chancellor to King Henry VIII, and John Fisher was Bishop of Rochester. They were both executed in 1535 for their beliefs. Their canonisation occurred 400 years later, in 1935.

In 1980, Thomas More was added to the Church of England's list of 'saints and heroes of the Christian Church'. [Source: Thomas More on Wikipedia]


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.


This Church was located at OS grid reference SO8618200660. 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 30 Dec 2014 at 15:03.

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This Report was created 27 May 2018 - 21:08:28 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 29 Mar 2018 at 10:29.

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