Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Slad Congregational (United Reformed) Church, Slad, Painswick
Slad Congregational (United Reformed) Church   [no longer registered]
Slad Road (B4070), GL6 7QD,
Slad, Painswick, Gloucestershire.


This Church had 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 1867, but we understand it was closed before 2008, and the premises are now in secular use.

This former Congregational Chapel is now a "stylish Self Catering Holiday Rental in The Cotswolds" - known as "The Old Chapel, Slad". The website - - has some nice photographs of the building, both inside and out. Renovation took place in 2008, so obviously the chapel was closed for worship prior to then.

There is an extensive graveyard both in front, and to the south side of the church building, bordering onto a former schoolhouse (Sunday School), also now in private ownership. According to the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 11: Bisley and Longtree Hundreds (1976), pp.83-85 (Painswick - Protestant Nonconformity), the schoolhouse was built in 1911, "but was closed by 1972 when the average church attendance was eight". The VCH account also provides the date for when the chapel was first opened - 1867, their source being the Women's Institute History of Slad, published in 1959.

Perhaps coincidentally, the closure of the schoolhouse took place the same year as many Congregational Churches and Chapels opted to become part of the United Reformed Church. Evidently this chapel's congregation did, as Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) lists it as "Slad United Reformed Church".


Now or formerly Congregational/United Reformed (URC).

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 SO8728507686. 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 Slad, Painswick, 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 27 Nov 2018 at 11:37.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2022 - 11:51:12 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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