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We currently have builders on site. Before your visit, please check the latest information about opening hours and parking. You will need to order your documents before you visit.

Changes to our opening hours

We are now closed to the public while we move into the newly refurbished Heritage Hub. We will be re-opening at 9.00 am on Tuesday 27 March 2018.

Non-conformist Records Guide

A list of the key records we hold for non-conformist churches and chapels.

This is a list of the key records we hold for non-conformist churches and chapels. This includes registers of baptism, marriage and burial along with church rolls, minutes, Sunday school records and much more. The guide should be used alongside the online catalogue to find further records relating to each church.


The county is divided up into 8 volumes. Within each volume the guide is sorted by place name (except the Gloucester and Cheltenham volumes which are sorted by denomination).The volumes are:


Volume 1:  Gloucester [558kb]Opens new window                              

Volume 2:  Cheltenham [468kb]Opens new window             

Volume 3:  Stroud Valley [831kb]Opens new window         

Volume 4: Severn Vale (not created yet)                            

Volume 5: North Cotswolds (not created yet)       

Volume 6: South Cotswolds (not created yet)      

Volume 7: Forest of Dean (not created yet)                                   

Volume 8: South Gloucestershire (not created yet)                                


Volume 9 contains a list of non-Gloucestershire places for which we have non-conformist records (not created yet)

Volume 10 is a Denomination and Place Name index, together with a map showing the areas covered by each volume. Please use this index to find the volume you need (not created yet).


For more information about non-conformist records please see the introduction [258kb] to this guide.

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