Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St John Northgate Methodist Church, Gloucester
St John Northgate Methodist Church,
Northgate Street / St John's Lane, GL1 2AN,
Gloucester, 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 in 1972, and we understand it is still open.

A church on this site is believed to have existed as early as AD 931, said to be founded by King Athelstan; however this early church was rebuilt in the 11th century, and was then dedicated to St John the Baptist. For another 9 centuries its congregation belonged to the Established Church, but in 1972, under a sharing agreement with Methodist Church, the Anglican congregation were joined with that of Northgate Methodist Chapel, and it was renamed "St John Northgate".

By 1994, however the Church of England decided it no longer needed the building, so today, although the Church of England retains ownership, Methodists have had its sole use since then. The Northgate Chapel was subsequently demolished, and a supermarket built in its site.

See also St John the Baptist Church elsewhere in this Database. Other sources used in compiling this account are John Williams, and a document St John's Northgate Methodist Church, available in 2011 on a website for the Methodist City Centre Network, now part of the Methodist Church in Britain website.


Now or formerly Methodist.

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 SO8323818685. 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 Gloucester, 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 Jan 2019 at 05:53.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 12:09:05 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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