In the early nineteenth century the docks were closed on Sundays but the sailors were unable to worship in the city churches as their clothing was considered inappropriate.
This led to a number of the dock’s merchants providing a church specifically for visiting sailors via public subscription.
The Mariners’ Chapel opened its doors in 1849, when it also became very popular with the citizens of Gloucester for a time!
The church is still in use today and holds regular services for worshippers from different parts of the city.
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