Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Church of the Holy Spirit, Paganhill, Stroud
Church of the Holy Spirit,
Stratford Road,
Paganhill, Stroud, 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 after 1923, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 has two entries for Paganhill, one under Cainscross, and one under Whiteshill. Under Cainscross, it records that 'Pakenhill' is three quarters of a mile north-east, in comparison with Westrip, which is 1 mile north-west (of Cainscross). The entry for Whiteshill says "Whiteshill, with the hamlets of Bread Street and Ruscombe, and part of Pakenhill, was formed into an ecclesiastical parish, Feb 2, 1844, from the parishes of Standish and Stroud... [and in] 1894 it was constituted a civil parish ... Pakenhill (or Pagan Hill) is a hamlet half a mile south, partly in this, but principally in the parish of Stroud".

Neither entry records a church, so it is assumed the Church of the Holy Spirit was founded after the entries were compiled. Its first known appearance on Old Maps is in 1924, when it is noted simply as a Mission Church. Interestingly, the appearance of the sides on the photograph makes it look like it began life as a "tin tabernacle", to which a brick front was added, possibly at a later date.


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SO8377705591. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 23 Jul 2013 at 08:04.

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This Report was created 3 Jul 2022 - 19:26:27 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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