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INTERIOR, EXTERIOR, FONTS, MONUMENTS & STAINED GLASS - remaining churches have at least one image
Photos by John Wilkes (UK),
Photo manipulation & page design by Allan Taylor (Canada)

Baptisms, marriages and burials were first recorded in parish registers in 1538 on the orders of Thomas Cromwell. Entries were to be made every Sunday. Sixty years later, it was decreed that the registers would be made of parchment and all previous entries had to be copied up. As many of the earlier records had deteriorated by then, many churches do not possess registers back to 1538. Church dedication dates in brackets - this is not the date the church was built.
Abenhall
St. Michael's (1597)

Abson
St. James (1687)

Acton Turville
St. Mary's (1665)

Adlestrop
St. Mary's (1538)

Alderley
St. Kenelm's (1557)

Alderton
St. Mary's (1596)

Aldsworth
St. Bartholomew's (1683)

Almondsbury
St. Mary's (1653)

Alstone
St. Margaret's (1550)

Alveston
St. Helen's (1742)

Alvington
St. Andrew's (1688)

Amberley
The Holy Trinity (1838)

Ampney Crucis
The Holy Rood (1566)

Ampney St. Mary
St. Mary's (1602)

Ampney St. Peter
St. Peter's (1599)

Apperley
The Holy Trinity

Arlingham
St. Mary's (1539)

Ashchurch
St. Nicholas (1555)

Ashleworth
St. Andrew's (1566)

Ashley
St. James (1658)

Aston Subedge
St. Andrew's (1539)

Aust
St. John the Evangelist's (1538)

Avening
The Holy Cross (1557)

Awre
St. Andrew's (1538)

Aylburton
St. Mary's (1856)

Badgeworth
The Holy Trinity (1553)

Bagendon
St. Margaret's (1630)

Barnsley
St. Mary's (1574)

Barnwood
St. Lawrence's (1651)

Batsford
St. Mary's (1562)

Baunton
St. Mary's (1625)

Beachley
St. John the Evangelist's (1833)

Berkeley
St. Mary's (1562)

Bentham
St. Peter's

Berry Hill
Christchurch (1814)

Beverstone
St. Mary's (1563)

Bibury
St. Mary's (1551)

Birdlip
St. Mary's

Bishop's Cleeve
St. Michael's (1563)

Bisley
All Saints (1547)

Bitton
St. Mary's (1571)

Blaisdon
St. Michael's (1635)

Blakeney
All Saints (1813)

Bledington
St. Leonard's (1703)

Blockley
St. Peter & St. Paul's (1538)

Boddington
St. Mary's (1652)

Bourton-on-the-Hill
St. Lawrence's (1568)

Bourton-on-the-Water
St. Lawrence's (1654)

Box
St. Barnabas

Boxwell
St. Mary's (1548)

Bream
St. James (1752)

Brimpsfield
St. Michael's (1587)

Broad Campden
St. Michael's

Broadwell
St. Paul's (1539)

Brockworth
St. George's (1559)

Bromsberrow
St. Mary's (1558)

Brookthorpe
St. Swithin's (1730)

Buckland
St. Michael's (1539)

Bulley
St. Michael's (1673)

Bussage
St. Michael's (1848)

Cainscross
St. Matthew's (1837)

Cerney Wick
Holy Trinity

Chaceley
St. John's (1539)

Chalford
Christ Church (1841)

Charfield
St. John's (1587)

Charlton Abbots
St. Martin's (1727)

Charlton Kings
St. Mary the Virgin's (1538)

Chavenage
(No saint)

Chedworth
St. Andrew's (1653)

Cheltenham
St. Mary's (1558)

Cherington
St. Nicholas (1567)

Chipping Campden
St. James (1616)

Chipping Sodbury
St. John's (1661)

Churcham
St. Andrew's (1541)

Churchdown
St. Bartholomew's (1563)

Churchend
St. James

Cinderford
St. John's (1843)

Cirencester
St. John's (1560)

Clapton-on-the-Hill
St. James (1873)

Cleeve Hill
St. Peter's (1907)

Clearwell
St. Peter's (1830)

Clifford's Mesne
St. Peter's
Coaley
St. Bartholomew's (1582)

Coalpit Heath
St. Saviour's (1845)

Coates
St. Matthew's (1566)

Coberley
St. Giles (1539)

Cold Ashton
St. Andrew's (1734)

Cold Aston (Aston Blank)
The Holy Trinity (1727)

