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Churches and Cemeteries

  1. About the Forest of Dean, GLS
  2. Abbey Dore, HER
  3. Abenhall, GLS
  4. Aberdare St John, GLA
  5. Abson St James, GLS
  6. Aldgate St Botolph's, LON
  7. Alverstoke St Mary's, HAM
  8. Ashton Cemetery
  9. Aston Ingham, HER
  10. Bagillt St Mary, FLN
  11. Bedwellty St Sannan, MON
  12. Beoley St Leonards, WOR
  13. Bermondsey St Magdalen, LON
  14. Billingham St Cuthbert, DUR
  15. Bilston Churches
  16. Birmingham Churches
  17. Birmingham Cemeteries
  18. Bishopswood, HER
  19. Bochrwd St Cynog's, RAD
  20. Bodfari, FLN
  21. Bolton St Peter, LAN
  22. Bradford St Nicholas, WIL
  23. Bradford St Peter, YKS
  24. Bream, GLS
  25. Bristol, city of
  26. Caerphilly St Martins, MGM
  27. Canewdon, ESS
  28. Cawnpore, India
  29. Chirk St Marys, DEN
  30. Cilcain St Mary, FLN
  31. Cinderford St John, GLS
  32. Christchurch Berry Hill, GLS
  33. Coleford Cemetery
  34. Cornwall Churches
  35. Crewe Christ Church
  36. Darlaston Wesleyan, STS
  37. Deane St Mary, Lan
  38. Derby Churches, DBY
  39. Dixton St Peter's, MON
  40. Drybrook, GLS
  41. Dudley St Thomas, WOR
  42. Dukinfield Cemetery, GTM
  43. Dymock St Mary's, GLS
  44. East Ham St Mary, LON
  45. East Stonehouse St George, DEV
  46. Eglwysilan St Ilan, GLA
  47. English Bicknor St Mary, GLS
  48. Farningham St Peter, KEN
  49. Feckenham St John, WOR
  50. Flaxley St Mary, GLS
  51. Flint St Mary, FLN
  52. Fownhope St Mary, HER
  53. Garth Road Cemetery, Merton, SRY
  54. Garway St Michael, HER
  55. Gateshead St Mary, DUR
  56. Gillingham, NOR
  57. Gloucester St Mary de Lode
  58. Goodrich St Giles, HER
  59. Hackney, LON
  60. Hanley St John, STS
  61. Heaton Norris, Christ Church, LAN
  62. Hereford Churches, HER
  63. Horton Kirby St Mary, KEN
  64. Hyde St Thomas, CHS
  65. Islington and St Panras Cemeteries
  66. Kempley St Mary, GLS
  67. Kidderminster St Mary, WOR
  68. Kimberworth St Thomas, YKS
  69. Ledbury, HER
  70. Linton St Mary, HER
  71. Littledean St Ethelberts, GLS
  72. Llanfihangel St Michael, MON
  73. Llanion Cemetery, PEM
  74. Longhope All Saints, GLS
  75. Lydbrook Holy Jesus, GLS
  76. Lydney St Mary, GLS
  77. Madley, HER
  78. Maldon St Marys, ESS
  79. Mitcheldean St Michael, GLS
  80. Monmouth St Mary, MON
  81. Mordiford, HER
  82. Moxley All Saints, STS
  83. Much Marcle St Bartholomew, HER
  84. Nantyglo, MON
  85. Newent St Mary, GLS
  86. Newland All Saints, GLS
  87. Newnham St Peter, GLS
  88. Old Buckenham All Saints, NFK
  89. Oxenhall St Anne's, GLS
  90. Parkend St Pauls, GLS
  91. Pontefract, YKS
  92. Portsmouth Churches
  93. Rawmarsh Cemetery, YKS
  94. Ross on Wye St Marys, HER
  95. Rotherham Minster, YKS
  96. Ruardean, GLS
  97. Shelsley Beauchamp, WOR
  98. Shoreditch, LON
  99. Smethwick, STS
  100. Soho St Anne's, LON
  101. Staunton All Saints, GLS
  102. Stepney St Dunstans, LON
  103. Stockport St Peter
  104. Tameside Cemeteries
  105. Taynton St Lawrence, GLS
  106. Tickenham Quiricus, SOM
  107. Tidenham, GLS
  108. Trevethin St Cadoc, MON
  109. Tutshill St Luke, GLS
  110. Upper Llanfrechfa, MON
  111. Upton St Leonards, GLS
  112. Upton Bishop, HER
  113. Viney Hill All Saints, GLS
  114. Walford, HER
  115. Wednesbury St James, STS
  116. Welsh Bicknor, HER
  117. West Bromwich Christ Church
  118. Weston under Penyard, HER
  119. Whitchurch St Candida, DOR
  120. Whitchurch St Dubricius, HER
  121. Wick, GLS
  122. Woodham Ferrers, ESS
  123. Woolaston St Andrews, GLS
  124. Yardley St Edburgha's, BIRM.
  125. Yorkley, GLS
Bream Churches and Chapels,Gloucestershire.

