Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Barnabas's Church, Tuffley, Gloucester
St Barnabas's Church,
323 Stroud Road, GL1 5LJ,
Tuffley, 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 1907, and we understand it is still open.

In 1907 the "Tuffley Conventional District" was formed from parts of the parish of St Paul, Gloucester, but also incorporating some parts of Matson and Hempsted. An old stone building, built in 1881, which had previously housed Tuffley School, was consecrated as a church and dedicated to St Barnabas.

Over the next few years, large numbers of houses were built in Tuffley and hence the congregation grew. In 1922 it became necessary to construct a wooden building alongside the old school building. As can be seen on one of our photographs, both the original stone, and wooden buildings have survived, and are still in use for a wide range of parish and community activities.

In May 1930, St Barnabas was made a Parish in its own right, and, at a cost of about £13,000, construction of the present church of St Barnabas started in 1938, to a design by N.J. Cachemaille-Day. It was consecrated on 28th September 1940. To link new with old, stones from Gloucester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey were built into the East Wall beside the High Altar. The 19th century font came from Kempley Church.

St Barnabas is a Grade II listed building and has been described by Pevsner as "the best interwar church in the county".

The church grounds, whilst not a graveyard are designated as a garden of rest with a memorial cross. [Sources: John Williams and Rosemary Lockie, from the British Listed Buildings website]


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 SO8339215808. 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 Tuffley, 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 22 Oct 2010 at 14:23.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 20:33:17 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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