Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Church of God of Prophecy (former Sunday-school), Stroud
Church of God of Prophecy (former Sunday-school),
Chapel Street / Wood Street,
Stroud, 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

We don't know when this Place of Worship was founded, but we understand it is still open.

This building appears to have been one of the Sunday-schools associated with, and next door to, Stroud's former Congregational "Old Chapel". It is shown on Old Maps, for instance OS 1884 Town Plans, 1:500, as admitting "Boys & Girls". A second building to the rear of the Old Chapel was for Infants.

The Old Chapel itself was closed in 1970, and demolished in 1977; and its plot now appears to be occupied by other property, whilst the former Sunday-school building is now "The Church of God of Prophecy". According to Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010), its congregation follow the teachings of Assemblies of God, and at the time of recording it was listed as "Stroud Pentecostal Church". [Sources: Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986), and various Old Maps]


Now or formerly Pentecostal.

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 SO8565505119. 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 Stroud, 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 27 Apr 2011 at 18:12.

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This Report was created 21 May 2022 - 19:25:51 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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