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),
Bradley Street, GL12 7AR,
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:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)

Resources

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 Wotton under Edge, 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.

Information last updated on 25 Jan 2019 at 11:36.

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This Report was created 2 May 2019 - 03:59:30 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 7 Feb 2019 at 07:45.

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