Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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The Salvation Army, Staple Hill Citadel Corps, Staple Hill, Mangotsfield
The Salvation Army, Staple Hill Citadel Corps,
Broad Street, BS16 5LN,
Staple Hill, Mangotsfield, 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 by 1936, and we understand it is still open.

The first documentary evidence I have of this Salvation Army Citadel is the following notice in The London Gazette of 21st January 1936 (p.480):

A Separate Building, duly certified for religious worship, named SALVATION ARMY HALL, situated at Broad Street, Staple Hill, in the civil parish of Mangotsfield, in Keynsham registration district, in the county of Gloucester, was, on the 16th January, 1936, registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to 6 & 7 Will. IV, c.85. Dated 17th January 1936.

Notification that the registration was cancelled was posted in the Gazette of 5th July 1968 (p.7546), but a further notice, posted on 17th July 1969 (p.7397), when it was named as "Salvation Army Citadel" indicated its re-registration.

Thus it seems likely that the premises were rebuild, or refurbished in 1968/9. In the present day, there is a narrow entrance from Broad Street, integrated with a 1960s shop facade, which provides access to a much larger building to the rear, behind the block of shops.


Now or formerly Salvation Army.

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 ST6498075932. 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 Staple Hill, Mangotsfield, 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 22 Jan 2014 at 14:35.

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This Report was created 20 Sep 2021 - 05:16:25 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 27 Mar 2021 at 10:54.

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