Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Stone
All Saints Church,
A38 (Gloucester to Bristol Road),
Stone, 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.

Stone was anciently a chapelry in the parish of Berkeley. It is said, by the Gloucestershire Archives online catalogue, to have been regarded as a parish in its own right by 1700. It is not known when it became a separate ecclesiastical parish officially, but it has been in the civil parish of Ham and Stone since 1894.

Arthur Mee's The King's England series for Gloucestershire has this to say of the village:

"We have read in a book 300 years old that this was the most stony place in that low vale in which it stands, and that from here the lower country beneath it was furnished with small stones for the amendment of its "deepe and dirty waies".

Today five noble elms watch over its green, and a venerable yew throws its shade over the churchyard gate. The medieval church has a 15th century spire soaring on the 13th century foundations of the tower. There is a 14th century font with bands of quatrefoils, and two curious round windows by the chancel arch, a most unusual feature intended to give light to the altar on the roodloft, the staircase to which is in its place. Also for use on the roodloft was a piscina high up in the wall. Other windows have fragments of ancient glass, and the east window has Christ in Majesty, set here in memory of Charles Cripps, vicar for nearly half of last century.

Since Mee's series were published in the 1950s, this would of course have been the 19th century.

Stone's parish records begin in 1559. Today the Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details (recorded under "Ham and Stone").

There may be more information available by by selecting one or more of the accompanying images on the right.


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 ST6843595455. 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 Stone, 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 Jul 2011 at 11:26.

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This Report was created 17 Aug 2022 - 18:38:12 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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