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Brentry Methodist Church, Brentry, Henbury
Brentry Methodist Church   [no longer registered]
Lower Knole Lane, BS10 6SA,
Brentry, Henbury, 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 1957, but we understand it was closed by 2010, and the premises are now in secular use.

Brentry Methodist Church, at the time a combined St Mark's Church of England and Brentry Methodist Church, was offered for sale on Friday 14th May 2010 by estate agents Perry Bishop and Chambers of Cirencester. Their sales particulars state "the site is level and for the most part undeveloped, though there is a small former Methodist Church dating from Victorian times, a hall and meeting rooms dating from the 1950s/1960s upon the rear area of the site. There is also a surfaced car parking". The OS plan supplied (dated 2010) shows the plot included a triangular area bordered by the church, Lower Knole Lane, and Epworth Road.

In fact the site included two church buildings. The older of the two (the 'Victorian') probably dates from the early 1900s; the more recent from the 1950s. The following notice in The London Gazette of 15th January 1957 (p.376) recorded its registration for marriages:

A Building certified for worship named BRENTRY METHODIST CHURCH, Brentry, Henbury, in the registration district of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, was on 8th January, 1957, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949. Dated 11th January 1957.

This was followed by a notice published in the Gazette of 18th January 1957 (p.441) cancelling the registration for marriages of the older Chapel - "EBENEZER METHODIST CHAPEL", which had been registered for marriages on 27th November, 1951.

At the time of the Google StreetCar drive-past of 2012, both buildings were still standing, the older one boarded up, but a Planning Application (Ref: 11/04087/F) was submitted on 30th September 2011 for construction of 31 almshouse flats and a day centre for older people, construction of a new pedestrian footpath on Lower Knole Lane with associated modifications at its junction with Epworth Road and construction of new vehicular access points onto adjacent highways; and documents available on Bristol City Council website suggest this has taken place.

The Bristol Record Office hold registers of baptisms for the period 1955-2003, and marriages 1957-1990, and 1993-2006.

Denomination

Now or formerly 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.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference ST5738379093. 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 19 Jun 2014 at 14:09.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2017 - 06:46:49 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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