Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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English Martyrs RC Church, Tuffley, Gloucester
English Martyrs RC Church,
247 Tuffley Lane, GL4 0NX,
Tuffley, Gloucester, 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 1943, and we understand it is still open.

There are more details of this church's history on its website, but briefly, its foundation can be traced back to 1943, when mass was said in the Northfield Hotel, in Southfield Road, for the troops stationed at Reservoir Road Camp, and for local catholics, who wished to attend. The dedication to English Martyrs was in 1947, of a wooden hut, from the Camp, which was erected on a site purchased by the church in Southfield Road.

The present building, in Tuffley Lane, was opened in 1980. The wooden cross mounted to the left of the entrance and the reredos inside the church both came from the Southfield Road building. [Summary: Rosemary Lockie]


Now or formerly Roman Catholic.

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 SO8214315349. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 10 Jan 2011 at 09:10.

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This Report was created 8 Aug 2022 - 02:29:29 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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