Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Mount Zion Chapel (now Eaves Christian Centre), Bream
Mount Zion Chapel (now Eaves Christian Centre) (link to Chapel's website)
Whitechapel Road,
Bream, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel did 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 1851, but we understand it was closed after 1990.

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 Primitive Methodist Chapel, known as "Mount Zion" (or "Mount Sion").

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), the society was formed in 1851, and the chapel was built in 1858. It attracted worshippers from Whitecroft village, where Primitive Methodists had held cottage meetings; and in 1879, had a congregation of 150. In 1932, when many of the diverse Methodist societies joined the Methodist Church, it still had 40 members.

At the time of compilation of OS 1960 1:2,500 all 3 three chapels named in Kelly's Directory were still labelled as "Methodist" - this one as "Bream Eaves Methodist Church". Apparently, however it was closed in the early 1990s, after which it was bought by the PCC of St James's parish church, to be used for a variety of parish-related activities; and today is now known as "Eaves Christian Centre - please see Bream Church for more details, and a photograph.

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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SO6083506129. 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 12:02.

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This Report was created 21 Nov 2017 - 08:05:21 GMT 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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