The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Calne, Wiltshire

Calne on Wikipedia.

Baptist Church on Castle Street. Not the first on the site, as there are records of a Baptist chapel here since at least 1703. Janet Gimber (2018). Link.

Cemetery Chapel (1867) in the cemetery on Curzon Street. Old maps show it as a Non-conformist chapel. Janet Gimber (2018). Grade II listed.

Evangelical Church on Oxford Road. It was built in the 1930's by the Open Brethren, and was later a Gospel Hall. Janet Gimber (2018). Link.

Free Church on Church Street. Formed as a breakaway from St. Mary's, in response to a High Church vicar, the church was built in 1867-8, it's now Evangelical. Janet Gimber (2018). Link.

Holy Trinity in Quemerford. It was built in 1852-3 as a chapel-of-ease to St. Mary. Janet Gimber (2018).

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Ernle Road. Janet Gimber (2018).

The Methodist Church on Silver Street was originally Wesleyan. Janet Gimber (2018). Link.

The former Quaker Meeting House on Wood Street. A blue plaque gives a little history. Both Janet Gimber (2018).

St. Edmund (R.C.1962) on Oxford Road. It was preceded by a converted garage, also on Oxford Road, which was in active use from 1947 until the replacement was built. Before that, the congregation had to get to Chippenham for worship in a church, but supposedly a private house was also used in the 1930's. Both Janet Gimber (2018).

St. Mary on Church Street. Another view, and two of the interior - 1, 2. All Janet Gimber (2018). Link. Grade I listed.

The site of the Salvation Barracks on Back Road. Dates are uncertain, but it was in active use during the first half of the 20th century. Janet Gimber (2018).

The site of the demolished Wesleyans Methodist Chapel on Back Road. Janet Gimber (2018), who advises that the building was also used by the Primitive Methodists, Presbyterians, Salvation Army and Unitarians. The entry on the My Primitive Methodist Ancestor entry is here, and has a photo of the chapel organ.

Zion Baptist Chapel (1836) on The Pippin, this was originally Particular Baptist. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2018). Grade II listed.







04 March 2023

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