Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Friends Meeting House, Gloucester
Friends Meeting House,
Greyfriars, Southgate Street, GL1 1TS,
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 1835, and we understand it is still open.

Friends' Meeting House is just a few yards away from Greyfriars Priory, on the alley known as 'Greyfriars', which runs between Brunswick Road and Southgate Street. Nearby, on the corner where Greyfriars meets Southgate is St Mary de Crypt church, whilst at the opposite end of the alley, facing onto Brunswick Road are the old Gloucester Technical College, which is due to be redeveloped, and the Gloucester Public Library.

Before this place of worship was built in 1834-5, Friends' Meetings had been held at Park Street Mission Room.

When I prepared this information originally (2011) I understood Gloucester Unitarians also met on these premises, but in 2018, according to the Cheltenham & Gloucester Unitarians website, Gloucester meetings are held quarterly at Park Street Mission, just off Gouda Way. [Other Sources: City of Gloucester Places of Worship on Stuart Flight's "Glosgen" website, and John Williams]


Now or formerly Quaker.

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 SO8309218382. 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.

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 Nov 2018 at 13:59.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 00:47:52 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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