Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Ebenezer Gospel Hall (19thC) (Demolished), Gloucester
Ebenezer Gospel Hall (19thC) (Demolished),
King Street (Kings Square),
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church 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 1872, but we understand it was closed about 1970.

Groups of Brethren began meetings in Gloucester in the mid 19th century, variously in the former Quaker meeting in Park Street, in St John's Lane, where a place known as Ebenezer Preaching Room, had been registered in 1854, and in the late 1860s in Whitfield Street. The Ebenezer Gospel Hall was built by a group of Christian Brethren in 1872. This was a brick building with (probably white) stone dressings, and a three-bay front. A central doorway was flanked by two tall round-arched windows, and above it was a third window reaching almost as far as the apex. There appears also to have been several stone plaques set into the brickwork.

It stood at the south-east corner of what is now Kings Square, to the right of the former MEB (Midlands Electricity Board) showroom and offices. Jill Voyce's book Gloucester in Old Photographs (from the Walwin Collection, 1989) shows it before this, when there were shops next door (Neininger, watchmaker; Palmer, confectioner; and Bailey, tailor), which were later replaced by the MEB building.

It was demolished about 1970 when the area was redeveloped, and replaced in 1971 with the present hall, on the corner of Russell and Whitfield Streets. [Other Source: the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.319-335 (Protestant Nonconformity)]

Denomination

Now or formerly Christian Brethren.

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 was located at OS grid reference SO8338518514. 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 12:34.

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This Report was created 16 Aug 2017 - 22:42:58 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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