Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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John-street Baptist Mission Chapel, Paganhill, Stroud
John-street Baptist Mission Chapel   [no longer registered]
off Ruscombe Road,
Paganhill, Stroud, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Chapel 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 1896, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

This Chapel is listed on p.324 in The Baptist Handbook for 1896 (available from The eBook and Texts Archive) as a mission of the Baptist Church in John-street, Stroud, recorded as "Mission Chapel at Pagan Hill", and newly built that year at a cost of £170. It is shown on OS 1902 and 1936 1:2,500 as a Baptist Chapel, but not thereafter, so presumably it closed when the new Baptist Church was built in Farmhill Lane (also listed in this database).

The original chapel is however still in existence, and can be seen from the rear via a turning off Ruscombe Road. The sides are (possibly) stucco, whilst the rear gable is of brick, with a single pointed arched window, and a circular window at the apex.


Now or formerly Baptist.

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 was located at OS grid reference SO8364505651. 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 Paganhill, Stroud, 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 23 Jul 2013 at 07:57.

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This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 21:59:30 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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