Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Christadelphian Hall (previously Bethel Baptist Chapel), Cheltenham
Christadelphian Hall (previously Bethel Baptist Chapel),
Knapp Road, facing St James's Square, GL50 3QQ,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Chapel 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 1965, and we understand it is still open.

This was formerly Bethel Baptist Chapel, built in 1820-1 to replace a smaller chapel dating from 1701-2 on the same site. The Baptists closed the chapel in 1951; after which it was used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Seemingly they retained the name "Bethel Chapel", as its closure as such was recorded in The London Gazette of 21st May 1965 (p.4994) in a list of buildings which "have wholly ceased to be used as places of worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were certified"... in the same year they registered a new building in Thirlestaine Road.

A notice in the Gazette of 13th April 1965 (p.3703) records the Christadelphians taking over the Knapp Road premises:

A Building certified for worship named CHRISTADELPHIAN HALL, Knapp Road, Cheltenham in the registration district of Cheltenham in the county of Gloucester, was on 5th April 1965 registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 9th April 1965.

In 1923, according to Kelly's Directory of that year, Christadelphians had a meeting room at the Rotunda, Montpellier. [Other Sources: Cheltenham - Current and Former Places of Worship on Stuart Flight's "Glosgen" website, and An Historical Gazetteer of Cheltenham]


Now or formerly Christadelphian.

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 Chapel is located at OS grid reference SO9456722620. 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 Cheltenham, 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 8 Nov 2018 at 17:00.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2021 - 10:23:45 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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