Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Warden Hill United Reformed Church, Cheltenham
Warden Hill United Reformed Church,
Salisbury Avenue, Warden Hill, GL51 3BY,
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 in 1960, and we understand it is still open.

Warden Hill URC (as Warden Hill Congregational Church) was founded in 1960 by members from Highbury Congregational Church. The necessary finance was provided partly by church members, some of whom took out deeds of covenant, and partly by the sale of Providence Chapel in The Reddings. The latter building is still standing today, providing nursery facilities.

Researchers hoping to trace records of marriages here may be interested in the following notice which appeared in The London Gazette of 1st August 1961 (p.5693):

A building certified for worship named WARDEN HILL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Salisbury Avenue, Warden Hill in the registration district of Cheltenham in the county of Gloucester, was on 26th July 1961, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 28th July 1961.

The Congregational Church became Warden Hill United Reformed Church in 1971, when most, but not all Congregational and Presbyterian Churches, and Churches of Christ, opted to join the newly-formed United Reformed Church.

It maintains a close connection with St Andrew's URC in Montpellier, and with Prestbury URC, and more recently has become part of The Church in Warden Hill - an Ecumenical partnership between Warden Hill United Reformed Church and St Christopher's Church of England.

See also Cheltenham - Current and Former Places of Worship on Stuart Flight's "Glosgen" website.


Now or formerly United Reformed (URC).

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 SO9327020452. 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 16:56.

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This Report was created 6 Jul 2022 - 18:19:53 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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