Gloucestershire Places of Worship

We have 4 Images Tyndale Congregational Chapel (Demolished), Gloucester (1) (120k) Tyndale Congregational Chapel (Demolished), Gloucester (2) (126k) Tyndale Congregational Chapel (Demolished), Gloucester (3) (37k) Tyndale Congregational Chapel (Demolished), Gloucester (4) (81k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of John Williams/Tyndale Jubilee
Tyndale Congregational Chapel (Demolished), Gloucester
Tyndale Congregational Chapel (Demolished),
Stratton Road,
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Chapel 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 1871, but we understand it was closed in 1976.

Tyndale Congregational chapel originated in 1871, when the Southgate Congregational church opened a mission to lower Barton Street, and acquired land at the corner of Stratton Road and Barton Street for building a chapel. The building was designed by James Tait of Leicester "in an early 14th-century style", and opened in 1875. William Somerville of Bitton was its principal benefactor.

Congregations at the chapel declined in the mid 20th century, and in 1971 it became Tyndale Congregational Church. Four years later, in 1975 it became Tyndale United Reformed Church, but was closed in 1976, after which the congregation joined the James Forbes United Reformed Church (formerly Whitefield Memorial Church) in Park Road. The Stratton Road premises were used for commercial activities for a number of years, but are now demolished and replaced by housing. [Sources: John Williams, Rosemary Lockie, and the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.319-334 (Protestant Nonconformity)]

The first two of our illustrations are from a booklet: Tyndale Congregational Church Gloucester, Jubilee Souvenir 1875-1925, and the third is from an old postcard.

The fourth is a photograph of Tyndale's War Memorial, which is now preserved inside the aforementioned Whitefield Memorial Church (now Gloucester URC) in Park Road. Its inscriptions read:

Tyndale Congregational Church
Roll of Honour
In Honoured and Grateful
Memory of the Members
of this Church who fell
in the Great War.
They Died That We Might Live


Now or formerly Congregational.

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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SO8392017852. 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.

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Information last updated on 30 Dec 2014 at 15:02.

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This Report was created 22 May 2022 - 17:55:43 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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