Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Friends Meeting House, Chipping Sodbury
Friends Meeting House   [no longer registered]
Brook Street,
Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire.


This Church had 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 1692, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

I am indebted to the list of places of worship visited to prepare the leaflet South Gloucestershire Nonconformist Heritage Trail (PTE050151.pdf) available on the South Gloucestershire Council website for the location of this Meeting House. They rightly describe it as "charming". It is a single storey building of 3 bays with central doorway, over which can best be described as a plain "tympanum". There are windows on either side with curved mouldings above them, and attached to the wall, below the eaves on the right side is a cross. Old Maps show there was a burial ground to the north of the Meeting House, which now appears to have been cleared. The building has a hipped roof covered in the typical pantiles of the area.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/331/1/4/11) was completed on the special form for a "Meeting House of the Society of Friends. It describes it as "Chipping Sodbury Brook Street", erected "before 1800". There was seating for an estimated 120 persons, but only 3 worshippers attended morning service on March 30th. The return was completed by William Sturge, of "Yate, Glostershire".


Now or formerly Quaker.

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 Church was located at OS grid reference ST7257582280. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 16 May 2013 at 15:02.

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This Report was created 23 Mar 2018 - 16:36:00 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Feb 2018 at 10:54.

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