Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Bream Methodist Church, Bream
Bream Methodist Church (link to Church's website)
West Dean Community Centre, Parkend Road,
Bream, 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 1850, and we understand it is still open.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1923, there were United Methodist and Primitive Methodist chapels at Bream Eaves, and a Wesleyan Chapel in Bream. Old Maps, for example OS 1881 1:2,500, show that this was the Bible Christian Chapel.

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.396-404 (Forest of Dean - Nonconformity), Bible Christian services were being held in Bream from 1841; and in 1851, the society, led by Henry Jones, built a chapel. It was rebuilt the following year, to include a schoolroom, the new building being retained as a schoolroom when another chapel was built alongside of it in 1906.

By OS 1922 1:2,500, it was marked as a U.M. (United Methodist) Church, and until 1959, it was one of 3 Methodist Churches in Bream. The other two, Mount Zion (Primitive Methodist), and the former Wesleyan Chapel in Bream Woodside have now been adopted by (respectively) the parish church, and the Christian Gospel Church.

Denomination

Now or formerly Bible Christian.

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 SO6052406174. 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 11:16.

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This Report was created 3 Sep 2017 - 08:02:30 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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