Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Draycott Mission Hall, Draycott, Blockley
Draycott Mission Hall,
off Northcot Lane,
Draycott, Blockley, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church 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 1894, and we understand it is still open.

The Draycott Mission Hall has an intriguing cross-denominational history. The present day sign on the Chapel says it is "Draycott Mission, Congregational / Baptist Chapel", and it is listed on the Congregational Federation website - suggesting it is primarily Congregational. However, the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Worcester, Volume 3: Halfshire and Oswaldslow Hundreds (1913), pp.265-276 (Blockley) records it as a mission of the Baptist Chapel in Blockley, and it is also listed as such in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) - with a congregation of "Particular Baptists". However, there is a record in the Gloucestershire Archives [D3969/2/2/2] of "a joint committee with Congregationalists to built Mission Hall [in] Draycott, 1891-94", so evidently there was cooperation from "Day One".

It is a small stone-built building with a small porch, and its first noted appearance on Old Maps (labelled as "Mission Hall") is in 1902. An article "From the Archives", published on 22nd May 2007 in the Cotswold Journal, recorded that the 38th anniversary celebrations of Draycott Mission Hall had been held "75 Years Ago May 14 … when a number of visitors from Moreton-in-Marsh and Blockley and Paxford met together for tea" - thus it was opened in 1894.


Now or formerly Congregational/Baptist.

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 Church is located at OS grid reference SP1810035836. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


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 Draycott, Blockley, 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 6 Nov 2018 at 12:33.

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This Report was created 17 Aug 2022 - 17:22:39 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:13.

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