Coleford
St. John the Baptist's (1768)

Colesbourne
St. James (1632)

Coln Rogers
St. Andrew's (1755)

Coln St. Aldwyns
St. John's (1650)

Coln St. Dennis
St. James (1561)

Compton Abdale
St. Oswald's (1720)

Compton Greenfield
All Saints

Condicote
St. Nicholas (1688)

Corse
St. Margaret's (1661)

Cowley
St. Mary's (1676)

Cranham
St. James (1666)

Cromhall
St. Andrew's (1653)

Cutsdean
St. James (1696)

Daglingworth
The Holy Rood (1561)

Daylesford
St. Peter's (1679)

Deerhurst
St. Mary's (1559)
Didbrook
St. George's (1558)

Didmarton
St. Lawrence's (1675)

Dodington
St. Mary's (1575)

Dowdeswell
St. Michael's (1597)

Down Ampney
All Saints (1603)

Down Hatherley
St. Mary & Corpus Christi (1563)

Doynton
The Holy Trinity (1566)

Driffield
St. Mary's (1561)

Drybrook
The Holy Trinity (1817)

Dumbleton
St. Peter's (1738)

Duntisbourne Abbots
St. Peter's (1683)

Duntisbourne Rouse
St. Michael's (1545)

Dursley
St. James (1639)

Dymock
St. Mary's (1538)

Dyrham
St. Peter's (1568)

Eastcombe
St Augustine's

Eastington
St. Michael's (1558)

Eastleach Martin (Bouthrop)
St. Michael & St. Martin's (1538)

Eastleach Turville
St. Andrew's (1654)

Ebrington
St. Eadburgha's (1568)

Edge
St. John's (1865)

Edgeworth
St. Mary's (1556)

Elberton
St. John's (1763)

Elkstone
St. John's (1592)

Elmore
St. John's (1560)

Elmstone Hardwicke
St. Mary's (1564)

English Bicknor
St. Mary's (1561)

Evenlode
St. Edward's (1604)

Fairford
St. Mary the Virgin's (1617)

Falfield
St. George's (1814)

Farmcote
St. Faith's

Farmington
St. Peter's (1613)
Filton
St. Peter's
Flaxley
St. Mary's (1562)
Forthampton
St. Mary's (1678)
Framilode
St. Peter's (1854)
Frampton Cotterell
St. Peter's (1561)
Frampton Mansell
St. Luke's
Frampton-on-Severn
St. Mary's (1625)
France Lynch
St. John the Baptist's (1854)
Frenchay
St. John the Baptist's
Fretherne-with-Saul
St. Mary the Virgin's (1631)
Frocester
St. Andrew's (1559)
Frocester
St. Peter's

Gorsley
Christ Church
Great Badminton
St. Michael & All Angels (1538)
Great Barrington
St. Mary's (1547)
Great Rissington
St. John's (1538)
Great Washbourne
St. Mary's (1757)
Great Witcombe
St. Mary's (1749)
Gretton
Christchurch
Guiting Power
St. Michael's (1560)
Hailes
(No saint)

Hampnett
St. George's (1591)
Hanham
Christchurch (1584)
Hanham Abbots
Christchurch with St. George's
Hardwicke
St. Nicholas (1566)
Harescombe
St. John's (1744)
Haresfield
St. Peter's (1558)
Harnhill
St. Michael's (1730)
Hartpury
St. Mary's (1571)
Hasfield
St. Peter's (1558)
Hatherop
St. Nicholas (1670)
Hawkesbury
St. Mary's (1603)
Hawling
St. Edward's (1677)
Hazleton
St. Andrew's (1597)
Hempsted
St. Swithun's (1558)
Henbury
St. Mary the Virgin (1582)
Hewelsfield
St. Mary's (1664)
Highnam
The Holy Innocents (1851)
Hill
St. Michael's (1653)
Hillesley
St. Giles (1851)
Horfield
Holy Trinity (1543)

