Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Glebe Chapel (Gospel Hall), Newent (68k) Above Photograph(s)
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Glebe Chapel (Gospel Hall), Newent
Glebe Chapel (Gospel Hall),
Glebe Close,
Newent, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 1930, and we understand it is still open.

From Tent Campaign to Town Chapel - 60 years of Christian witness 1932-1992, by Theo Cracknell, tells the story of the beginnings of the Glebe Chapel, in open air meetings in Cliffords Mesne held by a group of Brethren from Cinderford in 1930. Meetings were held by an itinerant evangelist Luther Rees in a tent erected in an orchard the following year; then in 1932, a permanent Gospel Hall was built on the orchard site. Meetings began in Newent in 1947, when a room in business premises in Ledbury Road was made available for worship. This was also named Gospel Hall, and became the home of the assembly for the next 14 years.

It was never intended that the business premises should be a permanent home, and in November 1960, a plot of land in Glebe Close was purchased. Glebe Gospel Chapel was built on the plot, and opened in March 1962. The new Chapel was designed by Mr Charles BOOTH, and has a seating capacity of 150-200. Services at Cliffords Mesne were then discontinued, and the chapel there sold.

Two other "daughter" chapels have since opened. In 1973, attendees from the nearby village of Dymock opened "Western Way", and the following year, members from Mitcheldean started a church there.

Members of the Chapel also give their time to running the Good News Centre Bookshop and Coffeehouse in Newent town centre, which opened in 1974.

Denomination

Now or formerly Christian Brethren.

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 is located at OS grid reference SO7197226047. 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 12 Mar 2011 at 18:46.

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