Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Wotton Methodist Church (now Wotton United Church), Wotton under Edge (43k) Above Photograph(s)
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Wotton Methodist Church (now Wotton United Church), Wotton under Edge
Wotton Methodist Church (now Wotton United Church) (link to Church's website)
Bradley Street,
Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We don't know whether 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 1897, and we understand it is still open.

This chapel was founded by Henry Dauncey, in memory of his wife Elizabeth, who died in Wotton whilst they were on holiday. They lived just outside Manchester, but they had relatives in the area and had come to Wotton to visit them. Elizabeth died "whilst taking tea at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Sunday School". Henry was heartbroken, and founded the chapel in her memory.

The accompanying photograph was taken in 2004, when it was known as the Methodist and United Reformed Church, following the merger with Congregationalists from Wotton under Edge Tabernacle, in 1970. The congregation has since been joined by the Independents from the Old Town Meeting Hall, in and its current (2010) dedication is "Wotton United Church". [Source: Wotton under Edge United Church website.

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 is located at OS grid reference ST7541893428. 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 Dec 2010 at 19:33.

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