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Woolaston Methodist Church, Woolaston
Woolaston Methodist Church (link to Church's website)
Woolaston Common, Netherend,
Woolaston, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church does NOT have 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 1867, and we understand it is still open.

This is a tiny chapel, formerly Primitive Methodist, but now belonging to the Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit, which is part of the Bristol District of the Methodist Church.

It is rectangular with a 3-bay front having two round-arched windows either side of a porch, which has a doorway in the side, and a small window facing to the front. There is a square plaque above the porch, but it is too eroded to be read.

There are 3 smaller windows in each side, and there is a modern extension to the left, possibly a church hall.

The Church celebrated its centenary in 1967, and a pamphlet was published in celebration, compiled by E.M. Hicks. The Gloucester Archives have a copy, referenced as R350.8GS. Apparently, according to the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 5: Bledisloe Hundred, St Briavels Hundred, The Forest of Dean (1996), pp.117-118 (Woolaston - Nonconformity), Primitive Methodists met in a private house on the ring road [sic] at Woolaston Common before building the chapel; however this is not mentioned on the Religious Census of 1851 covering Woolaston (HO 129/576 - Chepstow).

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive Methodist.

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 SO5926300674. 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 30 Dec 2014 at 13:03.

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This Report was created 22 Jul 2017 - 14:05:27 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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