Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Michael & All Angels Church, Bussage (1) (95k) St Michael & All Angels Church, Bussage (2) (141k) St Michael & All Angels Church, Bussage (3) (152k) St Michael & All Angels Church, Bussage (4) (109k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Michael & All Angels Church, Bussage
St Michael & All Angels Church,
Bussage Hill,
Bussage, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Church 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 in 1846, and we understand it is still open.

Bussage ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1848, from the old parish of Bisley, but in 1894, it became part of a new civil parish of Chalford.

According to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/338/3/1/4), St Michael's Church was consecrated in 1846, "as an additional church" (to that at Bisley), funded by private benefaction. The numbers estimated to attend services on March 30 1851 were 100 in the morning, 150 in the afternoon, and 200 in the evening, and evidently there was a Sunday School, as 85 Sunday Scholars were estimated at morning class, and 80 in the afternoon - none in the evening. The return was completed by Robert Alfred Suckling, the Incumbent.

The building is described in Kelly's Directory of 1923 as a building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, south aisle, south porch, and a western tower containing one bell.

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

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 SO8824703499. 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 16 May 2017 at 11:53.

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