Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Trinity Methodist Church (Demolished), Fishponds
Trinity Methodist Church (Demolished),
707 Fishponds Road, BS16 3UH,
Fishponds, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church did 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 in 1831, but we understand it was closed in 1966.

Phil Draper's account of Trinity Methodist Church on his ChurchCrawler website describes a building erected in 1894, to a design by William Paul. His photograph shows a building with twin miniature towers on either side of a tall central portal, with its own mini-turrets - most unusual. He adds that this replaced an earlier building. Old Maps of 1882 suggest this may have stood either on the eponymous "Chapel Lane" still shown on my Bristol Street Map of the late 1980s, but now swallowed up by the Morrisons supermarket development, or Hockley's Lane - it is difficult to tell exactly what the label refers to. Post-1894, "Trinity" is shown in Fishponds Road opposite Station Street, where "Poundstretchers" is now.

At the time of the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/330/6/2/3), a Wesleyan Methodist congregation met in a building called "Fishponds Chapel" - a separate building erected in 1831, with free seating for 145 and 130 "other" sittings, used exclusively for "Worship and Talk School". The estimated congregation on March 30th was 105 at morning service, and 109 in the evening, with no afternoon service. The return was completed by William Roberts, Society Steward, who lived in "Fishponds, Near Bristol".

The following notice in The London Gazette of 22nd April 1898 (p.2522) indicated its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given that a separate building named Wesleyan Church situated at Fishponds in the civil parish of Stapleton in the city and county of Bristol in the registration district of Barton Regis being a building certified according to law as a place of meeting for religious worship, was on the 12th day of April 1898, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. 4, c.85. Dated 15th April 1898.

A similar notice in the Gazette of 23rd June 1967 (p.7013) for "TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Fishponds Road" recorded its formal closure.

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan Methodist.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference ST6322475778. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • 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 15 Feb 2014 at 11:14.

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