Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Congregational Church, Frampton on Severn
Congregational Church,
The Green / Chapel Lane,
Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does 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 1760, and we understand it is still open.

A Meeting House was first established in Frampton on Severn in 1760. The present building is sited in a concealed position on the north-west side of The Green, and was opened in 1776 by Revd. Rowland Hill. It was altered in 1849 when a Sunday school wing was added alongside. There is an oval stone above the school entrance doorway, inscribed "Erected / By Voluntary / Contributions / June 1849". The Congregational Church and adjoining Schoolroom now have Grade II Listed Building status - see the British Listed Buildings website for details.

There are monuments in the chapel to (1) Rev. William RICHARDSON (1847) and Elizabeth his wife (1843); (2) William BARNARD (1802), Elizabeth his widow (1825) and their son William (1783); (3) Thomas KING (1783), and Sarah his widow (1793); (4) John son of Thomas & Jane WILES (1786); (5) Daniel HEWLETT, builder (1822), and his three wives Elizabeth (1786), Ann (1794), and Lydia (1843); (6) George BARNARD (1815), Elizabeth his wife (1809) and 3 children. [Source: Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire (1986)]

Evidently in 1973, its congregation had opted not to join the newly formed United Reformed Church, as it remains, in 2018, one of the nation-wide "independent free churches" recorded on the Congregational Federation website.


Now or formerly Independent/Congregational.

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 SO7471307765. 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 Frampton on Severn, 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 2 Nov 2018 at 13:24.

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This Report was created 9 Aug 2022 - 20:28:47 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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