Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Tewkesbury
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses,
Barton Street, GL20 5PX,
Tewkesbury, 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 after 1980, and we understand it is still open.

This building was formerly an Independent Chapel, and United Reformed Church. In 1977, its URC congregation joined with the Tewkesbury Methodist Church and the Chapel was closed, but the building was purchased in the early 1980s by a group Jehovah's Witnesses, and it became a Kingdom Hall. Some 20 years later, according to an article Historic Church site is up for sale, published in the Gloucester Citizen on 16th September 2009, it was put up for sale, as it was found to be too large for its congregation's needs; however in July 2015, it was observed to be still in use as a place of worship, so apparently no transfer of ownership has taken place.

The British Listed Buildings website has more details of the building, including the information that it dates from 1820, with galleries added in 1828, and a classroom wing dated 1836 and 1839.

The graveyard shown in our photographs is at the rear of the building; however its graves belong to former members of the Independent Chapel, so are unrelated to the Kingdom Hall as such.


Now or formerly Jehovah's Witness.

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 SO8949932693. 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 Tewkesbury, 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 16 Nov 2018 at 15:56.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 00:11:14 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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