Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Mount Zion Chapel (now Eaves Christian Centre), Bream
Mount Zion Chapel (now Eaves Christian Centre),
Whitechapel Road,
Bream, Gloucestershire.


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.


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.


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:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Bream, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole. The links also serve as a reminder to myself as to where I found the information, and as an adjunct to my own research, if I found a topic of particular interest.
Information last updated on 30 Dec 2014 at 12:02.

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This Report was created 24 Nov 2018 - 09:16:21 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 23 Nov 2018 at 15:55.

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