Ruardean Hill Baptist Chapel

Memorial Inscriptions Transcripts

Many thanks to May and John Brace who kindly photographed and transcribed the headstones and made them available for us all.

Summary of Inscriptions

Transcribed Inscriptions

Photographs of Churchyard

History of the Chapel

It was in the summer of 1852 that Joseph Mountjoy, a Cinderford butcher, came to preach under the firs on Ruardean Hill. A band of people soon grew and so the Chapel was built for £145 and opened on the 12th April 1854.

The first building proved too small and was enlarged to its present size in 1874. In 1868 there were 40 members.

Mountjoy remained as pastor until his death and was buried in the graveyard on Anniversary Sunday in 1879.