Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St John the Evangelist's Church, Purton, Berkeley (1) (37k) St John the Evangelist's Church, Purton, Berkeley (2) (46k) St John the Evangelist's Church, Purton, Berkeley (3) (35k) Above Photograph(s)
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St John the Evangelist's Church, Purton, Berkeley
St John the Evangelist's Church,
Riddle Street,
Purton, Berkeley, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 1874, and we understand it is still open.

St John's is mentioned in Kelly's Directory account for Berkeley in 1923.

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 2] Many of you will probably question my sanity, but I found this small church of 1874 (Waller & Son) to be rather attractive, especially outside. [Ed: not at all! I too find it attractive!]  A sign by the gate proclaimed the church to be open, and the number of visitors in the Visitors' Book is truly amazing. If, like me, a proportion of visitors also shell out GBP1 for a small history, then this church whilst devoid of any interest on the tourist trails must do far better than some of the grander more famous but locked churches which we all come across.

I also visited nearby Breadstone where I was surprised and also pleased to see that the iron church was still standing - see my photo at www.tintabernacles.com, and in the book if you have it.

Ed: See also Alf Beard's photograph of St Michael's Church, Breadstone (the ‘Tin Tabernacle’)[1]

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 is located at OS grid reference SO6917004169. 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.

Acknowledgements

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

1. Information provided by Phil Draper.

Last updated on 28 Jul 2011 at 00:00.

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