Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Ebenezer Chapel (Rangeworthy Methodist Church), Rangeworthy (39k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Alf Beard
Ebenezer Chapel (Rangeworthy Methodist Church), Rangeworthy
Ebenezer Chapel (Rangeworthy Methodist Church)   [no longer registered]
Wotton Road (B4058),
Rangeworthy, Gloucestershire.


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 1874, but we understand it was closed after 1983, and the premises are now in secular use.

The plaque above the entrance records the fact that this was an Ebenezer Chapel, with a date of 1874, and an inscription: "Hitherto Hath The Lord Helped Us".

Though it is still marked with a '+' on my OS Map of 1983, it has every appearance today (2012) of being in private occupation. Google StreetView shows the door is now painted blue!

It is labelled as "Rangeworthy Methodist Church" in some sources, for instance OS 1967 1:2,500. I am not sure where the name "Hetic Heath", in the description which was given to me, (below) came from, as I cannot find it labelled on any map.

The following information about the Chapel has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] Rangeworthy Methodist Church, Ebenzer Chapel at Hetic Heath, dating from 1874.[1]


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.


This Chapel was located at OS grid reference ST6904985401. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Alf Beard.

Information last updated on 22 Feb 2012 at 17:41.

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