Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Silas's Church Centre, Cheltenham
St Silas's Church Centre,
Hester's Way Road,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church 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 about 1885, but we understand it was closed in 2017.

The Gloucestershire Archives Online Catalogue provides the information that St Silas's Church was founded around 1885-1887 as a daughter church of St Mark. The registers of St Mark contain records of baptisms at St Silas for the period 1946-1980.

The parish of St Silas was united with that of St Aidan around 2003-6, after which St Silas became the Church Hall for the joint benefice. At that time, the former St Aidan in Coronation Square became the united parish church, and the parish of St Mark took the name of West Cheltenham Team Ministry. The latter encompasses the churches of St Mark, Emmanuel, St Aidan, St Barnabas and St Silas. Note: this is Emmanuel Church, Rowanfield, formerly St Mark's Church Hall, not to be confused with the church belonging to Emmanuel parish in Fairfield Parade, on the opposite side of Cheltenham.

The bus-stop nearby to St Silas still has a sign attached labelling it as "St Silas's Church", as can be seen on our second photograph.

Since the photographs were taken, in 2014, the building has been closed for worship, and as of June 2017, is believed to be leased to the YMCA.


Now or formerly Church of England.

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 was located at OS grid reference SO9182023180. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 3 Jun 2017 at 10:12.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 01:03:08 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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