Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Methodist Mission Hall ('Wesley Hall'), Gloucester (1) (96k) Methodist Mission Hall ('Wesley Hall'), Gloucester (2) (90k) Above Photograph(s)
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Methodist Mission Hall ('Wesley Hall'), Gloucester
Methodist Mission Hall ('Wesley Hall'),
Seymour Road / Frampton Road,
Gloucester, 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 before 1912, but we understand it was closed in 1965.

The origins of this chapel's congregation - "the Wesleyan Mission to the Bristol Road area" - can be dated to open-air services held by Wesleyans in Bristol Road in 1891. Later that year they built a temporary wooden mission room at the corner of Clegram Road, and in following years they met in various other buildings, including an iron church erected in 1897, which had been used by an Anglican mission. Then in 1909 they moved to the present building on the corner of Seymour Road and Frampton Road, which had been newly built, to a design by J. Fletcher Trew.

It was in use by Americans during WWII, and in 1955, it became Wesley Methodist Church. It was closed in 1965, and the Congregation amalgamated with St Luke's Methodist Chapel. It was sold to the City Education Committee in 1966, and it became 66 Star Youth Centre, but is now (2011) about to close because of County Council cuts. [Sources: Rosemary Lockie, the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.319-334 (Protestant Nonconformity), and John Williams]

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan 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 SO8281817114. 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 30 Dec 2014 at 16:17.

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