Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Mark's Church, Woodmancote, Dursley
St Mark's Church,
A4135, GL11 4JE,
Woodmancote, Dursley, 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 1844, and we understand it is still open.

At the time of Kelly's Directory of 1923, Woodmancote was described as a chapelry of Dursley. The Directory also records that St Mark's was erected in 1844 as a chapel of ease, and that it has (had) an endowment of £60 yearly, derived from a house and land left by Henry Vizard, Esq. of Dursley.

The substantial part Henry Vizard was to play in its foundation is described in the Dursley Glos Web collection, in its description of "Dursley Churches". The site also has some very useful information about the Dursley area in general, and a nice collection of photographs, both old and new, so well worth a visit.

The graveyard of St Mark's, 1½ acres adjacent to the chapel, became the parish churchyard after St James's Church burial ground closed in the late 1850s. However I understand from the website of Dursley Town Council that St Mark's churchyard is also now (2019) closed, and all burials take place in Dursley Cemetery.

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 ST7591497729. 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 Woodmancote, Dursley, 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 6 Feb 2019 at 15:41.

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This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 21:06:37 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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