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St Joseph's Home Chapel, Cotham, Bristol
St Joseph's Home Chapel,
66 Cotham Hill, BS6 6JT,
Cotham, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel 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 1876, and we understand it is still open.

John Latimer, in The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887), records that in 1861, a French Roman Catholic Sisterhood, styled the Little Sisters of the Poor, set up residence in Bedminster. They later removed to Trinity Street, and then to Park Row, then in 1868 purchased a house on Cotham Hill, "having been compelled to leave their last-named dwelling by the improvements in progress there". "They afterwards built, in connexion with their convent, an asylum for the reception of about one hundred sick and aged poor, means for the maintenance of whom they obtained by soliciting alms from door to door". The chapel was added in 1876 - it is not visible from the road, but from Google Satellite View can be seen as a large building with an apse.

The order was founded by St Jeanne Jugan, after she rescued two poverty-stricken elderly women from the streets of Paris during the French Revolution. The Sisters' work continues today, in providing care for the elderly - for an account of this, see the article Celebrating the Little Sisters with big hearts published in the Bristol Post on 15th October 2012, reporting on the celebration of 150 years of their work.

Denomination

Now or formerly Roman Catholic (Convent).

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 is located at OS grid reference ST5802073944. 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 Cotham, 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 12 Nov 2018 at 14:55.

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This Report was created 9 Nov 2019 - 17:58:28 GMT 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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