Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Minchinhampton Baptist Church, Minchinhampton
Minchinhampton Baptist Church,
Tetbury Street, GL6 9JH,
Minchinhampton, 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 1834, and we understand it is still open.

The first Baptist Chapel in Minchinhampton was built in 1765, for a congregation promoted by Benjamin Francis, minister of Shortwood Baptist Chapel. It was served regularly from Shortwood until the end of the 18th century, when its congregation dwindled. However, the cause was soon revived, and an independent church was formed in 1824, for which a new building was erected, on land given by David Ricardo, MP. [Source: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 11: Bisley and Longtree Hundreds (1976), pp.204-205 (Minchinhampton - Protestant Nonconformity)]

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/338/6/1/6) for "Hampton Chapel" describes a separate building, used exclusively as a place of worship, erected in 1834. There was free seating for 50, and 70 "other" sittings, and the estimated congregation on March 30th was 80 in the morning, 104 in the afternoon, and 85 in the evening, with 32 Sunday Scholars attending a morning class. The return was completed by Isaac Jones, a Deacon of the Chapel, whose address was "Minchin Hampton, Gloucester Shire".

The original chapel still exists, now a private house but very much altered. It stands in Chapel Lane, near the north end of Workhouse Lane.


Now or formerly 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 SO8728700590. 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 Minchinhampton, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 30 Dec 2014 at 07:40.

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This Report was created 24 May 2022 - 00:42:17 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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