Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gloucester
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
Gloucester Ward Chapel, Barnwood Road,
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does NOT have 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 1963, and we understand it is still open.

LDS church in Gloucester is built on land once occupied by a house called "Lynthorpe". By 1961 "Lynthorpe" is showing as an annexe to Barnwood House Hospital, as were many of the houses in that immediate area.

A Mormon presence in Gloucester does however date back to the 19th century. In 1841, Gloucester's first Mormon missionary preached in a room in Worcester Street. Then in 1856 the Latter-day Saints registered a building in Worcester Street for worship, which survived until 1866; however it wasn't until 1912 that a more permanent presence was established. Another group - of Latter-day Saints (Reorganized) - registered a mission hall in Stroud Road that year, then in 1942 a hall behind Wellington Street.

Their first permanent church was built in Newton Avenue at Coney Hill. However the foundation of a building on the present site dates from 1963, when the Mormons registered a house - presumably "Lynthorpe" - on the main road in Barnwood for worship. The house was subsequently demolished, providing space for a car park when in 1970 a new church was erected next to the house. [Source: John Williams, and Rosemary Lockie - from the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.292-335 (Churches and Chapels, &c.)]


Now or formerly Latter-day Saints.

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 SO8597218174. 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 Gloucester, 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 30 Dec 2014 at 15:14.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2021 - 08:12:33 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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