Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Soundwell Spiritualist Church (formerly Methodist), Soundwell, Mangotsfield
Soundwell Spiritualist Church (formerly Methodist),
123 Soundwell Road,
Soundwell, 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 before 1984, and we understand it is still open.

Soundwell Spiritualist Church is based in a former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. It is built of stone, with two tall round-arched windows on either side of a central porch, which looks to have been a recent addition. There is a paved area between it and the road, with seating and a flower border, and it is shielded from the road by a low stone wall, topped with wrought iron railings. The sign above the entrance reads "Soundwell Spiritualist / Church / Marriages Solemnised / A Warm Welcome to All".

Its registration for marriages was recorded by the following notice in The London Gazette of 1st March 1984 (p.3037):

A building certified for worship named SOUNDWELL ROAD SPIRITUALIST CHURCH, 123 Soundwell Road, Staple Hill, Bristol in the registration district of Bristol in the Non-Metropolitan County of Avon was on 16th February 1984 registered for solemnizing marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act 1949 as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act 1958. Dated 27th February 1984.


Now or formerly Spiritualist.

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 ST6482875263. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 23 Jan 2014 at 08:09.

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This Report was created 16 Jan 2018 - 15:39:37 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 30 Aug 2017 at 16:10.

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