Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Edward's (formerly Charlton Park) School Chapel, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham
St Edward's (formerly Charlton Park) School Chapel,
3 Randolf Close, off Chancel Way,
Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Chapel 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 1987, and we understand it is still open.

In fact strictly speaking the Chapel probably opened in 1939, when the former Charlton Park Manor House became Charlton Park Convent School for Girls. The account for "Charlton Park (St Edwards School Main Building)" on the British Listed Buildings website tells us that the Chapel was previously the oval drawing room of the Manor House. The timber framed courtyard house at its core was built circa 1562-8 for Giles Grevill. Its owner from 1922 until it was sold in 1935 was Hugh Reeves. The buyer, we learn from A History of Charlton Park was the Irish Community of the Blessed Union of the Sacred Hearts.

St Edward's School came into being in 1987, when Whitefriars School, a Carmelite School for Boys, merged with Charlton Park Convent School for Girls. St Edward's senior school now occupies the latter premises, and junior pupils occupy the former Whitefriars building (Ashley Manor). This was also the former meeting place of Glenfall Fellowship.

See St Edward's School on Wikipedia for more details of the School, and further information about its history.


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 Chapel is located at OS grid reference SO9594020794. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 29 Nov 2018 at 09:19.

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This Report was created 26 Oct 2021 - 04:33:05 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:13.

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