Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Stroud Road Methodist Church (now 'New Testament Church of God'), Gloucester
Stroud Road Methodist Church (now 'New Testament Church of God'),
89 Stroud Road, GL1 5AH (opposite Seymour Road),
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church did 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 1901, but we understand it was closed in 1947.

This is known to have been a Primitive Methodist Chapel, referred to as 'Stroud Road Methodist Chapel' in the list of City of Gloucester Places of Worship on Stuart Flight's "Glosgen" website. It was built in 1901 to a design by H.A. DANCEY, to replace a school-chapel, in Bristol Road, dating from 1886, which had attracted little support.

Worship continued until 1947, when it was sold, and at some time after this it became a community hall. One of my contributors recalls that it was once used by the Gloucester Sea Cadets. When he went there a child, it was set up to be like the deck of a ship inside, which as a small boy, impressed him greatly.

The New Testament Church of God took over the hall in 1967 - there is more information on their activities on the New Testament Church of God website. [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.319-334 (Protestant Nonconformity)]


Now or formerly Primitive Methodist.

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 was located at OS grid reference SO8300917497. 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 2 Jan 2019 at 10:14.

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This Report was created 18 May 2022 - 01:55:03 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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