Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Michael's Church (RC), Tetbury
St Michael's Church (RC) (link to Church's website)
The Green,
Tetbury, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does 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 1936, and we understand it is still open.

"At the insistence of the Belgian resident, Baron de Brienen, mass was celebrated in 1881 at the home of Mr Hugginson, a confectioner of the town, and that from 1881 to 1883, Father Francis Larivecame from Malmesbury to celebrate there."

During the First World War, as a consequence of the arrival in the town of Belgian Refugees, Mass was celebrated at Chavenage House.

The foundation of the present church's congregation was laid in the late 1930s, when the parish priest from Malmesbury bought York House in Silver Street, and Mass was celebrated in a back room. In the early days of World War II, Masses were held in Oak House, the home of a parishioner, then in the ball-room of the White Hart (now 'The Snooty Fox'). Then in 1941, a former Baptist Chapel was purchased at auction, and this is now St Michael's Catholic Church. [Source: A Short History of St Michael's, Tetbury]


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 is located at OS grid reference ST8911693022. 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 25 Jul 2012 at 11:31.

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