Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Chipping Campden Baptist Church, Chipping Campden
Chipping Campden Baptist Church,
Lower High Street,
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.


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 1724, and we understand it is still open.

This is a very elegant building, designed perfectly to fit in with what - one imagines - were the grand wool merchant's houses on either side of it, set back from the Lower High Street. It has two storeys, with 2 gables at the front, one of three bays, and one of a single bay with entrance doorway. The lower floor in the larger gable has 3 2-light windows, whilst the upper floor has a single central window with 3 lights. The window surrounds are unusual - described in Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986) as having angular heads and stop-chamfered jambs. Kelly's Directory of 1923 says it was erected in 1872 and cost "upwards of £1,300, will seat about 300, and has a school, minister's residence, and burying ground at the back [and] it was entirely renovated in 1893".

The inscription over the door reads "God is a Spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth - John IV.24" - for which see this photograph of Chipping Campden Baptist Church on the Geograph website.

The 1872 building replaced an earlier building, which according to the Church's website was for a congregation formed in 1724. It was closed for a few years whilst the new church was built, to a design by T.T. Allen.

According to Old Maps, the Burial Ground was at the rear of the Baptist Chapel plot, facing Back Ends. It appears now to have been cleared.


Now or formerly Particular 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 SP1499739115. 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 Chipping Campden, 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 21 Apr 2013 at 12:51.

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This Report was created 13 Aug 2022 - 10:36:20 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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