Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Wesleyan Church, Yate
Wesleyan Church,
102 Station Road, BS37 4PQ,
Yate, 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 1905, but we understand it was closed in 1941.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 records that Yate's Wesleyan chapel was built in 1905, and had seating for 100 persons. Happily, though its congregation moved to a new building in Moorland Road in 1941, it still survives in the present day. It is built of red brick, with a red pantile roof. It is rectangular with east and west transepts. The entrance from Station Road is through a treble brick archway. Above this is a rectangular window of 3 lights, and above that again, a square clock; and the gable is topped by a mock turret.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 25th March 1927 (p.1981) indicates its registration for marriages:

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named WESLEYAN CHURCH, situated at Station-road, Yate, in the civil parish of Yate, in the county of Gloucester, in Chipping Sodbury registration district, was, on the 18th March, 1927, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Wm. IV, c.85. Dated 21st March 1927.

It is situated between Yate Community Centre (100 Station Road), and the YMCA (104 Station Road) - this area, on the south of Station Road, and west of St Mary's Church was still Common land prior to the 1900s, and known as Yate Common. By 1889, Yate Station, and the Railway Hotel had been built, and by 1903, Eggshill Colliery had opened, but there were very few other buildings, and the centre of Yate was still around St Mary's Church.

The Chapel was superseded by the present Yate Methodist Church, in Moorland Road, in 1941, and for some years after it was in use as a Hall. In the present day (2014) Google Maps labels it as "Christ the Rock Christian Fellowship", but this is surely no longer current, as according to the latter's website, they meet at Yate International Academy, Sundridge Park (for which see elsewhere in this database).


Now or formerly Wesleyan Methodist.

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 ST7080682480. 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 Yate, 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 Jan 2014 at 11:12.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 05:40:46 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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