Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Worcester Street Chapel (partly Demolished), Gloucester (1) (78k) Worcester Street Chapel (partly Demolished), Gloucester (2) (99k) Above Photograph(s)
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Worcester Street Chapel (partly Demolished), Gloucester
Worcester Street Chapel (partly Demolished),
35 Worcester Street (north west side),
Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 in 1857, but we understand it was closed after 1894.

This chapel was built for a New Connexion Methodist congregation, who had been holding services at an inn in Hare Lane. It was of brick, and designed by Jones & Son, and opened in 1857. Its location can be seen on various Old Maps, for example OS Map 1886 1:2,500, showing that there was a Sunday School attached at the rear, and that there was seating for 420.

In the early 1860s the chapel was made the head of a circuit which included Dursley and Saul and had two preachers, though by 1868 it had been "downgraded" to a mission station. In 1882, a minister who conducted a burial service in the Chapel of Gloucester (Old) Cemetery, in Tredworth Road, styled himself as Minister of "Worcester Street Chapel", but by the mid 1890s it was closed.

In 1930, it was in use as a theatre studio, and in 1981 it housed a tyre depot. Today (2011) it is in retail use, and its frontage has been rebuilt, but the nave of the chapel, with its large traceried west window can still be seen at the rear of the building, from Park Street. [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), John Williams, and a Gloucester City Council document: Worcester Street Conservation Area]

Denomination

Now or formerly Methodist New Connexion.

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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference SO8337918873. 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 14:05.

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