Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Glenfall Fellowship, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham
Glenfall Fellowship,
meet at St Edward's Junior School, Ashley Road,
Charlton Kings, 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 in 2000, but we understand it was closed in 2015.

This place of worship acquired its entry in this database in 2011, as it was discovered to be one of the churches belonging to the Mid Cotswold Evangelical Alliance group. I have now (in 2018) discovered they have a new name and a new venue - Cheltenham Network Church (CNC) and they meet in the Sixth Form Centre, at Bournside School, Warden Hill Road, GL51 3EF. They are a Registered Charity #1079714, which according to the Charity Commission website has been registered since 2000; and since the copyright statement on their current website suggests they have been known as CNC since 2015, I have assumed they left the Charlton Kings address around then.

Their original meeting place, in Charlton Kings was St Edward's Junior School, which has its own history as a place of worship. It is based in what was originally Ashley Manor House, which was acquired in 1958 by a group of Carmelite brothers as a Catholic school for boys, to complement the nearby Charlton Park School for girls. Since 1987, however, the two schools have become one, with the new name of St Edward's, and the former Whitefriars premises have become the junior School, whilst senior pupils attend the former Charlton Park School premises.

The Manor of Ashley has a long history. It was originally part of the Manor of Cheltenham, which belonged to the Crown, but was granted to Milo (Miles), Earl of Hereford by Matilda during her brief time as Queen, following the death of her father Henry I. Milo was one of her main supporters in her war against her cousin Stephen for the Crown; and in turn, Milo granted a part of his Cheltenham manor to Walter de Ashley (from Ashley near Tetbury) - hence the name "Ashley Manor". My source for this is the book A History of Cheltenham, by Gwen Hart (1965) p.13-14. Her source, the Transactions of The Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society vol.54 p.57 and vol.57 p.54, explains more fully. She adds that (Ashley Manor) "court leet was still held within living memory".

Admittedly the story of Ashley Manor is a tad removed from that of Glenfall Fellowship, but I found it interesting, nevertheless, if only to distinguish its history from that of Charlton Park, which was a separate manor.


Now or formerly Evangelical.

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 SO9652821460. 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 Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 29 Nov 2018 at 09:19.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 18:25:36 GMT 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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