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St Andrew's Church
Grid reference: SO769182
Location: 51°51’45"N, 2°20’12"W
Population: 655  (2001)
Post town: Gloucester
Postcode: GL2
Dialling code: 01452
Local Government
Council: Forest of Dean
Forest of Dean

Churcham is a small village in the Forest of Dean in the west of Gloucestershire. It is found four miles west of Gloucester.

The parish population was recorded as 655 in 2001

Churcham Primary School is a small Church of England school with 59 pupils in two classes. The village was formerly the home of The School of the Lion, a small independent Christian school, for students aged 4–19.

There are a number of businesses situated in Churcham and the surrounding area, and in the Churcham Business Park, completed in April 2004.

Parish church

The parish church is St Andrew's.

Sir Nicholas Arnold (1507–1580) a leading statesman of the reign of Elizabeth I, who served as Lord Deputy of Ireland, was born in Churcham and is buried in the parish church.

Alfred Henry "Harry" Hook VC (1850-1905) was born in Churcham. A private in the 24th Regiment of Foot, he received his Victoria Cross for his actions at Rorke's Drift, and is portrayed in the film Zulu. He is buried in St Andrew's churchyard.

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