Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Mary & St Peter's Church, Tidenham
St Mary & St Peter's Church,
off Tidenham Lane,
Tidenham, 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.

St Mary & St Peter's Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.

Though ancient, it was restored in 1858 by John Norton, but it seems a very plain building in comparison with those of its former chapelries, St Luke at Tutshill, and St John the Evangelist at Beachley.

At the time of Kelly's Directory of 1923, the dedication of the church was said to be unknown, and "an ancient building of stone, in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, north aisle, south porch and a western tower, containing a clock and 6 bells, re-hung in 1896. The Norman font, said to date from the 11th century is made of lead and curiously ornamented. The stained east window is a memorial to Right Rev. J Armstrong D.D. Bishop of Grahamstown 1853-6, and formerly vicar here; there is another to Thomas Henry and Christiana Morgan; one in the north aisle to the Rev. Henry Charles Morgan, vicar of Dilwyn from 1831, placed by his son, T.H. Morgan esq. of Tidenham House, and one to Alan Cowburn M.A. There are sittings for 600 persons".

Note: Tidenham has one of 6 lead fonts in Gloucestershire said to have been created from the same mould. Four others are at Frampton on Severn, Lancaut (now in the Lady Chapel of Gloucester Cathedral), Oxenhall, Siston and Sandhurst.

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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 ST5559695849. 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 Tidenham, 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 15 Mar 2013 at 08:57.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 16:18:08 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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