Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St John the Evangelist's Church, Beachley, Tidenham
St John the Evangelist's Church,
Beachley Road,
Beachley, Tidenham, Gloucestershire.


This Church 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 1833, but we understand it was closed before 2000.

Beachley was formerly a chapelry of Tidenham, becoming a separate parish in 1850. Its church, St John the Evangelist, was built in 1833, originally as a chapel of ease of Tidenham - "a simple small church with nave, transept and sanctuary", and as can be seen from the photo, plain terminal crosses to the end of the roofs, and a small bell turret to the west end. The design was by Foster and Oakley, for the Jenkins family, who were principal land owners in Beachley. They also built a small schoolroom, next to the church.

St John's became a Grade II Listed Building in 1988 - see the British Listed Buildings website for details - but it was closed for worship about 1998 or 1999 (described as "four or five years ago"in 2003).

At that time, its future had yet to be decided; however it is now known - in late August 2011 - that planning permission has been sought for its conversion to a furniture restoration workshop. [Sources: Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester (1963), Liz McBride (2003) & John Williams (2011)]

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Now or formerly Church of England.

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 ST5505191238. 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 Beachley, Tidenham, 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 Aug 2011 at 07:52.

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This Report was created 17 Aug 2022 - 16:43:33 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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