Gloucestershire Places of Worship

We have 2 Images Holy Trinity Church, Amberley (1) Holy Trinity Church, Amberley (2) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard
Holy Trinity Church, Amberley
Holy Trinity Church,
Culver Hill,
Amberley, Gloucestershire.


This Church has (or 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 1836, and we understand it is still open.

Holy Trinity Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details. It was designed in 1836 by Robert Stokes, for David Ricardo, MP. David Ricardo also gave land for building Minchinhampton Baptist Chapel.

Our second photograph shows the Gravestone of Major General Sir Fabian Ware. He was born at Clifton (Bristol) on 17th June 1869, and died at Amberley on 28th April 1949, age 79. He was the founder of the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission.

[In brief]
At the outbreak of the 1st World War he was deemed too old at aged 45 to be accepted by the Army so he offered his services to the Red Cross. He arrived in France in September 1914, where he joined a Red Cross Unit. In the lull between the fighting, the Red Cross Unit started to collate details of the dead; and Sir Fabian became its Vice Chairman when the Imperial War Graves Commission was first set up. [Source: Alf Beard]

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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 SO8505101142. 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 Amberley, 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 17 Aug 2011 at 08:22.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 21:26:49 GMT 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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