Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Bream Methodist Church, Bream
Bream Methodist Church,
Parkend Road,
Bream, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church 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 1850, but we understand it was closed by 2016.

According to Kelly's Directory of 1923, there were United Methodist and Primitive Methodist Chapels at Bream Eaves, and a Wesleyan Chapel in Bream. In 1881, however, Old Maps show that this one, now Bream Methodist Church was a Bible Christian Chapel.

According to the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 5: Bledisloe Hundred, St Briavels Hundred, The Forest of Dean (1996), pp.396-404 (Forest of Dean - Nonconformity), Bible Christian services were being held in Bream from 1841; and in 1851, the society, led by Henry Jones, built a chapel. It was rebuilt the following year, to include a schoolroom, the new building being retained as a schoolroom when another chapel was built alongside of it in 1906.

By Old Maps of 1922, it was marked as a U.M. (United Methodist) Church, and until 1959, it was one of 3 Methodist Churches in Bream. The other two, Mount Zion (Primitive Methodist), and the former Wesleyan Chapel in Bream Woodside have been adopted by (respectively) the parish church, and the Christian Gospel Church.

For the record, its closure was recorded in The London Gazette of 27th October 2016 (p.22901) in a list of buildings which "are no longer used by the congregations on whose behalf they were registered for marriages". Since then, and as of January 2019, the Methodist Church meet in the West Dean Community Centre, in the High Street.


Now or formerly Bible Christian.

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 was located at OS grid reference SO6052406174. 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 Bream, 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 26 Jan 2019 at 11:18.

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This Report was created 3 Jul 2022 - 18:49:43 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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