Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Congregational Chapel (now Forest Gate Church), Mitcheldean
Congregational Chapel (now Forest Gate Church) (link to Chapel's website)
New Road, GL17 0BX,
Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire.


This Chapel has (or had) 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 1700, and we understand it is still open.

The congregation of this former Congregational Church originated in the late 17th century. Its meeting house was rebuilt in 1735, and again in 1798, but the present chapel dates from 1822. The front entrance, inside an 'altered' porch, has a round-headed arch, with keystone, and above it is a simple Venetian window. There is a small burial ground, with a monument to Hester PARTRIDGE, 1784, daughter of Samuel & Mary, and Samuel their son, 1799. [Source: Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986)]

Forest Community Church, who now meet in the building, originated in the early 1970s as the 'Mitcheldean Christian Fellowship'. They bought the chapel shortly after. More information about their activities, and their change of name to 'Forest Community Church' may be found on the Forest Community Church website.


Now or formerly Congregational.

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 is located at OS grid reference SO6643618200. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • 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 16 May 2011 at 18:08.

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This Report was created 14 Jul 2018 - 13:01:40 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 29 Mar 2018 at 10:29.

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