This page includes photographs of the many churches and religious buildings such as priories throughout Gloucestershire. This includes church buildings ranging from Gloucester Cathedral to the many small rural village churches.
There are many churches in the Forest of Dean that are worth visiting.
Favourite Gloucestershire Churches
Some churches that @aboutglos particularly likes for architectural or historical reasons.
St Nicholas’ Church
On Westgate Street in Gloucester is the very interesting St Nicholas’ Church. This former sanctuary church has a fantastic history and great tour guides.
St Nicholas in Hardwicke
A village church on one of my favourite walks and in the middle of the local countryside. The buildings date back to Norman times and are very well preserved. About Hardwicke Church…
St Michael & All Saints
St Michael & All Saints Church in the village of Eastington is located on the banks of the River Frome. This church is set in some stunning scenery and a great spot to have a break while walking the River Frome. About…
Located at the top of Churchdown Hill, this small church is pretty stunning and a great destination for a hill walk. The building dates back to Norman times and has a rich history. About St Barts…
St Paul’s Church in Cheltenham.
St Paul’s Church was built to be the first ‘free’ church in Cheltenham, it was founded in 1831. Historically Cheltenham’s vicar of the time was alarmed to see the rich of the town were coming to his church and yet their servants had nowhere to worship. The vicar set about building a church for the poor, a church where you didn’t have to pay to worship God.
St Marys Cheltenham
Cheltenham Minster also is known as St Mary’s Church is located just off the high street. The Minster is the only surviving medieval building in Cheltenham, it has been in continuous use for 850 years except when closed for repairs.
It is believed to have replaced a Saxon church erected on this site in the 8th century. In the Domesday Book, the church and its land (the rectory) were recorded as belonging to William the Conqueror’s chancellor, Regenbald also known as Reinbald, who then bequeathed it to Cirencester Abbey.
Located on London Road, Gloucester, St Peter’s is a Roman Catholic Church. St Peter’s was built between 1860 and 1868, it was designed by Gilbert Blount and consecrated in 1868. The architecture is in the gothic-revival style and has a very nice spire, the site is now a Grade II listed building.
The Mariners Church in Gloucester Docks opened in 1849, The eye-catching Church of England chapel was frequented by seamen from many nations. In its first 5 years, 2,000 copies of the Bible were distributed.
The Mariners was built predominantly for the workers in the dockyard and crews of boats that had moored nearby. It has always welcomed all residents of Gloucester. Today, it is still a draw to people who come from far and wide to visit while exploring the historic docks.
Located on London Road towards Hillfield Park in the city, St Margaret’s is a small chapel. The building dates back to 1193, originally it belonged to the Leper Hospital of St Margaret and St Sepulchre
St Laurence Church
St. Laurence Church is situated in the Shambles, Stroud. The site has been a place of worship for over 700 years. In 1866, the Victorians felt that the existing building could no longer meet the growing demands of the town and rebuilt the church, except for the 14th Century tower and spire which are original structures. The grounds are a nice place to go for reflection or somewhere quiet to enjoy an alfresco lunch.