Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Sheepscombe Methodist Church (formerly Baptist), Sheepscombe, Painswick
Sheepscombe Methodist Church (formerly Baptist),
Jacks Green,
Sheepscombe, Painswick, 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 1820, but we understand it was closed by 2018.

This chapel has a curious history. It was built in 1820 as a Baptist Chapel, but was sold to the Primitive Methodists in 1831, when the Baptist congregation moved to a former Wesleyan Chapel in New Street, Painswick, which had been built in 1806. These details are provided in Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986, p.92), where it is recorded as #119 in a list of Chapels in Painswick. For reference, the former Wesleyan in New Street, bought by the Baptists in 1831 is #123.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 30th July 1963 (p.6477) recorded its registration for marriages:

A building certified for worship named METHODIST CHAPEL, Jacks Green, Sheepscombe in the registration district of Stroud in the county of Gloucester was on 24th July 1963 registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949 as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 26th July 1963.

It was closed for worship some time prior to it being offered for sale in late 2018. The estate agent's brochure mentioned that it was "suitable for continued community use or residential conversion (subject to planning)", and that "there are headstones and graves within the grounds of the property and access will need to be reserved for family members". They also draw potential purchaser's attention to the fact that the building is Listed.

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Now or formerly Primitive 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 SO8892509909. 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 Sheepscombe, Painswick, 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 26 Jan 2019 at 13:11.

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This Report was created 5 Jul 2022 - 19:46:32 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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