Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Bible Christian Chapel (Demolished), Easton, Bristol
Bible Christian Chapel (Demolished),
Gladstone Street / Clifton Street,
Easton, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 by 1871, but we understand it was closed by 1971.

This place of worship is shown on Old Maps up to 1965-67, and not on Maps of 1973-1976, so evidently went out of use some time between the two dates. The Bristol Town Maps of 1885 show it on the north-east corner of the junction of Gladstone Street with Clifton Street. The Chapel was described as Bible Christian, with seats for 500; and a Sunday School is shown attached at the rear.

The following notice in The London Gazette of 30th June 1871 (p.3014) recorded its registration for marriages:

NOTICE is hereby given, that a separate building, named the Bible Christian Chapel, situated at Gladstone-street, in the parish of St. Philip and St. Jacob Without, in the city and county of Bristol, in the district of Clifton, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was, on the 26th day of June, 1871, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. IV., cap. 85. Dated 27th June 1871.

Gladstone Street ran parallel to Stanley Street, between Stapleton Road and Easton Road; however it has now been cleared, as has Clifton Street, though a remnant of the latter survives as a cul de sac off Clifton Place. It seems likely this would have occurred at the time the Lawrence Hill Roundabout, and surrounding area was redeveloped, in the early 1970s. The timing of the notice of cancellation in the Gazette of 1st April 1971 (p.3094) for a place of worship referred to as "METHODIST CHURCH, Gladstone Street", registered originally on 26th June 1871 (as above), would suggest this was indeed the case.

The Bible Christians were formed in 1815 as a secession from the Wesleyan Methodists. In 1907 they merged with the United Methodist Free Church and the Methodist New Connexion to form the United Methodist Church, which in turn, merged with other flavours of Methodism in 1932, to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

Denomination

Now or formerly Bible Christian.

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 Chapel was located at OS grid reference ST6035373690. 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 Mar 2014 at 11:43.

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