Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Society of Friends Cheltenham Meeting, Cheltenham
Society of Friends Cheltenham Meeting,
Warwick Place, off Portland Street, GL52 2NP,
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 1985, and we understand it is still open.

This modern building in Warwick Place was opened in February 1985, after the Friends Meeting House in Portland Street was closed in 1983 and demolished to make way for Cheltenham's northern relief road. Between then and the opening of Warwick Place, Friends took a step back in time, to meet in the Shaftesbury Hall, which had been built on the spot where the Friends' 18th-century Meeting House had been, prior to its move to Portland Place.

Apparently today's Friends' building is also the meeting place for the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

See also the list of Cheltenham - Current and Former Places of Worship on Stuart Flight's "Glosgen" website, and the website of Gloucestershire Quakers.


Now or formerly Quaker.

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 SO9514822662. 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 1 Nov 2018 at 13:58.

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This Report was created 3 Jul 2022 - 18:58:04 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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