Horsley
St. Martin's (1590)
Horton
St. James (1567)
Hucclecote
St. Philip & St. James (1851)
Huntley
St. John's (1679)
Icomb
St. Mary the Virgin's (1545)
Iron Acton
St. James (1570)
Kemble
All Saints (1679)
Kempley
St. Mary's (1663)
Kempsford
St. Mary's (1573)
King's Stanley
St. George's (1573)
Kingscote
St. John's (1651)
Kingswood
St. Mary's
Kingswood (nr Bristol)
The Holy Trinity
Lancaut
St. James (1120)
Lasborough
St. Mary's (1827)
Lassington
St. Oswald's (1655)
Lechlade-on-Thames
St. Lawrence's (1686)
Leckhampton
St. Peter's (1709)
Leigh
St. Catherine's (1569)
Leighterton
St. Andrew's
Leonard Stanley
St. Swithun's (1575)
Little Badminton
St. Michael & All Angels
Little Barrington
St. Peter's (1682)
Littledean
St. Ethelbert's (1684)
Little Rissington
St. Peter's (1543)
Little Sodbury
St. Adeline's (1703)
Littleton-on-Severn
St. Mary of Malmesbury (1701)
Little Washbourne
St. Mary's

Longborough
St. James (1676)
Longhope
All Saints (1742)
Long Newnton
The Holy Trinity (1648)
Longney
St. Laurence's (1660)
Lower Cam
St. Bartholomew's (1888)
Lower Lemington
St. Leonard's (1685)
Lower Oddington
St. Nicholas (1676)
Lower Slaughter
St. Mary's (1814)
Lower Swell
St. Mary the Virgin's (1685)
Lydbrook
Holy Jesus (1852)
Lydney
St. Mary's (1678)
Maisemore
St. Giles (1600)
Mangotsfield
St. James (1579)
Marshfield
St. Mary's (1558)
Matson
St. Lawrence's (1590)
Meysey Hampton
St. Mary's (1570)
Mickleton
St. Katherine's (1553)
Minchinhampton
The Holy Trinity (1561)
Minsterworth
St. Peter's (1633)
Miserden
St. Andrew's (1574)
Mitcheldean
St. Michael's (1680)
Moreton-in-Marsh
St. David's (1643)
Moreton Valence
St. Stephen's (1681)
Nailsworth
St. George's (1794)
Naunton
St. Andrew's (1540)
Newent
St. Mary the Virgin (1672)
Newington Bagpath
St Bartholomew's (1686)
Newland
All Saints (1560)
Newnham-on-Severn
St. Peter's (1547)
North Cerney
All Saints (1568)
Northleach
St. Peter & St. Paul's (1556)
North Nibley
St. Martin's (1567)
Northwick
St. Thomas
Norton
St. Mary's (1686)
Notgrove
St. Bartholomew's (1660)
Nympsfield
St. Bartholomew's (1684)
Oakridge Lynch
St. Bartholomew's (1844)
Oddington
St. Nicholass (1676)
Oldbury-on-Severn
St. Arilda's (1538)
Oldbury-on-the-Hill
St. Arild's (1567)
Old Sodbury
St. John's (1684)
Oldland
St. Anne's (1731)
Olveston
St. Mary's (1561)
Owlpen
The Holy Cross (1687)
Oxenhall
St. Anne's (1665)
Oxenton
St. John's (1678)
Ozleworth
St. Nicholas (1698)
Painswick
St. Mary's (1547)
Parkend
St. Paul's (1822)
Pauntley
St. John the Evangelist (1538)
Paxford
St. John's - With Aston Magna

Pilning
St. Peter's

Pitchcombe
St. John's (1709)

Poole Keynes
St. Michael's (1632)

Postlip
St. James the Great
Poulton
St. Michael's (1695)
Prestbury
St. Mary's (1633)
Preston
St. John the Baptist (1671)
Preston (nr Cirencester)
All Saints (1677)
Pucklechurch
St. Thomas a Becket (1590)

Purton
St. John's

Quedgeley
St. James (1559)
Quenington
St. Swithin's (1653)
Randwick
St. John's (1662)
Rangeworthy
The Holy Trinity (1704)
Redbrook
St. Saviour's

Redmarley D'Abitot
St. Bartholomew's (1539)
Rendcombe
St. Peter's (1566)

Rockhampton
St. Oswald's (1565)
Rodborough
St. Mary Magdalene (1692)
Rodmarton
St. Peter's (1605)
Ruardean
St. John the Baptist (1538)
Rudford
St. Mary's (1729)
Rudgeway
St. Helen's Old Church

Saintbury
St. Nicholas (1561)
Salperton
All Saints (1629)
Sandhurst
St. Lawrence's (1538)
Sapperton
St. Kenelm's (1661)
Saul
St. James (1583)
Selsley
All Saints (1863)
Sevenhampton
St. Andrew's (1588)
Sharpness
St. Andrew's

