Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Southgate Evangelical Church, Gloucester
Southgate Evangelical Church,
Albion Hall, 146 Southgate Street, GL1 2DR,
Gloucester, 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 1906, and we understand it is still open.

In the early days this building was known as 'Albion Hall', and as can be seen, the building still bears that name.

It is an intriguing building - the front facade is just the entrance, and once through the archway, it opens up to a much larger place of worship, occupying the whole area behind the shop frontages on either side.

It was built by W.R. Hadwen, a doctor, and active member of the Brethren, who had come to Gloucester in 1896 to champion the anti-vaccination cause. He'd founded a congregation in Glevum Hall in lower Southgate Street, and to build the chapel, he bought three of the cottages already standing in the street. He used the full width of the garden area behind them for his building, making the middle one its entrance, and turning the ones either side into shops, the rental of which helped finance the church.

The inside of the church is a cream painted hall with black painted steel roof trusses. The Gloucester Dockland area is directly behind it. [Source: John Williams, and the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.292-335 (Churches and Chapels, &c.)]


Now or formerly Brethren.

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 SO8285018128. 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 Gloucester, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 30 Dec 2014 at 08:28.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 23:16:05 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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