Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St John the Evangelist's Church, Slimbridge
St John the Evangelist's Church,
St John's Road,
Slimbridge, 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 13th century, and we understand it is still open.

"This is a very coherent and important church":
says the entry for the Church of St John the Evangelist, on the British Listed Buildings website (it is Grade I Listed).

Kelly's Directory (1923) entry for Slimbridge records:

"The church of St John the Evangelist is a building of tufa stone, in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave and four bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles and spire, together 150 feet in height, and containing a clock, provided in 1896, and 6 bells, which were rehung in 1912, when an oak belfry screen was added to commemorate William Tyndale, the translator of the Bible, who is said it have been born in this parish; the east window is stained, and there are memorial windows to the Rev. Dr. White, a former rector, to Mr. and Mrs. Hopton, and one erected in 1899 by his old pupils, to David Charles Moss B.A. 31 years master of the Old British School in Cambridge, in this parish. The oak panelled reredos encloses a copy of the famous picture by Leonardo da Vinci of "The Last Supper". The church was restored in 1846, and has 300 sittings.

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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 SO7403503567. 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 Slimbridge, 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 23 Dec 2011 at 10:35.

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This Report was created 8 Aug 2022 - 02:17:09 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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