Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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The Gate on the Green (Quenington Christian Brethren Chapel), Quenington
The Gate on the Green (Quenington Christian Brethren Chapel),
The Green / Church Road,
Quenington, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Chapel did 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 1921, but we understand it was closed in 2010.

In July 2009 (the time of Google StreetView's drive-past), the sign outside this building announced "The Gate on the Green - a place for Christian Worship and Community Activities".

It is also recorded as such in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) with a denomination of "Christian Brethren". An earlier name, as shown on Old Maps of 1977, was "Quenington Christian Brethren Chapel".

More recently, it has been closed for worship, and the building has been bought by the community to replace the Village Hall. The Quenington Village Hall website provides a fascinating history of the site as a place of worship, prior to their acquiring the building:

"In 1921 two men came to the village to preach. By 1926 they had bought a building on the corner of the green, and every Sunday, for 34 years, services were held twice a day with Sunday school in the afternoon until the congregation grew too large".

Clearly a new building was required, and accordingly a new Chapel of stone was built:

"The chapel opened with a service of dedication on the eve of Easter 1961, exactly one year after the first stone was laid. Attending the service of dedication were some of those who had heard the preachers forty years earlier, and been baptised by them in the river at the bottom of the village".

A moving account... however it would appear from Old Maps that a group of Plymouth Brethren were meeting in Quenington much earlier than 1921. Their first Chapel is marked on Old Maps of 1882 in Victoria Road, close to the River Coln. It was gone by 1903, and a "Plymouth Brethren Meeting Room" was shown on the south west corner of Springfield Road and Fowler's Hill (opposite where the Cemetery is now) This was still there in 1921, by which time the Cemetery was also shown. The two congregations do, however appear to have been quite separate.


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.


This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SP1452104205. 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 Quenington, 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 27 Nov 2018 at 16:05.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 17:41:23 GMT 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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