Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St John the Evangelist's Church, Beachley, Tidenham (1) (36k) St John the Evangelist's Church, Beachley, Tidenham (2) (38k) Above Photograph(s)
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St John the Evangelist's Church, Beachley, Tidenham
St John the Evangelist's Church,
Beachley Road,
Beachley, Tidenham, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 1833, but we understand it was closed before 2000.

Beachley was formerly a chapelry of Tidenham, becoming a separate parish in 1850. Its church, St John the Evangelist, was built in 1833, originally as a chapel of ease of Tidenham - "a simple small church with nave, transept and sanctuary", and as can be seen from the photo, plain terminal crosses to the end of the roofs, and a small bell turret to the west end. The design was by Foster and Oakley, for the Jenkins family, who were principal land owners in Beachley. They also built a small schoolroom, next to the church.

St John's became a Grade II Listed Building in 1988 - see British Listed Buildings website for details - but it was closed for worship about 1998 or 1999 (described as "four or five years ago"in 2003).

At that time, its future had yet to be decided; however it is now known - in late August 2011 - that planning permission has been sought for its conversion to a furniture restoration workshop. [Sources: Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester (1963), Liz McBride (2003) & John Williams (2011)]

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

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 ST5505191238. 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 Aug 2011 at 07:52.

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