Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Brockworth Free Church URC, Brockworth (27k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Godfrey Browning
Brockworth Free Church URC, Brockworth
Brockworth Free Church URC (link to Church's website)
103 Moorfield Road, GL3 4JQ,
Brockworth, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church does 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 1957, and we understand it is still open.

Brockworth's first Congregational Chapel was opened in 1899, as a mission of the Tyndale Congregational Church in Stratton Road, Gloucester. They adopted a former Baptist Cottage Meeting House, on the side of Castle Hill, described elsewhere in this database. By the 1950s, however, a larger building was needed, nearer to the centre of the village, and a series of public buildings were then used for worship, until a new church was built.

The new building was dedicated in June 1957, with the following notice in The London Gazette of 4th November 1958 (p.6744) recording its registration for marriages:

A Building certified for worship named BROCKWORTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Moorfield Road, Brockworth, in the registration district of Gloucester Rural, in the county of Gloucester, was on 29th October 1958, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949. Dated 31st October 1958.

A notice recording the cancellation of the registration of the Green Street premises appeared shortly after.

I am indebted to an account of the History of Brockworth Free Church URC, previously available on the Gloucester & Brockworth United Reformed Churches Joint Pastorate website for details of the Church's origins. The account also states that the 1957 building was superseded in 1971 by the present Church, but [as of 17th February 2011] "is still in use today by many local organisations".

Denomination

Now or formerly Congregational/United Reformed (URC).

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 SO8932716301. 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 3 Mar 2011 at 11:49.

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