Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Gas Green Baptist Church, Cheltenham
Gas Green Baptist Church,
Baker Street / Russell Street, GL51 9HE,
Cheltenham, 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 before 1820, and we understand it is still open.

How nice to find "Gas Green" Church is coloured green!

Perhaps it is undergoing conservation on our photographs, as it is a Grade II Listed Building - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.

It was built originally for Primitive Methodists, as a replacement for a chapel built on the south side of the Tewkesbury Road, close to its junction with Gloucester Road. The building was demolished when the site of the former Gas Works was extended in 1836 - hence the name "Gas Green". It was used by Independents from about 1848, and latterly by Baptists.

The Gas Works had been established in 1818, but with the arrival of Natural Gas in the 1970s, it was no longer necessary to manufacture it from coal, so Gas Works everywhere became redundant. The site was finally cleared in the 1990s, and is now Tesco Superstore's car park.

The Gas Works Office building does however survive, and is now also a Listed Building. It stands on the north west corner of Tewkesbury Road and its junction with Gloucester Road, and is a prominent Cheltenham landmark. Its clock tower can be seen in the background on our third photo, above the roof of the "Adam and Eve" public house, in Townsend Street. [Sources: Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986), Cheltenham - Current and Former Places of Worship on Stuart Flight's "Glosgen" website, and An Historical Gazetteer of Cheltenham]


Now or formerly Multi-denominational.

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 SO9426623176. 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 Cheltenham, 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 8 Nov 2018 at 16:53.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 23:07:18 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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