Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Ebenezer Chapel (Demolished), Childs Wickham
Ebenezer Chapel (Demolished),
Chapel Lane,
Childs Wickham, 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 1842, and it has since been demolished, but we don't know when.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 records a "small Congregational chapel, built in 1843". Various Old Maps show its position, including OS 1902 1:2,500 where it is labelled as "Ebenezer Chapel (Independent)". So far as I can tell it has now been demolished, and a grassy plot with a seat and some flowering shrubs occupy its plot.

The return for Ebenezer Chapel at the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/389/2/16/22) was completed by its Minister Revd. Joseph Hooper, of Broadway. He provided the information that the Chapel, which "is in connection with the Congregational Chapel Broadway & is supplied by a Minister and the Minister of that place", was built in 1842 for an Independent congregation as a separate building, used exclusively as a place of worship. It had free seating for 100, and on March 30 1851 had an estimated 70 worshippers at evening service, with an average over the year of 60 to services "held on the Afternoon of one Sabbath & the Evening of the next". The Sunday School had 35 Scholars on its books. Revd. Hooper also filled in the return for Broadway Congregational Chapel.


Now or formerly Independent/Congregational.

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 SP0762138575. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 19 Apr 2013 at 11:04.

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This Report was created 7 Jul 2022 - 14:02:45 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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