St Bartholomew’s Church is in the parish of Churchdown, Gloucester. The small church is an ancient Christian site near the peak of Churchdown hill. They still use St Bartholomew’s Church for worship most Sundays and, on other occasions.
The Church has its origins in Norman times, about 1175, but the site had earlier Christian and pre-Christian uses. It is a Grade I listed building with many old and interesting features. The beautiful north porch lies beneath an unusual ‘Priest’s Room’. The Font originates from the 14th century and the pulpit, installed in 1631, it is also one of the Church’s treasures. More About The History…
Churchdown Hill Home Of St Bartholomew’s Church
The Woodland Trust and the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust manage parts of the hill. The hill, however, is open to the public for walking . Woodland Trust Churchdown Hill Information…
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About Churchdown Village
Churchdown is a village in between Gloucester and Cheltenham. The village is unusual in having two centres. The older (Brookfield or “village”) centre is in Church Road near St Andrew’s Church; it’s more modern centre is in St John’s Avenue near St John’s Church. Churchdown is a relatively large village, with a population of 11,261 (2001). Wiki