Sheepscombe
St. John's (1821)
Sherborne
St. Mary Magdalen (1572)
Shipton Moyne
St. John the Baptist (1570)
Shipton Oliffe
St. Oswald's (1666)
Shipton Sollers
St. Mary the Virgin (1653)
Shorncote
All Saints (1708)
Shortwood
All Saints
Shurdington
St. Paul's (1556)
Siddington
St. Peter's (1686)
Siston
St. Anne's (1570)
Slad
The Holy Trinity (1834)
Slimbridge
St. John the Evangelist (1635)
Snowshill
St. Barnabas (1732)
Somerford Keynes
All Saints (1560)
South Cerney
All Hallows (1538)
Southam
The Church of the Ascension

Southrop
St. Peter's (1680)
Standish
St. Nicholas (1559)
Stanton
St. Michael's (1735)
Stanway
St. Peter's (1573)
Staunton (nr Ledbury)
St. James (1559)

Staunton (nr Coleford)
All Saints (1653)
Staverton
St. Catherine's (1538)
St. Briavels
St. Mary's (1664)
Stinchcombe
St. Cyr's (1582)
Stoke Gifford
St. Michael's (1556)
Stoke Orchard
St. James the Apostle

Stone
All Saints (1594)
Stonehouse
St. Cyr's (1558)
Stowell
St. Leonard's

Stow-on-the-Wold
St. Edward's (1558)
Stratton
St. Peter's (1600)
Stroud
St. Laurence's (1624)
Sudeley & Sudeley Castle
St. Mary's (1705)
Swindon Village
St. Lawrence's (1606)
Syde
St. Mary's (1686)
Tarlton
St. Osmund's

Taynton
St. Lawrence's (1538)
Teddington
St. Nicholas (1560)
Temple Guiting
St. Mary's (1647)
Tetbury
St. Mary Magdalen (1631)
Tewkesbury
Abbey

Thornbury
St. Mary's (1550)
Tibberton
The Holy Trinity (1661)
Tidenham
St. Mary & St. Peter's (1708)
Tidenham Chase
St. Michael's & All Angels
Tirley
St. Michael's (1653)
Toddington
St. Andrew's (1652)
Todenham
St. Thomas a Becket's (1721)
Tormarton
St. Mary's (1679)
Tortworth
St. Leonard's (1592)
Tredington
St. John the Baptist (1550)
Tresham
(No saint) 1841
Turkdean
All Saints (1572)
Tutshill
St. Luke's
Twigworth
St. Matthew's (1844)
Twyning
St. Mary Magdalen (1648)
Tytherington
St. James (1662)
Uley
St. Giles (1668)
Up Hatherley
St. Philip & St. James

Uplands
All Saints

Upleadon
St. Mary's 1538)
Upper Cam
St. George's (1569)

Upper Oddington
The Holy Ascension

Upper Slaughter
St. Peter's (1538)
Upper Swell
St. Mary's (1543)
Upton St. Leonards
St. Leonard's (1646)
Viney Hill
All Saints (1867)
Wapley
St. Peter's (1662)
Warmley
St. Barnabas (1851)
Westbury-on-Severn
St. Peter, Paul & Mary's (1538)
Westcote
St. Mary the Virgin's (1630)
Westerleigh
St. James the Great (1693)
West Littleton
St. James

Westonbirt
St. Katherine's (1598)
Weston Subedge
St. Lawrence's (1654)
Whaddon
St. Margaret's (1674)
Whelford
St. Anne's

Whiteshill
St. Paul's (1845)
Whitminster (Wheatenhurst)
St. Andrew's (1538)
Whittington
St. Bartholomew's (1539)
Wick
St. Bartholomew's (1880)
Wickwar
The Holy Trinity (1689)
Willersey
St. Peter's (1721)
Winchcombe
St. Peter's (1539)
Windrush
St. Peter's (1586)
Winson
St. Michael's (1577)
Winstone
St. Bartholomew's (1540)
Winterbourne
St. Michael the Archangel (1600)
Winterbourne Down
All Saints (1858)
Withington
St. Michael's (1609)
Woodchester
St. Mary's (1563)
Woodmancote
St. Mark's (1844)
Woolaston
St. Andrew's (1688)
Woolstone
St. Martin's (1719)
Wormington
St. Katharine's
Wotton-under-Edge
St. Mary's (1571)
Wyck Rissington
St. Laurence's (1739)
Yanworth
St. Michael's (1695)
Yate
St. Mary's (1660)

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