Burgums and Burghams of the "UU" family tree lived here, or nearby.

ST JAMES CHURCH, BREAM (also known as St James Chapel) was recorded in 1505, with evidence of of some construction pre-dating that building. It was part of the Chapelry of Newland until 1854. It had been rebuilt in 1824 and then again in 1861 when a new chancel, a north aisle, a south porch (rebuilt again in 1904) and, unusually, a south-west bellcot were all added to the existing nave. (Main pictire below)

BREAM BIBLE CHRISTIAN CHAPEL was first built on the Parkend Road at Bream's Eaves in 1851, although services within private homes had been held since 1841. That first chapel was replaced by another, which was begun in 1859 and opened its doors for the first time on 8th January 1860. The following day it is estimated over 500 people "enjoyed the fellowship of the opening tea party." The chapel measured 28 feet by 40 feet with an additional room on the south side, running the full length of the chapel. This room was used for the Sunday school. The initial membership of the chapel was 35, but the congregations were said to be much larger on Sunday evenings and all the pews were let. In 1906 a new chapel was built alongside the existing one, with the earlier building becoming a schoolroom.

OTHER CHAPELS included the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, which later became known as the Methodist Chapel, Bream, was founded in 1851, but closed by 1859. It was later known as the Christian Gospel Chapel. An application was made in 2013 for the building to be converted to living accommodation and office space. A Primitive Methodist Chapel, once called the Mount Zion Chapel, was also opened at Bream in 1858, but closed in 1991. It was later called the Eaves Christian Centre.

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Bible Christian Chapel, Bream           Wesleyan Chapel, Bream           Bream Primitive Methodist
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The list below shows the baptisms, marriages and burials that took place at Bream Churches and Chapels, in Gloucestershire. Note the day that Albert was baptised. It was on the opening day of the second chapel in January 1860.

Name Date Location BMD Minister Notes FT
Arthur Burgum 14 Aug 1853 Bream Bible Christ. Chapel Baptism John Kerneys P=George + Eliz. UU?
Arthur F. Burgum 01 Jun 1856 Bream Bible Christ. Chapel Baptism W.D. Wonnacott (1) P=George + Eliz. UU
Sarah J. Burgham 31 Jan 1859 Bream St James Baptism Corn. Witherby (2) P=George + Sarah UU
Elizabeth Burgum 17 May 1859 Bream Chapel Marriage John D. Ridout (3) m=Joshua Williams UU
Albert Burgum 08 Jan 1860 Bream Bible Christ. Chapel Baptism James Mosley P=George + Eliz. UU
John Burgum 08 Jan 1860 Bream Bible Christ. Chapel Baptism James Mosley P=Edwin + Clara UU
George Burgham 26 Apr 1863 Bream St James Baptism Corn. Witherby (2) P=George + Sarah A. UU

(1) W.D. Wonnacott, was a Bible Christian Minister of Chapel, who later served at the Bible Christian Chapel at Dymock.

(2) Cornelius Witherby, was born about 1834, in Islington, London. He married Mary Anne Ridout, from Newland, in 1858 and had two daughters Amy and Mary, both born in Bream. He was vicar of Bream St James from 1855 until 1870. He later went on to become rector of St Pauls, Charlton, near Grenwich, in London (1891).

(3) John Dowell Ridout, was a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. He was also the brother of Mary Ann Ridout, wife of the above Cornelius Witherby.