Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Easter Compton Methodist Church, Compton Greenfield (36k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard
Easter Compton Methodist Church, Compton Greenfield
Easter Compton Methodist Church,
Blackhorse Hill, BS35 5RE,
Compton Greenfield, Gloucestershire.


This Church has (or 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 1819, and we understand it is still open.

A Chapel with a Wesleyan Methodist congregation at Easter Compton was in existence at the time of the Religious Census in 1851 (HO 129/330/5/6/14). Its name was entered as "Chapel", and it was erected in 1819 as a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship. It had free seating for 50, and 70 "other" sittings. The estimated congregation on March 30 was 20 to morning, and 27 to evening service, with 13 Sunday Scholars in the morning, and 19 attending afternoon class. The return was completed by Mark Rosser, the Chapel's "Leader & Steward". His address was "Compton Greenfield, Near Bristol".

The present building is evidently a rebuild. As can be seen from the photograph, there is a datestone on the front, on which is engraved "Ebenezer / U.M.C. / 1869". Its first known appearance on Old Maps is OS 1881 1:2,500, where it is marked as "Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)".

For more recent information, you may also like to visit the website of the Bristol & South Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit, to which Easter Compton Methodist Church belongs.

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] Easter Compton, where this Methodist Chapel/Church is situated, is on the “main” B4055 road from Bristol to Pilning and New Passage. All Saints Church, which can be seen across the fields, is the parish church, and at Compton Greenfield.[1]


Now or formerly Wesleyan 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 Church is located at OS grid reference ST5713882555. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


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 Compton Greenfield, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Phil Draper.

Information last updated on 1 Nov 2018 at 16:51.

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This Report was created 10 Jul 2021 - 12:10:19 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Mar 2021 at 10:54.

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