Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St John the Baptist's Church, Randwick
St John the Baptist's Church,
The Hill,
Randwick, 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 the 14th century, and we understand it is still open.

St John the Baptist's Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details. They mention that earliest surviving part of the building is the 14th century tower; the remainder was rebuilt in the 18th and early 19th centuries, with the nave being partly rebuilt in 1865 by W.B. Baker of Stroud. There is a Queen Anne hatchment dated 1711 to west wall of aisle.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes it as "an ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, aisles, west porch and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells, rehung in 1903 at a cost of £150". It adds that Mr. Baker, the architect, was of Cainscross, Stroud, and that the church was further restored in 1894-6, the work including the rebuilding of the south aisle, in place of the old double transepts, and the erection of an aisle in memory of Rev. John Elliott M.A. vicar 1819-1891, "who died at the advanced age of 100 years". This aisle opens into the chancel by two new arches - thus the "double nave". The roof of the chancel had been renewed, an organ chamber added and a stained east window presented by friends of the Rev. J. Eliiott. There is also a rose window, the gift of John Libby esq., and another stained window given by Mrs Libby.

The Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp.228-229 (Randwick - Church, and Nonconformity) refers to numerous other architectural modifications. These include galleries, erected in 1704, 1770, and 1824, and the double transept referred to above, which had tall round-headed windows, and was added on the south of the church in 1724. George Whitefield preached in the church on two Sundays a decade later, in July 1739, (fn. 14) and John Wesley preached here in 1739 and 1742.


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 SO8274606697. 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 Randwick, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 30 Dec 2014 at 08:15.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 23:32:25 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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