Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Mark's Church, Cheltenham
St Mark's Church,
Church Road, St Mark's,
Cheltenham, 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 1862, and we understand it is still open.

The ecclesiastical parish of St Mark's was created in 1860, its new church was begun the same year, dedicated for worship in 1862, and completed in 1866. It was erected on land that had been part of the Libertus estate, a housing development established in the 1850s.

An Historical Gazetteer of Cheltenham tells us "this development, in the area later called St Mark's, was the first venture of the Cheltenham & Glos. Freehold Land Society, a Liberal-inclined group one of whose aims was to increase enfranchisement by promoting freehold ownership. The 15 acres, originally fields ... were near Lansdown Station, fronting the turnpike to Gloucester, and were to have provided 62 plots. This purchase was made in 1850, and by June 1851 was being referred to as the Libertus estate."

St Mark's still gives its name to this area of Cheltenham. It is also a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.


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 SO9284622004. 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 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 1 Sep 2011 at 10:10.

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This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 20:12:23 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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