Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Paul's Church, Gloucester
St Paul's Church,
Stroud Road / Parkend Road, GL1 5AN,
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 1883, and we understand it is still open.

The parish of St Paul is now (2010) combined with that of St Stephen, in Bristol Road, following the retirement of its last vicar, and all church services are now held at St Paul's.

The church, by Capel N. Tripp, "was built to relieve pressure on the churches of St James and St Luke and as a memorial to Robert Raikes on the centenary in 1880 of the Sunday School movement".

Five years later (1888), a Mission Hall to St Paul's was opened in Tredworth Road. The Mission Hall premises are now occupied by the New Apostolic Church.

The sketch accompanying the photographs is a Plan of the 1914-18 War Memorial, designed as an external 'preaching pulpit'. It is signed by J (John) Coates Carter, of the Manor House, Prestbury, and dated 1916. [Sources: John Williams, and the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.311-317 (Modern Parish Churches)]


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 SO8322417374. 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 28 Aug 2015 at 10:56.

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This Report was created 19 Oct 2021 - 23:14:46 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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