Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Charfield Congregational Church, Charfield (33k) Above Photograph(s)
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Charfield Congregational Church, Charfield
Charfield Congregational Church,
Wotton Road (near Railway Tavern),
Charfield, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Church has (or had) a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1851, and we understand it is still open.

This building is listed by Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 as "Charfield Chapel", with the address of "Charfield Green", and having an Independent congregation. Charfield Green is marked on older OS Maps as the area around the Railway Inn, as distinct from Charfield Hill, to the west where the old St James's Church and former village centre was, prior to the arrival of the railways.

Evidently in 1973, or shortly after, it joined the United Reformed Church, as it is listed as "Charfield United Reformed" in the list of places of worship visited to prepare the leaflet South Gloucestershire Nonconformist Heritage Trail (PTE050151.pdf) available on the South Gloucestershire Council website. Their account records that it dates from 1851.

Denomination

Now or formerly Congregational.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church is located at OS grid reference ST7256592374. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 24 Oct 2010 at 16:00.

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This Report was created 2 Oct 2017 - 15:47:47 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 30 Aug 2017 at 16:10.

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