Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Park Street Mission, Gloucester
Park Street Mission,
Park Street, GL1 2DA,
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 1678, and we understand it is still open.

There is a sign on the outside of the building which says: "Preaching the Gospel for over 326 years".

The Society of Friends bought these 2 cottages in 1678, to use as a Meeting House, and they were to occupy them for over 100 years before they moved to a property in Greyfriars in 1834-5. They are still meeting in Greyfriars the present today.

From 1842 the Gloucester Female Mission (an offshoot of the Gloucester City Mission, begun by David Nasmith in 1839) held a weekly meeting here, and in 1848 a congregation of Brethren worshipped here, and by the early 1850s Primitive Methodists were holding meetings here. "In 1890 Edith Sessions bought the room to ensure that the work of the Park Street mission continued", and to all accounts it has been used as Mission Rooms by various sects since then.

The original room were replaced by a larger brick building in 1903, but since then it has apparently remained unchanged; and now over 100 years later (2011) it is still in use, as the Emmanuel Christian Church are known to hold meetings here.

Note: Revd. Thomas Dudley Fosbrooke's An Original History of the City of Gloucester (1819) states that Quakers met in Back-Hare Lane at that time, citing the premises as one of eight non-conformist chapels in Gloucester at that time. Back Hare Lane formerly, ran parallel to Hare Lane, which still exists, on the opposite side of Park Road to the Mission Rooms. [Other Source: 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 Ecumenical.

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 SO8330618893. 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 19:02.

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This Report was created 21 May 2022 - 19:34:59 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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