Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Hawkesbury Upton Methodist Church (Jubilee Chapel), Hawkesbury Upton
Hawkesbury Upton Methodist Church (Jubilee Chapel),
Back Street, GL9 1BB,
Hawkesbury Upton, 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 1860, and we understand it is still open.

Hawkesbury Upton Methodist Church is shown on various Old Maps (for example 1903 1:10,560) as one of 3 chapels in Hawkesbury Upton. The others were Baptist (also in Back Street) and Congregational ('Bethesda Chapel', in Park Street).

A webpage on a former website of Hawkesbury Local History Society described a Walk around the village, and of 38 places of interest visited, the Chapel was #34:

"The Jubilee Methodist Chapel on Back Street was built in 1860. It appears on the Ordnance Survey map of 1882 as the Primitive Methodist Chapel. The chapel seats 140 people, and there are school rooms to the rear...

I am not sure how it acquired the name "Jubilee Chapel", other than by inference, since the above description also records that the front porch entrance was added later, with the date stone 1902 suggesting that it was probably added that year. One might therefore infer that some renovations around the time of Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1897 may have taken place.

For more recent information, you may also like to visit the website of the Bristol & South Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit, to which Hawkesbury Upton Methodist Church belongs.

Note: "Hawkesbury Local History Society", for Hawkesbury in Gloucestershire, should not be confused with "Hawkesbury Historical Society", for the City of Hawkesbury, N.S.W.

Denomination

Now or formerly Primitive 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.

Maps

This Chapel is located at OS grid reference ST7805187012. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Hawkesbury Upton, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 17 Nov 2018 at 14:04.

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This Report was created 25 Sep 2019 - 10:58:23 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 14 Jun 2019 at 13:31.

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