Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Methodist Mission Hall ('Wesley Hall'), Gloucester
Methodist Mission Hall ('Wesley Hall'),
Seymour Road / Frampton Road, GL1 5PT,
Gloucester, 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 before 1909, but we understand it was closed in 1965.

The origins of this chapel's congregation - "the Wesleyan Mission to the Bristol Road area" - can be dated to open-air services held by Wesleyans in Bristol Road in 1891. Later that year they built a temporary wooden mission room at the corner of Clegram Road, and in following years they met in various other buildings, including an iron church erected in 1897, which had been used by an Anglican mission. Then in 1909 they moved to the present building on the corner of Seymour Road and Frampton Road, which had been newly built, to a design by J. Fletcher Trew.

It was in use by Americans during WWII, and in 1955, it became Wesley Methodist Church. It was closed in 1965, and the Congregation amalgamated with St Luke's Methodist Chapel, the formal closure notice published in The London Gazette of 28th June 1966 (p.7365), where its original certification was dated 8th October 1910. It was sold to the City Education Committee that year, after which it became 66 Star Youth Centre, but in 2011 was about to close because of County Council cuts.

In more recent years (2018) it has returned to its ecclesiastical roots, and the Gloucester City Church are now meeting here. [Sources: Rosemary Lockie, the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 4: The City of Gloucester (1988), pp.319-334 (Protestant Nonconformity), and John Williams]


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 SO8280917121. 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 Gloucester, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 29 Mar 2018 at 08:53.

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This Report was created 19 May 2022 - 00:46:41 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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