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Worrall Hill United Reformed Church, Lydbrook
Worrall Hill United Reformed Church,
Worrall Hill,
Lydbrook, 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 1884, and we understand it is still open.

An account of the founding of the Congregational, and later United Reformed Church congregation in Lydbrook is provided in A Brief Account of the History of Lydbrook, to be found on the Forest of Dean Family History Pages website. Their account suggests meetings would probably have begun in the house of James Russell, the Iron Master. Russell was a follower of Isaac Bridgman, a former Anglican priest. In 1821, Bridgman had been appointed assistant curate to Rev. Henry Berkin, who served the Lydbrook Church of England mission, but in November the following year Bridgman was suspended by the ecclesiastical authorities for his nonconformist sympathies.

Initially Bridgman followed the Church of England Liturgy in his preaching, but by 1825 had allied to the Congregationalists. It was however nearly 60 years before a permanent church was established for Lydbrook, at Worrall Hill.

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 SO6021514838. 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 27 Mar 2013 at 16:23.

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This Report was created 28 Sep 2017 - 04:22:39 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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