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Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation, Easton, Bristol
Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation,
43/47 Bannerman Road / Felix Road, BS5 0RR,
Easton, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

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 in 1975, and we understand it is still open.

Bristol Progressive Synagogue is situated on the north-west corner of the junction of Bannerman Road with Felix Road. It looks to be an end-of-terrace conversion, rather than custom built, since Old Maps show the buildings, and the road arrangement were in place by 1885.

How did the building became the Progressive Synagogue? The Living Easton website provides the answer, in their document:Living Easton's Proposed Easton Women's History Trail. It describes how the Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation had been meeting at the Friends Meeting House in Redland since 1961, and were searching for their own premises. "In November 1972, Mrs Hilary Kay noticed that 43 Bannerman Road was up for sale and these premises were bought in 1974. Members of the Congregation did all the interior refurbishment and the Consecration Service was held on 8th February, 1975" - a heartwarming tale.

Since this account was first prepared, in 2014, the congregation have celebrated their 50th anniversary - more details, and a comprehensive history may be found on the Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation website.

Denomination

Now or formerly Jewish.

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 is located at OS grid reference ST6072673911. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

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 Easton, Bristol, 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 2 Feb 2019 at 08:29.

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This Report was created 28 Sep 2020 - 16:44:13 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 14 Jun 2019 at 13:31.

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