About Us

Church History

St Paul’s Church was built to be the first ‘free’ church in the regency town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Founded in 1831, 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 go. He set about building a church for the poor, a church where you didn’t have to pay to worship God. 

Today St. Paul’s mission is still the same. In 2006, we formed a partnership with Trinity Church, Cheltenham and in 2007, a number of people came from Trinity to join our mission and grow our community.


Today we’re a growing, friendly church. We are delighted to welcome people of all ages and walks of life, including many families and their children. We are committed to worshiping the risen Jesus and to serving our local community in the power of the Holy Spirit.