Whitfield Tabernacle

Kingswood, Gloucestershire





Grade I listed

The Tabernacle was originally built in 1741 as a Methodist (Calvinist) meeting house under instructions from George Whitfield and supervised by John Cennick. It later became a Congregational Church.

As the congregation grew in numbers they chose to build a larger church nearby (designed by Masters and built in 1851) and the Tabernacle became a meeting hall. It returned to being used as a United Reformed Church until 1992, when the congregation merged with the Moravian church and the Tabernacle was left empty.

It was vandalised and damaged by fire and is now a shell: Grade 1 listed and on the Heritage at Risk register.

The building is now owned by the Whitfield Tabernacle Trust, a charitable trust set up in 2017.